Preparing for Year 7

and settling in to the 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 Open Evenings for prospective parents and students in June and September each year. If you are not able to attend on one of these dates, please contact the school to arrange a tour to help you decide whether we are the right school for you and your child.


For more information on applying for your child's secondary school place: please see our Admissions page on this website which contains lots of useful links.

Making a secondary school choice for your child is an important decision. Our team of dedicated transition staff can help you make the choice and answer any questions you have.

When students transfer from their primary school into the Academy, we work hard to ensure that they feel settled as soon as possible.  This student 'transition' activity is managed by the Head of Year 7 who works with a team of fully experienced teachers and assistants.

The Principal and senior leaders at the Academy regularly meet with local primary schools to ensure that the Academy continues to offer the high level of support required to enable a positive 'transition' into secondary education.

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 highly successful Inclusion Team, led by Mrs Caroline Wallis. Please see our dedicated web page: Inclusion - Learning for All (SEND) - for more information.

The partnership of schools within the Bulwell area is led by Mrs Linda Abbott, manager of Bulwell EAZ and Bulwell Academy school governor.

To help explain what life is like at The Bulwell Academy, previous Year 7 students made a film about the academy which highlights the Academy's specialism in Business and Enterprise, and captures the tremendous learning environment and strong partnerships between our staff and students.


Taster Sessions

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:

Working in partnership with local primary schools

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

Bulwell EAZ works in partnership with the following schools to raise standards and improve outcomes for children, young people and families:

Important Dates

for your Diary

We have a range of activities to ensure that, should you choose the Bulwell Academy, your child will be well prepared for their first day. Click on the image below to download the 2019 Events programme.


Please click here to view our current uniform requirements

Catering at


Please visit our Restaurant page to view details about our free breakfast, school dinners, menus and online payments with ParentPay.

Latest News, Updates

& Reminders

You will find that our website contains lots of information to support you as you prepare for your child to start at The Academy. The website is regularly updated, and should be your first point of reference for information. Our social media pages on Facebook and Twitter are also a good way of keeping up to date