Welcome to The Whitehaven Academy. It is a privilege to have taken on the role of Headteacher at this wonderful school as part of the Cumbria Education Trust. Respect, Responsibility and Resilience are at the heart of everything we do as the school works together to ensure that every young person can excel. Our community is at an exciting stage, with a significant investment in staffing and resources alongside the plans for a new build that can give the students the learning environment they so richly deserve.

We believe passionately that students should be challenged in their learning in a kind and supportive culture, with high expectations. From my first visit, I have been taken by the young people’s desire to be part of a highly successful school. Whether as a prospective parent or student, a member of the wider community or someone considering joining our ambitious staff, I look forward to meeting you.

Nigel Youngman