There are known issues with the ordering of PE kit from our supplier, who are are working to rectify the problems as soon as possible.

King James I Academy News

All the latest news from King James I Academy

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The Punctuation Roadshow

April 2018

Last term, students in Key Stage 3 were treated to a fun learning experience when the Punctuation Show visited King James. The roadshow is designed to improve overall English skills and confidence in the use of correct punctuation and grammar.

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Porrajmos: Through the Eyes of Children

April 2018

This month we hosted the Porrajmos (Por-ry-mus) Exhibition, which looks at the holocaust from the perspective of children and young people. The exhibition is designed to raise awareness about the issues of prejudice towards Gypsies and Travellers, a minority group often not considered when studying the holocaust.

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Opportunities for Tomorrow’s Engineers

April 2018

Here at King James, we work hard to strengthen our contacts with local engineering companies to help promote interest in engineering as a career and to increase opportunities for our students.

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Race to the Line with RAF Leeming Bar

March 2018

As part of our extensive programme of STEM activities, students in Year 7 have been designing and building a motor-powered car.

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Mile Long Mexican Wave for Sport Relief!

March 2018

On March 23rd, hundreds of our students took part in a giant Mexican wave to help raise money for Sport Relief 2018. The spectacular event was organised by Year 9 students who are all members of the Academy Council.

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Macbeth Performed in Style at the Academy

March 2018

Year 7 students from King James have been involved in bringing William Shakespeare’s work to life as part of a prestigious national project run by The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC).

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Food Tasting Experience to Study Different Beliefs

March 2018

Students in Year 8 at King James have been learning how religion can have an influence on people’s identities.

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Happy Pi Day!

March 2018

Celebrated each year on March 14th (3.14), Pi Day is dedicated to the mathematical constant. First recognised 30 years ago in 1988 by Physicist Larry Shaw, Pi Day observers celebrate in different ways.

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Parents Tell us Reasons for Choosing King James I Academy

March 2018

In September 2018, due to an exceptionally high number of applications, 184 young people will be joining Year 7 at King James. This is the largest intake we have had in recent years, and one which has led us to employ a number of additional Teachers to ensure that our class sizes are not increased.

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Rock at the Sage

March 2018

Members of the Rock and Pop Institute at King James have recently enjoyed an evening of live music at the Sage in Gateshaed.

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