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Welcome to West Lakes Academy


West Lakes Academy can provide you with the qualifications and skills you need to succeed.

We provide the ideal environment for your post-16 education. We have a modern £26m building and outstanding learning facilities and ICT resources.

On enrolling with us, you will be joining one of the highest performing sixth form centres in Cumbria. You will also be part of a vibrant and lively learning community as well as one where you really matter. Education can open the doors for anyone and we are proud to be ‘Changing Lives through Learning’.

Our students successfully go on to university or their chosen careers and we can help you do the same. Barry Simpson Director of Sixth Form

About us

As one of the highest performing sixth form centres in Cumbria you will be joining a sixth form where success is shown in our results. Many students go on to study at their top choice of university or move on to higher apprenticeships and successful careers. As a sixth form student you will have access to our dedicated sixth form centre and learning area.

Our students benefit from state of the art resources and technology and outstanding ICT resources including Apple Macs and iPads.

Our specialism in science is supported by our sponsors, two of the most important energy organisations in the UK; the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Sellafield Ltd. With their support we benefit from a £300k engineering suite and their expertise gives students valuable opportunities to engage in industry based activities, both in and out of the academy.

Our second specialism in the arts is delivered in our performing and expressive arts centre.

Additional support

We have a dedicated team to support you throughout the sixth form, including two pastoral heads who are responsible for your progress and welfare. You will be part of a tutor group with students from years 12 and 13 and your tutor will be your first point of contact for any concerns you may have.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact West Lakes Academy directly.

Last updated date: 31 March 2017
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