King James I Academy is the first school in the area to work in partnership with Asda on a recently launched ‘Skills for Life’ programme, which introduces young people to the diverse range of careers in retail.
Year 11 students have just completed a Film Trailer for GCSE Media Studies, which they planned, filmed and edited independently. Students visited Auckland Castle to gather footage and also used locations around the school.
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Results from King James 6th Form's opening match in the North East College League against New College Durham on Thursday 2nd October 2014.
This month, we welcomed over 300 visitors to our Academy Open Evening. Year 6 students from all of our local primary schools and their families took part in a range of activities including the Active Maths challenge, science experiments, robotic programming, Jamaican dance, music, art, football and trampolining.
Each year at King James, following nominations from both staff and students, we appoint a Head Boy and Head Girl from Year 11. Their role involves representing the Academy at special events and liaising directly with Mr Grieveson to communicate the views of their peers. This year, to create more opportunities for students to share their ideas fro the future, we have appointed representatives from each Key Stage.
Sir Robert McAlpine builders have made excellent progress with our new Academy over the summer holidays and are hoping to provide us with access to the new building as early as 15th December this year.