Category: Letters Home

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Class of 2020

Dear Class of 2020

Please click on the link below to read the Principal’s end of year letter to Year 11. Don’t forget we’re still here to support you this half-term, and please keep in touch to let us know how you are getting on as you enter the next phase of your lives.

Keep following us on social media and send us your updates. Wishing you all the best from The Bulwell Academy


Welcoming Year 10 & 12 Back to School

As you are aware the Government has announced the potential for some opportunities for students of Year 10 and Year 12 to attend school from 15 June.

We are currently looking at putting a plan in to place and would be grateful if Year 10 and Year 12 students could complete the survey below together with parents/carers.

The Year 10 survey has also been sent via ClassCharts, Teams, Email and Whatsapp. The Year 12 survey has been sent to students via Email.

Please only complete the survey once. Thank you.

Exams Update

Ofqual have now published a message to GCSE, AS and A Level students in Years 11 to 13 to reassure them that Ofqual and exam boards will do everything they can to make sure that, as far as possible, 2020 grades are fair and that they are not disadvantaged in their progress to sixth form, college, university, apprenticeships, training or work because of the current unprecedented conditions.

For further information, please click on the links below.

Arrangements for Children of Key Workers (and for Vulnerable Children)

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: 22.03.20

From Monday 23 March The Bulwell Academy will be closed to most students until further notice.

Government advice is for all children to stay at home and refrain from any social contact. However, the school has made provision to accommodate vulnerable children* and the children/wards of key workers.

* Vulnerable children include those who are supported by social care, those with safeguarding and welfare needs, including child in need plans, on child protection plans, ‘looked after’ children, young carers, disabled children and those with education, health and care (EHC) plans.

Please click on the link towards the bottom of this page to read the letter from the Principal clarifying the key worker categories.

For those students of key workers, whom attending school is the only and safest option:

  • The Bulwell Academy will be running normal school hours, with school commencing at 8:30 am and ending at 2:50 pm.
  • Students are expected to wear full uniform and bring sportswear with them (this does not have to be their school PE kit if they choose).
  • Continental breakfast and lunch will be available. However, due to reduced staffing, the food options will be more limited. Therefore, you are welcome to send your child with a packed lunch if they prefer. 
  • Please remind your child that, although we will be running an enrichment curriculum instead of timetabled lessons, our Behaviour Policy still applies and we will contact parents and carers of those children who do not adhere to this policy.

These are difficult times and we thank you for your hard work to keep our community safe.

Should your situation change because you are no longer required to be in work during school hours, and thus our care for your child is no longer required, please contact us at your earliest convenience.

In addition to this, should your child or any member of your household develop symptoms of Covid-19, please continue to follow the self-isolation protocol as set out by Public Health England and our government.

Stay safe

The Bulwell Academy Team

Studying from Home: Student & Parent Expectations 18/3/20

Further to the letter posted on our website yesterday regarding partial closure of the Academy to Year 8 and 9, please click on the link below to read student and parent expectations about self-study from home. It is important that ALL parents and students read the Expectations – a copy will be posted home in the mail to parents.

All students who are self-isolating with their household or who are not expected in school due to any closure of the Academy should access ClassCharts on a daily basis to check and complete work set by teachers.

All students should have received login codes for ClassCharts – if your child has been absent, this will be posted home to you.

Student Links to ClassCharts, Microsoft Teams, GCSE Pod, Seneca Learning and Student Emails can all be found by clicking on the Student Links button in the website footer (bottom of the page).

Guidance on how to use Microsoft Teams is also included on the Student Links page.

Guidance for parents on Microsoft Teams is included on the Parent Links page – the Parent Links button can be found in the website footer below.

Thank you for your ongoing understanding and support during this time.

Links to information and advice from the NHS website and the government’s response to coronavirus can be found below.

Coronavirus Update 17/3/20

17 March 2020

Click on the link below to read the latest letter from the Principal regarding the school’s response to the latest announcements from the UK government. The letter contains details of a partial closure of The Bulwell Academy from 18 March 2020. Further guidance regarding self-study from home will follow.

Thank you for your ongoing understanding and support during this time.

Links to information and advice from the NHS website and the government’s response to coronavirus can be found below.

Careers Fair & Parents’ Evenings: 27/02/20

Annual Careers Fair – Open to All

On Thursday, The Bulwell Academy is opening up its doors to students, parents and the community to welcome you to our annual Careers Fair.

We will be joined by over 25 local employers and careers specialists to tell you about a range of career opportunities to include apprenticeships, college, university and employment opportunities.

Parents’ Evening: Year 10 & Sixth Form

Parents of Year 10 & Sixth Form students are also invited on Thursday to meet with subject teachers to discuss your child’s recent progress and attitude to learning within the Academy.

The evening will be run on an appointment-based system with 5 minutes allocated for each appointment with subject teachers. Your child has been given an appointment card to fill ready for the evening. Please allow time to visit the Careers Fair too.

For more details about the above events, click on the links below.