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 @wla_library: Well done to Kieran Wynn-Tear for reading more than 1 million words on Accelerated Reader what an achievement.

RT @wla_library: Well done to Christina Smith, Imy Marsh and Celia McCarren for reading more than 1/2 million words on Accelerated Reader,…

RT @wlamissbeckwith: #proudtutor. These three are now @WPrefects. Can’t wait to see them in their new ties! #TodayatWLA @WestLakesAcad http…

RT @WLAPerforming: So excited for tomorrow 🤓🤩🎭🎬🎟

RT @WLAGandT: This week the Year 12 Russell group were given some important interview skills and tips from Mr Johnson and Mr Lester.@wlasix

RT @WestLakesMaths: Our latest Maths Marvels#welldone#10merits

RT @MrsWildig: My maths marvel of the week is Amber Lewitt of year 8 for her resilience in class last week.

RT @WLA_Jobs: We require an Evening Receptionist Thursday and Friday evenings, 7.5 hours per week, term time. For details go to https://t.…

RT @WLA_Food: Well done Bakeoff winners on Swiss roll week! @WLA_Food

RT @Turbo_JoshTerry: Going back to school tomorrow @WestLakesAcad to give an assembly about following your dreams.

RT @WLA_RockChall: FUNDRAISING ALERT!!! Bingo- Tuesday 28th November. Buy tickets from Miss Penrice and Miss Kirkbride £3- doors open @6, e…

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RT @EnglishWLA: Cameron is Miss Relph's #teamEnglishRisingStar for outstanding effort and application in English @WLARewards

Our PLOTW is Brandon Jenner (11NC) nominated by Miss Relph. 'Brandon is quite simply an exceptional student. Since…

RT @MissFarrar_WLA: My @WestLakesMaths Marvel of the week is Lucy, for working exceptionally hard in class and completing homework to a hig…

RT @WLA_HOYS: @WestLakesAcad #todayatWLA some of today's activities. Let the fundraising begin for Children in Need 2017. WLA superstars ht…

RT @WLA_HOYS: @WestLakesAcad #todayatWLA fantastic students of WLA supporting Children in Need 2017 with a tombola, cakes and facepainting…

RT @wlamissbeckwith: My #sciwiz this week! Jamie is so hardworking, thoughtful and and conscientious!

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Latest News

T & L Bulletin November 2017

Welcome to the second edition of our teaching and learning magazine. In this term’s edition, staff share ace ideas on teaching strategies, behaviour, intervention and standardisation. We hope you enjoy the read! T & L Bulletin November 2017  

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T & L Bulletin October 2017

We are excited to launch our first ever teaching and learning magazine today! By staff and for staff, Changing Lives aims to keep us up to date with the latest thinking and debates in education in order that we might have greater impact on changing our students’ lives through learning. Our first edition can be […]

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The 2017 Golden Apple Awards

Hat Trick of Awards for the Academy The evening of Friday 6th October saw the annual ‘Golden Apples’ awards ceremony take place, held this year at the University of Cumbria in Carlisle. The awards ceremony is designed to recognise and reward excellence in education and learning across the whole of Cumbria, so West Lakes Academy […]

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Dent Dash 2017

DENT DASH 115 students and staff from West Lakes Academy in Egremont took on the challenge of the Dent Dash on the 23rd of September, giving up their own time to raise money for Calderwood House. The Dent Dash is a tough ten-mile walk from the academy site to the top of Dent, which stands […]

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