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"West Lakes Academy is a good school." - OFSTED 2013
"Examples of outstanding teaching were seen in many subjects including in English, mathematics and science." - OFSTED 2013
"Students are increasingly proud to be a part of the academy." - OFSTED 2013
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The Academy

Judged 'Good' by Ofsted in February 2013, West Lakes Academy is committed to achieving high standards for all with a rich and diverse range of learning experiences that provide stretch and challenge, tailored to student needs and styles.

We are based in a brand new £27m building in beautiful West Cumbria, with easy access to Wasdale, Ennerdale and the Western lakes. The area offers an excellent quality of life, with superb leisure opportunities.

We are part of the Western Lakes Teaching Schools Alliance and are building strong links with other schools in the area.  We offer a comprehensive programme of CPD.

For all posts we offer:

  • Great professional development opportunities
  • An excellent working environment
  • A friendly and supportive learning environment
  • Opportunities to innovate in an exciting period of change

West Lakes Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced check for Regulated Activity via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

How to Apply
All applications must be made on a WLA application form (available in the Vacancy Downloads section) for a specific vacancy. In line with Safer Recruitment guidance, we do not accept CV applications or speculative applications.

Completed applications should be emailed to or by post to West Lakes Academy, Main St, Egremont, CA22 2DQ. Please note that for security and confidentiality reasons we can only accept applications via the above methods.


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Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, we only contact candidates who have been shortlisted, and interviews are usually held within 2 weeks of the closing date.
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