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Dixons Cottingley Academy


Year 7 intake in September 2023

The national offer date for school places is Wednesday 1 March 2023. Parents who completed the local authorities Common Application / Preference Form (CAF / CPF) will be advised by the local authorities of the school allocated to their child on this date.

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.

Further information about the Academy can be found on this website or by contacting the Academy via:
telephone: 01274 567281

Year 7 intake September 2024

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.

In-Year Applications

To apply for a place, you need to complete an In-Year Common Application Form (ICAF) for the local authority. 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: or by telephoning 01274 439200.

If a vacancy does occur, the Academy will look at the waiting list 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).

Bradford LA Year 7 Waiting List Form and Allocation Information (PDF)
Bradford LA Year 7 Additional Preference Form (PDF)
Bradford LA Late Year 7 Application Form (PDF)
Dixons Admissions Guidance Year 7 entry 2023 (PDF)
DCO Admissions Appeals Policy 2023 24 (PDF)
DCO Admissions Appeals Policy 2024 25 (PDF)
In year Guidance 2022-23 (PDF)
DCO Admissions 2022 23 updated (PDF)