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  • Autumn Half Term (1 Week)
  • Monday 27th October - Monday 3rd November
  • Year 8 Girls - HPV Immunisation
  • Thursday 13th November
  • Christmas 2014 (2 Weeks 2 Days)
  • Thursday 18th December - Wednesday 7th January



Sixth Form

New Build Cam



Latest News...


New School on Track for January Opening

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.


GCSE Exam Success

Following difficult changes to the exams system this year, we are pleased to share some outstanding results across all departments.


Work Placement Leads to a Job at Marks and Spencers

After impressing his manager during his Year 11 work experience placement, Cameron W has secured a part-time position at Marks and Spencers, which will fit around his studies as he enters our Sixth Form.


COMING SOON! Uniting Communities through Drama and Dance

Earlier in the year, members of BATH (Bishop Auckland Theatre Hooligans) received a warm welcome from our friends in Montego Bay, when they travelled to Jamaica to build much-needed bathroom facilities for Brightley Beam Primary School. Now, it is our turn to play host.


Celebrating A-Level Results

Students are once again celebrating after another successful year of Sixth Form study. Year 13 students have achieved particularly well and all students have gained the necessary qualifications to support them as they move into Higher Education, training or employment.


International School Award Success

King James has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious full International School Award for the second time, in recognition of our work to bring the world into the classroom. The award is a badge of honour for schools that promote international education, for example through visits, projects and links with partner schools overseas.


COMING SOON! Zorbing Taster Sessions

This Half Term, students will be able to take part in an exhilarating Zorbing taster session in conjunction with Consett and District YMCA.