Dixons Academies Trust

At Dixons, we live our mission and values every day. We are committed to making a difference where it matters most. We work to improve the future for thousands of children in parts of the north of England where young lives are adversely affected by social and educational disadvantage. We believe that every child, regardless of their background, should be able to fulfil their academic potential and go on to thrive.

Founded by Dixons City Academy, our trust has over 30 years’ experience in transforming education through our network of high-performing non-faith academies, and now operates in Leeds, Bradford, Liverpool and Manchester.

Our schools include primary, secondary, all-through and sixth form.  We focus exclusively on sponsored turnaround academies to address educational failure, and on new free schools to meet growing demand.  Our diversity is a real strength of our model, balancing common alignment with the autonomy to innovate.

We have achieved a great deal in a relatively short time: our start-ups are all graded Outstanding and our sponsored academies have all climbed at least two Ofsted grades with our backing. This gives us a solid platform from which we continue to build responsibly: our trust will continue to expand, going from almost 14,000 students in 2022 to at least 20,000 by 2025.

Luke Sparkes

Chief Executive
Dixons Academies Trust



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Some of the designs our students produced during our whole school experience afternoon were incredible - well done to DUA students who decorated their own tote bags and designed character illustrations. #enrichment #design #arts #education https://t.co/9PPkrltkbe
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Following the news of the Queen’s passing last week, it has been announced that Monday 19 September will be a national bank holiday for Her Majesty’s funeral. Our academy will be observing the national holiday & will be closed on this date. We will reopen on Tuesday 20 September.
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A huge thank you to @JayKontzle from @emmerdale for the fantastic enrichment workshop he did with our students during our whole school experience afternoon. https://t.co/c7eO4xa5nk
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