Information for New Intake 2021

Thank you for choosing The Bulwell Academy for the next stage of your child’s education.

Now your place has been confirmed, this page will be regularly updated with letters home and information regarding transition to The Bulwell Academy.


Uniform – ‘Pop Up Shop’

We will be inviting parents/carers and our new intake students into school on Wednesday 7 July from 3pm to 6pm for the opportunity to measure up for school blazers and place orders for uniform with Just Schoolwear, our approved uniform supplier. Pop the date in our diary. Further details to follow. In the meantime, click on the links for ordering and measuring guidance from Just Schoolwear.

The tie for Year 7 for September 2021 is red with a PURPLE 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, priced at £6.


New Starter Checklist

  • Are you uniform ready? Check the Uniform Requirements
  • Have you got a book to read for quiet reading? 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.)
  • Students must bring their own refillable water bottle – no refreshments on sale.
  • Students may bring snacks for break time, although free fruit 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 on school meals here.
  • Have you returned the Student Data Sheet** to school?

* Login details for ParentPay (online payment system for school meals and other items) will be issued over the summer holiday 2021. **Student Data Sheet will be issued during the Summer Term 2021.


Summer School – Make New Friends

Sign up to Summer School to get to know your new class mates in a fun, creative, active environment. Summer School Dates and details of How to Apply will follow at a later date.


Transition Days

The plan for this year’s Transition Days are still to be agreed.

At the beginning of July, we normally welcome Year 6 to school to take part in Transition Days, for the opportunity to meet their tutor group and take part in lessons across the curriculum. In 2020, due to the pandemic, we moved our Transition Days online.

Below, you will find our online Transition information from last year.

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.


Letters and Forms

In this section we will publish copies of letters and forms that we send home. Please ensure all forms are completed and returned. If you need to make any changes to your contact information, please contact the school office or email details of your changes to: kay.lankester@bulwellacademy.org.uk

Welcome Pack

The first letter you will receive from The Bulwell Academy once you have accepted your offer will be our Welcome Pack. Last year, we sent our new starters the guides below. These were particularly supportive during the pandemic when we could not invite our new Year 7s into school. We hope to send you similar information this year in the event that Transition may be online again.


Getting in Touch

Mr Cook, Assistant Principal for Transition & Sixth Form
Tel: 0785 090 8885 Email: transition@bulwellacademy.org.uk

Miss Kelly, Director of Learning, Key Stage 3
Tel: 0771 230 0275 Email: transition@bulwellacademy.org.uk

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: sendco@bulwellacademy.org.uk

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.

Class Charts - Home | Facebook

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