Welcome to Bulwell Academy

The Bulwell Academy is proud of its heritage yet is firmly placed in the 21st century. We aim to provide an education tailored to meet the needs of each of our students to ensure they are ready to embrace their future as successful 21st century citizens.  The vision of the academy is one where everybody will aim to achieve the highest standards and where the academy will maximise everyone’s potential. This can be summed up by our vision statement: “Everyone Achieves”

Our proactive approach to developing positive outcomes for our students has been recognised by business leaders and we were awarded the 'School of the Year Award' by the Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce in October 2013.

This academy is for the benefit of the community of Bulwell and its surrounding areas. We wish to bring outstanding teaching and learning to the benefit of our students and we will continue to welcome change and development to achieve this.

Paul Halcro, Principal

It's official! We are a GOOD school! (Ofsted, June 2015)
Latest Update: 03 Jul - 09:00PM
Latest Update: 03 Jul - 09:00PM

On the 3 & 4 June 2015, we had a visit from Ofsted to check on the progress of the school.  We are delighted to report that Ofsted have designated The Bulwell Academy to be a GOOD school.

  • The Principal and senior leaders are rigorous and committed; they have brought about rapid improvements to most areas of the academy.
  • Most teachers ensure the good progress of students by planning lessons meticulously and addressing students’ weaknesses quickly and, as a result, the students make good progress.
  • Disabled students and those with special educational needs make good progress throughout the academy. Leadership of this work of the academy is exceptionally strong.
  • The pastoral care in the academy is exemplary; teachers provide high levels of care and support for students whose circumstances have made them vulnerable.
  • Students make rapid progress in both English and mathematics because of the consistently high quality of teaching in these subjects.
  • Students’ behaviour around the academy is respectful and orderly; most show high levels of engagement in lessons.
  • Disadvantaged students make rapid progress, especially at Key Stage 3.
  • Outcomes in the sixth form are improving quickly; good quality teaching and leadership have ensured that almost all students make the progress they should.
  • Governors and sponsors have supported the academy very well; resources have been used effectively and leaders are held to account rigorously.  

The latest report is available to download here

All previous Ofsted reports are available on the Ofsted & Academy Performance page on the website. 

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Take a look at Dates for the Diary to find out all the forthcoming important dates for Year 11 students.



Ofsted recognise Academy's success
Wed, 17 Jun 2015
We're delighted to report that Ofsted have recognised the hard work and commitment of staff and students and judged the school to be GOOD in all areas. This makes us the first school to come out of Special Measures directly to Good.
Bulwell Arts Festival 2015 - Events at The Bulwell Academy
Mon, 08 Jun 2015
The Bulwell Academy, working in partnership with Bulwell EAZ and the Bulwell Arts Festival, is hosting 3 free events in July, which are all open to the local community.


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