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.

Aim Higher

Our Aim Higher programme inspires students in Years 9-12 to begin thinking about higher education options by giving them a taste of university life in a variety of cities across the UK.

In the last year, fifteen Year 10 students and two Sixth Formers enjoyed a two day trip to Edinburgh, where they were able to take a tour of the Edinburgh University campus and imagine the possibilities as a resident.

The group also explored the city and visited the interactive visitor attraction, Camera Obscura.

30 students from Years 8, 9, 10 visited Northumbria University overnight, touring the campuses and taking part in especially adapted lectures.

A group of Year 12 students stayed at Leeds Beckett University to learn more about different aspects of student-life, in preparation for their UCAS applications.

We took a group of Year 11 students to LIPA (Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts) and the surrounding area to investigate the opportunities available to them. They took part in workshops and got a glimpse of life in that industry.

These trips often help young people to develop personal ambition and to focus on their future, but they also promote self-belief and allow them to experience a little independence, often for the first time.