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We are a company limited by guarantee with charitable status.

We provide an alternative curriculum for learners aged 14-19 years and work in partnership with schools, work based learning providers and other professional organisations. 

We continue to strive towards further development of our curriculum and provision to meet the needs of our learners.

West Cumbria Achievement Zone is managed by a Board of Directors.  It is coordinated on a daily basis by the Senior Management Team.

West Cumbria Achievement Zone is based in Distington.

Mission Statement

Within a National Educational System we aim to provide high quality individual learning opportunities for young people who do not succeed in large formal situations.


To offer diverse alternative curriculum provision.

To enable learners to gain nationally recognised qualifications.

To provide a progression route for learners into employment, training or further education.


To employ staff with a wide range of experience/qualifications.

To devise Individual Learning Programmes.

To Work with a 1:8 (max) staff/learner ratio.

To work closely with our partners to obtain maximum learning opportunities for our cohorts.


To give unconditional positive regard for the individual.

To celebrate achievement.

To offer value for money.

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