Our Hall of Fame
At Castle Manor Academy we are extremely proud of the success of our students. This doesn’t end when they leave Castle Manor Academy and we really enjoy hearing about the successes of our past students. The short “Hall of Fame” below lists some of the previous students that we are particularly proud of.
|Years attended:||2003 – 2006|
|Current Occupation:||City Banker|
|I started Castle Manor Upper School the same year Ms Vigar did, in 2003! During that time the school became a Business and Enterprise College and now an Academy, catering for for years 7 and 8, so it is safe to say it has changed drastically since I started nearly 10 years ago! I look back on my school days with fondness. Ihad a great 3 years at Castle Manor and was taught by some great teachers that I shall never forget!I left Castle Manor in 2006 with 6 A*s, 6 As and 1 B to attended Hills Road Sixth Form College. Here I achieved 4 As at A Level in Maths, Further Maths, Economics and PE. I went on to attend the University of Bath to study BSc Accounting and Finance. I graduated with First Class Honours in the summer of 2012. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at university and was lucky enough to get an industrial placement with UBS Investment Bank in my third year. I am now on a Future Leaders Development Graduate Scheme with Barclays, working in London. The post is very fulfilling and has the prospect of international placements, which is incredibly exciting. I credit my success so far to the experiences I went through at Castle Manor and without those I wouldn’t be where I am today!|
|Years attended:||2002 – 2005|
|I left Castle Manor in 2005 with 13 A*-C GCSE qualifications. I went on to study Media and Further Maths at AS level and Biology, English and Maths at A level at Long Road Sixth Form college in Cambridge. I had a real passion for Maths, which developed as I learnt more about the subject. I decided to study for my BSc (Hons) Mathematics degree at University of Reading. I completed my degree in 2010 which lead to my first job as an Area Accountant for a car hire company.It was part way through my Accountancy training that I realised this was not the career for me. Having always felt drawn towards a career in education, wanting to make a difference, I started to apply for teacher training courses. Having seen Castle Manor go from a struggling school to a thriving Business and Enterprise College from the perspective of a student, I can see the importance of outstanding teachers who are dedicated to their students. Castle Manor has since gone from strength to strength and from a College to an Academy. Therefore, it seemed fitting to apply for a position here to pay something back to a school that gave me the amazing opportunities to get me where I am today. I am privileged to now be part of a team that continue Castle Manor Academy’s successand providing opportunities for all students in the future.|