West Lakes Academy in Egremont, Cumbria, provides education to children from 11 to 18 years old.
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.
Three sponsors were involved in the setting up of West Lakes Academy in 2008 – Sellafield Ltd, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). All three share an ambition and motivation to support the education and development of young people in West Cumbria and to ensure that West Cumbria is an attractive, vibrant and aspirational place in which to live and work. The academy was last inspected by Ofsted in March 2017 and was judged to be Grade 1 – Outstanding in all areas of the inspection.
We are a rural village primary school on the western edge of the Lake District. Classes are small and we offer a friendly, caring atmosphere, with full wrap-around care facilities. Children attending are aged 2-11 years. Presently there are around 50 children within school. At Arlecdon School, all the staff and governors are committed to creating the right environment, culture and level of support to enable every pupil to reach their full potential.
We are a busy but friendly school, with lots going on. This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing up to date information for parents, pupils and the wider community. Thornhill Primary is a small Primary School with 65 pupils currently on roll.