King James I Academy News

All the latest news from King James I Academy

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First Aid qualification for Sixth Formers

July 2023

Recently, some of our Sixth Form students have gained a recognised qualification in Emergency First Aid in the Workplace, here at King James.

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Playing the Game of Life!

July 2023

A’ Level Sociology students in Year 12, have been playing the Game of Life in class with their Teacher, Mr Shearer.

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Year 11 Prom

July 2023

Our Year 11 Prom 2023 was a glittering affair, held at Redworth Hall Hotel and enjoyed by students and staff alike.

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Year 10 Geography Trip to London

July 2023

As an end of year reward, and Geography educational trip, two of our Geography teachers, Mrs Patterson and Mrs Mason, took eight Year 10 students down to London for a fun-filled overnight stay.

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Year 7s perform Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

June 2023

As part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Associate Schools Program, that is run across Durham and Tyne and Wear, Year 7 students have recently taken part in a contemporary performance of Twelfth Night.

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Demonstration cooking with professional chef

June 2023

Last term, Year 10 Food & Nutrition students were treated to a special visit from former MasterChef contestant, now successful private chef, Mike Bartley.

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New! Year 8 Philosophy Club

June 2023

A group of 15 Year 8 students have been taking part in a new club, led by Miss Houlahan, as part of our Key Stage 3 enrichment programme.

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End of year barbeque for Year 11s

June 2023

To celebrate the end of exams for our Year 11s, and to commemorate their secondary school years at King James, we organised an end of year barbeque.

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Town Council Youth Award Winners!

June 2023

Bishop Auckland Town Council’s Youth Awards is designed to give recognition to outstanding young people in Bishop Auckland. This year, we are proud to announce that our students won four awards!

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The King's ices at lunchtime

June 2023

In the midst of the heatwave, we have opened up the King's Feast as a hub for lunchtime treats.