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 @WLMFL: Mrs Blackhall’s Leading Linguist this week, outstanding attitude to GCSE Spanish, thank you Josh

RT @WLMFL: Delighted to announce our year 8 MFL Ambassadors

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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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