Welcome to Workington Academy. We are an 11 -18 comprehensive school on the North West coast of Cumbria, serving the community of Workington and the surrounding area. Workington Academy is part of Cumbria Education Trust, a family of schools who share the same vision for our community, to ‘Be the best that you can be.

At Workington Academy we prepare our students to be lifelong learners who will go on to contribute positively to the wider community. Above all we aim to develop an enthusiasm and thirst for learning. We want our students to be confident, capable and happy young people who are hardworking and achieve well in everything that they do. Our 3 core values are Respect, Responsibility, and Resilience and it is through these values that we support and guide our students to be tolerant of one another, to recognise individuality and, at the same time, embrace collective responsibility.

We have high aspirations for our students and expect the best from everyone in ensuring that our students succeed. We aim to make school an enjoyable and productive experience for everyone, where every young person looks forward to the possibilities of each day with energy and enthusiasm.  We want all our students to have every opportunity to embark upon pathways that lead to further academic and career success and to be fully equipped for their life beyond school.

Mr Bedford, Mr Bird and Mrs O’Hagan

Heads of School
Workington Academy