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.

Latest Tweets

RT @WLA_RockChall: On Friday we will be working on the finale again. You're only needed if you were learning this new bit last week. 3.30-5…

RT @WLA_RockChall: Calling all stage crew! If you're not interested in performing, you can still be involved #teamWLA This is a fantastic e…

RT @WLA_RockChall: Choreo session- check! Set session- check! Prop collection- check! Things are coming together #teamWLA

RT @WLA_RockChall: That's fab!!! We love to see involvement within the community too Rhys. Thank you so much. #teamWLA #rockchallenge @ukro

RT @emilydixon04: Me and Rhys made a total of £46 together at our local church, and more by ourselves for our rock challenge team! @WLA_Roc

RT @WLA_RockChall: Remember to bring all sponsor money in tomorrow and hand to RECEPTION please. #teamWLA

RT @EnglishWLA: Y13 Linguists: what do you guys reckon?

RT @WLA_RockChall: Yes Beth!!!!!! We are very proud of you! #teamWLA

RT @WLA_RockChall: Next fundraising event. Sign up with Mrs Jackson. You don't have to be in Rock Challenge to perform in the show. We will…

BAKE OFF WINNERS: Mrs Belle and Eden presented Sophie, Sasha, Emily, Amelia and Mia with their winners badges. Well…

RT @WLMFL: Jasmine is Mrs Blackhall’s leading linguist this week 100% and top of the verbes vendredi leaderboard 3 weeks running, fantastiq…

PLOTW: Beth was nominated by Mrs Whittaker, Mr Sunter and Miss Relph. Beth is an amazing role model for younger ye…

WLA Mini Rewards Day: A wonderful day supporting the achievements of our pupils. @WLARewards

Congratulations to two of our students, Keisha and Finley!

Job Alert: Vacancies for 2 full time Learning Support Assistants, 1 permanent and 1 maternity cover.

RT @WLA_RockChall: Fab write up for our joint fundraiser with @WHARockChal

RT @WLA_RockChall: What an awesome tweet Rhys. Took the words right out of my mouth! Well done! Fingers crossed we raise lots!

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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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WLA Mini Rewards Day

At the end of last term the best performing students across our five values attended our latest Mini Reward Day. Students celebrated with their Head of Year and a member of the Academy’s Leadership Group. There were a number of Christmas cakes and sweet treats on offer and a number of certificates were given out […]

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Christmas time visit by students to an Age UK elderly people social group

On Tuesday 12th December 12 of our students visited an elderly social group at the Old Customs House to deliver presents that had been donated by the staff and students of WLA. Watching the different generations interact, tell stories and playing a Christmas quiz, filled us with pride and showed what the true meaning of […]

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All of the ambassadors and participants who were recently part of the fantastic Infinity festival have received a gift from the REACT Foundation. The students involved have been given a small version of the scribe which was illustrated by Ian Jackson during the festival day. Mr Johnson comments that he is “immensely grateful to the REACT […]

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