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Dixons Cottingley Academy


Year 7 intake for September 2024

Applications to the Academy should be made via the local authority (council) common application form (CAF); this can be found on Bradford Council’s website in September. You will need to name the Academy as one of your school preferences on that form. If you live outside of the Bradford area, you will need to apply via your own local authority’s website.

If you are applying for a place at Dixons Cottingley Academy under the 'Exceptional medical or social need' or 'Children of staff' oversubscription criteria, please follow the instructions in the Admissions Guidance document which is available from the Downloads section at the bottom of this page.

The Academy receives many more applications than there are places available. Places are ranked in the order of the oversubscription criteria as stated in the Admissions and Appeals Policy 2024-25 (available from the Downloads section below).

More information about the secondary school application process is available here from September.

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

e-mail: info@dixonsco.com
telephone: 01274 567281

In-year admissions

Dixons Cottingley Academy is an oversubscribed school and, consequently, a vacancy is only likely to occur if a child leaves the year group.

To apply, you will 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 and children will be prioritised in accordance with the oversubscription criteria in the Admissions & Appeals policy 2023-24 (available from 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).

Year 7 intake in September 2025

The admissions & appeals policy for the academic year 2025-2026 can be found below. Further details about the process to apply to start in September 2025 will appear on this page in Summer.

Y7 2024 Waiting List Form (PDF)
Late Y7 2024 Application Form (PDF)
Y7 2024 Additional Preference Form (PDF)
Dixons Admissions Guidance 2024 intake (PDF)
DCO Admissions Appeals Policy 2024 25 (PDF)
DCO Admissions Appeals Policy 2023 24 (PDF)
DCO Admissions Appeals Policy 2025 26 (PDF)