Information for New Intake 2020

School Re-opening – Sept 2020

Click on the link below to download the Welcome pack sent to you in July 2020 for full details of our re-opening in September 2020.

Please also read the letter regarding “Face Coverings in School”.

Back to School Reminders

Please click on the images below to enlarge to view start and finish times from Thursday 3 September.


  • Are you uniform ready? Check the Uniform Requirements
  • Do you have suitable Face Coverings for wearing in communal areas and on public transport?
  • Have you got a book to read quietly whilst waiting for your next teacher? Bring your own or loan one from our Library.
  • Students do not need to bring any equipment – school will provide pens, pencils, etc. (Students can bring their own if they wish.)
  • Has your child got a book to read quietly whilst waiting for their next teacher? They can bring their own or loan one from our Library.
  • Students must bring their own refillable water bottle – no refreshments on sale.
  • Students may bring snacks for break time, although free toast will be provided.
  • Have you activated and topped up your child’s ParentPay account? If not, please send your child with a packed lunch or, if entitled, make sure Free School Meals are in place. More info here.
  • Have you returned the Student Data Sheet to school?
  • Please make sure you are aware of the revised Attendance Procedures

Watch the video below for details about returning to school including: what time to arrive, which gate to enter, where to line up, year group bubbles, break-times, lunchtimes and finishing times.

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Summer School – Make New Friends

Sign up to Summer School to get to know your new class mates in a fun, creative, active environment. Click on the link below for information regarding dates and how to apply.

3 July 2020: Transition Days Online!

At the beginning of July, we would normally welcome Year 6 to school to take part in Transition Days, where they would meet their tutor group and take part in lessons across the curriculum. As we are not able to do that this year, we have produced resources to introduce your child to some of the staff and the subjects that they will be studying in Year 7.

Please spend some time exploring the resources with your child by clicking on the red button below.

If you have any questions, please contact the Transition Team. Details of how to get in touch can be found further down the page.


A ‘Fitting Event’ was held by our main provider of school uniform ‘Just Schoolwear’ on Wednesday 8 July. If you did not attend the event, you can place your orders online at, where they offer a ‘click and collect’ service. There is also ‘Measurement Guidance’ on the website to help with your sizing. (Update: 22 August 2020 Please note there is currently a wait of 10 to 15 working days (2 to 3 weeks) for uniform orders with Just Schoolwear.)

Go to Useful Links below for details of our Uniform Requirements. The tie for Year 7 is red with a GREEN stripe. A tie will be provided on the first day of term by the Academy. It is advisable to buy a spare from Just Schoolwear or from the Academy. Ties are available to purchase on ParentPay during the school year.

Letters and Forms

Below are copies of letters and forms that have been sent home. Please ensure all forms are completed and returned. If you need to make any changes to the details you have already submitted, please contact the school office or email details of your changes to:

Welcome Pack

Getting in Touch

Mr Cook, Assistant Principal for Transition & Sixth Form
Tel: 0785 090 8885 Email:

Miss Kelly, Director of Learning, Key Stage 3
Tel: 0771 230 0275 Email:

For students with special educational needs and/or disabilities:

  • Mrs Wallis, SENDCO, Vice Principal for Inclusion -Tel: 0772 051 1207
  • Mrs Watson, Assistant SENDCO – Tel: 0749 776 9074
  • Email:

Social Media

The Bulwell Academy Online Community

If you are a user of social media, we recommend that you follow us on one of our three social media platforms for updates, reminders and news of student success.

You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel for online tutorials and student success newsreels.

Parent Apps

Online Parental Engagement

At The Bulwell Academy, we recommend that parents and carers make use of the following online tools.

You will receive your invitation to register for our Parent Apps via letter or email. If we are sending you an invite via email, we will contact you by text to let you know.

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ClassCharts enables you to keep track of your child’s homework, achievement points, negative behaviour points and any set detentions. You can view ClassCharts on a web portal or download the ClassCharts App on Google Play or the Apple App Store.

Sims Parent enables you to receive notifications of new messages; keep track of your child’s progress and attendance; view your child’s timetable, school calendar and event reminders; and check personal data is up to date.

ParentPay -

ParentPay enables you to pay securely online for school meals, trips and other items. For details about the Academy’s cashless system, please see the Useful Links below.

Useful Links