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, student or member of staff, 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 area. 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.    

It is safe to say that the last couple of years have been a year like no other and I am extremely 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 was been a new experience for all of us, I am pleased that it was been embraced so enthusiastically by the whole school community. I am hopeful that we are now beginning to 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.    

I am particularly keen that we involve parents more in their child's learning and that all parents see that supporting their child and the Academy is essential in ensuring that they reach their full potential.   

Mr Darren J Lyon