Workington Academy

Workington Academy

Workington Academy

Workington Academy is located on the west coast of Cumbria on the edge of the English Lake District. We are fully committed to providing the very best education to young people from this area, making Workington Academy the school of choice for our community. It is an exciting time to join the academy as we are soon to start work on our brand new £20 million state of the art building to be ready for January 2017.

Our mantra is to “Be the best you can be…” and our three core values: Respect; Responsibility and Resilience are all designed to put learning at the heart of everything we do. We are fully committed to meeting the emotional, cultural and academic needs of all the young people who attend the academy, supporting them to flourish and grow, with a relentless focus on academic outcomes. We also understand the importance of the development of wider skills to allow our students to grow into fully rounded individuals. We therefore provide a rich and varied range of extra-curricular activities including the arts and sport.

Expectations are very high at Workington Academy and this is reflected in our students’ appearance, behaviour and attitudes. We promote a calm, friendly and orderly atmosphere in classrooms and around the school site. We also recognise that excellent working relationships amongst students and staff are very important so a feeling of respect pervades the academy. We are proud of our school, the students and staff in it, and the aspirations we all share

We take the pastoral care and personal development of our students very seriously. Our House system and year groups have been designed to develop friendships and a sense of belonging around the school.


Our Vision

To enable every young person to reach their potential and achieve the success they deserve by providing an innovative and inspiring learning experience.

Our Values

  • Respect, Responsibility and Resilience are the three values at the heart of our ethos
  • We offer a dynamic and empowering education for all
  • We operate a student-centred approach which values relationships and respect for others.
  • We aim to ensure that every student’s potential is fully explored.


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