All students at West Lakes Academy benefit from the specialisms of Science and The Arts.

Science is supported by the academy’s two sponsors The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Sellafield Ltd., ensuring that science facilities are excellent and teaching time devoted to the subject is enhanced. Students are able to engage in science activities in and out of school, for example working with scientists from local industry. There are additional benefits for the wider community such as scientists working with local primary schools on science topics.

The Arts are delivered in a dedicated Performing and Expressive Arts Centre within the school and pupils are encouraged to explore their creativity in performing or visual arts.