King James I Academy News

All the latest news from King James I Academy

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COMING SOON! Uniting Communities through Drama and Dance

August 2014

Earlier in the year, members of BATH (Bishop Auckland Theatre Hooligans) received a warm welcome from our friends in Montego Bay, when they travelled to Jamaica to build much-needed bathroom facilities for Brightley Beam Primary School. Now, it is our turn to play host.

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Celebrating A-Level Results

August 2014

Students are once again celebrating after another successful year of Sixth Form study. Year 13 students have achieved particularly well and all students have gained the necessary qualifications to support them as they move into Higher Education, training or employment.

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International School Award Success

August 2014

King James has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious full International School Award for the second time, in recognition of our work to bring the world into the classroom. The award is a badge of honour for schools that promote international education, for example through visits, projects and links with partner schools overseas.

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COMING SOON! Zorbing Taster Sessions

August 2014

This Half Term, students will be able to take part in an exhilarating Zorbing taster session in conjunction with Consett and District YMCA.

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COMING SOON! Short Courses for Local Primary Schools

August 2014

This year we want to make working with primary schools one of our priorities. We will be offering a range of short courses for students in Years 5 and 6, and sharing our fantastic new facilities to enhance learning opportunities for all primary schools in our local community.

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COMING SOON! New Literacy Initiatives

August 2014

Improving literacy is high on our agenda and our students can look forward to a number of new and exciting literacy initiatives.

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Summer Adventures make Transition Easy

August 2014

Each year at King James we offer a free fun-packed Summer School for all our new Year 7 pupils who will be joining us in September, culminating in a confidence-building residential visit. This year, we improved our programme even further to offer two exciting destinations - Peak Venture in South Yorkshire and Cartagena in Spain!

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Young Carers’ Charter Awarded to King James

July 2014

King James has been awarded the Young Carers’ Charter following working with Glenys Newby from Family Action’s The Bridge Young Carers’ Project. Glenys visited the school last term to speak to students about the role of young carers, how they might be identified and about the support available to them.

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Culture and Roller Coasters in Paris

July 2014

This year’s trip to France was yet another resounding success, with 36 students in Years 7 and 9 travelling to Paris for an action-packed, four day break.

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Discussing Law with Durham University

July 2014

A Level Law students have recently enjoyed a visit from representives of Durham University’s Law School, who came to discuss the opportunities open to them should they choose to pursue a career in Law.

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