Establishment King James I Academy Bishop Auckland

URN: 136770

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South Church Road, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7JZ
Local authority:
County Durham (840)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mr Nick Grieveson
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11 to 18
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URN: 136770, DfE number: 840/4178
UKPRN: 10033771
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 29 March 2017)
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Does not apply
No boarders
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Not applicable
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
PD - Physical Disability
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Resourced provision
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Elizabeth Varley Appointed by GB/board 16/11/2017 15/12/2021


Name Appointed by From To
George Campbell Appointed by GB/board 27/11/2019 26/11/2023
Simone Price Elected by parents 04/10/2019 03/10/2023
Craig Robinson Elected by parents 30/09/2019 29/09/2023
Keith Wilkinson Appointed by academy members 20/05/2019 19/05/2023
Daniel Martin Elected by school staff 18/12/2018 17/12/2022
Tanya Tucker Appointed by academy members 13/03/2018 12/03/2022
Elizabeth Varley Appointed by GB/board 16/11/2017 15/11/2021
Rachael Anna Marie Dobinson Elected by parents 11/04/2017 10/04/2021
Sharon Boughey Appointed by academy members 21/03/2017 20/03/2021


Name Appointed by From
Elizabeth Varley Appointed by academy members 15/06/2017
George Campbell Appointed by academy members 27/11/2015
Heike Stevens Appointed by academy members 21/12/2017
Jane Whittaker Appointed by academy members 02/01/2018

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Nick Grieveson 01/09/2010 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Kenneth Neild 04/09/2019 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Ian Robley Trustee Appointed by GB/board 27/11/2019 06/09/2020
Darren Michael Hall Trustee Elected by school staff 11/06/2019 31/08/2020
Gladys Short Trustee Appointed by academy members 10/09/2017 15/06/2020
George Campbell Trustee Appointed by academy members 27/11/2015 26/11/2019
Debra Smith Trustee Appointed by GB/board 24/05/2018 20/11/2019
Keith Philpott Trustee Elected by parents 03/05/2018 13/11/2019
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
North of England
Government office region (GOR):
North East
County Durham
Bishop Auckland Town
Parliamentary constituency:
Bishop Auckland
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
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Middle super output area (MSOA):
County Durham 055
Lower super output area (LSOA):
County Durham 055A

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