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Dixons Newall Green Academy


Year 7 intake in September 2024

Applications to the Academy should be made via the local authority/council common application form (CAF), which is available on the Manchester City Council’s website. You will need to name the Academy as one of your school preferences on that form.

Further information about the admissions process and the oversubscription criteria which are used to rank applications, can be found in the Admissions and Appeals Policy (available from the Downloads section below).

More information about the secondary school application process will be available on this page from September.

Further information about the Academy can be found on this website or by contacting the Academy via our contact form or email to

Open Event

An open event will take place in September 2023 and details will be publicised on the academy website.

In-year admissions (year 7 only)

Dixons Newall Green is a new secondary free school which opened in September 2023 for Year 7 students. The school will grow year by year until it has students aged 11 to 16 by 2027. There are 140 places in year 7.

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).

If you wish to apply for a place, you will need to complete the application form available on Manchester City Council’s website. The form needs to be returned directly to the Council. On receipt of the Application Form a copy will be sent to the Academy. If a place is available, the Academy will contact you to arrange admission. If there is no place available, then your children will be placed onto a waiting list for that term. Parents will need to re-apply each term to keep their children on the waiting list.

If you need help when completing the form you can contact Manchester City Council via:

Telephone: 0161 245 7166


DNG Admissions Appeals Policy 2024 2025 (PDF)
Dixons Newall Green Admissions & Appeals Policy 2023 24 (PDF)