Colette Macklin - Headteacher

Colette Macklin – Headteacher

Welcome to Workington Academy. We are an 11 -18 comprehensive school serving the community of Workington. We have 3 core values – Respect, Responsibility, Resilience and our mission statement is Be the best that you can be. We are part of a family of schools sponsored by the Cumbria Education Trust and in February 2017, we moved into our £17 million, state of the art, brand new building.

We are proud of our students and we are proud of our school. We want our students to be confident, happy, hard-working and to achieve well. Personal attributes are equally important to us and developing positive character traits is essential if students are to be successful in their life beyond school. We work closely with our families and our community to do this and we are proud of our successful community partnerships.

Commitment, determination, a positive attitude and resilience in the face of difficulty makes a successful student, a good leader and a valued citizen. At Workington Academy, we support and guide students to develop these characteristics and as they do, we watch them achieve and thrive.

In addition to a good all-round education, we offer a wealth of extra-curricular opportunities, including house competitions, music lessons, sports teams, maths challenges, dance, drama, Duke of Edinburgh Award and subject clubs as well as volunteering opportunities, outdoor pursuits, overseas trips and charity work. Whatever your child’s interest, the chances are, we have something to support and encourage it.

We are ambitious for our students and want them to do well. We identify and nurture their talents and encourage them to aim high. As teachers, support staff and school leaders, we continually strive for excellence ourselves. We are deeply committed to our work and our measure of success is the success of our students.

At Workington Academy, we offer a broad and balanced education underpinned by traditional values. We expect good behaviour, we offer strong pastoral care, we expect hard work and we offer good teaching and learning, we expect a commitment to being the best that you can be and we offer lots of opportunities for students to demonstrate that. We expect the best from everyone.

By working together, we make sure all our students succeed.

Mrs Colette Macklin