Dixons City Academy

About our school experience

Individual requirements:
  • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
  • Must have a degree
  • Photo identification: Passport or driving licence
  • 2:2 or above in a relevant degree and good and relevant A Levels

Our school experience is an initial day at Dixons City Academy. You will meet talented and inspiring teachers, observe teaching in a range of lessons/age groups and talk about school life. We are looking for strong potential recruits to our teacher training programme.

Our requirements are that you have a strong belief in the potential of every child, regardless of background; a passion for teaching and your subject; and resilience, enabling you to make a difference for the students you will teach.

A DBS check costing £14.00 is required for any further days, which may be in other Dixons schools. We only consider candidates for placements who are applying to Dixons for a PGCE course.

Art and design, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Design and technology, English, Geography, History, Maths, Physical education, Physics, and Religious education


Map showing Dixons City Academy

For more information about our school:

Back to search results

School phases
  • Secondary (11 to 16)
Ripley Street
West Yorkshire
Placement availability

We offer career experience days from November to the end of May and days of the week will vary, based on the number of lessons taught. We plan to hold experience days on a Thursday.

School experience type
In school
DBS check required

No - Candidates will be accompanied at all times when in school

Dress code

Business dress

Start and finish times

08:30 to 13:30 - Flexible

We can sometimes be flexible around finish times, for example on some days of the week the students finish earlier, but start times are less easy to adjust.
Our school experience days will usually take place on a Thursday.


Yes - on site parking provided

There is a car park and onstreet parking outside the school is free and unrestricted.

Teacher training offered

We are a well-established multi-academy trust of 14 schools serving the communities of West Yorkshire and the North West. These consist of 8 secondary academies, 3 primaries, 2 all-through academies and a standalone sixth form academy.

We are a School Direct lead school, working in partnership with Leeds Trinity University, and offer a PGCE programme in most secondary subjects.

Our programme offers:
- school based training in our successful, aspirational and dynamic academies
- placements where you will train to teach students who learn and behave exceptionally well
- an innovative and high-quality programme based on current educational research
- bespoke subject knowledge development
coaching that helps you to make faster progress
- tremendous support from our academies and Dixons Teaching Institute
- fantastic employment opportunities within Dixons Academies Trust

More information