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 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.

Castle Manor Celebrates Second Suffolk Greenest County Award


Castle Manor Academy are celebrating having earned their second Suffolk’s Greenest County Award for the restoration of their community orchard. Judges were impressed with the opportunities the orchard has created to engage families, local primary children and Sandcastles play group. The project is led by Becky Baldwin, teacher responsible for outdoor education. She is supported […]

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. 

Young People Discuss Their Future with local MP


Young people from across the Castle Partnership Academy Trust joined with our local MP last Friday to discuss the future of education on the Cambridge side of town. Students from Castle Manor Academy, along with pupils from Burton End Primary Academy and Place Farm Primary Academy joined Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP for a specially […]