King James I Academy will be closed for students on Friday 27th November 2015 for teacher training
Last term, we launched our own Academy Bank for students in conjunction with Darlington Building Society. The bank offers our students the opportunity to develop valuable life skills and watch their money grow through a number of incentive-based savings initiatives.
In a moving tribute to the many servicemen and women who lost their lives in conflict, student members of the ongoing World War I history project at King James stood alongside 95 year old WWII veteran, Mr George Iceton, The Mayor of Bishop Auckland, Cllr Lee Brownson and other special guests at our new war memorial.
Following the recent Martin Gray Football Academy (MGFA) contract signing, our new Year 7 members have quickly demonstrated why they were selected to join the elite football squad at King James.
Year 9 student, Chloe C is the first winner in our year-long ‘Accelerated Reading’ competition. The initiative, which is run by Miss Wharton in our English department in conjunction with Mr Wheatley in our busy school library, offers book lovers the opportunity to be entered into a prize draw each half term to win a ‘Kindle Fire.
The Mayor of Bishop Auckland, Cllr Lee Brownson demonstrated excellent babysitting skills during a recent visit to our Health and Social Care Department.
We have received excellent feedback and many positive comments from families in our local community who joined us at our ‘Treasure Island’ themed Year 6 Open Evening event on September 30th.
This week. former King James student, the Mayor of Bishop Auckland, Cllr. Lee Brownson officially open the newly-refurbished and renamed Agnew Building.