Buildwas Academy

Buildwas Road

01952 387827

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Buildwas Academy is set in a traditional Victorian building in the beautiful countryside close to the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site and Ironbridge Museums. Our position, overlooking the River Severn, adds to the charm.

Our school has a strong tradition, educating children since 1855, using the community and extensive local resources provided by the local and wide Shropshire area.

Children are taught in four mixed-age classrooms with our Pre-School provision seamlessly fitting into in our mixed Reception/Pre-School class. We offer education for 3 – 11 year olds within the Buildwas, Leighton and Eaton Constantine parishes and the surrounding Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire areas.

Buildwas Academy is a school that endeavours to make each child feel valued as an individual, within a community that cares. At Buildwas we realise the importance in equipping children with the appropriate academic and physical skills. We try to instil in them correct social and moral values and, most importantly, stimulate and motivate them to achieve the highest levels of confidence, enjoyment and success in all that they do.

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Our curriculum has been designed with our children and the local area in mind. As a staff we thought about our school’s ethos, the community and links we have already established or our plans and hopes for the future.

Our thematic curriculum has been designed with the children and our local context in mind. It aims to enrich the lives of our pupils, giving them skills and opportunities that will help them in later in life and take up their roles as global citizens. We hope that the children are as excited about the themes they will be covering as we are. We endeavour to bring these themes to life through the local links, visits and immersion activities to help create life-long memories.

Children from Reception to Year 6 at Buildwas are given realistic and progressive opportunities to enable them to develop into mature, responsible, confident, sensitive, respectful and trustworthy individuals.

“A small school with a huge heart.”






These words are pivotal to all that we do. We aspire to ensure that the happiness of the whole school community is our priority. We put our trust in each other, enabling us to provide ambitious, creative learning opportunities, that build resilience and nurture our children to evolve into the best versions of themselves.