King James I Academy News

All the latest news from King James I Academy

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Inter-school Maths Challenge

May 2019

Last term we hosted an interschool Maths competition for Year 10 students. The competition featured a host of fun maths questions designed to improve problem solving skills and promote a love for the subject.

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Academic Achievement Award for Abbi!

May 2019

Cllr Joy Allen, the Mayor of Bishop Auckland has visited King James to present three of our 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.

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Safety Carousel for Year 8s

May 2019

This week, around 180 Year 8 students at King James I Academy have taken part in a special event with a focus on staying safe in a variety of life situations.

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Ullswater Outward Bound Experience

May 2019

A group of 31 students in Years 7-10 have recently taken part in an exciting five day trip to Ullswater Outward Bound Centre in the Lake District.

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An Excellent Year for Dramatic Arts

May 2019

This year has seen an exciting display of creativity and determination by the Dramatic Arts Department. Students have produced dynamic and electrifying performances and have achieved both academically and personally.

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Help to Plan for the Future at Teesside Uni

May 2019

A group of 40 students in Year 12 have attended a UCAS event at Teesside University as part of our Aim Higher programme. The event focused on carer planning.

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The Young Americans @ King James 2020

April 2019

As part of their Spring Tour, the The Young Americans will be visiting King James I Academy from the 3rd-5th February 2020.

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Songs of War and Peace

April 2019

Sixth Form Music students have produced their own 15-minute set for a festival setting. They rehearsed four songs, created mash-ups, composed their own song and developed lighting and set design for their performance, as well as developing their skills for live sound and PA systems.

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A Week in Paris for RTS

April 2019

A group of students and leaders from our RTS Theatre Group have recently returned from a week-long trip to Paris. The students had been specially selected to attend the trip as a reward for their outstanding work and commitment to the group.

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King James Alumni - Prof. Philip Hodgson

April 2019

Former King James student, Prof. Philip Hodgson, currently leads the School of Law, Criminology and Social Sciences at the University of Derby. Here he explains his progression from student to Professor.

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