Home to school transport arrangements from September 2017


 As you are aware, home to school transport arrangements have been retendered with new transport contracts in place from 1st September 2017.


  • If your child(ren) currently has a bus pass which entitles them to free home to school transport your pass will automatically be issued at the end of July.
  • If your child(ren) receive free home to school transport under Low Income or Denominational Grounds you will have received a letter requesting evidence.  If you have not already done so, please return the evidence as requested, as soon as possible so that your application can be assessed.
  • If you pay for a Spare Seat, you should have received a letter requesting payment.  Your pass will be sent to you in August after payment has been received.


  • If you have submitted a new application for transport and you applied before 30th June, your pass will be issued to you in August.


  • Applications received after the deadline of 30th June will be dealt with as soon as possible, but you are reminded that transport may not be in place for the beginning of September and it is your responsibility to ensure your child(ren) attend school.


When you receive your travel pass , this is what you need to do:


  • Prior to start of term, Telephone the transport operator on the telephone number provided to confirm the time the bus will stop at the pick-up point printed on your pass.  It is your responsibility to ensure your child is at the departure point five minutes before the transport is due.
  • Detach the travel pass from the letter and secure it in the self-laminating pouch provided
  • Read the conditions of use printed on the reverse of the travel pass
  • Read the enclosed information leaflets and discuss with your child the importance of wearing a seatbelt and behaving sensibly on the transport
  • Ensure your child carries their pass with them each day
  • If you move home or school, you will need to reapply for transport.


Information regarding routes, operators and telephone contact numbers will be available on the County Council website from 11th August 2017.   Visit www.cumbria.gov.uk/schooltransport and click on the Allerdale & Copeland Area Retender tab for more information.


If you have an enquiry about your transport arrangements please look at our Frequently Asked Questions which can be found at www.cumbria.gov.uk/schooltransport.  If, after reading the FAQ’s you still need to contact the team, please telephone us on 01228 226427/226428.  The telephones are very busy during August and early September and there may be a delay in responding to you.

Posted July 18th 2017

Year 6 Taster Day Presentation


Posted July 06th 2017

Year 6 Encyclopedia Reading

All incoming Year 7 students will soon receive their signed encyclopedia books to read before they join the academy in September. We hope that students and parents will enjoy reading their books together, however if there is any content that parents are uncomfortable with please feel free to return your encyclopedia to the academy.

Please find below helpful videos of WLA staff reading the relevant sections for each subject.


Art Video 1
Art Video 2
Engineering Video 1
Engineering Video 2
Engineering Video 3
Engineering Video 4
Food Video 1 
Food Video 2
Food Video 3
PD Video 1
PD Video 2
Science Video 1
Science Video 2
Science Video 3

Posted July 05th 2017

Sixth Form Summer Tasks

Sixth Form Summer Tasks

Download summer tasks


Sixth Form Dress Code

Male – Formal business dress (Trousers, shoes, shirt, tie.)

Female – Formal business dress (skirts must be an appropriate length.)

(Please note – denim, trainers and leather do not qualify as formal business dress.)

Posted June 28th 2017

Snapchat – New Tracking Capability “Snap Map”

On Snapchat there is a device that is automatically enabled that can track your location unless you disable it. This means that anyone that you are linked to on Snapchat can locate exactly where you are, which building you are in and even your exact whereabouts within the building.

If you pinch the screen on camera mode, your location will be shown. To disable this you click on the settings button (the cog) whilst on this screen and tick …the option ‘ghost mode’. This will then be disabled.

Be safe when using social media.

Posted June 27th 2017

GCSE Results Day 2017

Year 11 students may collect their GCSE results from 10am onwards on Thursday 24 August 2017.

If a student is unable to collect their results and wish for someone to collect them on their behalf (including family members), the student must write a letter giving authorisation of the collector. The note must be signed and dated by the student. No results will be given out by telephone under any circumstances.

Candidates who do not collect their results on the day will only be able to receive their results by collection from the academy where the students’ signature will be required. Again, if someone is collecting results on behalf of a student, a signed letter is required from the student.

Posted June 16th 2017

Year 6 iPad Scheme Information

On Tuesday 23 May we held an information evening for parents and carers of incoming Year 7 students about our iPads for Learning scheme. The details of what the scheme entails, and, most importantly how to sign up and become a part of it are located on the iPads for Learning page.

We understand that after reviewing this information you may have more questions to ask. If this is the case please do not hesitate to contact us again.

-Barry Simpson (Assistant Principal) 01946 820356

Posted June 06th 2017