Castle Manor Academy is sponsored by the Unity Schools Partnership.  The registered office is:  USP Offices, Park Road, Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 7YD.  Their contact number is: 01440 333400.  Details of the Trust's funding agreements, articles, accounts, names of the trustees and members, and other detailed governance arrangements can be found on their website or through Companies House.  The school's funding agreement can be found here or downloaded through the link on the right.

The Local Governing Body plays a crucial role in holding the school to account and ensuring the vision is met.  They meet 6 times per year, every half term.  The scheme of delegation can be found in the USP Governor Hanbook, which can be found on this page.  It is made up of parents, staff and local interested people who act as Community Governors.  There are no committees.  Our Chair, Justine Dawkins, can be contacted through the school's postal address, or by emailing and Vice Chair is Kirsty Franks

These are the members of our Local Governing Body:

Academic year 2018-2019

Name Relevant interests Appointed Appointed by Attendance record Attendance record 1718 Left
Chair: Justine Dawkins


07/02/2017 Appointed by GB/board 3/3 6/6
Vice Chair:  Kirsty Franks Samuel Ward Academy 16/11/2017 Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 2/3 5/5
Paul Cummings None 8/11/18 Appointed by GB/board 2/2 n/a
Ann Grimstone Castle Manor Academy 28/03/2017 Elected by school staff 3/3 6/6
Janette Godfrey Sandcastles Playgroup Manager and Governor 17/11/2015 Appointed by GB/board 2/3 4/6
Vicky Hogg Headteacher Clements School and Governor 11/05/2017 Appointed by GB/board 3/3 6/6
Tony Humphrey None 8/11/2018 Appointed by GB/board 2/2 n/a
James Mason Sybil Andrews Academy 28/03/2017 Appointed by foundation/Trust 2/3 4/6
Teri Putnam None 24/1/2019 Parent Governor 2/2
Vanessa Whitcombe Community Governor at Linton Village College, Academy Advisory Board Olive Academies 01/09/2015 Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 2/3 6/6
John Baillie 01/02/2013 Appointed by GB/board 0/1 31/01/2017
David Sutton 08/02/2014 Elected by parents 0/3 11/05/2017
Roger Andre 17/11/2015 Appointed by GB/board 1/3 11/05/2017

David Bray

02/10/2014 Elected by parents 5/6 31/08/2018
Lucie Callow Headteacher Granta Special School and Governor 11/05/2017 Appointed by GB/board 1/2 4/6 24/Jan