Welcome to the Whitehaven Academy. I am privileged to take up the post of Interim Head in order to offer continuity and support to students, staff and parents until a permanent Headteacher is appointed.

Whilst the school transitions to new sponsorship with Cumbria Education Trust, we will focus on ensuring that the core values of ‘Respect, Responsibility and Resilience’ are embedded by staff and students alike.

I see my role as Interim Head very much as continuing the hard work that has enabled the academy to reach its present position. There is still much to be done and it is imperative we all work together to ensure that we continue on our school improvement journey, thereby ensuring each student is given every opportunity to fulfil their potential.

As a former student, teacher and senior leader of the academy I believe I have valuable insight and understand what is required to ensure the Whitehaven Academy becomes the school of choice.

Mrs Andrea Bateson
Interim Head of School