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Sunny adventures in Andalucia - Bringing languages to life!

An account of the Spanish exchange trip 2017

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Open Evening 2017

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Mr Churchill Braves the Shave

On 19th September, King James’s School Sixth Form Learning Manager and PE teacher, Eddie Churchill, Braved the Shave for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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A Level Results

A Level Results Press Release

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Student Book Reviews

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Disneyland Paris 2017

A student´s account of the 2017 trip to Disneyland Paris

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Spanish Exchange Experiences

 Our Spanish visitors speak of their English experiences

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Ajax Pro Development Football Tour 2017

A student´s account of the Easter football tour

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Spring Term in PE

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Spring Term in the Library

By Phoebe Carmichael, Year 8 - King James´s School Writer in Residence

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Soaperb!

A successful venture from our Young Enterprise students

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German Exchange 2017

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Languages News

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Year 9 and 10 History Trip to the First World War Battlefields

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Battle of the Somme 100th Anniversary

An article by Year 9 students

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Summer Term Sport

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400th Anniversary Founder´s Day Feast

You are invited to join us at a special dinner to celebrate our 400th Anniversary

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Art Department News

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Enrichment Week

by Georgia Braithwaite - Year 12

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Post 18 Options Week

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Young Enterprise 2016

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Win a Helicopter Ride!

We are selling raffle tickets for one lucky person to win a ride in the spare seat of a helicopter...

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Success for Year 8 Students at the Physics Olympics

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German Exchange 2016

KJS students took part in our 42nd German Bebra exchange.

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KJS Student Earns GB Colours

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Yorkshire Triumph for KJS Pupils

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KJS Young Teaching Stars

Young Teaching Stars group work with the SEN department.

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Sportathon 2016

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Leeds United Success for KJS Student

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KJS Footballers in Italy

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Blue plaque unveiled at KJS

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.

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Spring Term in the Drama Department

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News from the Library

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PE News

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Gervase Phinn delights his audience

Gervase Phinn entertained a full house as he helped KJS celebrate 400 years.

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Anniversary concert is a resounding success

The first event marking King James’s 400th anniversary took place on Saturday 27th February and proved a resounding success.

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Year 9 Experience Austria

Year 9 travelled to Austria for their half term trip to the ski resort of Zel am See

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Year 11 Take to the Slopes in Saalbach

A student account of the Year 11 ski trip to Austria

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AMP Awards 2016

Another great year for King James´s School at this year’s AMP Awards final.

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Leeds United Academy players put Year 7 footballers through their paces

Leeds United Academy players were at King James´s coaching our Y7 footballers

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World Challenge Trip to Madagascar

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Ex-pupils return for prizegiving

We were delighted to welcome back many of last year’s Sixth Form leavers for our A Level Prizegiving.

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KJS launches Alumni Association

Did you attend King James´s? Would you like to get back in touch with old friends and share your memories of school?

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Year 7 Christingle Service

Year 7 attended the Christingle service at St John´s Church

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Autumn Term in the Drama Department

A glimpse into what´s been happening in Drama this term...

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German Christmas Markets and Sankt Nikolaus Tag

Year 8 get into the festive spirit on a trip to the German Christmas Markets

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Sri Lanka 2015

A trip of a lifetime to Sri Lanka

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Kids Lit Quiz Team Through to National Finals

KJS was the setting for the annual battle of the books when it hosted the Yorkshire heat of the International Kids’ Lit Quiz.

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Joining KJS Sixth Form

Year 11 students are now starting to look ahead and make their plans for Sixth Form.

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Cordoba Exchange: A Student´s View

Fourteen students recently visited Cordoba as part of their Spanish exchange programme.

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KJS Athlete Wins Commonwealth Silver

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!

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KJS Catering Wins National Award

KJS proved it has the recipe for great food for its students when it scooped a national catering award.

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Ex GB Volleyball Captain Visits KJS

Ex Great Britain Volleyball player, Ben Pipes, visited KJS on Friday 16th October.

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A Celebration of Sporting Success

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.

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Year 11 Student Makes County Debut

Matt Livesey made his Yorkshire U15s Basketball debut in Sheffield

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KJS shows off party spirit

Our annual party for local pensioners once again showed off King James’s true community spirit.

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Rock and Run draws the crowds

The new Rock & Run Gala was a great success, with crowds turning out to enjoy a real community fun day.

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D&T spectacular!

The annual Design & Technology Exhibition was another triumph, showcasing some outstanding work.

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Capital joy for KJS runner

Year 12 athlete Millie Howard was selected to compete in the London Mini Marathon, the junior event held just before the big race.

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Year 7 Boys Football Triumph

Congratulations to our Year 7 Boys who have been crowned Area Champions.

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Barca boys make a noise!

Our footballers had plenty to shout about on a half-term tour to Barcelona.

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Get ready to rock and run!

The Fun Run and Gala is having a relaunch - and this year it’s going to be bigger and better than ever!

