An article by Year 9 students
You are invited to join us at a special dinner to celebrate our 400th Anniversary
by Georgia Braithwaite - Year 12
We are selling raffle tickets for one lucky person to win a ride in the spare seat of a helicopter...
KJS students took part in our 42nd German Bebra exchange.
Young Teaching Stars group work with the SEN department.
King James´s celebrated a landmark moment in its history on Thursday 24th March when a blue plaque was unveiled in honour of the school´s 400th anniversary.
Gervase Phinn entertained a full house as he helped KJS celebrate 400 years.
The first event marking King James’s 400th anniversary took place on Saturday 27th February and proved a resounding success.
Year 9 travelled to Austria for their half term trip to the ski resort of Zel am See
A student account of the Year 11 ski trip to Austria
Another great year for King James´s School at this year’s AMP Awards final.
Leeds United Academy players were at King James´s coaching our Y7 footballers
We were delighted to welcome back many of last year’s Sixth Form leavers for our A Level Prizegiving.
Did you attend King James´s? Would you like to get back in touch with old friends and share your memories of school?
Year 7 attended the Christingle service at St John´s Church
A glimpse into what´s been happening in Drama this term...
Year 8 get into the festive spirit on a trip to the German Christmas Markets
A trip of a lifetime to Sri Lanka
KJS was the setting for the annual battle of the books when it hosted the Yorkshire heat of the International Kids’ Lit Quiz.
Year 11 students are now starting to look ahead and make their plans for Sixth Form.
Fourteen students recently visited Cordoba as part of their Spanish exchange programme.
Sixth Former George Davies had an excellent reason for missing the start of term, as he was in Samoa competing for Team England at the Commonwealth Youth Games!
KJS proved it has the recipe for great food for its students when it scooped a national catering award.
Ex Great Britain Volleyball player, Ben Pipes, visited KJS on Friday 16th October.
On Thursday 15th October Chaloner Hall was packed with over 150 students and their parents for the annual King James´s Sports Presentation evening - a lively celebration of sporting commitment and success.
Matt Livesey made his Yorkshire U15s Basketball debut in Sheffield
Our annual party for local pensioners once again showed off King James’s true community spirit.
The new Rock & Run Gala was a great success, with crowds turning out to enjoy a real community fun day.
The annual Design & Technology Exhibition was another triumph, showcasing some outstanding work.
Year 12 athlete Millie Howard was selected to compete in the London Mini Marathon, the junior event held just before the big race.
Congratulations to our Year 7 Boys who have been crowned Area Champions.
Our footballers had plenty to shout about on a half-term tour to Barcelona.
The Fun Run and Gala is having a relaunch - and this year it’s going to be bigger and better than ever!
The 12-hour sportathon run by the Sports Council on 23rd January was a huge success and raised over £2000 for Help for Heroes!
The Sixth Form Open Evening attracted a good turnout from Year 11 students and their parents, keen to find out more about their options for September.
Cricketing Sixth Former Eddie Barnes was part of an Under-17 England Development Programme squad that travelled to Dubai last month to play Pakistan Under-17s.
Clowns, monsters and animals were just some of the out-of-the-ordinary characters roaming school when students and staff dressed up funny for money.
Fully Booked, our literary festival with a murder-mystery theme, fired students’ imaginations in many and intriguing ways.
This year´s school production, Showtime, proved a massive hit and played to packed audiences for its three-night run.
For the third year in succession, King James´s came away as winning business team at the AMP Awards.
Four King James´s students represented North Yorkshire in an inter-counties cross country competition.
Many thanks to all the parents who voted in our recent Parent Governor election.
Following the Ofsted Pilot Inspection on 3rd February Mr Sugden has written to parents.
King James´s School sent three teams to the annual Rotary Technology Tournament.
King James´s has won a national award that has recognised our participation in the Education for All Day.
Many thanks to the 285 parents who responded to our survey before Christmas about changing the time of parents´ evenings and making appointments available from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.
KJS has selected the band to go forward to the AMP Awards Finals from the school heat.
