Coupals Primary Academy

Headteacher’s Welcome

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. Our school reached full capacity as a 2 form entry school in September 2021.  

Our aim 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;

Readiness, Honesty & Determination.  

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. 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 most 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. Good relationships are at the heart of everything we do at Coupals and building high quality relationships with pupils is our utmost priority to enable them to fulfil their potential.  

Our vision for the school, updated in 2019, is to ensure ‘Every opportunity for every pupil.’ We offer a curriculum which is ambitious but which we also adapt to ensure it is accessible for pupils of all backgrounds and needs. You can find out more about our curriculum on the curriculum page of our website.  

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.   

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: Owens, Williams, Ali and Smith. In these houses pupils participate in activities such as sports day as well as cross phase learning activities such as on World Book Day. Our houses are named after iconic sports people who not only excelled in their field but also made a societal impact too.  

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 a link to our admissions page in the More Information… links at the bottom 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 view our latest Ofsted report and share your views of the school through Ofsted’s Parent View website by following the School Performance link below.

You can keep up to date with everything that is going on at school through our website, by following us on Twitter (@CoupalsAcademy). Social network links can be found at the top of every page. 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.  

David Maguire 
Headteacher