Coupals Primary Academy is a modern primary school in the growing town of Haverhill, Suffolk. Originally opening in June 1982 we expanded in 2011 to being a full primary for pupils from Reception to Year 6 (having begun as a first school catering for Reception to Year 4). In January 2015 we converted to become an academy as part of the Haverhill based Samuel Ward Academy Trust (click here to find out more information including information about how our academy is funded).
Our mission at Coupals is to educate children to the highest possible standard as well as developing them as individuals. We feel that no child should leave our school without the essential skills they need for the next steps in their education and lives.
Our mission is underpinned by three core values which cover everything we do. These are:
As a school these values prepare our pupils for a successful future and support children with the key skills and principles they need to be able to have a successful future in modern Britain (you can read our British Values policy here). These 3 values incorporate everything that we do in school (from pupils to teachers to dinner ladies and office staff) and play a key role in leading improving standards across our school.
Primary School is every child's beginning on a long journey of learning and we are aware of how important the teaching, nurturing, support and encouragement they receive in our school are. During our recent OFSTED inspection (September 2017) the school was judged as 'Good.' Staff were identified as making excellent relationships with pupils and the high quality teaching and 'rapid progress' made by pupils was a testament to the efforts of the teaching staff.
The introduction of a new National Curriculum this year has given us the chance to review the curriculum we provide our pupils and to ensure that it meets the needs of our children to progress in every step of their education. Our academy has a clear vision for the next 5 years to become an innovative learning community.
In addition to our new and exciting curriculum we also offer a range of extra curricular activities such as football, dodgeball and choir to gardening, maths club and cookery (as part of our monthly cafe run by our Year 5 pupils).
Preparing our pupils to be global citizens is a key priority for us and we want to ensure they work in the world with tolerance, compassion and understanding of others. This is underpinned through our daily assemblies, PSHE lessons and across our entire curriculum.
Pupils at Coupals are put in to one of four houses: Vanners, Kipling, Henderson and Gurteen. In these houses pupils participate in activities such as sports day as well as cross phase learning activities such as on World Book Day. To find out a little more about the history behind our Houses please click on the link here.
We look forward to a positive and successful relationship with you and your children. Should you ever have any questions, concerns or feedback (good or bad) please do not hesitate to come and speak with me in school. If you are in the process of applying for school places or are looking at prospective schools you will find our admissions information on the right hand side of this page.
In July 2016 we were named 'Primary School of the Year' in the Cambridge News Education Awards.
In July 2018 we were awarded 'Educational Setting of the Year' by the Suffolk Raising The Bar Awards.
You can find out more about our Admissions Arrangements on the right hand of this page or on our policies page.
A copy paper copy of the information on our website is available from the office upon request free of charge. Please contact the office if you would like a copy.
You can share your views of the school through Ofsted's Parent View website by following the link below:
You can keep up to date with everything that is going on at school through our website, by finding us on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/coupalsacademy) or by following us on Twitter (@CoupalsAcademy). Social network links can be found to the left of every page. You can also find out more about the school by downloading our app by searching 'Coupals Primary Academy' in the App Store or Google Play Store. If you require any of the information on the website in paper format please contact the school office who will be happy to provide it for you.