Our School

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 4 mixed-age classrooms with our Preschool provision seamlessly fitting into in our mixed Reception/Preschool 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.

If you are interested in your child joining our school including preschool, then please give us a ring or pop into school for an application form and further information. Your child can start nursery at the start of the term after they are 3 years old. If you have any questions or need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

School Day

The School day operates from 8.45am – 3.15pm.

The School gates open at 8.30am – 8.45am. and then 3.10pm – 3.30pm.

Wrap Around Care operates from 7.45am – 8.30am. And 3.15pm until 5.30pm,. For more information please see our Breakfast and After School Club page. 


Registration / Late Arrivals

Registration takes place at 9am, and children are considered late if they arrive past 9am. If your child is absent without reason, you will receive a phone call from the School Office. If contact is not made, this will be followed up with further phone calls or a home visit.