Preparing for Year 7 at The Bulwell Academy


Are you choosing your child’s next school?

We are a school with ambition and have high expectations of all students. We “expect the best” of them and for them, and will go above and beyond to ensure that is the case. We believe every child is unique and can be successful, and we are ambitious for their future.

We hold an annual Open Evening for prospective parents and students in September each year. If you are not able to attend the Open Evening, please contact the school to arrange a tour to help you decide whether we are the right school for you and your child.

Transition from primary to secondary school

When students transfer from their primary school into the Academy, we work hard to ensure that they feel settled as soon as possible. A series of activities are planned to enable your child to understand what their learning life will be like when they join us – a happy child is a successful one.

Children requiring a little extra support for their learning will be supported through the Academy’s Inclusion Team. To contact the SEND Team, please visit the Contact Us page.

If your child attends one of the Bulwell primary schools they may have visited Bulwell Academy site already on one of the variety of activities that Bulwell EAZ organise such as primary camp, sport festivals or curriculum taster days.  These activities all help children to feel at home on the Academy site and we hope lessen any fear of going to secondary school.

Transition Days & Parents’ Information Evening

During the first week in July each year, Nottingham City Transition day ensures that all Year 6 children spend a number of days at their secondary school of choice. On Transition Days children are grouped in their new forms and have an opportunity to make new friends, get to know the lunch system and have a tour of the building as well as taking part in a wide range of team building activities.

On the Wednesday evening of the first week in July, a Parents Evening is held to inform parents and students about the routines of the school, expectations of students, and lots of other useful information.

Bulwell EAZ

The Academy works closely with the primary schools in Bulwell on a range of projects through Bulwell EAZ, led by Mrs Linda Abbott, to ensure each student has a happy and successful transition from primary school to the Academy.

Crabtree Farm Primary
Cantrell Primary
Bulwell St Mary’s CE Primary
Rufford Primary
Springfield Academy
Snape Wood Primary