King James I Academy News

All the latest news from King James I Academy

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Match Day Experience at Old Trafford for MGFA Players

February 2016

Twelve students from our Martin Gray Football Academy (MGFA) have recently attended the nail-biting Manchester United v FC Midtjylland Europa League match at Old Trafford.

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Girls Active on the Way to Wimbledon

February 2016

As a result of their excellent behaviour, inspiring attitudes and positive influence as role models for their peers in Key Stage 3 PE, ten girls in Years 8 and 9 have been selected by the Department to be part of a new group called Girls Active.

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Taking on the Thrill of the Climbing Wall

January 2016

Over 40 fearless Year 11 students have conquered the mighty climbing wall at ROF 59 in Newton Aycliffe as part of their BTEC and GCSE qualification in Sport.

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A Host of Football Legends at Old Trafford

November 2015

Fifteen Martin Gray Football Acadaemy students, accompanied by Mr Laybourn, have recently returned from a trip to the 'Match for Children' in aid of UNICEF fundraising event at Old Trafford, which was organised by David Beckham.

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Year 7 Footballers Triumph at Match Debut

November 2015

Following the recent Martin Gray Football Academy (MGFA) contract signing, our new Year 7 members have quickly demonstrated why they were selected to join the elite football squad at King James.

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Whole School Support for Sports Day

July 2015

Wearing the traditional house colours, our whole school enjoyed the sunshine and track events at our annual Sports Day.

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Students See Football and Music Unite at Old Trafford

June 2015

Fifteen students in Years 7 and 8, accompanied by Mr Laybourn, have returned from a fantastic fundraising event at Old Trafford, which saw music and football unite in one of the most iconic stadiums in the UK. The ‘Manchester Legends Game’ raised funds which will go towards Manchester United Foundation’s work in the community.

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Basketball is Going Down a 'Storm'!

March 2015

Thanks to our new development, we can now boast state-of-the-art facilities for Basketball and our students are making the most of it both in PE lessons and after school.

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COMING SOON! Outward Bound in The Lake District

March 2015

On Monday 27th April, 20 students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 will depart from King James to take part in the annual OAA trip to Ullswater in The Lake District.

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Sports Captains Lead Primary Athletics Event

February 2015

Year 10 Sports Captains have recently worked with local primary school pupils at an Athletics event which was held in our new sports hall.

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