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Welcome to Year 7

Principal Welcome 2022/23

As Principal, I am delighted to welcome your child as a new learner in September 2022 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.

In Years 7 and 8, learners benefit from an engaging curriculum which is competency based. It’s deliberately not too big a change from primary school teaching, so that learners can use methods that they already understand to start tackling new subjects. There is a particular emphasis on literacy, numeracy and digital literacy – the foundations for highly effective learning in future years.

Please see below the link to my Principal Welcome letter 2022/23 for further information. Additional content will be provided in due course.

Emma Edwards-Morgan, Principal 


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Chief Executive Welcome 2022/23

As Chief Executive, I am delighted that your child has been offered a place at one of our secondary academies in September 2022. 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 2022/23

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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