All Through School


To view the key Norfolk admission dates to Primary and Secondary phases, please click below.

Admissions to the School

Admission of children in Reception (for nursery admissions, please visit the link via the Primary Phase website).

Children may start school during the year in which they become five. All children will be offered a full time place from September. Parents may defer their admission providing the child is in full time education by the term after their fifth birthday and by the beginning of the summer term at the latest.

Admission of students at the beginning of Year 7

Parents of pupils in Year 6 (at September 2023) who wish to apply for a High School place for September 2024 at The Harleston Sancroft Academy are advised that they should apply via their Local Authority (please note, this does not apply to children who are currently attending The Harleston Sancroft Academy Primary Phase who automatically have a place in Year 7). Where applicable, families may also complete the supplementary form (Appendix 2 of the admissions policy) and return this to the school office.

How parents can apply for their child to be admitted to the Harleston Sancroft Academy:

Parents can apply online or by using a paper-based application form.

Completed paper application forms should be returned to The Admissions Team, Norfolk:

  • County Council’s Children’s Services, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DH
  • (for Suffolk residents it is Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich IP1 2BX).

Parents can apply online, and find further information, at:

For further information relating to admissions to the school, please refer to the policies via the link below:


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