Harleston Sancroft’s curriculum intent of

“I have come that you might have life and have it to the full”

(John 10:10)

is to create and change life chances for students, whatever their background. 

Our implementation of the curriculum means that a pattern of shared and distinctly taught knowledge emerge from their teaching. A strong curriculum builds up this crucial, important body of knowledge piece by piece.  We focus on building students’ knowledge beyond the exam, by teaching a broad and balanced curriculum. This curriculum is underpinned by our core values as well as broader British Values of democracy; the rule of law; individual liberty; mutual respect.

Harleston Sancroft continually measures the impact of the curriculum. We believe that the curriculum is the progression model. This means that students have made progress if they have learnt a subject’s programme of study. We therefore place more emphasis on teaching to the curriculum and not to the test. As previous knowledge is revisited regularly, students are encouraged to develop mastery in their subjects. Regular formative and summative assessments provide insight into student progress. There are three summative assessments per year; quality assurance is lead by Faculty Leaders, supported by SLT.


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


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

Current parent of Y10 student