Information for New Intake 2023

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

Below you will find up to date information regarding your child’s start in September including timings of the day, term dates, school meals information, school communications and contact details for any queries over the summer break.

If you need to make any changes to your contact information, please contact the school during our summer opening times or update your details here:

New Starter Checklist

Be prepared!

Remember: uniform and equipment are checked every day before students enter the Academy.

  • Free items on first day in September: All new students will be provided with a free school meal and dessert on their first day. Students will also be provided with a free Academy tie, a free student planner and a free pencil case with the necessary items. Replacements can be purchased on ParentPay (£1 for pencil case, £5 for student planner, £6 for school tie).
  • Are you uniform ready? Check the Uniform Requirements for The Bulwell Academy.
  • Students need to carry to school every day a suitably sized bag that can be worn on the shoulder/s (ie, large enough to carry A4 size folders and PE kit). Students should bring a pen, pencil and ruler to school every day, along with the Academy student planner, a refillable bottle and any necessary exercise books (plus PE Kit on PE days).
  • 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 by contacting Nottingham City Pupil Benefits. More information on school meals can be found below.
  • Have you returned the Student Data Sheet** to school? If not, please return your form as soon as possible. It is essential that we have up to date contact details on our system ready for September. You can also update your contact details here:
  • Does your child have access to IT at home for completing home learning? Please complete the online survey below to let us know:

* Login details for ParentPay (online payment system for school meals and other items) will be issued over the summer holiday 2023. **Student Data Sheet was issued during the Summer Term 2022 – if you have not received a copy, please email:

School meals, snacks, packed lunches and refillable bottles

  • Your child may bring a packed lunch and snacks for break times or they may choose to buy their meals and snacks from the Restaurant. Note: students will receive a free cookie and free school meal on their first day.
  • All students should bring a refillable bottle to school every day to ensure they stay hydrated. Water stations are available around the school.
  • Payment for school meals and snacks is online only using ParentPay.
  • You will receive your invitation to register for ParentPay at the end of the summer term (posted 28 July 2023).

For more information on our Restaurant service, Free School Meals (and Holiday Vouchers) please click on the red button below.

School Communications

The Bulwell Academy is a paperless school. All school communications to parents/carers are sent by email, where possible. If we do not hold an email address for you, the communication will be sent by text possibly with a link to information on our website. Urgent communications will be sent by text.

To ensure that you receive school communications, please make sure The Bulwell Academy holds your current email address and mobile number by completing the quick Microsoft form below:

Getting in Touch

Miss Fuller, Vice Principal

For students with special educational needs and/or disabilities

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 and alumni success.

Further Resources

Click the links below to view further information and previous letters regarding your child’s transition to The Bulwell Academy

Letter 1 – Introduction (25 May 2023)

Letter 1B – Amended Transition Days (21 June 2023)

Letter 2 – Final Information for Transition Days & Evening (30 June 2023)

Bulwell Bulletin: Issue 15

Letter 3 – Changes to Uniform Requirements

Letter 4 – Activating your ParentPay account (28 July 2023)

Letter 5 – Attendance Procedures

Letter 6 – A New Start: Expectations for 2023/2024

School Meals

Uniform Requirements

Term Dates, Timings of the School Day, Parents’ Evenings & Other Activities

School Attendance

Rewards at Bulwell

Disruption Free Learning – Behaviour Policy

Reading at Bulwell

Safeguarding at Bulwell

SEND at Bulwell

School Policies