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Covid-19 Absence FAQs (Updated)

A Guide to Covid-19 Related Absence

Update: 17 September 2020

Given the increased number of parent/carer calls we have been receiving concerning illness, Covid-19 symptoms and testing, the Principal has issued further guidance in the letter below. We hope this helps to clarify matters in these uncertain times.

Please click on red button below to view our guide to The Bulwell Academy’s Covid-19 Absence Procedure.

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Self-isolating or shielding

Online Lessons for Students
who are Self-isolating or Shielding

If you are self-isolating or shielding due to Covid-19 symptoms, we have taken your learning online to support you whilst you are unable to come to school.

Learning online is the quickest, safest and most effective way for us to provide regular work that mirrors the lessons taking place in class.

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Class of 2020: GCSE Results

Congratulations to the Class of 2020

To the Class of 2020:

“You will always be remembered, not as the Covid-19 year group but, as a group of brilliant individual young people, who we all know will go on to do great things. We believed in you and are all immensely proud of you and all you have achieved. We look forward to hearing about all the wonderful things you will achieve in the future.”

Mrs Strong, Principal

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BTEC Results Update

BTEC Level 1 & 2 Update

Thursday 20 August

Following Ofqual’s announcement on Monday that students were to receive Centre Assessment Grades, the exam board responsible for BTEC qualifications have reviewed the impact on BTEC students. BTECs are structured very differently to GCSEs, and so the approach to awarding in this unprecedented year had also been different. BTECs were not subject to the same statistical moderation process as GCSEs.

However, as a result of their review and feedback from schools across the country, at 5pm last night we received an email informing us that they will now be regrading BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Awards, BTEC Level 2 Technicals and BTEC Level 1/2 Firsts.

We were therefore informed not to issue any BTEC L1 and L2 results today, as these will now all be reviewed and where appropriate, regraded. This means that you have not received a result for any of your BTEC subjects today. Colleges are aware of this situation, but we are happy to support you, if you need us to, to ensure you get your places.

The exam board have assured us that they will work urgently to reissue these grades and will update us as soon as they possibly can. I appreciate this will cause additional uncertainty for you as students and can only apologise for this. We will of course share the results with you as soon as we are able to.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Ms Stopard in school (email: if you have any questions.

We thank you in advance for your understanding and patience.

Free School Meal Vouchers for Summer Holidays

Covid-19 Summer Food Fund

Tesco Shopping Vouchers have been posted to families in receipt of Free School Meals for the 6 week period 20 July to 28 August (inclusive).  Parents will receive a voucher for £90  (6 x £15), for each qualifying child. Year 11s and year 13s, who have officially left the Academy, will also get this allocation.  

Some parents have expressed concerns about  their vouchers not being accepted in Tesco and have been told that there is zero balance on them, or that they can’t be scanned. If there is an issue when scanning your voucher, there is a code on the voucher which can be entered manually by the cashier.

If you do have any issues at the till, please go to the stores Customer Services to ask them to check the validity of the voucher.

You do not need to spend all £90 on one shopping trip. Please keep your till receipt for a record of your balance. Alternatively, you check your balance by phoning 03450 757757 (local call rate/included in mobile contract minutes).

For any queries relating to Free School Meals Vouchers, please email

Stay safe –  The Bulwell Academy

School Immunisations

Year 9 Vaccinations: Book Now

Letters have been sent home to Year 9 parents and carers regarding the School Immunisation Service for this year’s vaccinations.

Parents/carers are invited to pre-book appointments at Hucknall Health Centre for Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 July.

To book an appointment:

Email stating your child’s name, date of birth, school and your telephone contact details. They will then call you to arrange an appointment.

Appointment times must be strictly adhered too.

If you need to speak to the team with any problems or questions, please contact them on telephone 07920 182032 or (0115) 8440555.

Providing your consent for the vaccinations

Please fill in the online consent form below if you have not already done so. The school code is NG145952

Digital Technology Challenge

Digital Technology Challenge

We live in a digital world where Apps and Social Media help us manage our daily lives and keep us connected.  Do you have an original and innovative idea for a new App or a Social Media platform? Take part in our Digital Technology Challenge and earn reward points on ClassCharts.

Click on the links below for more information. If you have any questions or require support, please contact Miss Bamforth, Curriculum Leader of ICT, on Microsoft Teams or email

Deadline: Monday 13 July 2020

Be the Future

Social Enterprise Competition

Miss Cooper challenges all young entrepreneurs to take part in the #BeTheFuture social enterprise competition launched by Pearson in collaboration with the Peter Jones Foundation.

The challenge is to create a social enterprise which addresses a social or environmental issue such as No Poverty, Gender Equality or Climate Action – and make a profit through selling a product or service.

The prize is an online enterprise workshop, hosted by the Peter Jones Foundation, with the opportunity to meet and hear from leading social entrepreneurs.

If you would like to enter and would like any support with your entry, please get in touch with Miss Cooper via email or Teams. The deadline for sending your entry to Miss Cooper is Wednesday 1 July.

Details of the competition and an Activity Sheet to help you complete your entry can be found below.