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.

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


Transition Days Online!

Unfortunately, we are unable to hold Transition Days this year. Please click on the link below to view our online Transition Videos & Activities for Year 6!


Letters and Forms

Back to School Headlines – Covid Testing, Attendance, Behaviour, Uniform, Reading (Letter 6) – posting from 9 August

Click here to read Whole School ‘Back to School’ Information

Website Information & Parent Apps (Letter 5) – posted 15 July

Click here to read Letter 5

Going Places Summer Project: Confirmation of Place (Letter 4)

Click here to read Letter 4 – individual letters posted home contain details of specific dates

Uniform Measuring – Wednesday 7 July (Letter 3) – posted 1 July

We have invited parents/carers and our new intake students into school for the opportunity to measure up for school blazers. Your “Appointment” time for Wednesday 7 July is on the letter posted home on 1 July.

  • Please complete and bring the Student Data Sheet to school when you attend your Uniform appointment.
  • Click here for further information on ordering Uniform
  • 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 (via ParentPay).

Update on Transition (Letter 2) – posted 18 June

Going Places Summer Transition Project

Welcome Pack (Letter 1) – posted 7 May


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.


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
Bradley Slater, SENDCO 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