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 […]

Pathways Information


After our successful Parents Pathways Information Evening please see below a complete copy of the slides from all of our presenters. Should you have any questions, please contact Mr Course on dcourse@castlepartnership.org.uk or alternatively, check out our Careers and Pathways Information link at www.castlemanor.suffolk.sch.uk/careers-iag/iag/ks4/ for further support and advice. Download PDF: Parent Presentation (Summer)

Year 11 Graduation Videos


On Friday 24th June we celebrated with our Year 11 students to mark their graduation from Castle Manor Academy. In true Castle Manor style we created a customary graduation video… and a less customary one. You can see them both here!

Sports Day Postponed


Sports Day Postponed 
Dear Parent/Carer
We are sorry to have to cancel  KS2 sports day today due to poor weather conditions.  We are postponing until the afternoon of Monday 27th June or Monday 4th July weather permitting.

Sports Week 2016


 Burton End Sports Week 2016
We will be having our school sports days during the week of 20th to 24th June 2016. More details can be seen on our newsletter or the school events diary.   

2016 CMA Election Results


Castle Manor Academy held their Head Boy and Head Girl elections yesterday. The weather was absolutely stunning and provided a perfect backdrop for students to visit the specially erected polling station. Students were invited to vote for their Head B…

Castle Manor Dance Show 2016


Our recent Dance Show was a very enjoyable event.

The students put on a great show and really showcased their talents.

You can see the photographs from the evening here:

Student Safety – Main Gates


In order to keep students safe as they leave school we need to reduce the number of cars using the roundabout at the main entrance. To support this we will be closing the main school gates at the end of school from after half term. If you regularly collect by car we would recommend parking […]

Letter from Head 27-May-2016


 May School Newsletter 
Dear Parent/Carer
I thought that it would be a lovely idea to giveyou more detail on some of the learning activitiesyour children have taken part in this half term.This extended newsletter contains lots of lovelyphot…

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.