Preparing for Year 7 at The Bulwell Academy

Are you choosing your child’s next school?

Choosing the right `big school` is a huge decision. Our annual Open Evening takes place in September each year, providing the opportunity for prospective families to find out why The Bulwell Academy could be the right choice for their child.

If you missed the Open Evening and would like to have a tour of the school, please contact Mrs T Sadler, PA to the Principal:

For more details about Admissions, please click on the link below.

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.

Children requiring a little extra support for their learning will be supported through the Academy’s Aspire Team. To contact the Academy’s SENDCO, please email:

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 the Transition Team organises such as primary camp, sport festivals or curriculum taster days.  These activities all help children to feel at home on the Academy site.

Transition Team

The Academy Transition Team works closely with the primary schools in Bulwell to ensure each student has a happy and successful transition from primary school to the Academy. To contact the Transition Team with any questions or concerns, please email

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

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.

Summer School

In 2021, we worked in partnership with Nottingham Trent University to deliver the Going Places Summer Project, where over 100 Year 6 students attended a week’s Summer School at the Academy. Below are some of the photos showing what a fabulous week the students had.