National Teaching School Status

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.


Latest Tweets

Katie Maxwell (Year 11) is the Principal's Learner of the Week.

RT @WLA_PD: Are you in Yr8 or 9? Interested in a health or NHS career? If so this competition is great! @WestLakesA

Fantastic to see so many families at our Y6 Open Evening last night. Presentations will be added to the website shortly.

RT @infinitycumbria: The clock is definately ticking⏰... who's coming along to #Infinitynolimits @WestLakesAcad #cumbria on THURSDAY! #stem

RT @WLA_PD: Y10 HSC have been learning about human development this week, we had our 0-6 month specialist Max in the academy @WLA_HSC @West

RT @WLA_PD: Thanks Rachel @TeenageCancer, made us aware of how we can support our own health and fight cancer #talkteenagecancer @WestLakes

RT @wlscience: Miss Deeks is trying to beat the mirror challenge #wlaopenevening

RT @infinitycumbria: @westlakesacad participants and ambassadors have a briefing on Monday 12.45pm in the performance hall. #Exciting https…

RT @infinitycumbria: One week to go! Can we wait another 7 days?

REMINDER: Year 6 Open Evening. Today between 5pm-7pm.

Our @infinitycumbria ambassadors are extremely excited to be taking part in the festival next week.


RT @CartwrightWLA: @hegartymaths - I would consider this a massive thank you from my classes! @WestLakesMaths @WestLakesAcad #fistpump #su

This year we are raising money for @Calderwood_Home. To sponsor our students please visit our Just Giving page:

Have you signed up to take part in Dent Dash yet? The deadline is this Friday, letters can still be collected from…

Information for parents and carers regarding the academy's one day closure on 28.9.17 can be found here:

RT @CartwrightWLA: My class of 31 is today 10, so it's a problem solving day that is stumping some of their brains on a Tuesday morning @We

The website has been updated with information about this year's Dent Dash charity walk:

The Principal’s Learner of the Week is Christina Smith (8RB). @WLARewards


Principal’s Learner of the Week

The Principal’s Learner of the Week is Christina Smith (8RB).

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Welcome Year 7

Year 7 are settling in to academy life and approaching their new classes with lots of passion and enthusiasm.

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Academy Featured in Sellafield Magazine

The academy’s English department recently worked with the stakeholder relations team to offer students the chance to take part in a creative writing exercise.

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Exam Results 2017

West Lakes Academy is celebrating another year of record breaking exam results. 

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Students compete in national engineering final

A team of students from West Lakes Academy recently competed in the national final of The Engineering Education Scheme in London.

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