Following the release of the DfE Performance Tables on the 16th October, West Lakes Academy is celebrating their best ever results. The academy achieved a progress 8 score of +0.51, the second highest in the County. ‘We are obviously delighted with these results which are down to the incredible hard work of our students, their families and our staff’ said Mr Jackson, Head of Academy.

‘This result means that for each and every student in our year 11, they achieved more than half a grade higher than their peers in every one of their GCSEs. Our motto is ‘changing lives through learning’ and that’s exactly what these result do for the young people of our community. What is also extremely pleasing is it places the academy in the top category of the performance tables, reserved only for the top 17% of schools nationally.’

The academy also celebrated record breaking results in their sixth form, being placed in the top 25% of post 16 providers nationally for their A Levels. Mr Simpson, Vice Principal and Director of Sixth Form commented ‘A Levels continue to be more challenging and stretching following their reforms last year so I’m delighted our students have responded to this extra level of challenge. All our students have successfully gone on to follow their chosen pathways, which include apprenticeships and universities, and this year saw our first entrant to Cambridge.’

Mr Johnson, CEO of West Lakes Multi Academy Trust added ‘On the back of being given permission by the DfE to train our own teachers, this tops off an incredible year for West Lakes Academy! We’re passionate about giving the young people of West Cumbria the best educational experience possible and these GCSEs and A Levels demonstrate our commitment to that.’