Our academies

We are a well-established multi-academy trust of 12 schools serving the communities of Bradford and Leeds. These consist of 6 secondary academies, 3 primaries, 2 all-through academies and a standalone sixth form academy. Soon, we will have two schools in Liverpool and a further two are in the pipeline in Manchester. Our mission is to lead educational improvement in the region through high performing academies which value diversity and maximise student achievement. We ensure that Dixons students have high aspirations and our collective ambition brings about success. Students learn together in well-ordered and happy communities, from all cultures and backgrounds across the cities.

Primary schools

  • Dixons Manningham Primary joined the Trust in January 2015 from a predecessor school in Special Measures. It has made strong progress since and achieved Good in its first inspection as a Dixons academy.
  • Dixons Marchbank Primary joined the Trust in January 2014 from a predecessor school in Special Measures. It has made strong progress since and achieved Good in its first inspection as a Dixons academy.
  • Dixons Music Primary opened as a Wave 2 Free School in August 2012 and is judged Outstanding by Ofsted. Its specialism is dedicated to using music education to raise standards of student achievement, self-discipline and oracy.

All-through schools

  • Dixons Allerton Academy joined the Trust in September 2009 from a Special Measures predecessor school. It has transformed its fortunes since and, now rated 'Good' is one of the higher-performing schools in Bradford.
  • Dixons Trinity Chapeltown was our first school in Leeds and is closely linked with Dixons Trinity in Bradford. It opened as a primary in September 2017, and added its secondary phase a year later. It moved into permanent accommodation in early 2020.

Secondary schools

  • Dixons City Academy opened in 1990 as one of only 15 City Technology Colleges in the country, with the intention to transform education in each locality. Graded 'Outstanding', it is a high-performing school with a national profile ever since, around which our Trust is built.
  • Dixons Cottingley Academy joined Dixons in July 2018 from the former Samuel Lister Academy. It now draws its model from our other Bradford academies and is led by the former Vice Principal of Dixons Trinity Academy.
  • Dixons Kings Academy joined Dixons in January 2015 as a struggling Free School. It achieved Outstanding in its first inspection as a Dixons academy, and has since gone on to become one of our very highest-performing academies.
  • Dixons McMillan Academy Opened in September 2014 and achieved Outstanding in its first inspection. Its students have made very strong progress since.
  • Dixons Trinity Academy opened in August 2012 and was the first secondary Free School to be judged Outstanding. It is the top-performing state school in Bradford & Leeds, and one of the very highest for Progress 8 in the country.
  • Dixons Unity Academy re-opened as a Dixons academy on 1st October 2018 from the former Swallow Hill Community School and draws its main support from Dixons Kings, including its new Principal.

Post 16

  • Dixons Sixth Form Academy opened in 2019 in the Douglas Mill building on Manchester Road. With the scale to offer more places to both Dixons students and others, it offers a broader curriculum than the smaller school-based sixth forms that it replaces.

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