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.


Upcoming Events


WLA Awards Evening

Read More
View All Events

West Lakes Academy Film

Latest Tweets

RT @WLA_RockChall: Thinking of changing the audition process for next year #teamWLA. Would you prefer more relaxed dance workshops instead?

RT @set_guy_steve: @WLA_RockChall @Mr_Sunter @WestLakesAcad Anytime!!! Such a great team with incredible determination and beauty in the pe…

RT @pandarich9201: I can’t express the words that I have towards my fellow stage crew members after last night, you were all unbelievably a…

RT @pandarich9201: Just saying that @Mr_Sunter is possibly the best SM I know. Creds to him for anything you saw to do with set movement la…

RT @WLA_RockChall: We will be showing our 2nd place National award winning piece tomorrow breaktime in the Performance Hall. See you there…

RT @Mr_Sunter: So we may not have won the National Stage Crew Award, but let me tell you, I've never been prouder to work with such a hardw…

RT @rhysjon10: I am BUZZING that we came 2ND in the UK, so proud of @WLA_RockChall thqbks @ukrockchallenge for the best day ever

RT @WLA_RockChall: @Mr_Sunter Same time next year!!!!!!!

RT @amyxbeardsley: so turns out we’re the 2nd best rock challenge team in the UK?!?😍😭😍 so sad to never perform this piece again but i alrea…

RT @Annie4302Cooper: I am extremely proud to be a part of such an amazing @WLA_RockChall team. I’ve had an amazing time as part of the team…

RT @WLA_RockChall: Aren't they just fab!!!!!!!!!! 2nd place National finalists!!!!!!!!

RT @WLA_RockChall: Can't really find any more words to use to explain how #teamWLA were yesterday. They are truly something special. An ins…

RT @WLA_RockChall: #teamWLA please tag us in your @ukrockchallenge National Final photos!!!

RT @WLA_RockChall: Our RC wouldn't happen with our many staff, supporters and volunteers giving up their time to contribute in some way. Th…

RT @WLA_RockChall: Still can't believe it. This bunch of students are one in a million. Very proud. Stage crew missing from this pic as the…

RT @EnglishWLA: Oh my word @WLA_RockChall you were all absolutely incredible. We are so proud of you all. Outstanding. #strikeprotestrevolt

RT @EnglishWLA: Miss Capstick, Miss Relph and Mrs Deeks cannot for @WLA_RockChall to perform. You guys will smash it! #strikeprotestrevolt

Wow - @WLA_RockChall second place in National Rock Challenge Finals. What a team!

RT @ukrockchallenge: In 2nd place ... West Lakes Academy!!!

RT @hollyfarragherx: Best team in the North and 2nd best team in the country!!! Couldn’t be prouder of our team and the year we’ve had! Abs…

Our Prospectus

Latest News

Student council magazine- Collaborare

Introducing our student council magazine Collaborare all content was chosen and written by the student council. Enjoy! Collaborare Magazine 

Read More →

Year 11 Prom

West Lakes Academy’s prom took place at The Red Admiral in Gosforth, with 147 guests in attendance to celebrate the end of year 11 and the end of their exams. The evening started with students arriving in an array of different vintage cars and tractors. The atmosphere was electric with hundreds of students, friends, family, […]

Read More →

The Great Cumbria Litter Pick

We were delighted to be invited by Egremont Town Council to this summer’s litter pick.  It is an absolute pleasure to support our local community and share the skills of our amazing students.  WLA was among a number of local organisations supporting the pick and we were overwhelmed by messages of support from the Egremont […]

Read More →

Saturday 30th June- Rock Challenge Northern Premier Final

On Friday 29th June a team of over 100 students, staff and volunteers travelled to Grimsby for the Northern Premier Final of Rock Challenge 2018. Staying over in Hull that night ready for our jam packed day of rehearsals and show preparation. Saturday morning arrived and team WLA enjoyed a hearty breakfast together in the […]

Read More →