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: Ahhhhh! Aren't they just FAB!!! Well Done girls!!!!

Not only did our sixth formers do a full day performing in @ukrockchallenge yesterday...they also did a full day vo…

RT @WLA_RockChall: Shout out to our 3 superstars representing #teamWLA volunteering for @ukrockchallenge We are extremely proud of you!!!!…

PLOTW Molly PLOTW nominated by Mr Sunter and Mr Tebay. For supporting Beckermet C of E Primary School’s…

RT @rhysjon10: I am thrilled with last nights result! 9 our of the 10 awards we are eligible for, all of the team did amazing and I’m so pr…

RT @Mr_Sunter: ...and fully deserved. Well done to every single member of the stage crew #proudstagemanager @WLA_RockChall @WestLakesAcad @…

RT @DanMcCready: Good luck to the reigning champs @WLA_RockChall for your showcase tonight. Hope you all have a great evening 🌟💃🕺

RT @ukrockchallenge: Good morning Carlisle! Hands up if you're already on your way to the Sands Centre 🙋🙋‍♂️

RT @WLA_RockChall: @ukrockchallenge we're on our way!!!! Let's go West Lakes let's GO!!!!

Our @WLA_RockChall team are ready to ROCK Carlisle! Can’t wait to see you all @ukrockchallenge #beingyourbest

RT @oliverhodgsonn: Tickets booked with the Sands Centre... I can’t wait to watch everyone shine on stage!! @WLA_RockChall

Looking forward to seeing our students and all the other schools on the stage!

RT @wla_library: This week it’s Mr Woodcock’s “shelfie” in the library

Important information for performers and parents for Thursday’s event.

RT @WLA_RockChall: Huge Good Luck to all our Rock Challenge superstars performing at Blackpool today!!! #beyourbest #teamWLA #rockchallenge

RT @rhysjon10: @Mr_Sunter @WLA_RockChall @WestLakesAcad This years is amazing, and this is just Carlisle!!!!!

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Latest News

Easter Rewards Day

On Tuesday 27th March over 300 students from Years 7-13 were invited to our Easter celebrations. The performance hall was decorated with spring flowers and chocolate eggs. Students enjoyed taking part and celebrating their success with their teachers, Academy’s Leadership Group and Governors. Miss Relph, Assistant Principal, commented “We love rewarding our students for their […]

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World Down’s Syndrome Day at West Lakes Academy

West Lakes Academy has been celebrating World Down’s Syndrome Day (WDSD). Grant Tebay, Learning Support Assistant at the academy, helped to organise the day. He said “we wanted to help raise awareness and help others understand more about Down’s Syndrome and to do this we’ve had to #RockOurSocks. Students and staff at the school have […]

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Letter to Parents and Carers

Parents and Carers (Adverse weather)

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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

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