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Dixons Unity Academy


Year 7 – September 2023

Year 7 places will be offered, via the local authorities, on 1 March 2023. Children who cannot be offered a place, due to there being more applications than there are places, will automatically remain on the waiting list until 31 December 2023.

The timeline for appeals:

  • Deadline for submitting an appeal form: Wednesday 29 March 2023.
  • Appeal received by the deadline: The requirement for appeals to be heard is 40 school days. This means that appeals will be heard by 19 June 2023 wherever possible.
  • Appeals received after the deadline: You can appeal after the deadline but your appeal may not be heard before school starts in September.
  • In all cases, parents will be given at least 10 school days’ notice of an appeal hearing.

In-Year appeals

These appeals are for children transferring between schools mid-year. You can make a formal appeal to an independent appeal panel, for any school that you have applied for where admission has been refused. This is a legal process and places are not ‘reserved’ for appeal panels to offer.

In-year appeals are heard within 30 school days of receipt of the appeal form.

Appeal forms and information

The local authority (Council) process the appeals for this Academy.

Details of the appeals process can be found on their website. You will need to complete the online form to make an appeal.

If you need to ask a question about the appeals process, you can contact the local authority via:

Telephone: 0113 222 4414

Email: education.appeals@leeds.gov.uk

Leeds LA Appeals Guide for Parents and Carers (PDF)
Leeds LA Admission appeal form Year 3 and above (PDF)