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St James Academy is a truly comprehensive school embracing the talents of all its students and celebrating the richness of the cultural diversity of the area that surrounds it.


I am delighted to report that the school is at an exciting time with our last Ofsted Report confirming the progress we have made over recent years. In addition, St James Academy is proud to be part of the newly-formed Dudley Multi-Academy Trust, a partnership of four local schools under the sponsorship of Dudley College of Technology. More information about the Trust and its aims can be found on our Dudley MAT page


To this end we continue to strive to provide the highest standard of innovative teaching and learning and enhanced opportunities for all our students to ensure they achieve their potential. We are determined to become a centre of excellence and are constantly seeking to recruit and develop teachers of the highest calibre who are able to inspire our students to enjoy learning, to achieve high standards and to aspire to become lifelong learners. Our team of staff are committed professionals who are well respected and valued. The school continues to invest heavily in training opportunities for all staff to give them the support to develop in their chosen role and beyond. The philosophy is simple: this school will ensure the success of all students through outstanding teaching.

There is also a strong caring ethos in the school which ensures high levels of support for students and extends into an atmosphere of mutual respect throughout the school. Our students are challenged to extend their interests through a wide programme of extra-curricular activities, sports teams, enrichment activities and cross-curricular Focus Days. No avenue is left unexplored in the pursuit of excellence for all. As the Principal, I am personally very proud, privileged and excited to be driving these developments. They will support our shared vision for rapid success and will create experiences for all within and beyond the local community.

St James Academy is a rewarding, challenging and supportive school which makes a real difference to young people and which invests in everyone associated with the school. It's a great place to be!

You are most welcome to come and see the school in action for yourself and I look forward to meeting you in the very near future.

Michelle King



Learning Gateway