Dixons City Academy

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Dixons City Academy
Established 1990
Type Academy
Principal Shirley Watson
Founder Sir John Lewis
Location Ripley Street
West Yorkshire
Coordinates: 53°46′50″N 1°45′26″W / 53.78056°N 1.75719°W / 53.78056; -1.75719
Local authority City of Bradford
DfE URN 130909 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1080
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Website www.dixonsca.com

Dixons City Academy is an academy in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. The school was originally founded in 1990 as Dixons City Technology College which focused on a specialism of design and technology and product design. In 2005, the school converted into an academy and changed its name to Dixons City Academy. With the change of name was a change of focus as the school became a specialist performing arts school which allows it to select 10% of admissions purely based on talent in this area. In 2007, the school received an "outstanding" Ofsted report.[1] The school went on to become the founder school of the Dixons Academy Trust[2] which includes Dixons Allerton Academy, Dixons Kings Academy, Dixons McMillan Academy and Dixons Trinity Academy.

Founding principal Sir John Lewis retired from the school in 2006. Since September 2011 Sir Nick Weller has been executive principal. Shirley Watson is the principal.[3]

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  1. ^ "Ofsted - Dixons City Academy". ofsted.gov.uk. 
  2. ^ "Join Dixons  » About Dixons Academies Trust". joindixons.co.uk. 
  3. ^ "Changes made to leadership at Dixons City Academy". Bradford Telegraph & Argus. 18 September 2001. Retrieved 25 September 2001. 

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