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Covid-19 Confirmed Cases

Confirmed Cases of Covid-19

Update: 26 November 2020

We have been made aware today that we have a number of confirmed positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) at The Bulwell Academy.

As a result, we have followed national guidance and identified those students and staff who were in close contact with those who tested positive. The identified students and staff are now self-isolating.

For further information and advice for parents/carers, please read the letter from the Principal by clicking on the red button below.

Students who are self-isolating and are well should access online learning to continue their lessons at home – click on the blue button below for more information.


Covid-19 Update #2

Partial School Closure: Year 9

Update: 20 November 2020

Due to the number of Academy staff self-isolating next week we are unable to remain open to all year groups.

After taking advice from the Department for Education and Public Health England, we have made the decision to close one year group.

Year 9 students should remain at home for one week commencing Monday 23 November and access their learning remotely on ClassCharts. They should return to school on Monday 30 November.

For further information, please read the letter from the Principal by clicking on the red button below.


Covid-19 Update

Partial School Closure: Year 8

Update: 13 November 2020

Due to the number of Academy staff self-isolating next week we are unable to remain open to all year groups.

After taking advice from the Department for Education and Public Health England, we have made the decision close one year group and ask all Year 8 students to remain at home for the week commencing Monday 16 November and access their learning remotely on ClassCharts.

For further information, please read the letter from the Principal by clicking on the red button below.


Confirmed Cases of Covid-19

9 November 2020: Confirmed Cases of Covid-19

Over the weekend, a small number of students tested positive for Covid-19. As a result, a number of students and staff who were in close contact with the five individual cases are now self-isolating. Due to staffing levels, Sixth Form are also working from home this week.

Please click on the red button below to read the full details in the letter from the Principal.

Students who are self-isolating and are well should access online learning to continue their lessons at homeclick on the blue button below for more information.

Confirmed Case of Covid-19

8 October 2020: Confirmed Case of Covid-19

We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school. We have been instructed to send a whole year group home – Year 10 – as they may have been in close contact with the affected child.

The letter to Year 10 Parents/Carers with full guidance regarding self-isolating has been sent home with every Year 10 student, and also sent by SIMS Parent, email and text. Year 10 should not return to school until 2 November (after half-term). Students who are well should access online learning to continue their lessons at homeclick on the blue button below for more information.

All other Year Groups and Sixth Form are expected to be in school as normal. A whole school letter and Covid-19 Absence FAQs can be found below.

Year 7 Flu Vaccinations

Year 7 Flu Vaccinations on Wednesday 16 September

Letters have been sent home with your child (on 9 September) to Year 7 parents and carers to request your consent for your child to receive the flu vaccine in school on Wednesday 16 September. The vaccine given is the same as your child may have received at primary school – a quick and simple spray up the nose.

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


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

Continue reading “Class of 2020: GCSE Results”

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: claire.stopard@bulwellacademy.org.uk) if you have any questions.

We thank you in advance for your understanding and patience.