John Baillie and Madeleine Vigar


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

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 […]

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…

Head of School letter Jan 10th 2016


 Letter from our Head of School

Happy New Year to you all!

Children and staff alike have come back to school refreshed and ready for the challenges of a new term. It was lovely to see all the smiling faces of the children in our first assembly on Monday afternoon. I talked about our theme for this half term which is Optimism, the O from our PROUD values. I used four lit candles to demonstrate how ‘hope’ is an important part of being optimistic. Ask your child if they can remember why the candle of hope is so important.

ATD Day Appointments


The website is now live to book your ATD Day appointments for 20th January. Visit the URL below and use the code in the letter sent home about ATD to book an appointment.

Letter from CPAT Board


Letter from Chair of the CPAT Board
Please see below a letter sent home today from the Chair of the Castle Partnership Academy Trust and the Castle Manor Academy Local Governing Body. This letter was sent home with students today. Letter from Chair of…

Executive Principal Takes the Next Step on Her Learning Journey


Madeleine Vigar, Executive Principal of the Castle Partnership Academy Trust, will leave her post at Easter to set up an Education Consultancy after thirteen years leading schools across Haverhill.

The Giving Tree


 The Giving Tree 
Dear Mrs Vosper,Thank you for collecting so may presents and thank you for helping us. With your help we have managed to raise over 250 presents. This is a great achievement for Maddie and I. Womens Aid came and collected t…

Sleeps ’til Santa – Our Starring Role


Did you hear us on Heart Radio’s Sleep ’til Santa? Our choir did a fantastic job. You can hear the piece here. Find out more about Sleeps ’til Santa here:

Draft Admissions Policy


Draft Admissions and Appeals Policy 
Our Admissions and Appeals policy has just been reviewed for September 2017 admissions. This policy sets out how our academies deal with over subscription, allocations and appeals. We are required by law to co…

Admissions and Appeals Policy 2017-2018 Consultation


Our Admissions and Appeals policy has just been reviewed for September 2017 admissions. This policy sets out how our academies deal with over subscription, allocations and appeals. We are required by law to consult on this policy each time it is reviewed. We are now holding a consultation for this policy until 31st January 2016. A […]