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Coronavirus & Home Schooling

All the latest news, developments and warnings regarding Coronavirus / COVID-19.

Important Notifications and Letters to Parents

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Discover more about King James I Academy including Ofsted inspection reports, Bus Timetables, Uniform requirements and details surrounding the School Day.

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All the latest news and developments from King James I Academy

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Find out what's happening at King James I Academy with the school calendar.

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Learn about our academy's safeguarding team, make a referral or read our key policies.

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Information for parents of students attending or thinking about attending our school.

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Sixth Form

Learn all about our Sixth Form here at King James I Academy.

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Discover what's on at our Community Centre.

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Information for our students, including bus times, uniform, timetable information and Student Support.

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Photographs of life at King James.

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Contact Us

Contact Details such as Address, Telephone Numbers, Email Addresses and Points of Contact within the Academy.

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Year 6 Transition

As we are all aware, things are very different this year but we know how important transition activities are to a smooth start to Year 7.

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Our Vision Statement

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website to find out about the exciting things that are happening at King James I Academy.

In 2021 we will continue to build upon our many successes and we look forward to another exciting and inspiring year filled with opportunities to learn and grow.  We are over-subscribed for the third year running and will do our best to provide the King James experience to as many young people as possible.

At King James we pride ourselves on the quality and breadth of the curriculum we offer and we employ specialist staff to ensure that all of our children are well cared for and supported.  We are keen to work in close partnership with our parents and we work hard to ensure that our students enjoy all aspects of their education.

We are an inclusive school and we employ a large number of highly skilled support staff who are available to help all of our students to prosper.  From our Student Support Workers who provide day to day support to students to our Learning Support team we are a caring school.  We also employ a School Counsellor and other support staff who help students to be prepared and able to learn.

Our International School Award reflects our belief in learning beyond the classroom and our Vision Magazine celebrates the variety we offer and the many achievements of our students.

King James I Community works closely in partnership with our local schools and the local community to provide a venue for a large range of community-led educational and leisure activities including supporting Roots (a local performing arts group), hosting Bishop Auckland Juniors football club and working closely with Shildon AFC.

Our children take part in a range of activities beyond the school day and there is a seamless connection between the school and community activities which take place on the Academy site.  Students benefit from an Enrichment period at the end of every day, other than Friday, that provides them with the opportunity to develop new interests and to extend their learning.

King James offers a wealth of opportunities, which help our students to thrive and achieve excellent outcomes and which help us to provide "learning to inspire".

Should you require a copy of Vision or any further information then please access information via the website or contact the Main Reception on 01388-603388, or if you are interested in visiting King James then please do not hesitate to make personal contact with me.

Best wishes.

Simon Whitehead
Acting Headteacher




Latest News...

Wanted... Pre-loved Uniform

As students grow out of their uniform or prepare to move into Sixth Form, please show your support for our Uniform Recycling Scheme.

Ruby on the way to National Equestrian Championship

Talented equestrian rider, Ruby S has qualified for the National Equestrian Championship, which will take place at the end of May in Hickstead, following her recent success in the National Schools Equestrian Association (NSEA) Competition.

Easter catch-up sessions for Year 11s

We have organised a timetable of Easter learning sessions for Year 11 students to revise for forthcoming exams and to catch up on coursework.

Sixth Form Easter sessions

Sixth Form teachers have arranged a timetable of Easter holiday sessions to help students in Years 12 and 13 revise for forthcoming exams, catch up on coursework and gather quality evidence which will be used for teacher assessed grades.

Coming soon: Prize Evening!

Our Annual Prize Evening is one of the highlights of our school calendar, attended by hundreds of students and their proud families. This year will be very different as we will be streaming the event!

Smooth and efficient lateral flow testing

Sixth Form students have received their third lateral flow test today in school and will now move onto home testing kits, which will be provided by us. Other year groups will follow shortly.

KJ Linked - Issue 24

Welcome to Issue 24 of KJ Linked, our lockdown newsletter, which keeps our school community connected.

Celebrating World Book Day

Each year, World Book Day celebrates the power of storytelling and the pleasure that reading brings us by giving young people the opportunity to access a book for free. This year World Book Day is on Thursday 4th March.