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Folkestone Academy Welcome


Welcome from Mr Shaw, Head of School

Folkestone Academy is committed to providing all of our pupils with the very best education. The Academy is part of Turner Schools, a local Multi Academy Trust, whose aim is to transform children’s futures, empower families and strengthen communities. We believe all children can succeed and thrive.

At Folkestone Academy we foster an environment where pupils value their education, grow in confidence and ambition, and are inspired to develop their talents and passions. We offer traditional academic subjects alongside creative arts, sports and a vibrant extra-curricular offering ranging from drama to debating, from football to dance, board games to music technology. We want our pupils to find their talents and be the best they can be.

Folkestone Academy is a school evolving to support pupils beyond the classroom. During the summer lockdown we introduced our digital platform to ensure all pupils had access to home learning and did not miss a day of school. We are working with our partner – Google, to support pupils in succeeding in the digital age. As we move into this new era we will provide all new Year 7 pupils with a Chromebook to guarantee access to online learning.
We are an inclusive school which strives to ensure that all pupils, whatever barriers they may face, can succeed. We provide extensive support for our pupils, especially those new to the school. We have a wide range of specialist staff to support pupils who need additional help as well as dedicated non teaching staff to help manage the day to day worries and concerns of parents and children.

We look forward to working with you in the coming weeks, months and years to realise your child’s ambitions for the future. Our leaders care passionately about ensuring the young people of the town benefit from an excellent education, one that enables them to make the best possible choices for their future path, be it university, high quality apprenticeships or the world of work.

We look forward to meeting you and our future pupils.

To contact the Academy please email: [email protected]