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  • A groundbreaking Ofsted judgement for St James Academy

    Published 01/07/24

    St James Academy received a ‘good’ rating in all areas in a recent Ofsted inspection. The outcome is a momentous occasion for the school as it was last rated ‘good’ nearly two decades ago. The report praises the school for being inclusive and a place where pupils feel that they can be themselves in a safe environment.

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  • Ofsted praises Beacon Hill Academy for ‘going the extra mile’

    Published 10/06/24

    Beacon Hill Academy received a ‘good’ rating in all areas in a recent Ofsted inspection. The report praised the school for being a place “where everyone goes the extra mile for their pupils”.

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  • Theatre magic and free travel for primary

    Published 22/04/24

    On Thursday 18th April 2024, pupils from Blowers Green Primary and Kates Hill Primary, part of Dudley Academies Trust, attended a theatre trip at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre to see The Boy at the Back of the Class.

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  • Enhancing our Sports Curriculum

    Published 18/04/24
    During the Spring Term, our secondary schools had the opportunity to take part in Trust wide sporting events and training sessions. This has included a netball tournament which took place at the Evolve Campus, Dudley College of Technology and a badminton tournament which took place at The Link Academy.
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  • Free cinema tickets for Primary

    Published 18/04/24

    On Sunday 24th March, children from Blowers Green Primary and Kates Hill Primary and their families had the opportunity to obtain free cinema tickets and attend a showing of the film Migration at Showcase Cinema, Dudley.

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  • Secondary schools achieve national award

    Published 05/03/24

    Staff at all four secondary academies in Dudley Academies Trust were delighted to have achieved The Quality in Careers Standard, awarded for the Trust’s outstanding careers programme.

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  • West Midlands Mayor sees our Careers programme in action

    Published 20/02/24

    Today, West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street, came to see Year 7 Learners from The Link Academy, Netherton, touring Thomas Dudley Ltd, one of the highlights of the careers programme that runs across all Dudley Academies Trust schools.

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  • Autumn Term Newsletter 2023/24

    Published 21/12/23

    The end of the Autumn Term and the prospect of the new year ahead means that this time
    of the year is a natural time for reflection.

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  • 2023 sees £1,250,000 of improvements to our estates

    Published 08/11/23

    This comes on top of nearly £15 million invested over the first five years of the Trust.

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  • BBC TV documentary showcases the journey of Beacon Hill Academy learners

    Published 07/09/23

    Marie Gentles OBE, educational consultant, with Beacon Hill learners who feature in the series.

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  • Bucking the national trend

    Published 25/08/23

    Both the Express & Star visited Beacon Hill Academy on GCSE Results Day to see the learners collecting their results. 

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  • Trust bids to open a new Free School

    Published 19/05/23

    The Trust, in partnership with Dudley College of Technology and Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, has submitted a bid to the Department for Education to open a new Free School.  

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