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13/07/2020 - KJ Linked Issue 15 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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King James I Academy News

All the latest news from King James I Academy

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Teachers attacked (but all for a good cause!)

June 2012

It's not very often that students have permission from Mr Grieveson to attack members of staff or to engage in a water fight but at the end of half term they were positively encouraged to both.

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Carol Vorderman eat your heart out!

June 2012

At only 15, Year 10 student, Paige Marshall, is showing all the traits of TV maths queen Carol Vorderman. After sitting her GCSE Maths almost two years early, Paige has already achieved an A*

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Youth Cross Country Cycling event.

June 2012

Students from both King James and Staindrop School took part in the friendly competition, which was the first of its kind in the Bishop Auckland area.

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Gold medal students

May 2012

While Olympic athletes are dreaming of winning just one gold medal in London, our students have returned from a regional athletics event with an array of them!

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Students go punk for charity

May 2012

Three of our Sixth Form students transformed themselves into Punk Princesses recently to help raise funds for a new chemotherapy unit at Bishop Auckland Hospital.

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Getting it right

May 2012

We take bullying very seriously here at King James and so we were delighted with the results of this year's confidential student survey, which told us that incidents of bullying in our school are rare.

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King James Cup 2012

April 2012

Staff at King James 1st Academy showed their true class as they convincingly beat a Sixth formers side consisting of current and past pupils, 14-0.

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Mayor Plants Jubilee Tree at King James

April 2012

The Mayor of Bishop Auckland, Councillor John Lethbridge, has recently visited King James to plant a tree as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

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Getting a Taste of Sportsability

March 2012

Students in Years 8, 9 and 10 recently enjoyed a "Sportsability' taster session courtesy of Durham County Leisure's Sportsability team, who provide fun activities for adults and young people with a disability.

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Record Breaking Lyndon will be a Torch Bearer

March 2012

It has been non-stop excitement for Paralympic hopeful, Lyndon lately. Not only is he a record breaker but he has also been confirmed as an Olympic Torch Bearer.