ipads 2018

iPads 2018

The portal for Ipads for students joining West Lakes Academy in September 2018 is now open

The scheme provides the iPad, protective case, insurance (accidental damage and theft) warranty and all the software including the apps we use in the academy. This year we are introducing a five year scheme because we know that it is very important to have a good, reliable device with a good battery life.

This year the scheme will be a five year programme to ensure that students have access to a good specification device throughout their Years 7 to 11 at the Academy.

There will be an initial 3 year iPad which will then be replaced at the start of Year 10 with a new device for the following 2 years. The initial iPad will be handed at the end of the first three year period with the residual value of this device being used to reduce the cost of the whole scheme.

We would like everyone to get registered by 16th July 2018 please. If you are registered by this date we guarantee that you will get your new iPad at the beginning of September.

The iPads will be available for collection on the second day of term in September.

The monthly donation will be £14 per month, for the initial three years of the scheme. Alternatively you can pay a single payment lump sum of £470. We anticipate the donation for the following 2 years to be similar.

We appreciate that this is a significant financial commitment and do not want any student to not have access to their own iPad, so please ask if you would like to discuss how the academy can help

Please contact Mr Lester if you have any queries:-

01946 820356



Please follow this link to the portal:


The steps are then as follows:

Please enter the registration issued to you by your school / college. Enter the code wla2018

Select the ipad by clicking on the iPad shown. This is the iPad 6th Gen 32GB

Insurance/Contribution options: use the drop down menu to select either

  • Single payment – 36 months insurance. This will be a donation of £470 lump sum, or
  • 36 months contributions – 36 months insurance. This will be 36 monthly donations of £14 per month (total cost of £504)

Then click on the blue ‘Continue’ box

Contribution agreement – please read this and then click in the check box ‘I have read and agree to the terms and conditions in the contribution agreement’ Then click on the blue ‘Continue’ box

Account details – select ‘Create account’ enter your name (first name and surname), email address (which will then be your username in future when you need to login) and set up your password – this is your own password so you are free to use any password you wish. Make sure to take a note of the password because you will need it when you need to login to the portal in future. Then enter your date of birth. Then click on the blue ‘Create Account’ box. If you have already got an account (for example if you have already got a child at West Lakes Academy in an older year group and therefore used the portal in previous years) and cannot remember your details then please contact cpu@cpu.co.uk  who will give you your account details or they can reset your account for you.

Order details – Enter student details: leave tutor group blank if you do not know it, Year is 7, name then the parent / carer name and address details. When complete click on the blue ‘Next section’ box.

Payment Details – complete the direct debit details. You can fill this in on line – it is a secure site compliant with the banking regulations. You can select the date that the direct debit is to be taken – this can be the 5th, 15th or 25th of the month; it is completely your choice. Or if you prefer you can request a printable direct debit form which then needs to be completed and returned.

Place Order – When everything on the portal is completed and correct click on the blue ‘Place Order’ box. You will receive an email confirmation, and so will the academy.

Thank you

If you have any queries please contact Mr Stephen Lester or Mrs Jill Davnall on 01946 820356


Uniform day- Saturday 16th June 2018

As in previous years we will hold the uniform day with our uniform supplier Identity on a Saturday at the Academy. This year it will be on June 16th  

There will be staff from Identity available to give advice, there are changing facilities available for children to try on the uniforms. You pay on the day using cash or credit card and there will be lots of stock so that you should be able to take most items away on the day.  Some items may need ordering and these will be delivered in good time for the start of term in September.

In addition to the required uniform items – blazers, ties and PE shirts – there will also be optional items available which you can buy from Identity if you wish. These include shirts, trousers, skirts, hoodies and a new item, beanie hats at £7.99 each with a reflective material included in them to improve visibility in the winter mornings and afternoons.

In the morning all students from Primary Schools will be invited with personal invitations sent to each family advising the time for them to come.

In the afternoon students from the other years are welcome to come.  We would prefer you to come at the following times please:

2pm to 2.30pm            Year 8

2.30pm to 3pm            Year 10

3pm to 3.30pm            Year 9

3.30pm to 4pm            Year 7

If the times shown above are not convenient you can come at other times.

We are pleased to confirm that the prices of all uniform items have been held at last year’s prices.


Confirmed date for the Post 16 Taster Day is Thursday 21st June

Please note that the sixth form taster day will take place on Thursday 21st June and not on Wednesday 27th June as originally planned. This is because there is another post 16 event on June 28th



Student Privacy Notice & GDPR Policy

To view our Student Privacy Notice click here.

To view our GDPR Policy click here.

Attendance letter

Click here to view a letter from Miss Dunne, Attendance Welfare Officer.

Year 11 Team English breakfast

Click here to view more information about our Year 11 Team English breakfast on Tuesday 22nd May 2018.

Homework letter

Please click here to view a letter from Miss Relph, regarding Homework.

Uniform update letter

Please click here to view a letter from Miss McCabe, regarding uniform.