National Teaching School Status

Infinity Festival

GCSE Students celebrate

A Level Results 2017

Students honoured at annual awards

Rock Challenge Champions

Outstanding Ofsted Report

School performance tables 2017

The academy has placed in the top four non-selective schools in Cumbria.

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RT @WestLakesMaths: Chris with his best in Year and silver certificate from the UK Maths trust challenge. Great result, well done https://t…

RT @WestLakesMaths: Congratulations to our Year 8's who took part in the national UK Maths Trust Maths challenge

RT @WLA_RockChall: Please check MILK #teamWLA 3 REHEARSALS LEFT!!!!!! Fri 22nd 3.30-5.30pm Mon 25th 3.30-6.00pm Wed 27th 3.30-5.45pm

RT @WLA_RockChall: Guards needed Thursday after school please- sorry for short notice. We got big plans!!!!!! 3.30-5.00pm

RT @WestLakesMaths: Well done Christina- gold certificate and best in year and best in school! Fabulous achievement! U.K. Maths Trust chall…

RT @WestLakesMaths: Year 7 UK Maths trust winners. Long awaited results! Well done to everyone!

RT @WLA_RockChall: A day of painting and Hits from the Musicals. #teamWLA you are in for a treat!!! Very proud of our set and it's not yet…

Emily Cockbain is PLOTW, nominated by Mrs Sunter. ‘Emily was appointed the role of Social Media prefect two weeks…

RT @WLA_RockChall: Set and prop prep tomorrow after school. Any stage crew or performers that can spare an hour or so..... comment below! T…

RT @WLA_RockChall: Extra rehearsal THIS Thursday for all involved in the PROTEST please. We would like to try something new out and need yo…

Lydia is PLOTW, nominated by Miss McCabe. ‘Lydia always produces exceptional work. This week she delivered a prese…

RT @EnglishWLA: Last exam today for our Year 11. Lots of luck - you can do this!

RT @EnglishWLA: Wishing all the luck in the world to our Y11 and Y13 language students for tomorrow’s final exams. You can do this! #WeBeli

RT @KAEFER_UK: Busy morning for @KAEFER_UK staff in Cumbria - meet & greet @becbc meeting and mock interviewing for @inspiraforlife at @Wes

RT @NGN_Evolve: Really proud to be supporting @WestLakesAcad & @inspiraforlife with the Yr10 Mock Interviews today. #LifeSkills #Employabil

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WLA’s Business Manager overjoyed to receive MBE

Stephen Lester – was recently presented with an exceptional award for his dedication to education and he could not be more delighted.   An award like this is only given to those who show the most outstanding service to their community, so it is no surprise that our business manager, Stephen Lester, was recently awarded […]

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West Lakes Academy pupils shout ‘This is me!’

On Monday May 14 2018 at morning break students and teachers brought the academy to life with a surprise flash mob using the hit song, ‘This is me’ from the iconic show The Greatest Showman. The flash mob began with a small group of students declaring ‘This is me’ to the camera, leading in to […]

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T & L Bulletin May 2018

In the latest edition of our fabulous T&L magazine, Changing Lives are loads of useful tips and tricks from a wide range of staff in this term’s edition. Highlights include tips on differentiating for our weakest students from Nic Robinson, easy methods of extending our most able students from Rebecca Graham, and examples of how to […]

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West Lakes Academy nationally recognised as transforming educational practice

West Lakes Academy has recently achieved accreditation for transforming practice under SSAT’s Framework for Exceptional Education. The Framework for Exceptional Education is a self-review and planning tool incorporating SSAT’s 30 years of experience in school improvement. Co-developed with a group of high-performing schools and reviewed by leading academics, the framework supports schools in quality-assuring their […]

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