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Over £2000 raised for Help for Heroes

The 12-hour sportathon run by the Sports Council on 23rd January was a huge success and raised over £2000 for Help for Heroes!

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Getting a taste of Sixth Form

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.

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England success for cricket star

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.

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Funny money rolls in

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.

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Murder, mystery, mayhem, books!

Fully Booked, our literary festival with a murder-mystery theme, fired students’ imaginations in many and intriguing ways.

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Showtime a resounding success

This year´s school production, Showtime, proved a massive hit and played to packed audiences for its three-night run.

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Three wins in a row at AMP Awards!

For the third year in succession, King James´s came away as winning business team at the AMP Awards.

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Cross country success

Four King James´s students represented North Yorkshire in an inter-counties cross country competition.

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Parent Governor election result

Many thanks to all the parents who voted in our recent Parent Governor election.

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Ofsted Pilot Inspection Update

Following the Ofsted Pilot Inspection on 3rd February Mr Sugden has written to parents.

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KJS Triumphs at Rotary Technology Tournament

King James´s School sent three teams to the annual Rotary Technology Tournament. 

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KJS celebrates national award

King James´s has won a national award that has recognised our participation in the Education for All Day.

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Response to parents´ evening survey

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. 

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AMP Awards finalists named

KJS has selected the band to go forward to the AMP Awards Finals from the school heat.

 

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Christmas in German style

A group of KJS students started their Christmas festivities early with a visit to the traditional German markets in Cologne.

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Inspirational children´s choir

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.

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KJS hosts Kids Lit Quiz

KJS was proud to host the Yorkshire heat of the International Kids’ Lit Quiz, involving 25 teams from around the area.

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Lunchtime Careers talks

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.

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Swaledale success at House Drama

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.

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White Rose Alliance 2015/16 School Direct

The application cycle for the White Rose Alliance 2015/16 School Direct courses is open now.

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School marks Remembrance Day

King James´s marked Remembrance Day with the playing of the Last Post and a minute´s silence.

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Rugby partnership

Many thanks to the Rugby Football Union (RFU) for the work it is doing to support rugby in our school.

 

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Active citizens in Year 9

Year 9 students are raising money for local charities as part of their active citizenship project.

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Half-term in DisneyLand

Year 10 students enjoyed a trip to DisneyLand Paris during October half-term.

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Anticipation builds for House Drama

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.

 

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Exchange forges friendships

Fifteen students have recently enjoyed a week´s exchange visit to Privas, France.

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Calling all musicians!

The Knaresborough Rotary Young Musician of the Year event will take place on Saturday 22nd November at King James´s School.

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Open Evening excitement

King James´s was buzzing with excitement as it welcomed families to its annual Open Evening on Thursday 9th October.

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Food Court recipe for success

A month into the new school year the extended dining hall and improved menus have proved to be a big hit.

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A year of sporting success

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.

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Engineers back on track

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.

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Welcome to new senior staff

King James’s welcomed three new members of staff to the Leadership Team this term.

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GCSE students celebrate success

KJS is delighted to report that it has achieved its second strongest GCSE performance ever.

 

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Students enjoy A level success

King James´s students have again enjoyed a year of success in their A levels.

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England gold for George

Star athlete George Davies is celebrating after a javelin PB took him to gold on his international debut.

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Party time shows community spirit

The annual Senior Citizens Summer Party, held on 8th July, was a great example of the school working with the local community.

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Cycling at the Olympic Park

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.

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Your new Head Girl and Head Boy

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.

 

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Out of this world talk

Guest speaker Dr Matt Perkins encouraged our astronomers and physicists to reach for the stars when he delivered an inspiring talk.

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Planning for the future

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.

 

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Fun Run draws the crowds

The Fun Run and Gala drew the crowds, with visitors young and old flocking to school to enjoy the races and entertainment.

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Forty years of Bebra exchange

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.

 

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Friendships forged through French exchange

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.

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KJS girls win Football County Cup

Congratulations to the U16 girls´ football team, who won the County Cup with a convincing 8-1 win against Northallerton College.

 

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Award honour for Jessica

Sixth Former Jessica Grieveson-Smith has been honoured with a national award for raising awareness of epilepsy.

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Action adventure at Bewerley

In March, a group of Year 8 students took advantage of the opportunity to spend three days at Bewerley Park Outdoor Activities Centre.

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Pedal power for Sport Relief

Thanks to everyone who helped us to raise nearly £1,500 for Sport Relief.

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Learning Cycle survey

Many thanks to all the parents with children in Years 8 and 10 who responded to our recent online survey about Learning Cycles.

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Battle of the Books at KJS

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.

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Collaborating 4 success

KJS teachers were among 400 delegates from four North Yorkshire schools who joined forces to ‘Collaborate 4 Success’.

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King James´s leads the way in teacher training

King James´s School is heading up an alliance of five leading Yorkshire schools offering high-quality teacher training from September 2014.

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World Challenge Madagascar 2015

Twenty four KJS students are busy fundraising to pay for their World Challenge month-long educational expedition around Madagascar in July 2015.

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