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RT @Westlakes_PE: Latest times and leaderboard updated by timekeeper extraordinaire Mr Stubbings. Why not try Whitehaven park runs tomorrow…

More photos of our teachers taking part in a game of egg roulette for @BBCCiN @BBC_Cumbria https://t.co/86RRNIHH4P

We have raised over £700 for this year's @BBCCiN appeal. Well done to the brave group of teachers who took part in… https://t.co/M4chMPNQDm

Our @BBCCiN fundraising activities have begun. @WLA_HOYS organised a break time cake sale, tombola and Pudsey Bear… https://t.co/XkTDObzO5D

RT @wlasc: Choose respect for Anti-bullying week 2018 https://t.co/d703V44Gzc

RT @wlasc: Anti-bullying week 2018, we are asking you to choose respect. Year 9 students are taking the lead highlighting this important w…

RT @wlasc: Sophie and Grace support Anti-bullying week 2018, choose respect. https://t.co/zdRRUTqicS

RT @NiaSinjorina: Why #science matters! Definition of kilogram set to change https://t.co/QdHN1v1uYX @westlakesacad

RT @MrsSunterJ: Went to see @JasonManford in Carlisle yesterday. Firstly, hilarious! Secondly, he finished the show with some wise words th…

RT @WestLakesTSA: We are very excited to launch our Leading Learning conference today. Join us on 18 March @WestLakesAcad to learn more abo…

The @WLA_HOYS team have organised lots of fun activities for Friday to raise money for Children in Need. There will… https://t.co/h0qMnOoeWi

Calling all ex post-16 students… Did you know you can now train to become a teacher with us through our new teachi… https://t.co/2RC1YpvXF1

Following on from our Year 7 tutor evening, electronic copies of the Literacy and Numeracy parent guides that were… https://t.co/sioYMdP6pH

RT @CumberlandFA: TONIGHT | ⚽ 🍾 | Looking for a way to socialise, keep fit and make new friends whilst trying a new sport? Women in #Cumbe

Meet this year's Head Boy and Head Girl and their deputies https://t.co/LTrSDrxc62 https://t.co/LI0XTrvSvL

RT @EnglishWLA: A big well done to our year 11’s this past week! All the hard work will be worth it come next summer. As long as you keep p…

RT @Westlakes_PE: New course times are filling nicely. The Snake is proving to be a tough run! Who will beat their times? https://t.co/QnfL

#TodayatWLA Year 7 have been working on their space models in @wlscience https://t.co/b0JWaYOKN4

Mr Johnson took part in Pearson’s roundtable event in London last week on the #PowerofMaths to explore and discuss… https://t.co/15XDkrR0Cd

RT @EgremontBand: https://t.co/zYDzZArrwW fantastic rendition of the Last Post at @WestLakesAcad Wednesday evening by our principal Cornet,…

The Principal's Learner of the Week is Christina Smith. Christina was nominated by the art department 'for being an… https://t.co/3lOvlBjodL

RT @EnglishWLA: A big thank you to all our parents and carers who made it to this evening’s @westlakesacad GCSE Revision Evening. Hopefully…

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Leading Learning Conference

On 18th March 2019 West Lakes Academy will play host to an extremely exciting event: our Leading Learning Conference.

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Head Boy and Head Girl 18/19

Meet our student leaders

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Remembering World War I

Year 8 students have been learning about life during WW1 during the academy’s day of remembrance.

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WLA Celebrate Best Ever Results

DfE Release Annual School Performance Tables

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