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Welcome to Year 7

Principal's Welcome 2021/22

As Principal, I am delighted to welcome your child as a new learner in September 2021 at St James Academy, part of Dudley Academies Trust. St James is a rapidly improving school. 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 my Principal Welcome letter 2022/23 for further information. Additional content will be provided in due course.