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 […]

Castle Manor Celebrates Students’ Success Despite Government League Table Changes

Students celebrate their results

Castle Manor Academy are celebrating their students’ success in last summers examinations, in spite of a raft of bizarre changes to the governments league tables, published today. This year’s league tables see a significant change in the way qualifications are accounted for, more so than in any other year. The Department for Education made the […]

Safer Internet Day 2015


Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world.

Meningitis C Vaccinations


the team from Suffolk Health are offering Meningitis C Vaccinations to Year 10 students. Below you will find information about the vaccinations as well as in introductory letter and permission slip. Vaccinations take place in April, but please return forms ASAP to the SAG centre.

KS4 Information Evening


You can download a copy of the KS4 Course Information Sheets here.

Cambridge Lectures for Castle Manor Academy Mathematicians


Young Mathematicians from Castle Manor Academy visited Cambridge University last week to take part in a special event organised by the University. The University organised a series of workshops and lectures with the aim of extending mathematical thinking beyond GCSE level. The schedule gave students an idea of how lectures work and what learning looks like in Higher Education.

Burton End Lays Academy Roots


Pupils, staff, governors and parents gathered to together on Thursday afternoon for a special event to celebrate Burton End becoming an Academy. Our local mayor, Roger André, who is also the Chair of Burton End’s Local Governing Body, attended the event along with Regional Schools Commissioner, Dr Tim Coulson. Dr Coulson has responsibility for Academies […]

School Meal Price Increase


The price of school meals has increased 10p this year.  The current price is now £2.30.  For more details please click here

Castle Manor Waves Farewell to Much loved Teacher


Students, staff and Governors at Castle Manor Academy will be saying farewell to a much loved teacher when he retires on Friday. Martin Pates is in his 40th year of teaching, all of which has been completed at the school. He is the longest serving member of staff having started as “Master to teach Economics […]