Open Day and Evening

We are delighted to invite you to our Academy, Open Day and Evening, which will take place on Thursday 28 September 2023. 

Open Day Tours

Guided tours of the Academy, where you will get the chance to see the Academy in action will take place in two time slots: 


8:45 am – 10:15 am

11:15 am – 12:30 pm


There is no need to book a slot, just arrive between these times and we will provide you with one of our wonderful student guides who will show you around the Academy.  

Open Evening

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm (Headteacher’s presentation at 5:30 pm and repeated 6:30 pm)

Guided tours of the academy from our amazing student guides. 

Staff will be on hand to answer all your questions. 


At Buckler’s Mead Academy we are committed to providing “An Inspiring Education for all”.  We look forward to welcoming you to our academy to see for yourself and to hear about the many exciting opportunities for our whole school community to experience success.  


Primary schools will be issued with copies of our new prospectus for Year 6 students. 


Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions or would like to know more, or if you cannot attend on this day, give us a ring and we will be happy to welcome you at an alternative time. 


Transition Arrangements

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

For uniform supplied by South West Schoolwear click here.

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.

Academy Day and Term Dates 22-23

Apply to Buckler’s Mead

To apply to Buckler's Mead Academy please click here.

For applications during the school year please use the application form below: 

Term Dates 2023-24