George Dixon Academy

Portland Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 9GD

0121 566 6565

Year 7 Admissions

Year 7 intake September 2023

Welcome to George Dixon Academy!

We are delighted that you have chosen our school to be the next stage of your child’s educational journey, starting in September 2023.

All our team will do their best to ensure that your child feels supported in their transition from primary to secondary school. We may have already visited your child at their primary school and look forward to providing them with further opportunities to engage in activities, which will be held at George Dixon School next term.

I would to like to take this opportunity to invite all families into our school, at any time. We operate an open-door policy. We are proud of our pupils, school and staff team and know that you can visit our school anytime and witness high levels of learning and care. Every day is an open day at George Dixon!

If you have any further questions regarding your child’s induction, please contact us on 0121 566 6565 or email.

We look forward to working closely with our families in the very near future.

Ms Kate DarwoodAssistant Headteacher - Year 6-7 transition

useful Documents

 Change of Induction Day date.pdfDownload
 1. Dixonian Induction 1 May 2023.pdfDownload
 2. Dixonian Induction 1 June 2023 - with amended dates.pdfDownload
 3. Dixonian Induction 1 July 2023.pdfDownload
 4. Dixonian Induction 1 August 2023.pdfDownload
 Key Information & Dates for your Child's Transition.pdfDownload
 Welcome Information for Families.pdfDownload
 Pastoral Booklet.pdfDownload
 Curriculum Booklet.pdfDownload
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MS Darwood and Year 7 journalists talk about their first year At George Dixon

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Year 7 journalist Ruby Jones answers some frequently asked questions!

What are important dates I need to remember?

You can find important dates on the year 7 admissions page. You can find other important dates e.g. trips and other events, on the back page of our weekly newsletter, The Dixonian.

Where can I buy my uniform?

You can buy your uniform at Gogna Schoolwear and Sports as well as your PE kit. It is best to go early because some items might need to be ordered and could take 1 – 2 weeks.

What time does school start and finish?

School starts at 8:40am but if you come early you can go the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) until 8am when you can go to Breakfast Club for your free breakfast in the canteen.

How do I find my way around school?

In the hallways, there are colour coded signs that show you where to go, but teachers, other staff and students will help you.

What time are break and lunch times?

Breaks starts at 11:35am and ends at 12pm. Lunch is from 1:15pm until 2:05pm but in year 7, you will have lunch from 1pm.

What do I do if I’ve lost something?

You can go to lost property, which you can find opposite student reception and search for your lost item there.

How can I find out about extra-curricular clubs?

You can find out about clubs on our website, if you have an interest in sports clubs, you can speak to your PE teacher.

Where are the toilets?

We have multiple toilets around school. Years 7, 8 and 9 girls toilets can be found between the art rooms and the Geography stairs. The boys toilets are opposite. There are also unisex toilets outside the LRC.

What do I do if something is worrying me?

You can tell your form tutor, Head of Year or a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). You can also talk to Miss Advice anonymously (you don’t need to tell us who you are) who is an online agony aunt.

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