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King James I Academy

King James I Academy

Bishop Auckland, DL14 7JZ, United Kingdom

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01388 603388

Work hours
MO 08:00 – 17:00 SA closed
TU 08:00 – 17:00 SU closed
WE 08:00 – 17:00
TH 08:00 – 17:00
FR 08:00 – 17:00
Description King James I Academy is a medium size academy school and sixth form centre for mixed gender aged 11 – 18. Opened in 1605 and formerly known as King James 1st Grammar School, the college is located in the North East of England in the town of Bishop Auckland. There are currently over 800 students in the college and roughly 90 staff, including many members of support and representatives from Connexions and the NHS.Notable former pupils Andrew Ayre, High Commissioner to Guyana from 2011-15 Stan Laurel, comedianKing James I Grammar School William Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong, who founded Armstrong Whitworth Keith Hampson, Conservative MP from February 1974 - 1983 for Ripon, then Leeds North West from 1983-97 Harold Heslop, writer Derek Hodgson, priest Prof Philip Hutchinson FREng, Principal from 1996-2006 of the Royal Military College of Science (Cranfield University), Head of the School of Engineering from 1987-2007 at Cranfield University Prof Ian Lauder FRCPath FMedSci, Dean of Medicine from 2000-08 at the University of Leicester, and Professor of Pathology from 1984-2000 Stan Laurel Prof Harold Orton, Professor of English Language and Medieval English Literature from 1946-64 at the University of Leeds Rt Rev Tom Stanage, Bishop of Bloemfontein from 1982-97

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