Category Archives: Workington Academy

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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Move into new Workington Academy

EXCITEMENT BUILDS FOR MOVE INTO NEW £16m ACADEMY FOR WORKINGTON Students and staff at Workington Academy closed the doors at their old school building for the last time before the half term break and are now looking forward to moving into their brand new state-of-the art academy building. Built as part of the Government’s Priority […]

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Fire Cadets Success

In October, Jonathan Blackmore had his passing out parade from the Fire Cadets. Jonathan had to showcase the many skills he had studied over the last year, including: using ladders for a rescue, BA search and rescue, road traffic collision, using the hydraulic cutting equipment and how to use a hose reel & delivery hose. He was awarded […]

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Student selected as team mascot for Wigan Warriors

Mitchell (8AMI) has been chosen to be the team mascot for Wigan Warriors on Friday, 24 February 2017, when the side will face Widness. Mitchell will meet the players and coaching staff, have a tour of the stadium and walk onto the pitch with the players. The match is scheduled to be shown on Sky Sports. Wigan Warriors […]

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Local Paralympian visits Workington Academy

Local Paralympian, Simon Lawson, visited Workington Academy today. Simon spoke to students about his life including his early career as a motocross rider, his injury and his recent success in Rio. The talks were followed by question and answer sessions. Simon said, ‘It was a pleasure speaking to students and I hope they can all […]

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Trust Confirms Head is Moving On

The William Howard Trust confirmed today that Mr Jonathan Logan has decided to move on from his role as headteacher at Workington Academy. Tracy Stainton, chair of the Local Advisory Board at Workington Academy said: “On behalf of the William Howard Trust, I would like to thank Mr Logan for his contribution to Workington Academy […]

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Workington Academy – Year 6-7 Transition Day

On Friday 8 July, we welcomed Year 6 students who will be joining us as our new Year 7 students in September. After a welcome assembly in the main hall with Miss Tweddle, Director of Learning – Year 7 and Mr Logan, Headteacher, the Year 6 students dispersed into their new form groups to complete […]

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CSI Day at Workington Academy

CSI Day at Workington Academy

Children turn detective to solve school crime Year five pupils became detectives for the day as part of a CSI Day at Workington Academy. Children from Victoria Junior School and Distington Community School took part several science-related activities in the event. A fictional crime was set up centering around some stolen biscuits and pupils had […]

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Safeguarding at Workington Academy

Pupils feel ‘safe and secure’ at west Cumbrian academy school

Safeguarding at Workington Academy has been rated “effective” by a Government inspector. The academy, in Stainburn Road, was subject to an unannounced Ofsted inspection on May 24 because of concerns about the effectiveness of safeguarding arrangements, behaviour and welfare of pupils. But inspector Neil Mackenzie spoke to headteacher Jonathan Logan, his staff and pupils and […]

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Enter the wacky world of David Walliams

Enter the wacky world of David Walliams

The world of David Walliams was brought to life at an event at Workington Academy. Year five pupils from feeder primary schools went to the academy to take part in David Walliams Day. The event featured activities based around the author’s books. Youngsters took part in drama, a treasure hunt, crime solving and speech writing. […]

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