Our highly trained staff use a range of approaches to help students achieve their potential. Students following vocational courses, for example in sport or business studies, benefit from the experience of well-qualified coaches and people from industry working alongside teachers. This gives a fresh perspective to their learning.

Some option subjects are taught in mixed ability groups, while most other core subjects such as maths, English and science are setted by ability or aptitude.

There is extra support for students with Special Educational Needs. Above average students are accelerated towards ambitious targets, whilst all students are individually assessed, with regular reports and discussions with parents and carers.

Our focus is on developing outstanding and innovative learning and teaching for all of our students. West Lakes Academy is committed to attracting and keeping high quality teaching and support staff dedicated to your child’s success.

A team of learning support assistants and mentors play a vital role, giving students special attention where needed. Some extra individual and group tuition is available, for example in music, sport or drama.