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Dixons Kings Academy

Admissions

Year 7 intake in September 2023

The national offer date for school places was Wednesday 1 March 2023. Parents who completed the local authorities Common Application / Preference Form were advised by the local authorities of the school allocated to their child on this date.

For Dixons Kings, there were 810 applications via the supplementary form for the 160 places available. The breakdown of places by stanine band and by oversubscription criteria is as follows:

Applied

%

Places

%

Oversubscription criteria

Stanine 1

59

7.28%

12

7.50%

Children with an EHCP

5*

Stanine 2

72

8.89%

14

8.75%

Looked-after & former looked-after children

2*

Stanine 3

85

10.49%

17

10.63%

Children with exceptional medical or social need (applications agreed)

0

Stanine 4

133

16.42%

26

16.25%

Children of staff (up to 3)

2

Stanine 5

136

16.79%

27

16.88%

Siblings of students in years 7 to 10 at the Academy

71

Stanine 6

119

14.69%

24

15.00%

Students at Dixons Manningham or Dixons Marchbank academies

0

Stanine 7

88

10.86%

17

10.63%

Random allocation

84

Stanine 8

53

6.54%

10

6.25%

Twins of children admitted under random allocation

3

Stanine 9

65

8.02%

13

8.13%

164*

Total

810

160

* An additional 4 places have been allocated above the admission number of 160, due to the Academy being named for 3 children with an EHCP and 1 looked-after child, late in the process. These allocations are, consequently, outside of the banding arrangements.

Regrettably, because of the high number of applications it has not been possible to offer every child, who wants one, a place. We automatically keep every child's name on the waiting list until the end of December 2023. You should also return the local authority’s Waiting List form to inform them if you want to stay on the waiting list for this or any other school. A copy of the form is available from the Downloads section below.

If you have not yet completed a local authority Common Application Form (CAF) you should complete the Late Preference form available from the Downloads section below. If you completed a CAF but did not make 5 preferences then you can complete the Additional Preference form, also available from the Downloads section below.

If you have any specific questions about the waiting list or admissions process, please contact us via:

e-mail: admissions@dixonska.com

telephone: 01274 089910 – option 2

Mailing list for Year 7 – September 2024

Dixons start to accept details onto a mailing list from when children commence Year 5 at primary school. To register your interest, please send the following information via e-mail or telephone the Admissions Office via the contact details below:

Information required:

  • Name of Dixons school or schools you wish to apply for
  • Name of parent / carer
  • Child’s full name, date of birth and present school
  • Home address
  • Contact telephone number

Email: admissions@dixonsca.com
Telephone: 01274 089780 - option 7

On receipt of this information, you will receive a confirmation in writing advising you that the details have been added to the mailing list. Information about the admissions process will then follow in July 2023 (i.e., at the end of Year 5).

The admissions policy for entry into Year 7 in September 2024 can be found below. Further details about the admissions process and the date of the open evening will be added to this page in July.

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In-year admissions (Years 7 to 11)

Dixons Kings Academy is a heavily oversubscribed school school, and a vacancy is only likely to occur if we drop below the admission number, which very rarely happens.

Should you wish to add your child to the waiting list, please telephone or write to Admissions (via the contact details given above) with the information required (see list above). You may also wish to include the reasons for applying. A written confirmation will be sent to you to confirm that we have added the details to our waiting list.

To apply, you will also need to complete an In-Year Common Application Form (ICAF) for the local authority in order to be eligible for a place if a vacancy occurs. The ICAF and more information about the process is available from the council website or you can request for a form to be sent to you by e-mailing: schooladmissions@bradford.gov.uk or by telephoning 01274 439200.

If a vacancy does occur, the Academy will look at the waiting list for children who are in the same ability band as the child who is leaving. The random allocation process will be run, and children will be prioritised in accordance with the oversubscription criteria (see In-Year Guidance document in the Downloads section below). We send this list to the local authority, and they then allocate the place in the order of the waiting list and in line with parental preference (as specified on the ICAF).

Should you have any questions about the admissions process, please e-mail: admissions@dixonska.com or telephone: 01274 089910

Downloads
Bradford LA Year 7 Waiting List Form and Allocation Information (PDF)
Bradford LA Year 7 Additional Preference Form (PDF)
Bradford LA Year 7 Late Application Form (PDF)
Admissions Guidance Year 7 2023 Bradford secondaries (PDF)
DKA Admissions Appeals Policy 2023 24 (PDF)
Supplementary Form 2023 intake Final (WORD)
DKA Admissions Appeals Policy 2024 25 (PDF)
DKA 2022 23 In year Guidance (PDF)
DKA Admissions 2022 23 updated (PDF)