Letter to parents regarding uniform

Please read the following letter regarding uniform

West Lakes Student Photograph used by Hunter Wellingtons

Our year 7 student Phoebe and her mother have recently had one of their photographs used by Hunter Wellingtons to promote their footwear. Please click here to view the story on the News & Star website.




Leave of Absence in Term Time

Please click here to find recently updated information provided by Children’s Services about Absence in School Term Time.

Year 10 Parents’ Evening

Year 10 Parents’ Evening

Due to unforeseen circumstances the year 10 parents evening will now take place on Thursday 16th November 2017. Requested appointments will still stand and appointment times will be issued in due course. Sorry for any inconvenience

Egremont: Skirting Beck & Whangs Beck Flood Risk Management – Public Consultation

There are plans by the Environment Agency to reduce flood risk in Egremont. Part of the scheme involves using some of the academy playing fields for temporary storage of flood water. We are supportive of the scheme because the plans also include renovation, drainage and resurfacing of the sports fields which will be significant improvement for our sports teams.

The Environment Agency are holding a public consultation event on Monday 6th November 2017 between 2pm and 7pm at The Falcon Club, Croadalla Avenue, Egremont CA22 2QN

Skirting Beck Flood Risk Management

Infinity Festival

The Infinity Festival held on September 28 2017 at West Lakes Academy was a tremendous success. We welcomed over 210 students from across Cumbria to experience a range of exciting and stimulating presentations, workshops and discussions with speakers from Universities and leading edge science and engineering organisations.

In the evening the students were joined by their parents to take part in further activities including a question and answer session with Professor Brian Cox.

Here is the ITV Border News coverage of the event:

The scribe below was illustrated by Ian Jackson at the festival (@ice_creates)

Year 7 Admissions – September 2018


Information and application forms will be made available through primary schools and online in September 2017.

Completed Year 7 admission application forms must be submitted to Cumbria County Council by 31st October 2017.

Additional information regarding admission to schools in Cumbria is available here 

West Lakes Academy Admissions Policy 2018/19

Open Evening

The Year 6 Open Evening will take place on Thursday 21 September between 5pm-7pm. 

Come along and find out why Ofsted rated us ‘Grade 1 Outstanding’ in every category.

Tour our impressive £26m building, talk to our outstanding teachers and find out more about our latest exam results.

You will also have the opportunity to ask our prefects about academy life as they guide you around the different subject areas.

Prospectus and Parent Information Booklet

View our prospectus and parent booklet online.

Multi-Academy Trust Consultation & FAQ

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please visit our new Multi-Academy Trust page where you will find information regarding the consultation process and answers to frequently asked questions.