Letters, Bulletins & Newsletters

Click on the links below to view letters and bulletins from the Academy sent to Parents.
If you cannot find the letter / bulletin you are looking for, please contact us.

Date of Issue Subject
September 2019 Attendance Fortnight 
September 2019 #YDS Year 11 Revision Evening
September 2019 Homework Club Year 7 & 8 - Parental Consent
September 2019 Creative Writing Club - Parental Consent
Date of Issue Subject
August 2019 Important Information following your Exam Results
July 2019 Bulletin: Introducing SIMS Parent
24 July 2019 Collection of Exam Results on 22 August 2019
23 July 2019 Persistent Lateness - 2019 - 2020
19 July 2019 Attendance Procedures 2019 - 2020
15 July 2019 Expectations 2019 - 2020
4 July 2019 Attendance Week: 8 - 12 July 2019
11 June 2019 Year 11 Arrangements from 14 June

22 May 2019

Choir Trip to Disneyland Paris - Final Itinerary

29 April 2019


Principal's Message enclosed with Spring Newsletterclick on the link above to read an overview for all year groups or click on the individual letters below.

Click on the image to the left to read the newsletter.

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11



25 April 2019
















Year 8 Parents' Evening

PARENTS’ EVENINGS: Testing a new approach

In response to our Parents Advisory Group and feedback from parents attending previous Parents’ Evenings, plans are in place to trial a new booking system.  In the first instance, this will be a paper-based system before we trial an on-line booking system in the new academic year.

How will this work?

We have explained the plan to all students in assembly.

  • Each student has been given a blank appointment card – it is their responsibility to make the appointments. 
  • Students will book an appointment with their subject teacher.
  • Appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Meetings with parents are 5 minutes in length, the appointments are in 10 minute slots to allow movement from subject to subject.
  • The first appointment is at 3.10 pm and the last appointment is 6.10pm. 
  • The meeting times must be adhered to – there will be a timer on the screens.
  • Parents who do not have appointments may use any unallocated appointment times
  • If you are unable to speak with a particular teacher, you can leave your details with our Welcome team and they will ask the teacher to contact you.


  • We will be using the main Hall and the Restaurant – both are located on the ground floor and are easily accessible.
  • A crèche facility led by The Bulwell Toy Library will be available for younger family members in the Dance Studio.
5 April 2019 Year 11 Prom Invite & Consent Form
1 April 2019 Relationships & Sex Education (Years 7 to 10 only)
11 March 2019
Attendance Week / Easter Eggstravaganza Competition (2 pages)

15 February 2019


Wednesday 25 February 2019

Preparing for Work Experience, 4pm,5pm, 6pm

Click on the link above to download the letter of invitation to Year 10 parents and students

Jobs & Careers Fair (open to All)
4.15 - 6.30pm

Click on the link above to download information about organisations attending and what they have to offer (includes website links)

15 February 2019




Wednesday 25 February 2019

Getting Revision Ready (Special Parents' Evening event), 4.30 - 6.30pm

Click on the link above to download the letter of invitation to Year 11 parents and students

Year 11 are also invited to attend the Careers Briefings at 4pm, 5pm or 6pm where our Careers Lead will talk to students and parents about Understanding Apprenticeships, Careers & Progression, Preparing for Work and how best to support your child.

Jobs & Careers Fair (open to All)
4.15 - 6.30pm

Click on the link above to download information about organisations attending and what they have to offer (includes website links)

31 January 2019

Disneyland Paris Trip - Confirmation of Booking

Parent Information Guide (version 2)


Residential Visit - Parental Consent Form

Group Passport Application  - for children born in the UK

Group Passport Application - for children born outside the UK


January Bulletin


Ring in the Changes: understanding how the Academy manages student behaviour and supports positive learning

Associated Year 7 letter

Associated Year 8 letter

Assoicated Year 9 letter

Associated Year 10 letter

Associated Year 11 letter

23 January 2019 Year 7: Maths Re-grouping
21 January 2019 Y10 Parents' Evening - 6 February 2019
9 January 2019 Y9 Parents' Evening - 16 January 2019
10 January 2019 Choir Trip to Disneyland Paris - Parent Guide
14 December 2018
Countdown to Christmas - end of term and new year arrangements
11 December 2018 Choir Trip to Disneyland Paris - Payment information
29 November 2018 Bulletin - Attendance Matters & Latest News
20 November 2018 Y7 Parents' Evening - 28 November 2018
2 October 2018 Principal's Expectations
10 August 2018 Attendance Procedures 2018-2019
2017 / 2018 Bulletins (Parent Updates)
Date of Issue Subject Link

June 2018 Bulletin

Blazers for Africa


May 2018 Bulletin

New partner / New Principal


December 2017 Bulletin

Arrangements for the last days of term


November 2017 Bulletin

Every School Day Counts! Attendance Week 4-7 Dec


October 2017 Bulletin

Y11: Preparing for Exam Success



Summer 2019
Spring 2019
Winter 2018
Summer 2018
Spring 2018
Winter 2017
Summer 2017
Spring 2017
Winter 2016


Homework Club Year 7 & 8 - Parental Consent