Castle Manor Academy

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Castle Manor Academy
CM Logo.jpg
Motto "Feel proud"
Type Academy
Head of School Matthew Gibson
Executive Principal (Trust) Madeleine Vigar[1]
Location Eastern Avenue
England Coordinates: 52°05′08″N 0°25′41″E / 52.085544°N 0.427921°E / 52.085544; 0.427921
DfE URN 138162 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 800
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Hamlet, Wilsey, Chauntry, Helions
Colours Blue, Green, Yellow, Red

Castle Manor Academy (formerly Castle Manor Business and Enterprise College) is a secondary phase converter academy in Haverhill, Suffolk. It is the main sponsor academy of The Castle Partnership Academy Trust, which comprises Castle Manor Academy and Place Farm Primary Academy. The Castle Partnership Academy Trust supports all through education and forms Suffolk's only All-through Academy Chain.

The school[edit]

Castle Manor Academy operates vertical tutor groups for all of its learners which places students in tutor groups with other learners of all ages, from Year 7 to Year 13.

The following extra facilities are available on the college campus, for use by the local community:

  • Sandcastles Playgroup
  • Castle Manor Business & Training Centre

Suffolk Schools Organisational Review[edit]

As part of the Suffolk Schools Organisational Review Castle Manor opted to renovate the old Parkway Middle School site and incorporate it into their campus, rather than initiate an expensive and inefficient new build to house Years 7 & 8. The result is a vast campus with the old parkway site housing the Communications Faculty of the Academy, whilst the STEM and Student Support Faculties remain on the main site. An internal roadway allows students to walk between the two ends of the campus and brings the site together. Facilities inside the Communications Faculty building include a dedicated dance studio, a media studio with full green screen facilities, a dedicated subject library, specialised classrooms and additional canteen. The site also includes a Business and Training Centre which is used for academy and local community events.

Academy conversion[edit]

Castle Manor Business and Enterprise College was officially closed on 31 May 2012 and became Castle Manor Academy on 1 June 2012. The Academy is a converter academy which formed its own Academy Trust and also includes Place Farm Primary Academy. Both academies share a common leadership and governance structure, which was initiated as their time as partner schools. The structure encourages integration between the academies with many staff working between both academies and pupils regularly working across the two sites.


  1. ^ Castle Manor Academy, Suffolk County Council. Retrieved 11 January 2013.

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