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

PRINCIPAL'S LEARNER OF THE WEEK Katie is Principal's Learner of the Week, nominated by Mr Moss. 'You have taken t…

RT @wlamissbeckwith: This weeks #sciwiz! Well done Kristian- amazing extended writing @WLARewards @WestLakesAcad

RT @WLA_RockChall: Talent show- Thursday 8th March. 7pm- £4 per ticket. Can be bought from RECEPTION. All money raised will go towards @We

Rescheduled - tomorrow break. Same place.

RT @WLA_Jobs: If you are looking for casual work we are currently recruiting Exam Invigilators. £8.46 per hour plus £1.02 per hour holida…

RT @WLAMediaStudies: YEAR 11: Reminder that coursework folder deadline is this Thursday. Ensure you stay behind after school to ensure to g…

A huge thank you to Kim from NOTORIOUS Dance for coming in to teach Work with our @WLA_RockChall students today. Th…

RT @set_guy_steve: Thank you to the Amazing!!! @kimberlywalkerr from #NotoriousDance running workshops @WLA_RockChall & @WHARockChal watchi…

RT @rhysjon10: Thankyou so much @kimberlywalkerr for today’s workshop! Ive had so much fun learning the routine, sorry we were so quiet aha…

RT @WLA_RockChall: All danced out! Huge thank you to @set_guy_steve and @kimberlywalkerr for today's dance workshop. We loved it!!!!!!! Com…

RT @KAEFER_UK: Last day of work experience for Michael & George, training with our new health & safety training officer. Thanks @WestLakesA

RT @OrchardEnergy: This is how we helped @WestLakesAcad make significant savings on its energy bills

RT @MrsSunterJ: Throwback Thursday. A year ago since you all blew me away in this showcase @WLA_RockChall @han_burgess1 @WestLakesAcad @rh

RT @WLA_RockChall: Only photo from today. Was too busy working hard!!!! #teamWLA

RT @JCPinCumbria: Receptionist/Administrative Assistant @WestLakesAcad #Egremont #CumbriaJobs See: #Jobs https://t.…

Our Prospectus

Latest News

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

Read More →


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 […]

Read More →


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. […]

Read More →

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 […]

Read More →