As well as giving students at West Lakes Academy the best education possible we also want them to really enjoy school life and develop confidence, social skills and a wide range of interests. There are lots of opportunities to engage in physical activities such as athletics, dance and football to name just a few. Pupils can also experience residential trips and school exchanges from trips to Buttermere for our Year 7 pupils to Sixth Form exchanges to Tanzania. There are lots of opportunities for positions of responsibility including Head Boy and Head Girl, prefects and membership on the School Council. Pupils can also take part in the national performing arts competition 'Rock Challenge', where the Academy achieved 4th place at the northern finals for premier schools in 2014 for the second year running.
All this helps to develop students so they leave the Academy with the will and ability to play a successful part in society.
Extra Curricular Activities Timetable
A timetable of scheduled extra curricular activities for the 2014/15 academic year can be found here
In addition to timetabled activities we also compete in many different competitions and events throughout the year in a range of different subjects.