King James I Academy News

All the latest news from King James I Academy

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Developing Life Skills with Asda

October 2014

King James I Academy is the first school in the area to work in partnership with Asda on a recently launched ‘Skills for Life’ programme, which introduces young people to the diverse range of careers in retail.

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Outstanding Work from our GCSE Film Producers

October 2014

Year 11 students have just completed a Film Trailer for GCSE Media Studies, which they planned, filmed and edited independently. Students visited Auckland Castle to gather footage and also used locations around the school.

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New College Durham vs King James Football Results

October 2014

New College Durham 1-1 King James

Results from King James 6th Form's opening match in the North East College League against New College Durham on Thursday 2nd October 2014.

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Students Meet Author and Illustrator of Charlie's War

October 2014

Key Stage 3 students have attended an informative talk and Q&A session with Mick Manning, author of the children’s novel, Charlie’s War and book illustrator, Brita Granstrom.

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Year 6 Open Evening 2014

September 2014

This month, we welcomed over 300 visitors to our Academy Open Evening. Year 6 students from all of our local primary schools and their families took part in a range of activities including the Active Maths challenge, science experiments, robotic programming, Jamaican dance, music, art, football and trampolining.

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Introducing our Student Leaders

September 2014

Each year at King James, following nominations from both staff and students, we appoint a Head Boy and Head Girl from Year 11. Their role involves representing the Academy at special events and liaising directly with Mr Grieveson to communicate the views of their peers. This year, to create more opportunities for students to share their ideas fro the future, we have appointed representatives from each Key Stage.

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Vision - Issue 19: September 2014

September 2014

Bringing Primary and Secondary students together

Inside: Transition Summer School, New Build Update and Enrichment Programme, Exam Results,

Primary Visitors, Sports Day, MGFA League Champions, Literacy Initiative, BATH and much more.

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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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GCSE Exam Success

August 2014

Following difficult changes to the exams system this year, we are pleased to share some outstanding results across all departments.

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Work Placement Leads to a Job at Marks and Spencers

August 2014

After impressing his manager during his Year 11 work experience placement, Cameron W has secured a part-time position at Marks and Spencers, which will fit around his studies as he enters our Sixth Form.

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