News from the links we have with the local Primary Schools.

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Transition Made Easy for New Starters

September 2017

Thanks to our well-established Transition Programme, the move from Primary to Secondary school is easy for our new starters.


Primary Shakespeare Festival at King James

April 2017

Once again, as part of our longstanding working partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), we have hosted the annual Primary Shakespeare Festival. The event saw hundreds of local primary school pupils perform ‘The Tempest’ alongside our Year 8 English Literature students.


Year 8 Student Brings Dance to Primary Pupils

February 2017

One of our many talented Dance students, Daveylee D. in Year 8, has received the specialist Primary Liaison Award at Prize Evening for his excellent work with St. Andrews Primary School.

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