KJ Linked - Weekly Learning Toolkit

As we enter an indefinite period of lock down in the UK it has never been more important to stay in touch and keep busy.

This weekly newsletter will share positive news and ideas for activities that you can do at home to stay happy and healthy until the crisis passes.

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Coronavirus & Home Schooling

All the latest news, developments and warnings regarding Coronavirus / COVID-19. You will also find a learning toolkit for students and parents, and all relevant letters will be placed in this section of the website.

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All the latest news and developments from King James I Academy

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Discover more about King James I Academy including Ofsted inspection reports, Bus Timetables, Uniform requirements and details surrounding the School Day.

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Find out what's happening at King James I Academy with the school calendar.

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Upcoming Events

Click here to find out what events are happening soon at King James.

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Information for parents of students attending or thinking about attending our school.

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Sixth Form

Learn all about our Sixth Form here at King James I Academy.

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Discover what's on at our Community Centre.

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Information for our students, including bus times, uniform, timetable information and Student Support.

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Photographs of life at King James.

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Contact Us

Contact Details such as Address, Telephone Numbers, Email Addresses and Points of Contact within the Academy.

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Our Vision Statement

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website to find out about the exciting things that are happening at King James I Academy.

In 2020 we will continue to build upon our many successes and we look forward to another exciting and inspiring year filled with opportunities to learn and grow.  We are over-subscribed for the third year running and will do our best to provide the King James experience to as many young people as possible.

At King James we pride ourselves on the quality and breadth of the curriculum we offer and we employ specialist staff to ensure that all of our children are well cared for and supported.  We are keen to work in close partnership with our parents and we work hard to ensure that our students enjoy all aspects of their education.

We are an inclusive school and we employ a large number of highly skilled support staff who are available to help all of our students to prosper.  From our Student Support Workers who provide day to day support to students to our Learning Support team we are a caring school.  We also employ a School Counsellor and other support staff who help students to be prepared and able to learn.

Our International School Award reflects our belief in learning beyond the classroom and our Vision Magazine celebrates the variety we offer and the many achievements of our students.

King James I Community works closely in partnership with our local schools and the local community to provide a venue for a large range of community-led educational and leisure activities including supporting Roots (a local performing arts group), hosting Bishop Auckland Juniors football club and working closely with Shildon AFC.

Our children take part in a range of activities beyond the school day and there is a seamless connection between the school and community activities which take place on the Academy site.  Students benefit from an Enrichment period at the end of every day, other than Friday, that provides them with the opportunity to develop new interests and to extend their learning.

King James offers a wealth of opportunities, which help our students to thrive and achieve excellent outcomes and which help us to provide "learning to inspire".

Should you require a copy of Vision or any further information then please access information via the website or contact the Main Reception on 01388-603388, or if you are interested in visiting King James then please do not hesitate to make personal contact with me.

Best wishes.

Nick Grieveson




Latest News...

KJ Linked - Issue 1

As we enter an indefinite period of lock down in the UK it has never been more important to stay in touch and keep busy.

This weekly newsletter will share positive news and ideas for activities that you can do at home to stay happy and healthy until the crisis passes.

Have Your Say: Mobile Phones at School

Should the school impose a ban which would ask students not to bring mobile phones in to school? We want you to have you say.

Exciting New Football Partnership

King James I Academy, Bishop Juniors FC and Shildon AFC have signed an exciting new partnership agreement.

NEW! The £10,000 Charity Challenge

Fundraising for worthy causes is an important part of life at King James and we organise a host of events and activities throughout the year. This month, we are launching our most ambitious project yet - The £10,000 Challenge!

£30,000 Funding for Rock & Pop Institute

King James has been granted a further £30,000 in funding from the Arts Council to enable or Music Department to continue delivering our hugely successful Rock & Pop Institute.

580 New Books thanks to Book Drive

Last term we held a Book Drive to increase the stock in our Library and this resulted in 580 new books for our young readers.

Restaurant Quality Exam Food

Year 11 GCSE Catering students have excelled themselves in the practical element of their studies and produced some outstanding exam dishes.

Christmas in the Common Room

On our last day of school before the holiday, Sixth Form students, their Tutors, Teachers and the Sixth Form team celebrated the end of a hugely successful first term with a Christmas party in our new Common Room.