A group of KJS students started their Christmas festivities early with a visit to the traditional German markets in Cologne.
King James´s was very proud to host the world famous African Children´s Choir for one night only on their US and European tour in November.
KJS was proud to host the Yorkshire heat of the International Kids’ Lit Quiz, involving 25 teams from around the area.
Students from Year 9 and upwards are invited to come along to a series of lunchtime careers talks to find out more about different careers and colleges.
The annual House Drama competition - always a highlight of the King James´s year - culminated on 13th November with final performances before a packed house of pupils, parents, teachers and judges.
The application cycle for the White Rose Alliance 2015/16 School Direct courses is open now.
King James´s marked Remembrance Day with the playing of the Last Post and a minute´s silence.
Many thanks to the Rugby Football Union (RFU) for the work it is doing to support rugby in our school.
Year 9 students are raising money for local charities as part of their active citizenship project.
Year 10 students enjoyed a trip to DisneyLand Paris during October half-term.
The annual House Drama competition - one of the highlights of the King James´s School calendar - will take place on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th November.
Fifteen students have recently enjoyed a week´s exchange visit to Privas, France.
The Knaresborough Rotary Young Musician of the Year event will take place on Saturday 22nd November at King James´s School.
King James´s was buzzing with excitement as it welcomed families to its annual Open Evening on Thursday 9th October.
A month into the new school year the extended dining hall and improved menus have proved to be a big hit.
On Thursday 25th September Chaloner Hall was packed with students and their parents for the annual King James´s Sports Presentation evening - a lively celebration of sporting commitment and success.
The Young Engineers Club hit the road for the first time this year when they took their electric powered car to Aintree race circuit in late September to take part in the North West heat of the Greenpower Challenge.
King James’s welcomed three new members of staff to the Leadership Team this term.
KJS is delighted to report that it has achieved its second strongest GCSE performance ever.
King James´s students have again enjoyed a year of success in their A levels.
Star athlete George Davies is celebrating after a javelin PB took him to gold on his international debut.
The annual Senior Citizens Summer Party, held on 8th July, was a great example of the school working with the local community.
On the 29th to 30th June, 55 lucky students and teachers went down to the Olympic Park in London to take part in an experience of a lifetime. We took part in sessions in all four disciplines of cycling: track, road, mountain and BMX.
Congratulations to Year 13 students Grace Merrin and Jonny Vaux, who have been elected by their fellow students as Head Girl and Head Boy for 2014-15.
Guest speaker Dr Matt Perkins encouraged our astronomers and physicists to reach for the stars when he delivered an inspiring talk.
Year 12s returned to school after their AS exams for a week of activities looking at life beyond school before embarking on their A2 courses.
The Fun Run and Gala drew the crowds, with visitors young and old flocking to school to enjoy the races and entertainment.
After months of preparation and planning for our 40th anniversary exchange between KJS and Brüder Grimm Realschule in Bebra the KJS party finally set off on March 31.
Just before the Easter holidays, a group of students from Privas, in the Ardeche region of France, enjoyed a week´s stay with exchange partners from King James´s.
Congratulations to the U16 girls´ football team, who won the County Cup with a convincing 8-1 win against Northallerton College.
Sixth Former Jessica Grieveson-Smith has been honoured with a national award for raising awareness of epilepsy.
In March, a group of Year 8 students took advantage of the opportunity to spend three days at Bewerley Park Outdoor Activities Centre.
Thanks to everyone who helped us to raise nearly £1,500 for Sport Relief.
Many thanks to all the parents with children in Years 8 and 10 who responded to our recent online survey about Learning Cycles.
Having won the Battle of the Books literature competition 2013, King James´s School had the honour of hosting and organising this year´s event.
KJS teachers were among 400 delegates from four North Yorkshire schools who joined forces to ‘Collaborate 4 Success’.
King James´s School is heading up an alliance of five leading Yorkshire schools offering high-quality teacher training from September 2014.
Twenty four KJS students are busy fundraising to pay for their World Challenge month-long educational expedition around Madagascar in July 2015.