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Dixons Cottingley Academy joined the group of Dixons academies on the 1st July 2018. Formerly, The Samuel Lister Academy, it is now the 10th school to be managed by the Dixons Academies Trust.

Our mission is to provide an exceptional education for all of our students so that they leave the academy with excellent results and all the tools needed to live happy, successful and purposeful lives. We are passionate about working closely with our parents, staff and wider community to drive this mission and provide the very best outcomes for all of our students.

Being part of the Dixons Academies Trust allows us to work closely with high-performing academies in the city, whilst retaining an independent and unique culture. We define the Dixons Difference as our relentless focus on student achievement, led by highly committed and caring staff. By creating a can-do, independent culture with an emphasis on self-discipline, we prepare our learners for future success in an ever-changing world. We value diversity and cultivate happy schools, based on strong relationships, mutual respect, integrity and honesty.

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The sun sets on another fantastic day of learning at DCO! Well done to Year 11 for continuing to show determination and integrity in your mock exams this week! Keep up the hard work! https://t.co/Tmg7RrP6mo
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11:55am 23.11.2020

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Wishing our Year 11 students all the best with their mock exams this week. With continued #determination you will fulfil your potential!
11:51am 23.11.2020

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Another fantastic session with @TheDifferenceEd with schools across the north and colleagues from and @DixonsUnity
7:09pm 18.11.2020