The Whitehaven Academy (formerly Whitehaven School) is a comprehensive co-educational secondary school with academy status, located in Whitehaven, in west Cumbria, England. The school was established in 1984. A February 2011 report from the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills said that the school ‘has made inadequate progress in making improvements and demonstrating a better capacity for sustained improvement’ in the previous two years, according to a report issued subsequent to an OFSTED team visit in January 2011. Lynette Norris who took over as headteacher in 2011 was described as bringing ‘vision and energy’ to the school since she took office. The school converted to academy status in January 2014, sponsored by the Bright Tribe Trust.