Remote Learning Notice

Following the Government Announcement on Monday 4th January 2021, King James I Academy is closed to all students except vulnerable students and the children of critical workers until further notice. Please contact the Academy if you require a place for your child.

Vocational examinations for Year 11, 12 and 13 students have now been cancelled
See here for more information(07/01/2021)
The latest letter from our Acting Headteacher can be viewed here (06/01/2021)

COVID-19 Test and Trace for Students

You should have received a letter regarding routinely testing students and staff for COVID-19.
The letter is also readable here (Updated 5/1/2021).
Click here to sign a digital consent form for each of your children at the Academy.

About Us

Sixth Form

We offer a range of qualifications and over 20 subjects to choose from. From A Levels to BTECs there is something for every student. Some qualifications are exam based where as others entail coursework assignments or are entirely founded on coursework. This allows students to make a better choices about what they wish to study, based on their strengths and weaknesses.

All subjects have lower than the average class sizes, making teaching highly focused on the individual needs of each student. Due to this there is excellent progress tracking from tutors and teachers, some of which involves regular reports on the development of students. As a result, individuals often achieve higher than predicted results.

Our Sixth Form team and all teaching staff provide excellent support with studies, higher education and careers advice.

We have a common room, library, café and good ICT facilities available to the students


Sixth Form Life

King James I has a very dynamic Sixth Form life! Like the rest of the school, Sixth Formers are encouraged 

to take part in various activities and projects in the school. ROOTS our drama group for instance, includes many of the Sixth Form students. Our Academy has many international links with countries like America, Brazil, Jamaica, Ireland and Spain, which enables a lot of our students to travel abroad as part of their studies.

Furthermore our Sixth Form has explored many Universities in England as part of higher education support, some of those including Oxford, Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Liverpool. Our Music Department hosts a number of student bands and they are encouraged to take part in local musical events.


Benefits of coming to King James


  • Wide variety of subjects to choose from
  • A personal negotiable timetable
  • Smaller class sizes
  • Excellent teaching staff
  • Opportunities to travel abroad
  • Preparation for Higher Education and careers advice
  • UCAS Personal Statement help
  • Academic support
  • Good Sixth Form facilities



If you need any further information please contact a member of our Sixth Form Team on 01388 603 388