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Overview & Background

Welcome to The Folkestone Academy

We opened in September 2007 as an Independent Academy maintained by state funding. We are a comprehensive school serving students aged 11-19 from the East Folkestone area.

I do hope you enjoy touring the different areas.  Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information.

Colin Boxall,

Interim Principal

Centre of Excellence

The Academy specialises in Art, Media and European Culture and has been identified by Kent County Council as its Centre of Excellence in Media and the Creative Arts.

University of Kent Partner School

The Folkestone Academy is a University of Kent partner school. The University is working with the school to raise the aspirations of students and encourage them to consider the benefits of higher education. Each year the school will award Partner Scholarships, worth £1000pa, to two students who take up places at the University of Kent.

For further information on the partner school scheme and partner scholarships please go to: