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.

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 […]

May 2016 Letter from Head of School


news-icon Letter From Our Head of School

I hope you all had a relaxing and enjoyable bank holiday – the Easter break seems a long way off already. It is good to see all the children back at school at this very important time of year.
All our children and staff have been working hard to prepare for the various assessments and tests this term. Your support and encouragement is much appreciated.
Year 6 SATs take place next week and I know teachers and children alike are looking forward to the special breakfasts we put on each morning. By Thursday the tests will be complete and children can get back to enjoying normal lessons once again.



Year 2’s Visit to the Stansted Education Centre

We had an amazing day at Stansted Education Centre, as our trip for our topic ‘Jetting Off’. We enjoyed meeting the Rangers and Firemen, finding out about their jobs and being able to squirt the hose!
After lunch we went up to the viewing platform to watch the planes land, taxi and take off. We liked the Ryanair pilots best, who flashed their lights and waved from the cockpit.
A great trip!

Thank you Stansted Education Centre.

Head Letter March 2016


 Letter From Our Head of School
As we approach the Easter break it is good to look back on all the fantastic learning opportunities your children have taken part in this term.   As usual World Book Day was greatly enjoyed by all with ch…

Place Farm Art Exhibition 2015

 Place Farm Art Exhibition 2015
 Here is a showcase of all the wonderful artwork that was produced by our pupils in the December 2015 Art Exhibition.  We hope you enjoy the slideshow.

Family Bingo Night


 FOBES Family Bingo Night – Friday 11th March 6-8pm

£2 per person which includes a bingo book.  If you wish to reserve tickets and pay on the night please contact us at fobes@castlepartnership.org.uk


World Book Day


 World Book Day 3rd March 2016 
Just to let you know that World Book Day is just around the corner on March 3rd. We are very excited about this event, and will be holding a host of activities during the day designed to encourage our children…

Head of School February 2016


 Letter From Our Head of School
What an extremely busy half term we have had! All classes are busy working on their latest topics and I have seen lots of great learning going on.I have seen Reception children writing about Dinosaurs footprints an…

SID Has Certified BEPA


Playing Our Part On Safer Internet Day


Safer Internet Day 2016


 Safer Internet Day 9th February 2016

Join the global celebration on 9th February!Safer Internet Day 2016 will take place on the 9th February with the theme ‘Play your part for a better internet!’
Coordinated in the UK by the UK…

Severe Weather Arrangements

Severe Weather Arrangements
As the temperature is forecast to drop, it is timely to send out our revised guidance regarding arrangements for schools on coping with severe weather this winter.
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