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Welcome to Dixons Allerton Academy


I am very proud to be the Principal of Dixons Allerton Academy. Our vision is to improve achievement, develop character, create an academic culture and raise aspirations by ensuring daily practices are outstanding.

At DAA we work closely with all the other Dixons Academies focussing on academic outcomes and improving life chances. We believe it is important to raise aspirations by training our students to become scholarly, to be highly educated with an aptitude to study. Alongside this we value diversity and develop the social, moral, spiritual and cultural aspects of life.

Our Primary and Secondary phases work harmoniously together and quality assurance is at the heart of school improvement.

Gary Dreher

About us

Dixons Allerton Academy is a great place to study where scholars take the next steps on their learning journey towards university, apprenticeship or employment.  We have high expectations and promote an ethos of professionalism through our code of conduct and academic rigour.

Young people need skills for a rapidly changing work-place that requires people who are able to adapt, be resourceful, innovate, have quality inter-personal skills and work effectively in teams. We are big enough to create a lively and stimulating atmosphere and to offer a broad range of courses, but small enough for scholars to get a supportive personalised approach that will prepare them both intellectually and emotionally for a successful life. 

DAA offers a wide range of courses at Level 3 (Advanced study), that includes a variety of academic A-Levels and vocational courses (BTEC and OCR). The wider programme of study includes: work related learning; independent study skills, university visits and career development

Central to our commitment is high quality teaching leading to a best quality learning experience.  We are a place where innovation and future technologies are embraced and implemented into our day to day life. Indeed, each scholar is loaned a Chrome book lap top for the duration of their studies. Post-16 study leads the way in the use of platforms such as Google Drive, OWL and Google Classroom. This allows teachers and scholars to work in a flexible and collaborative way.

Many of our own scholars already chose to continue their studies at DAA and for good reasons.  If you are considering applying to us from another school, you will find the atmosphere friendly and open. We admit a number of external applicants each year, and you will soon feel very much a part of the team. We take great pride in the good relationships that exist between students and staff and within the student body. As you near the end of Year 11, you are faced with a range of choices including employment, training, or continuing your studies elsewhere. You need to explore all these paths and get advice from many sources.

 

Facilities available

You will be loaned a Chromebook laptop for the duration of your studies and complete a lot of your work via Google Apps for Education.  This enhances your learning experience, gives you flexibility in the way you work and gives your teachers the ability to give instant feedback on your work and share resources with you.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Dixons Allerton Academy directly.

Last updated date: 12 October 2017
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