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 @EskdaleArt: Thank you to @WestLakesAcad for supporting @EskdaleArt by donating some of your students work. Your Wall looks fantastic 😊…

Tess and Georgia are PLOTW, nominated by Miss Savage and Miss Theaker. ‘Tess and Georgia are unbelievable students… https://t.co/AA7Ok25NlM

RT @Healthy5to19: Thank you to @WestLakesAcad for inviting us in to deliver healthy weight assemblies to 4 of your year groups. We hope you…

RT @Mr_Sunter: Fantastic performance by the Yr13 Performing Arts group! #proudHOY @WestLakesAcad @WLAPerforming https://t.co/TGPONnrRd4

RT @WLALiveLEARNING: @EnglishWLA are LIVE@5, tonight! Do you have any English Lit paper 1 questions? Tune in on the @WestLakesAcad Facebook…

RT @WLA_RockChall: Please check MILK for messages this week. REPLY SLIPS FOR HOLIDAY REHEARSAL HAND IN ASAP. Deadline this Friday. #teamWLA…

RT @EnglishWLA: Year 11: Check out your Milk messages for some information about the English language revision morning during May half term…

RT @WLA_HOYS: Well done Blayne on your PLOTW! https://t.co/4Fayi7SBWd

a wonderful response from our guest judge, for the year 9 debate, this week. Thank you for supporting this event!@C… https://t.co/3A8e2e1bBL

Blayne is PLOTW, nominated by Mrs Johnston. ‘Blayne has a fantastic attitude to learning, he is always looking for… https://t.co/b8ix7TadVY

RT @WLAMediaStudies: Here’s hoping. Miss Capstick has loved this series! #GCSEMedia https://t.co/z0oJdQdiIg

RT @CumbriaCrack: West Lakes Academy students shout ‘This Is Me!’ https://t.co/46zzDf16Gr https://t.co/5gjbspCGF6

Today we have been raising awareness of this condition and educating our young people about it. Miss Deakin has led… https://t.co/PPn4JXXpCu

RT @EnglishWLA: The judges are going out to deliberate...who will win? Go #TeamRoberts #WLADebateWeek2018 https://t.co/o3HhLonlVN

RT @EnglishWLA: The final speakers at #WLADebateWeek2018 Who will the judges pick as their winners? https://t.co/kUzohI7a8a

RT @EnglishWLA: Let’s debate! Mrs Graham’s entry are up first! #WLADebateWeek2018 https://t.co/JUxSwhaU1n

RT @WLAMediaStudies: Y13: #mest3 contextual reading for power and control. https://t.co/F5XPcEhbBU

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West Lakes Academy pupils shout ‘This is me!’

On Monday May 14 2018 at morning break students and teachers brought the academy to life with a surprise flash mob using the hit song, ‘This is me’ from the iconic show The Greatest Showman. The flash mob began with a small group of students declaring ‘This is me’ to the camera, leading in to […]

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T & L Bulletin May 2018

In the latest edition of our fabulous T&L magazine, Changing Lives are loads of useful tips and tricks from a wide range of staff in this term’s edition. Highlights include tips on differentiating for our weakest students from Nic Robinson, easy methods of extending our most able students from Rebecca Graham, and examples of how to […]

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West Lakes Academy nationally recognised as transforming educational practice

West Lakes Academy has recently achieved accreditation for transforming practice under SSAT’s Framework for Exceptional Education. The Framework for Exceptional Education is a self-review and planning tool incorporating SSAT’s 30 years of experience in school improvement. Co-developed with a group of high-performing schools and reviewed by leading academics, the framework supports schools in quality-assuring their […]

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Egremont Town Councillors and Copeland Waste Team visit Student Council

The Student Council was delighted to receive a visit from Egremont Town Councillors and Copeland’s Waste Team on April 20 2018. Councillors spoke to our student council about engaging the community more in enhancing the town of Egremont for its residents. Students emphasised their interest in reducing the impact of waste and increasing recycling across […]

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