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Welcome to Year 7

Principal Welcome 2021/22

As Principal, I am delighted to welcome your child as a new learner in September 2021 at The Link Academy, part of Dudley Academies Trust. The Link Academy is a rapidly improving school. As the Principal, I am extremely proud of what we have to offer and I am confident that our provision is of high quality. Above all, I am committed to ensuring that your child will have the best possible life chances as a result of a first class educational experience.

Please see below the link to my Principal Welcome letter 2021/22 for further information. Additional content will be provided in due course.

Emma Edwards-Morgan, Principal 


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Chief Executive Welcome 2021/22

As Chief Executive, I am delighted that your child has been offered a place at one of our secondary academies in September 2021. It is my pleasure to inform you that your child will be gifted a blazer and tie as a way of welcoming them into our Trust. You will receive information about how to obtain these items of uniform in the coming weeks...


To read more, please see below a welcome letter from Jo Higgins, Chief Executive, on behalf of Dudley Academies Trust.


Jo Higgins, Chief Executive 


Transition Lead Welcome 2021/22

As Transition Lead at The Link Academy and I am delighted that your child will be joining us in September. I would like to provide some key information relating to your child’s next steps as they move from Year 6 into Year 7, formally known as Transition.

This is an exciting time for your child as they progress into the secondary stage of their education. Below is an overview of how we try to make the transition process as smooth as possible for all of our new learners:


Ross Chater, Assistant Principal & Transition Lead

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Transition Week 2021 (CANCELLED)

The safety of all our learners, staff and the community is of the highest importance therefore, we have taken the decision to cancel our Transition Week this year. Please be reassured that as a Trust we considered all options but felt that in line with government guidance, it was appropriate to cancel our events. We hope to have a focus on Transition during our Summer School week commencing Monday 2nd August 2021. Details for this week will of course follow in due course. We encourage all our parents and carers to follow us on our social media platforms to ‘Discover more’ and keep up to date with the latest academy and Trust information. Should you have any queries or provide any additional information, please contact us by emailing

Data Collection Form

Please complete this form via the Weduc parent/carer app. As per the Transition Lead's Welcome Letter, information on how to access Weduc will be shared in due course.

Alternatively, please download and complete this form and email it back to or request a copy to be delivered via the post.