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  • Year 11 Exams Update

    Published 23/03/20

    Please see the below letter for Year 11 learners with a quick update in regards to their examinations. 

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    Published 18/03/20

    Re: Dudley Academies Trust's response to the Prime Minister's announcement on Wednesday 18th March 2020 at 17.00: School closure from Monday 23rd March 2020.

    The academy will be open on Thursday 19th March and Friday 20th March for learners in all year groups. The same guidance applies that has been issued with regard to Covid- 19: Learners should not attend if they have a dry, persistent cough or a temperature, or if a member of the family has those symptoms. If learners are a member of a vulnerable group, they should also remain at home.

    With regard to the Prime Minister's announcement at 17.15 on Wednesday 18th March at 2020, guidance will be issued tomorrow. The Trust will ensure that children of 'front line' workers and learners in vulnerable groups are provided for in accordance with the Department for Education's requirements.

    Jo Higgins

    Chief Executive.

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  • Coronavirus Update (COVID-19) 18/03/2020

    Published 18/03/20

    Please note all updates regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) including Principal Podcasts, Chief Executive updates and links to the most up to date guidance can be found on the COVID-19 updates tab. For Distance Learning materials please visit the Curriculum tab.

    In the event of making the decision to close, or to partially close the academy to one or more year groups, we will make every effort to inform you on the day before by sending a text message at the end of the school day. We will also work with you should this decision present challenges for your childcare. If this is the case, please contact us as soon as you receive our closure message or first thing the following morning.

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  • Learning Platforms

    Published 13/03/20
    Please see the below for a quick guide on how to reset your password for the learning platforms available at The Link Academy.  If you require any assistance logging on to RM Unify please email or see your IC
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  • Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update (13 March 2020)

    Published 13/03/20

    UPDATE: Until we receive direction from Public Health England, The Link Academy will be open as normal. Please continue to check the academy website and other forms of social media for updates.

    UPDATE (13 March 2020)

    Please see below a letter which has been distributed to learners today in relation to the Covid-19 virus.

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  • Coronavirus Update

    Published 27/02/20

    This is a rapidly evolving situation where information is being gathered and assessed daily by Public Health England.

    Today the Department for Education have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

    Phone: 0800 046 8687 Email:

    Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

    No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless directed to do so by Public Health England.

    We know that you may have concerns or questions about the current outbreak of Coronavirus. We want to reassure you that we are working hard to ensure everyone at our academies are safe.

    Any action taken will be under the guidance of the Government. Information and guidance can be found on the Governments website below:

    We will continue to keep you updated via our websites if any new information becomes available. Your co-operation in this matter is greatly appreciated.

    Advice for parents/carers

    At present, it is unlikely that you or your child will catch the Coronavirus in the Dudley borough.

    How serious is the coronavirus?

    • The infection is mild for most people, including children. Older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease) may be at higher risk of more serious illness.
    • Most people get better with enough rest, and plenty to eat and drink.

    How likely are you to catch the virus?

    • The chance of being in contact with the virus is currently low in the UK.
    • You can only catch it if you have been close to a person who has the virus (less than 2 metres for more than 15 minutes).
    • If you and/or your child has returned from Wuhan city and Hubei Province in China, Iran, Republic of Korea including the areas of Daegu or Cheongdo, or any Northern Italian town under containment measures, you should stay at home and do not attend education or work for 14 days. Call NHS 111 for further advice.
    • If you and/or your child has travelled to one of the following countries: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Northern Italy, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand or Vietnam in the last 14 days and are unwell with flu like symptoms you should stay at home and call NHS 111.
    • If the risk increases in other countries or regions, it will be updated on this website
    • If you haven’t been close to anyone with confirmed COVID-19 or haven’t been to any of the places above or mentioned on the government website, you are fine to carry on as normal.

    What you and your children can do to stop the spread of coughs and sneezes

    1. Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, use a tissue when possible.
    2. Throw away dirty tissues promptly and carefully.
    3. Clean hard surfaces (such as door handles) frequently using a normal cleaning product.
    4. Most important of all, wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
    5. If your child is unwell keep them at home until they are better.

    For further information visit

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  • How will your child learn about careers?

    Published 24/02/20

    Dudley Academies Trust recently announced a major careers education programme. We’ve now produced a simple diagram to explain some of the things that your children will be learning and some of the activities they will participate in. Click here to take a look! There’s much more to come…

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  • Parent/Carer Update

    Published 27/11/19

    Dear Parents/Carers

    Please remember that we have learners in our academy that suffer from a nut allergy. Please do not send nuts or nut based food items into the academy and talk to your child about the importance of this. 

    Thank you for your continued support.

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  • School closed

    Published 24/10/19

    The Link Academy will be closed on Friday 25th October 2019. School opens as usual on Monday 4th November 2019.

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  • DAT Performance Update

    Published 18/10/19

    Great news for Dudley Academies Trust. Our learners have improved GCSEs and improved progress scores according to the latest statistics released by the government. Well done everyone!

    All four of our academies have improved GCSE results.

    All four of our academies have an improved Progress 8 score, which measures the progress that learners make between Year 7 and GCSEs.

    Three of our academies have increased GCSE passes in English and Maths (Grade 5 and above).

    • Beacon Hill is the third most improved school in Dudley for GCSE results.
    • St James is the fourth most improved school in Dudley for GCSE results and the third most improved school for learner progress.
    • The Link is the fourth most improved school in Dudley for learner progress.
    • Pegasus Academy is the second most improved school in Dudley for GCSE passes in English and Maths (Grade 5 and above) and is the sixth most improved for GCSE passes overall.
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  • The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

    Published 27/09/19

    The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a fun adventure and major challenge, with three progressive Award levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold) and a wide range of activities offer endless possibilities to anyone aged 14 to 24. Millions of young people in the UK have already taken part in the world’s leading youth achievement award – pushing personal boundaries, gaining new skills and enhancing their CVs and university applications. The Link Academy currently runs Bronze Award, which is open to year 9 and 10's. The award consists of 4 sections, volunteering, skills, physical and the famous expedition. 

    The Link Academy is delighted to announce that we have received a grant from The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) Diamond fund for our Bronze groups – enabling us to reach and support more disadvantaged young people who want to do their DofE in The Link Academy

    Thanks to this fantastic offering, we will be purchasing more expedition kit such as rucksacks,tents and sleeping bags – providing more of our young people the opportunity, which may not otherwise have been open to them, to develop ‘soft’ skills and attributes for life and the workplace.

    For any further information please contact Miss Osmond through school reception on 01384 816500. 

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  • Open Evening 2019

    Published 16/09/19

    The Link Academy are happy to announce that this years Open Evening will be taking place on Thursday 26th September 2019. The event will start at 6.00pm and run until 8.30pm.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for Year 6 parents to come and see what life is like at The Link Academy. Talks with our Principal, Mrs Edwards-Morgan, will be at 6.15pm and again at 7.00pm in our school hall and all departments around the academy will be open with teachers and our student leaders on hand to talk you through any queries you may have.

    We hope to see as many of you here as we can and look forward to welcoming you all into our academy! 

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