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 @CumbriaRDO: Congratulations to @ullswatercc School from Penrith on their win in the #CumbriaRugby U16 RWC Legacy 7’s. A good festival…

RT @WLA_RockChall: Tomorrow! 6.30pm! £3 entry on the door!! Bingo books extra! Cakes! Refreshments! Raffle! #teamWLA #rockchallenge https:/…

Staff and students show that there is #NothingDownAboutIt Well done @MrTebay for a wonderful write up.…

RT @Mr_Sunter: Our Y10 & Yr12 students are receiving a myth dispelling presentation about life at Oxbridge, the talk is being delivered by…

RT @EnglishWLA: Y12 and Y13 linguists: nice little bit of AO1!

RT @WLA_RockChall: Bingo this Thursday 6.30pm - £3 entry or buy tickets from reception. Bingo books extra on the night. #rockchallenge #te

RT @WLA_RockChall: EASTER PRIZE BINGO- this Thursday!! 6.30pm in the canteen/refectory. £3 entry on the door or tickets can be bought from…

Mackenzie is PLOTW, nominated by Mrs Blackhall. “Mackenzie shows so much dedication to student leadership, as well…

RT @the_real_big_p: Huge thank you to @InspiraVickyR and @WestLakesAcad for having us yesterday for the year 8 world of work day! Hope the…

A wonderful comment about our pupils today!

RT @REACTFoundation: Are you a West #Cumbria #student thinking of 6th form #study in #maths and #Science - dont forget to apply for Foundat…

RT @ACCCarlisle: Looking forward to attending @WestLakesAcad in the morning with @InspiraVickyR #Apprenticeship #findwhereyoubelong https:/…

RT @WLA_RockChall: Well Done to this fabulous dance group. Winners of the WLA ROCKS talent show!!!!! They've worked so hard and I think the…

RT @WLA_RockChall: My favourite photo from lasts night's talent show. Them faces!!!!!! #teamWLA #rockchallenge

RT @wla_library: This week it’s Mrs Amor’s “shelfie “ in the library.

RT @WLA_RockChall: PRIZE BINGO- Thursday 22nd March. 6.30pm £3 entry/ tickets can be bought from RECEPTION.

RT @EnglishWLA: Y12/13 Linguists: help for revision!

RT @WLA_RockChall: Everyone needed for rehearsal on Friday please. 3.30-5.00pm

PRINCIPAL'S LEARNER OF THE WEEK Mikayla is Principal's Learner of the Week, nominated by Mr Tebay and Mrs Brown.…

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Letter to Parents and Carers

Parents and Carers (Adverse weather)

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T & L Bulletin February 2018

 This term’s T&L magazine focuses on the many brilliant and inspiring ideas shared by staff during our TeachMeet earlier this term. Definitely one not to miss! T&L Magazine February 2018

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Talented students at West Lakes Academy were rewarded for their hard work and effort at the annual year 13 awards evening on Thursday February 1st when students, parents, staff and governors celebrated together at Whitehaven Golf Club. The students’ hard work and commitment to their studies were acknowledged and praised as over 25 awards were […]

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During the Christmas holidays Copeland Amateur Swimming Club held their Christmas party and presentation night.  Annually the head coach presents trophies for the Most Improved Male and Female swimmer.  We were delighted to be informed that this year the trophies were awarded to two Year 8 West Lakes Academy students, Keisha Pettigrew and Finley Quayle. […]

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