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Year 7 intake in September 2021

The national offer date for school places is Monday 1 March 2021. Parents who completed the local authorities Common Application/Preference Form will be advised by the local authorities of the school allocated to their child on this date.

For Dixons Kings, there were 773 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

83

10.74%

17

10.63%

Children with an EHCP

2

Stanine 2

95

12.29%

20

12.50%

Looked-after & former looked-after children

1

Stanine 3

76

9.83%

16

10.00%

Children with exceptional medical or social need (applications agreed)

0

Stanine 4

128

16.56%

26

16.25%

Children of staff (up to 3)

3

Stanine 5

113

14.62%

23

14.38%

Siblings of children in years 7 to 10

72

Stanine 6

112

14.49%

23

14.38%

Random allocation

79

Stanine 7

77

9.96%

16

10.00%

Twins of children admitted under random allocation

3

Stanine 8

52

6.73%

11

6.88%

160

Stanine 9

37

4.79%

8

5.00%

Total

773

160

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 2021. You are advised to 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 below. If you completed a CAF but did not make 5 preferences then you can complete the Additional Preference form, also available below.

If you have any specific questions about the waiting list or admissions process, please contact us via the details given below.

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Mailing list for Year 7 – September 2022

We 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 in writing via a letter or e-mail to:

Admissions
Dixons Kings Academy
Northside Road
Lidget Green
BRADFORD
BD7 2AN

Email: admissions@dixonska.com

Telephone: 01274 449706 – option 2 for Admissions


Information required:

  • Child’s full name, date of birth, present school and home address
  • Name of parent/carer
  • Address of parent/carer, if different to the child's addres
  • Contact telephone number

On receipt of this information, you will receive a confirmation e-mail or letter advising you that the details have been added to the mailing list. Information about the admissions process will then follow at the end of July 2021 (i.e. the end of Year 5).

Details of the admissions arrangements are given in the Admissions & Appeals Policy which can be found in the Downloads section below. Please note that the Policy relates only to the admission year stated on the document and is subject to change in future years.


In-year admissions (Years 7 to 11)

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

If a vacancy does occur, we 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 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.

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 www.bradford.gov.uk/education-... or you can request for a form to be sent to you by e-mailing: schooladmissions@bradford.gov.uk or by telephoning 01274 439200.

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