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Philosophy

The Folkestone Academy opened in September 2007, with a mission to provide excellence for students of all abilities. OFSTED report that we are a Good school, and given that we are one of the most oversubscribed schools in the county, the local community clearly believe in us too. 

We specialise in Art, Media and European Culture, although have high expectations in all subject areas. Our broadly Christian ethos manifests itself in the very highest expectations of behaviour. 

We are sponsored by former Saga Chairman, Roger De Haan, and by Kings School Canterbury, one of the country’s leading independent schools. Designed by international award-winning architects Foster and Partners, our buildings are amongst the finest in the country. The design provides a state of the art learning environment at the heart of which are eight house blocks which are the focus of the very high quality care and support for our students.