Waterhead Academy

Principal's welcome

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and for the interest you are showing in our Academy. Whether you are connected with the Academy already or are a prospective parent or student, may I extend you a very warm welcome.  


Waterhead Academy has a reputation for being a caring community and I am committed to developing this further and ensuring that the Academy is a valued as a key part of the local community  Our aim here is simple, it is to ensure that all of our young people benefit from a broad range of high quality experiences, within and beyond the classroom and that they are supported to be the very best that they can be.  

I joined the Academy in 2020 and it is safe to say that this has been a year like no other. I am proud of the way in which our staff, parents and students have risen to the new challenges we have faced, particularly through the periods of extended lock down. Whilst remote learning has been a new experience for all of us, I am pleased that it has been embraced so enthusiastically by the whole school community. Soon we will return to the experience we are all more familiar with but we will take many of the lessons and skills learned this year and use them positively as the Academy continues to develop.    

Mr Darren J Lyon