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The Bulwell Academy

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Established  September 2009
Headteacher  Paul Halcro
Phone  +44 115 964 7640
Number of students  1,000
Type  Academy
Deputy Headteacher  Liz Parry
Motto  Everyone Achieves
Founded  September 2009
Trust  Edge Foundation The Bulwell Academy Trust
Location  Squires Avenue Bulwell, Nottingham Nottinghamshire NG6 8HG England
Address  Squires Avenue, Bulwell, Nottingham NG6 8HG, United Kingdom
Chairperson  Thomas Telford School (2012–)
Founders  Nottingham City Council, Thomas Telford School
Similar  Nottingham High School, Nottingham Academy (Sneinton, Djanogly City Academy, Top Valley Academy, Arnold Hill Academy

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The Bulwell Academy (formerly Riverleen School and formerly The Henry mellish school) a large academy situated in Bulwell, Nottingham, England, an area of social deprivation. It has strong business and industry links and specialises in Business & Enterprise.


About The Bulwell Academy

The Bulwell Academy caters for 1,050 11- to 16-year-olds with up to a further 250 places for post-16 students. The academy has a business and enterprise specialism and has local business partnerships.

Paul Halcro is the principal of The Bulwell Academy and has been in teaching for more than 15 years having previously been deputy head at Thomas Telford School, one of the UK’s top performing schools.

The multimillion-pound building, opened in 2010, has a modern design including a number of environmental sustainability features. On arrival at The Bulwell Academy students are confronted by a large, glass-fronted Enterprise Hub – a key design feature to emphasise the academy’s business and enterprise specialism. A central courtyard area is sheltered by a tented roofing system where rainwater is collected and used as ‘grey’ water to flush the toilets. Another unusual feature is the roof area, which is 80 per cent covered in sedum – a moss-type plant – to help reduce incoming noise and minimise rain water run-off.


  • Principal: Paul Halcro
  • Senior Vice Principal: Mr Derry
  • Director of Finance & Operations: Mark Blyton
  • Director of Business & Enterprise: Alison Bingham
  • Academy Sponsors

    About Edge EDGE is an independent education foundation.

    About Thomas Telford The Bulwell Academy joined the group of Thomas Telford Schools in 2012. Other schools in the group include the Madeley Academy, Sandwell Academy and Walsall Academy. The academies all work together to develop best practice and share knowledge. The students have the opportunity to regularly compete in inter-academy competitions throughout the year in a variety of sports and activities.


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