The Bulwell Academy

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The Bulwell Academy
Bulwell Academy logo.gif
Motto Everyone Achieves
Established September 2009
Type Academy
Headteacher Paul Halcro
Deputy Headteacher Liz Parry
Location Squires Avenue
Bulwell, Nottingham
England Coordinates: 53°00′22″N 1°11′40″W / 53.0062°N 1.1944°W / 53.0062; -1.1944
DfE number 892/6919
DfE URN 135685 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–19
Houses 5
Colours Red and Blue
Publication The Bulwell Academy Newsletter
Students 1000 (approx)
Learning Platform

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[edit]

The Bulwell Academy caters for 1,050 11-16 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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

The multi-million 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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]


  • Principal: Paul Halcro
  • Senior Vice Principal: Liz Parry
  • Director of Finance & Operations: Mark Blyton
  • Director of Business & Enterprise: Alison Bingham

Academy Sponsors[edit]

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.[citation needed]