Information for New Intake 2024

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 2024 including timings of the day, term dates, school meals information, school communications and contact details for any queries.

If you need to make any changes to your contact information, please update your details below.

Letters Home

Latest Letter

Letter 3: Changes to Catering Services from Sept 2024

Letter 2: Transition Programme

Read the letter below to find out more about plans for our transition events including 2 days in school for children, an information evening for parents/carers and a uniform fitting event: Letter 2: Transition

Previous Letter

Letter 1 – Welcome Letter (issued 19 April 2024)

Meet the Transition Team

Click the red button below to find out more about the roles of our Transition Team and how you can contact them. They are here to support you and your child as they ‘move up’ to the Academy.

Preparing for School

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. Spare ties or replacements can be purchased for £5 on Arbor Pay, our online payment system.
  • 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 a refillable bottle and any necessary exercise books (plus PE Kit on PE days).
  • Have you activated and topped up your child’s Arbor 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 Arbor Pay (online payment system for school meals and other items) will be issued over the summer holiday 2024. **Student Data Sheet will be issued during the Summer Term 2024 – 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 Arbor Pay.
  • You will receive your invitation to register for Arbor at the end of the summer term or during the summer holidays.

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 Arbor App and 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 letters regarding your child’s transition to The Bulwell Academy

Letter 1 – Welcome Letter (issued 19 April 2024)

Letter 2 – Transition Days & Evening (issued 17 June 2024)

Letter 3 – Changes to Catering Services from Sept 2024 (issued 21 June 2024)

Letter 4 – Transition Drop-in Days (to be issued July 2024)

Letter 5 – Activating your Parent Apps (to be issued end of summer term 2024)

Letter 6 – Back to School Expectations for 2024/2025 (to be issued end of summer holidays 2024)

Letter 7 – Attendance Procedures for 2024/2025 (to be issued end of summer holidays 2024)

Bulwell Bulletin: Regular Parent Updates and School News

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