King James I Academy, Bishop Auckland


King James I Academy is located on South Church Road, Bishop Auckland. The school's history can be traced back to 1605. I the past it was King James I Grammar School (where Stan Laurel was a former pupil) and the separate King James I Girls' Grammar School. Later these became comprehensive schools (lower, middle & upper). Today the Academy is based in modern buildings, with older buildings on the site, two of which are listed buildings. 

King James I Academy (formally known as King James I Community Arts College) is a medium size academy school and sixth form centre for mixed gender aged 11–18 in the town of Bishop Auckland in County Durham in north east England. It traces its history to the early 17th century.

History

Opened in 1605, it went through multiple transformations and renaming. It was mainly known as King James 1st Grammar School and became the first secondary school in south-west Durham to be upgraded to academy status.

There are currently over 800 students in the academy and roughly 90 staff, including representatives from Connexions, and the NHS

Notable former pupils

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