Virtual Open Event

Thank you for visiting us on our Virtual Open Event page. We are delighted to welcome you and hope that you will be able to gain a feel for life at Buckler’s Mead Academy. We understand the importance of hearing first-hand from our students, parents and teachers.

We hope you enjoy our specially produced videos, which aim to help you discover more about our fantastic academy and provide you with the key information that you would receive during a visit. We hope you will find this useful as you begin your journey in exploring all that Buckler’s Mead Academy has to offer. If you have any further questions, we will be issuing produced copies of our latest Prospectus to all of our local feeder schools along with information on how to get in touch and opportunities to be involved in online questions and answer sessions with our Senior Leadership Team.

In the meantime, if you would like any further information please get in touch with us and we would be delighted to talk to parents over the phone. Our staff are on hand to answer any questions you may have.

It’s nice to virtually meet you!

Headteachers Welcome
Welcome to our Academy
Parents Q & A
Taster Days

Transition Arrangements

“Please be aware that since the COVID19 pandemic we have been incredibly restricted with our approach to transition. We will endeavour to continue to do all we can to support any parents/students who are considering joining BMA. For further information or direct questions please do not hesitate to contact the academy by phone or through transition@bucklersmeadacademy.com.”

Buckler’s Mead Academy would like to welcome all visitors, parents and potential new parents to the academy. In this area of our website, we hope all of your questions are answered.


Induction – Support into Year 7

We are very proud of our programme of induction and support for students who are leaving Year 6 and joining us in Year 7.

Most students moving to a new academy have mixed feelings. They look forward to the new friends, teachers and opportunities. They also feel sad at leaving the teachers and school they have known for so long. However, our induction programme helps Year 7’s settle in very quickly and overwhelmingly the feedback we get is “I love it at Buckler’s Mead”.


Induction Programme

Late Spring – Our Year 7 Co-ordinator and other staff visit students in their Primary Schools to talk to them and their teachers. Teachers and parents/carers complete paperwork to help staff prepare for the students.

Spring Summer – There are a whole range of activities that groups of students – including Gifted & Talented and also those for whom transition might be difficult – take part in at Buckler’s Mead Academy. Students work on tasks in a special induction booklet to help them prepare for the move to the Academy.

Early July – A day when students visit the school to meet staff and work with their new form group. There is also an evening for parents to come to the Academy and meet form tutors and Senior Staff.

First Day in September – Year 7 start on their own and have the school to themselves prior to other year groups starting. Year 9 mentors are trained and in place to help new Year 7s settle in.

Ongoing in Year 7 – A whole range of activities, assemblies and information aimed at getting students settled in and working well, not least the ‘meet the tutor’ evening in October.

Our Prospectus

Academy Uniform

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Read about our Uniform Expectations here.

Term Dates and Academy Day

Our Term Dates and Academy Day are shown below. You can download a PDF of the Term Dates here.

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Apply to Buckler’s Mead

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