Priority School Building Programme Bulletin

Latest news on the new build at King James I Academy

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New School on Track for January Opening

August 2014

Sir Robert McAlpine builders have made excellent progress with our new Academy over the summer holidays and are hoping to provide us with access to the new building as early as 15th December this year.

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Framework for our New Building is Fast Emerging

April 2014

The groundworks for our multi-million pound new building are now complete and every day sees rapid progress as the steelwork emerges and our state-of-the-art academy takes shape.

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Year 7's Make First Student Site Visit

March 2014

Four of our Year 7 students have been the first to don hard hats and safety jackets to visit the construction site to see how work is progressing.

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Tree Planting Ceremony Marks the Beginning of a New Chapter

January 2014

A tree has been planted at King James to mark the beginning of the multi-million pound building project that will see our academy transformed by September next year.

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The Transformation Begins

August 2013

Over the summer, contractors have been busy helping us to achieve our first step towards the redevelopment of the King James site, with the construction of a 4G artificial turf pitch (ATP) on the site of the former all-weather pitch. This state-of-the art sports facility marks the beginning of our Academy transformation.

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Bulletin Issue 2: February 2013

February 2013

Latest news on the Priority School Building Programme from King James I Academy

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Bulletin Issue 1: September/October 2012

September 2012

Latest news on the Priority School Building Programme from King James I Academy

King James I Academy, South Church Road, Bishop Auckland, County Durham DL14 7JZ