About Secondary

It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself as the new Head of School (Secondary). Having worked in education for over twenty years, in East Anglia for much of that time, I recognise that this school holds itself to the highest possible standards, putting people first and encouraging all of us – students and staff – to live

‘life in all its fullness’

(John, 10:10)

As a parent, I want for your children what I want for my own: for school to be a place where they flourish and feel safe and happy; for school to be a place where their curiosity is fostered and challenged by a curriculum that engages and inspires. School is so much more than a preparation for working life: our ambition at the Harleston Sancroft Academy is for our alumni to look back on their time here as happy years, amongst the most rewarding and important chapters of their lives.

As a school leader, I can assure you that this school takes its responsibilities seriously, working hard to provide an environment within which every student can achieve their potential. Students at this school are successful: they achieve strong examination results and are well-supported to take their next steps on their career path.

A close, positive partnership between the home and the school is fundamental to the success of any child. In order to achieve this, we will endeavour to communicate clearly and regularly, giving opportunities to take feedback from parents and carers, and from different groups within the wider community. It is by listening and responding that we can ensure we are providing the very best education for your child.

I look forward to working with you over the coming academic year, a year which will mark the start of an exciting chapter in our lives!

With very best wishes,

Kirsten Parker
Head of School (Secondary)


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