Month: January 2021

Year 7 & 8 Drama Assessment

All Year 7 and Year 8 students are required to sit a Drama assessment to inform school of their progress in Drama. All students who did not complete this on 20 January will need to sit the assessment on Monday 25 January. Students should check their To Do tasks on ClassCharts for details.

We would appreciate parents’ support to ensure your child takes the assessment if they did not complete itf on the earlier date.

  • The assessment must be done independently and without class booklets.
  • The assessment has to be done at a set time – either 10 am to 10.45 am or 4 pm to 4.45 pm on Monday 25 January.
  • Students will take part via a link to Microsoft Forms which they will find on ClassCharts. The Microsoft Forms link will only be ‘live’ at the above times.

Before the day of the assessment, please ensure your child can access the following links:

If you have any questions or issues, please email

Thank you

Years 7 to 9 Remote Learning Timetable

“You Said, We Did”

Following on from feedback from students, parents and staff, Years 7 to 9 are moving to a one-week remote learning timetable with less lessons and spare time for catching up built into the timetable.

Students should follow the timetable each day in the order they prefer and use any Catch Up time to finish off work they have not yet completed. If they are up to date, they can use the Catch Up time to read, exercise or complete an independent project.

Students should submit their work as they complete it to allow for continued feedback from teachers during the week. All work should be submitted by Friday each week.

You will find the new timetables for Years 7 to 9 on the Student Links and Remote Learning pages of our website (access from the Home page). There are also useful guides to using ClassCharts and Office on these pages too.

Thank you for your support.

Inspirational Iris: Community Champion

Published: 8 January 2020

Community-minded Iris Wallace has landed a £250 Nottingham Building Society Innovative Young People of 2020 winner’s prize.

The Year 7’s inspirational volunteering since moving to the area just over a year ago with her family won the prize.

Iris works several hours a week at the Bulwell Forest Garden charity, undertaking tasks such as litter picking, making bird feeders and growing fruit and vegetables.

She also volunteers at Bestwood & Bulwell Food Bank, helping with jobs such as putting together vital food parcels.

She cooked more than 250 hot meals with her mums Kelly and Shelly over a two-week period recently which were handed out to families in need. 

The 11-year-old’s outstanding commitment to helping the vulnerable and in need led to a unanimous selection by The Nottingham’s judges in the 10-13 age category and she was awarded a £250 tech voucher.

A delighted Iris said: “I was surprised but very happy to hear I had become one of The Nottingham’s Innovative Young People of 2020.

“It is nice to be recognised in this way but the main reason I continue to do as much volunteering as I can in my spare time is to help people who most need it in the community where I live.”

Bulwell Forest Garden community gardener and Foodbank trustee Adele Brooksbank saw the The Nottingham’s award scheme – established to shine a light on examples of those aged 10-21 who have found inspiring ways of furthering their education or boosting career aspirations – and decided to nominate Iris.

An extract of Adele’s nomination read: “Iris has become a young ambassador for the garden. Without her input, the garden wouldn’t have come up with ways to further our project.

“I nominated her not just because Iris has helped us as a project, but because she has overcome her own shyness and has further strengthened her own ability to learn and continues to look for new ways of learning and gathering information.

“If all this wasn’t enough, she has begun to help out at our local food bank at which I’m a trustee.

“Iris is a remarkable young lady who deserves this recognition for all the work she has so far achieved and continues to achieve.”

Principal Mrs Strong said: “Congratulations to Iris on this wonderful community award.

“We’re incredibly proud of her achievements with the Bulwell Forest Garden and see her named a Nottingham Building Society Innovative Young People of 2020 winner.

“Iris is one of the many inspirational students at The Bulwell Academy and it’s terrific to hear about their community efforts.”

The Nottingham’s Head of People and Development, Anne Leivers, added: “We received many inspirational nominations which made some very difficult decisions for the judging panel, but we are satisfied that the winners are thoroughly deserving of their awards and we hope the prizes can play a role in helping them fulfil their ambitions.”

Innovative Young People of 2020 awards were also presented to winners in the 14-17 and 18-21 age categories – click here to read more.

Year 8 Parents’ Evening

Year 8 Parents’ Evening POSTPONED

Update: 6 January 2020

We have taken the decision to postpone the Year 8 Parents’ Evening during the current lockdown.

Teachers are now working from home for the majority of the time and, therefore, are unable to phone parents and carers.

We realise that Year 8 have not had a parents’ evening since they joined the Academy, and we promise to make this a priority once schools re-open.

In the meantime, if you have any urgent concerns, please email and a member of staff will get back to you.

If you had already booked your appointment, it will be moved to the new date (once confirmed) to save you booking again!

Thank you for your support.

Remote Learning

Remote Learning from 5 January 2021

Please click on the link below to find out all about how to access remote learning and how to get support. Students should access remote learning on a daily basis from 9am during any school closure or if self-isolating.