Preparing for Year 7 and settling in to the Academy

The Academy works closely with the primary schools in Bulwell on a range of projects through Bulwell EAZ, a partnership of local schools.  This partnership is important to us and we work closely with our partners to ensure each student has a happy and successful transition from primary school to the Academy to ensure they settle in quickly.

Bulwell EAZ is an Education Improvement Partnership, visit the website at to find out more.

Choosing the Bulwell Academy


Are you choosing your child's next school?

Our next Open Evening takes place on Wednesday 13 June 2018, 4 - 7 pm. Please click on the image for more information. Alternatively, if you would like a personal tour of the school, please telephone the Principal's PA, Mrs Sadler, to arrange.T: 0115 964 7640


Inclusion - Learning for All (SEND)

The Bulwell Academy supports the learning of students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). To find out more about what we can offer your child, please click on the image on the left or click here.

Making a secondary school choice for your child is an important decision. Our team of dedicated transition staff can help you make the choice and answer any questions you have. For more information on applying for your child's secondary school place: please see our Admissions page on this website which contains lots of useful links.

When students transfer from their primary school into the academy, we work hard to ensure that they all feel settled as soon as possible.  This student 'transition' activity is managed by the Vice Principal for Year 7, Mr Mike Cook who works with a team of fully experienced teachers and assistants.

The Principal and senior leaders at the Academy regularly meet with local primary school head teachers to ensure that the Academy continues to offer the high level of support required to enable a positive 'transition' into secondary education.

A series of activities are planned to enable your child to understand what their learning life will be like when they join us; a happy child is a successful one. Children requiring a little extra support for their learning will be supported through the Academy's highly successful Inclusion Team, led by Mrs Caroline Wallis.Please see our dedicated web page: Inclusion - Learning for All (SEND) - for more information.

The partnership of schools within the Bulwell area is led by Mrs Linda Abbott, manager of Bulwell EAZ and Bulwell Academy Community Governor.

To help explain what life is like at The Bulwell Academy, previous Year 7 students made a film about the academy which highlights the specialism in Business and Enterprise. The film which was filmed and recorded by the students, captures the tremendous learning environment and strong partnerships between our staff and students.

Please click on the image to see the film


Taster Sessions

If your child attends one of the Bulwell primary schools they may have visited Bulwell Academy site already on one of the variety of activities that Bulwell EAZ organise such as primary camp, sport festivals or curriculum taster days.  These activities all help children to feel at home on the Academy site and we hope lessen any fear of going to secondary school.

Transition Day and Parents Evening - Wednesday 4 July 2018

During the first week in July each year, Nottingham City Transition day ensures that all Year 6 children spend the whole day at their secondary school of choice. On this day children are grouped in their new forms and have an opportunity to make new friends, get to know the lunch system and have a tour of the building as well as taking part in a wide range of team building activities.

On the same day, a Parents Evening is held to inform parents and students about the routines of the school, expectations of students, and lots of other useful information.

Click on the links below to download the latest letters to Parents regarding the 2018 Transition:

Click here to download the Year 6 Parents Evening "Main Hall" Presentation 2017.

Our partner schools

We work in partnership with the following schools to raise standards and improve outcomes for children, young people and families;

Important dates for your diary

Preparing to start at The Bulwell Academy in Year 7

We have a range of activities to ensure that, should you choose the Bulwell Academy, your child will be well prepared for their first day. Click on the image below to download the 2018 Events programme.

Year 6 Parents Evening

Wednesday 4 July 2018

Download the Parents Evening Presentation 2017
for useful information.


Please click here to view our current uniform requirements. Please note that there will be a change to the current Academy blazer and PE top once a new school logo has been confirmed (please refer to the Important Information on our home page).

Catering at The Bulwell Academy

Please click on the image below to view details about our free breakfast, school dinners, menus and online payments. Our preferred payments for lunches and trips are ParentPay, PayPoint or cheque.