King James I Academy is almost full in Year 7 for September 2018 entrants. If you have not yet submitted your application then please do so quickly to avoid disappointment.

School Counsellors

Brian Pugh and Sophia Freidrich

Our school counsellors, offer a confidential and safe space for students to address issues that are affecting their emotional wellbeing and their ability to access the curriculum (i.e. self-esteem, self-confidence, identity, trauma, abuse, family difficulties, eating problems, self-harm, sexuality, bereavement, managing pressure and stress, anger, anxiety).


Referrals are made to the counsellors through our support staff, by using self referral cards or at the request of parents or other professionals.