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.


Letters and Forms

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

Going Places
Summer Transition Project”

Welcome Pack (Letter 1) – posted 7 May 2021


Transition Days

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

Depending on government guidance, our current plan is to invite our Year 6 students into the Academy for their transition days for the complete week beginning Monday 5 July.


Uniform – ‘Pop Up Shop’ Wednesday 7 July

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.

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).


Summer School – 9 to 13 August

Sign up to Summer School* to get to know your new class mates in a fun, creative, active environment.

A free transition programme funded by Department for Education, hosted by The Bulwell Academy and local partners (Nottingham Trent University, Going Places and Active Nottingham).

*Details of How to Apply will follow at a later date.


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