John Baillie, Madeleine Vigar and John Mayhew


Welcome to the Castle Partnership Academy Trust. Our vision is to improve the life chances of all our children and young people whatever their backgrounds, skills and capabilities.

Our schools are Burton End Primary Academy, Castle Manor Academy and Place Farm Primary Academy. We are situated close together in the town of Haverhill, Suffolk, near to the borders of both Essex and Cambridgeshire.

The Partnership is committed to all through education, firmly believing that a love of learning should be nurtured from a very young age and that the traditional phases of education should be integrated to secure continuity, progression and high standards.

We know how crucial outstanding teaching is and aim to provide a rich, relevant, bespoke curriculum and experiences that promote outstanding learning, achievement and excellent attitudes to learning.

The Castle Partnership Academy Trust understands how vital it is for our pupils and students to attain high levels of literacy and mathematical knowledge. We focus on putting in place the best teaching strategies in order to secure high standards of literacy and numeracy.

Promoting young peoples’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and their physical well-being is a key priority for us. We want all of our pupils and students to have high aspirations and to thrive in a supportive, highly cohesive learning community.

We focus relentlessly on high expectations for everyone involved in the Castle Partnership Academy Trust. We ensure that our staff have the best professional development opportunities, our families are supported and share our vision and that our children and young people become responsible, independent members of society.

Madeleine Vigar
Executive Principal
John Baillie
Chair, Board of Directors
John Mayhew
Vice Chair, Board of Directors

News from our Academies

2015-16 Term Dates


Term dates for the 2015-2016 academic year are available below. All three academies will follow the same term dates. We are still working to finalise the dates of our PD Days and will update this information when it is available. Term Dates Below are term dates for next academic year. Please note that some of […]

GCSE Success at Castle Manor Academy


Year 11 students at Castle Manor Academy are celebrating as they collect their GCSE results today. This year highlights include a significant increase in the number of students achieving A* and equivalent grades and in total 24% of all grades achieved are A*-B grades. The English results for Castle Manor students are particularly strong. Students […]

Castle Manor Academy Celebrates A-level Results


Castle Manor Academy’s Sixth Form students are celebrating today as they collect an excellent set of A-level results. This year’s results are amongst the Academy’s best and see a wide range of students heading off to further study at Universities up and down the country. These courses include Mathematics, Game development, Philosophy & History, PE […]

Carol Player Retires After 25 Years at Castle Manor


Popular PE and Science teacher Carol Player retires at the end of term after 25 years at Castle Manor. Carol joined the school in 1990, as a PE teacher and worked with thousands of students over her time in the school. The school celebrated this week with an afternoon tea and tennis match, marking Carol’s […]

Town Centre Masterplan Presentation


Thank you goes to Peter Johnson one of our Castle Partnership Pupils for delivering an enlightening and interesting presentation to pupils and staff at Burton End Primary Academy this morning regarding the Haverhill Town Centre Masterplan.   If yo…

Well Done Everyone


We were sad to see our delightful year 6 leave us  on Friday 10th July, to go on to Secondary but we are extremely proud of their achievements this year.

They  worked very hard throughout the year and  got the SATS results they truly deserve!  The best results in the school’s history.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents who have supported their children through this challenging year and also to the teachers and staff who have taught year 6 this year.

Here at Burton End Primary Academy we are a team;  children, families and staff – when we all work together we can achieve amazing things!

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who came to support your child at the various Sports Days – the children rise to the occasion when they see members of their family cheering them on.  Children in Key Stage One and Two all earned points for their colour team and I would like to announce that the winning team was YELLOW – the black flies brought you all luck in the end!    I would also like to thank two young ladies who helped collate results as they were unable to take part in the sports due to injuries.

Thank you everyone and well done to the yellow team.

Mrs Vosper

Castle Partnership Kick Off Haverhill’s Summer with a Fantastic Community Extravaganza an Haverhill Rec


People from all across Haverhill and beyond joined together on Saturday 27th June to enjoy the Castle Partnership Academy Trust’s Community extravaganza. The event was organized by people from across the trust, led by Castle Manor Academy’s Teacher in charge of community engagement, Becky Baldwin. The event was free to attend and saw hundreds of […]

Extravaganza £1 in the Bucket Winner


We have a winner.  Michelle Short was the lucky person amongst the many that took part in the FOBES Extravaganza £1 in the Bucket competition held on Saturday.    

Thank you


Dear Parents and Carers

Thank you to all of you who supported the Summer Fair last Friday after school.  It was lovely to see so many families enjoying themselves on a lovely summers afternoon.  

I would like to thank in particular the FOBEs committee, many of whom are staff, who worked hard to ensure fun could be had by all.  

Thank you to all of you who donated items for the various stalls and thank you for coming and spending your money!

The total amount raised was £1081.50p and this will be added to our growing fund towards developing the outside learning environment at school.


Mrs Vosper

FOBE’s Summer Fair 19th June 3:30pm


The FOBE’s Summer Fair is next Friday 19th June, 3:30pm to 5:30pm. Why not come along and join in the fun?

Castle Partnership Admissions Policy 2016-17

Our new Admissions Policy is now available on our website. This policy covers admission to all three academies from September 2016. You can see a copy here – Castle Partnership Admissions Policy 2016-2017.