Category Archives: Workington Academy

Workington Academy Receives Promising Ofsted Report

Clear vision and strong leadership signal improvement for Workington Academy. Workington Academy has received promising feedback today in its first ever Ofsted report, following an inspection in May. The thorough report highlights strong leadership, the “clear vision” of the new headteacher, and the staff’s “supportive relationship with pupils” as factors that will “ensure that outcomes […]

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WA Classroom Named in Tribute

Westfield Housing Association have been supporting education in Workington for many years and their generous donations  have been used to reward students at Workington Academy, not just for academic excellence but for fulfilling the core values of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience. Progress, effort, attendance, contribution to academy life and community service have all been recognised along with attainment and achievement. Central […]

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Headteacher Appointment Announced at Workington Academy

Cumbria Education Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of a new headteacher for Workington Academy. Des Bird was recently appointed; he is currently Headteacher at Richard Rose Morton Academy in Carlisle. The position was advertised in a national multi-media campaign and attracted a wide field of high calibre applications. A short-list of excellent candidates […]

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Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester Officially Opens Workington Academy

On Tuesday 26th September students and Staff at Workington Academy excitedly welcomed Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester – who was arriving to mark the official opening of the new Workington Academy building – and was received by HM Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria, Mrs Claire Hensman. The academy, which is one of six schools […]

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Workington Academy move into their brand new building

Excitement as students and staff at Workington Academy move into their brand new state-of-the-art building. Built as part of the Government’s Priority Schools Building Programme by Sir Robert McAlpine, the £16.5m structure, which has been constructed alongside the existing school, has space for 1200 students and includes two three storey wings and a two-storey section.  […]

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