Remote Learning - Morning Registration Form

All Students must fill in this registration form every morning when remote learning BEFORE the following times:

  • Year 7 & Year 9: 8:50am
  • Year 8 & Year 10: 9:50am
  • Year 11: 9:40am
  • Sixth Form: 9:30am
  • Please note you must be logged in to your academy Google account to access this form. For example, on your Chromebook.

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Support for Parents

Where your child has been asked to self-isolate, please note that our excellent Parent Liaison Officers, Manuela Sewell and Kelley-Anne Aldsworth, are available to support you in ensuring that your child is able to continue to access their education remotely using their Chromebook computer. They will make early contact with you to introduce themselves and they will be available to answer any of your questions or queries.

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.

Feeding Families this Festive Season

December 2020

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Year 13 student Jess B handed over the collection to Tony Byrne.

As part of the school’s annual Christmas fundraising programme, students and staff at King James I Academy have been collecting food donations to support the North East based charity, Feeding Families. The charity provides food hampers to families in need across the region.

Launched in Christmas 2016, the aim of Feeding Families is to support those who are struggling to make ends meet. Sadly, due to the pandemic, more families than ever are facing difficult times this year, including many in and around Bishop Auckland, and the gift of a festive hamper can make a real difference.

Students at King James are encouraged to propose and organise fundraising activities and events throughout the academic year to support both local and national causes; they are also free to suggest which charity should benefit from their efforts. The fundraising initiative for Feeding Families was organised by Year 13 student, Jess B, pictured here with charity representative, Tony Byrne, who came to collect the donation.

Jess contacted the organisation to request donation boxes and followed up with an Academy-wide promotion of the scheme. To boost donations, Jess also raised an additional £51 thanks to a ‘Name the Bear’ competition, with all funds raised used to buy festive treats such as mince pies, biscuits, sweets and chocolates.