Lakelands Academy

Lakelands Academy is a highly aspirational school for students 11-16, located in the heart of some of the country's most stunning Lakeland scenery, which offers an exceptional educational experience.

Staff at Lakelands pride themselves on their determination to deliver excellence in every aspect of provision and to help students to become confident, independent and articulate young adults.

Head Teacher Mrs. Bellis said: “Our aim is to develop our students into confident adults equipped to go as far as their talents will take them.

“Lakelands Academy is a smaller school and with this advantage, we know all our students personally. We aim to encourage each student to be a happy and self-confident individual with an inquiring and independent mind, who respects the differences of others and has a true sense of resilience and self-worth. As a progressive school, we know that students learn best when they are fully immersed in the learning process through a relevant, varied curriculum experience. At Lakelands Academy, we focus on developing the personal learning and thinking skills that underpin effective learning and future employability. We aim to encourage our students to develop agile, creative and analytical minds.

We feel it is also essential to provide a learning environment which captures the imagination of students and provides them with opportunities to engage with their learning. An investment of four million pounds over the last five years has created us an inspirational learning environment fit for the future.

We have a new science block, Creative Arts and Technology Area and dining room, along with enhanced learning facilities for English and World Studies (MFL and Humanities). Funding of £655,000 allocated this year will provide a Health and Wellbeing Hub and a full size All Weather Sports Pitch.

Mrs Bellis added: “We are thrilled that in our last report, Ofsted has identified good progress and results above the national average, as a consequence of good teaching” and Students positive attitudes towards learning and outstanding conduct continue to be of high quality in the academy.”

Year on year we are one of the highest performing schools in Shropshire for our GCSE grades and English Baccalaureate results. Overwhelmingly supportive of the academy, parents and the community agree with Ofsted who recognize that ‘behaviour is outstanding’ and praise our caring environment where students are welcoming, feel safe and look after one another. These outstanding outcomes show that we give our students the very best foundation for the future.

We believe it is our duty to encourage and inspire all of or our students to reach their potential and face with confidence, the next stages of their education and the fast-changing world beyond Lakelands.

Please join us for our forthcoming open event on Wednesday, September 26th between 9.30 and 12 pm, 1.30pm to 3 pm and 5.30pm to 7.30pm. We would also like to invite students to come along and enjoy Year 6 Taster Day on Friday, October 5th.

Don’t worry if you can’t make these dates, we welcome visits from prospective parents and students at any time.

For more information about the open event, to book a place on the Year 6 Taster Day or to arrange a visit contact Lakelands at or call 01691 622543.