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Welcome to The Whitehaven Academy

I am very proud and privileged to be Principal of The Whitehaven Academy. I believe that the academy has enormous potential and aspires to provide the very best education for all of the students that it serves.

We aim to be a school at the heart of the community, a school of which everyone can be proud to be a part of, and a school in which we devote all our resources to improving the life chances of young people by giving them the best possible outcomes for a successful future.

Here at The Whitehaven Academy, we have made significant strides already this term to become a good and improving school. Our focus is on providing outstanding teaching where every teacher knows the ability of each student and has the professional skill to ensure they succeed and achieve their educational targets and personal aspirations. This approach is underpinned by a highly effective approach of monitoring lesson plans, teaching quality and assessment which will enable us to confidently predict students’ future grades, and effectively intervene to improve these grades using all of our resources and skills.

As Principal, my aim is for The Whitehaven Academy to be an outstanding academy and the school of choice for the local community. All of our work is driven by five core principles:

  1. All students making at least good progress.
  2. No underperforming groups of students or excuses for underperformance, whatever their background.
  3. All teachers delivering at least good learning which inspires, enthuses and engages students to give them a thirst for knowledge.
  4. Every student moving to the next stage of successful performance as rapidly as possible.
  5. Every member of the school community working in a dignified and respectful manner to create a climate of trust, professionalism and educational excellence.

The partnership between home, school and your child needs to be strong and robust to ensure that we create high aspirations and ambitions and ensure that we equip young people to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens. I know I can count on your support as we strive, together, to achieve these aims.

Mr Warren Turner


About us

Getting the Best from You

Whatever you want to do in the future, we have the qualifications, facilities and partnerships to help you realise your ambitions and aspirations.

We offer a wide range of study options to suit you – including A level, AS Level and vocational courses – as well as employer engagement and a wide range of extra-curricular activities and supported progression to further and higher education, training or employment.

With our friendly and supportive environment, dedicated staff and culture of aspiration we will support you to achieve your ambitions and move onto a successful future, whatever that may be.

We welcome students from The Whitehaven Academy and also from other schools who wish to join us and who will benefit from our excellent Sixth Form provision.

Facilities available

The Post -16 Centre is located in a dedicated area of  The Whitehaven Academy and has recently been refurbished.  Students have use of a common room with kitchen facilities, a quiet study area and offices for one-to-one meetings.  ICT and wi-fi provision have been upgraded and improved to ensure all students can access the internet to help with their studies.

Sport, music and drama facilities are available in the main school.

Additional support

There’s more to life at Sixth Form than just study! Our curriculum is supported with a high quality enrichment and extra-curricular programme which provides extended opportunities for students to participate in clubs and partnerships which broaden and enrich individual learning and provide physical, social, cultural, creative and charitable experiences.

We encourage all our students to undertake learning experiences in business and enterprise, allowing the development of entrepreneurial skills, and we provide experiences for students to develop skills in coding, electronic systems and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

We have an active and varied sports programme and students can take part in fitness and sporting activities and competitions.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact The Whitehaven Academy directly.

Last updated date: 30 March 2017
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