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 […]

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

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.

FOBE Easter Egg Hunt



Thank you FOBE for organising a fantastic Easter egg hunt for the children in Early Years. We had great fun looking for Easter eggs hidden in the Early Years playground and classrooms and enjoyed an Easter cake and drink. The children were mo…

Y2/3 Production of ‘Three Little Pigs’


We are really proud of the enormous amount of effort everyone made during our performance. From our trees, houses, farmyard, woodland and city animals, wind, huff, puff, Red Riding Hoods, Wolves and of course all the

Foundation Easter Share


On Tuesday 24th March all children in Reception and Nursery joined in together for their Easter share with their parents. They took part in a variety of activities including making an Easter Card, assembling a spring flower, creating a collage of an Easter egg and making an Easter chick. The children enjoyed visiting each others’ classrooms to take part in the activities. 

Easter Message


Dear Parents and Carers

We have reached the last week of the Spring Term and I would like to say thank you to all of you for your support over the last term.

We had an extremely good turnout last week to our Parent Consultation evenings and the children brought in lots of fantastic science projects enabled by helpful parents I am sure.  I was extremely proud of our Choir and recorder group this week who performed at the Partnership Spring Concert. I also enjoyed watching the Year 2/3 production this week – our children and staff did a fantastic job in a very short period of time.  I would like to wish you all a very happy Easter break and I look forward to seeing you all back at school ready for an exciting and fun-packed Summer.

Yours faithfully

Mrs Vosper