Operation Encompass

Please click here to view a letter from Miss McCabe regarding Operation Encompass

Sixth Form Opening Evening- Thursday 18th October 2018 5-7pm

This is an amazing time for our Sixth Form. This summer we achieved our best results ever; placing us in the top 12% of schools nationally. We also supported more students than ever to achieve a place at University or onto level three and degree level Apprenticeship courses.

We believe that every student matters and, to this end, we focus on meeting the needs of every individual. We are able to offer a wide range of advanced and vocational courses, small class sizes, a dedicated pastoral head of sixth form, individual mentoring, private study support and an integrated independent learning skills programme.

Our Sixth Form students have full access to state-of-the-art facilities in a fantastic building, demonstrating that we value our students and are committed to enabling them to thrive both academically and personally.

Our Sixth Form aims to provide a structured and supportive environment where students flourish and develop the skills needed to go on to be successful in their chosen careers, training and/or Higher Education. We place great emphasis on academic achievement. We offer a full range of  A level qualifications as well as vocational BTEC courses. A full list of courses can be seen in the prospectus. We also encourage students to broaden their experiences, to involve themselves in the community and to enjoy learning in its broadest context.

The evening will provide an opportunity for both students and parents to speak to staff about the courses on offer and to gain an insight into West Lakes Academy Sixth Form. A prospectus will be available on arrival. The evening starts at 5pm and there will be a welcome and introduction in the Performance Hall at 5:15pm for all attendees. For those who cannot attend this session it will be repeated at 6:15pm.

If you are unable to attend, please feel free to contact us to arrange an alternative time to visit. Parents and students can receive all the latest Sixth Form news including updates about the recruitment process by visiting our website or by following us on Twitter or ‘liking’ our Facebook page. We look forward to seeing you on the evening.

Year 7 Parents/carers

Please click here to view a letter regarding Year 7 Lockers.

Please click here to view a letter from Miss Dunne, Head of Year 7.


Removal of Milk Homework App

Following its launch in September, we have now successfully transitioned over to our new electronic planner, edulink, and as such will be removing the Milk app (used previously to set homework) from students’ iPads and any links to the app from our website.

If you need any help in logging into the edulink app, please don’t hesitate to email simsupport@westlakesacademy.org.uk who will be able to assist you in setting up your account.

WLA Facebook page

Facebook is one of the most popular social networking tools in the world, and as an academy we use Facebook to regularly update parents and wider members of our community with academy news, updates and celebrations.

We have received positive feedback in relation to this and we do value the way this enables the academy to interact with parents and families.  We share photographs and videos as well as text and links.

However, we would like to clarify that we do not use Facebook for direct communication with individuals.  We are not in a position to respond to direct messages or questions.  We do have policies and procedures in line with this which are accessible via our website;  www.westlakesacademy.org.uk

There are many ways to make contact with colleagues at the academy, by telephone – 01946 820356, by email – contactus@westlakesacademy.org.uk or directly with colleagues from the pastoral team – http://www.westlakesacademy.org.uk/parent-homepage/who-to-contact/

Uniform Expectations

Please click here to view a letter from Miss McCabe, Vice Principal regarding Uniform.