The academy is open to children from every age group from Whitehaven and its surrounding areas, is non-selective and co-educational. Full admission details, including over-subscriptions can be found in the Admission Policy.
Students are admitted at the start of, and during, two main stages:
- Secondary Year 7 (age 11)
- Sixth Form (age 16)
Published Admission Numbers
- 244 full time places – Years 7 to 11
- 245 full time places – Sixth Form (including all Year 11 students at the academy who choose to stay on for their sixth form education)
Apply for a Secondary School Place
For admission to Secondary Years 7 to 11, parents should apply using Cumbria County Council’s schools admission process.
Apply for a Sixth Form Place
Our Sixth Form is open to students from any school and to apply, please either contact The Whitehaven Academy on 01946 595400 to request an application form or complete our online application form.
We hold regular open days at the academy for prospective students.
For a full list of scheduled open days, visit our events page.