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25/05/2020 - KJ Linked Issue 8 released!

As you will have seen, the Government is encouraging secondary schools to consider a partial return for Year 10 and Year 12 students from Monday 1st June 2020. Our view continues to be that it is important that we take appropriate, extensive and considered actions to assure the safety of all members of our school community to make the right decision at the right time.

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The coronavirus and home schooling section of the website is available on this link (Updated 04/06/2020)

There will be another Chromebook repair session on Friday 5th June 2020. 8:00am - 11:30am. If your child needs their chromebook repaired, please contact the school prior to this for details.

Academic Achievement Award for Abbi!

May 2019


Sixth Form student, Abbi receives her award from Cllr Joy Allen, Mayor of Bishop Auckland.

Cllr Joy Allen, the Mayor of Bishop Auckland has visited King James I Academy to present three of its students with some very special awards. The presentation was a special occasion for all involved as it was also the first official engagement as Mayor for Cllr Allen, who was chosen to serve at the Town Council Annual Meeting this month.

Sixth Form student, Abbi S was presented with the prestigious "Academic Achievement Award' not only for excellence in her GCSE and A-Level studies but also for the success she has achieved as part of the "Social Mobility Programme 2020'. This national initiative invites applications from gifted and talented young people, and recognises the potential of a select few by offering them the opportunity to take part in higher-level work experience.

Abbi, who is studying four A-Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Geography has been offered a work placement at the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) in Newcastle during the forthcoming summer holidays. There she will shadow young doctors in order to gain an insight into medicine. This is a fantastic opportunity for Abbi who aspires to enter the medical profession herself.

The Mayor also presented the "Town Council Youth Award' to Year 7 students, Lilly T and Jay M for the excellent work they do in school through energy conservation initiatives and recycling projects such as "the Big Battery Hunt'.