About Us

About Our School

We are proud to be the only Church of England All Through School in Norfolk and as such believe that we offer something very special indeed. Our school is at the very heart of the Harleston community, providing an excellent education in a nurturing, family environment. Christian values underpin all that we do, where everybody is encouraged, guided and supported to aim high and achieve greatness in all that they do: 

  • Hope – Hope inspires us: we believe that anything is possible; we have high aspirations, we are positive and enthusiastic, and we want to make things better
  • Perseverance – Perseverance strengthens us: we are resilient; we work hard, we practise, and we learn from our mistakes
  • Wisdom – Wisdom develops us: we value knowledge; we are independent learners who are responsible for ourselves; we accept challenges and celebrate achievement
  • Love – Love guides us: we are kind and supportive and we have a love of learning; we are good citizens, who play a positive role in our community
  • Respect – Respect shapes us: we value ourselves, each other, and the world; we celebrate and understand difference
  • Faith – Faith supports us: we have belief in ourselves and God; we show trust and dedication
  • We work very closely with the other schools in St Benet’s Multi Academy Trust to ensure that collectively we provide the best learning environment and set the highest standards for all those in our care.

We hope that you enjoy looking at our website. If you would like to find out more about what makes our school such a special place then please contact the school office to arrange an appointment with the Head of School or Mr Connelly, our Headteacher.


The Harleston Sancroft Academy has evolved to where it is now with dignity, strength and kindness.

Current parent of Y10 student


I feel valued as a member of staff. I like the fact the school has a clear vision, a vision that I feel a part of.

Current member of teaching staff


Every single person who works at the school contributes to who I am. It truly is a special place where we are all one big family.

Current Y11 student