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  • West Lakes Academy
    Main Street
    Egremont
    Cumbria
    CA22 2DQ
  • Head: Mr Jonathan Johnson
  • T 01946 820356
  • F 01946 813671
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.westlakesacademy.org.uk
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Cumbria
  • Pupils: 1159
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 15th March 2017
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 20th February 2013
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

West Lakes Academy in Egremont, Cumbria opened in September 2008.

Our vision is to succeed in Changing Lives through Learning by providing the very best possible educational opportunities for young people in West Cumbria. We have extremely high hopes for all of our students and our highly skilled and enthusiastic members of staff encourage children to have high ambitions and to work hard to achieve these.

After four years of planning and construction we are now settled in our brilliant new 26m building. Students and staff now benefit from fantastic facilities, outstanding IT resources, a 300k Engineering Facility and a Performing and Expressive Arts Suite. All this makes West Lakes Academy one of the best possible places in which to study. Our excellent environment helps keep motivation and morale high and allows us to deliver modern approaches to learning using the latest technologies.

As an Academy, we are independently governed but state funded and free to all children. We are subject to OFSTED inspections and work with the Local Education Authority in relation to issues such as admissions. We are sponsored by two of the most important energy organisations in the UK and two of Cumbrias largest employers; The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Sellafield Ltd. They provide invaluable resources and industry support to our specialism in Science. We also receive excellent higher education expertise from our education partner, the University of Central Lancashire.

This year we celebrated outstanding A Level results with a 100 per cent pass rate, 214 APS per entry and 970 APS per student. Our GCSE results were also our best ever with 59 per cent gaining five A* to C grades including English and maths and 99 per cent gaining A* to C in five or more subjects.

The hard work of our pupils and the dedication of our skilled members of staff enable us to provide students with the education they need for a successful and happy future.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Art & Design (Fine Art) at an English Comprehensive School (GCE A level)
Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

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Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

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