Reducing PAN at Folkestone Academy

Consultation on proposal to reduce published admission numbers from 210 to 180 places

 Turner Schools is undertaking a consultation to seek the views of the stakeholders of Folkestone Academy about:

By stakeholders, Turner Schools refers to the parents, students, feeder schools and nurseries, and service providers including the Local Authority of the Folkestone Academy.

Subject to the feedback from the consultation, and pending approval from the Department for Education, we would anticipate the change to take effect from September 2025. 


Folkestone is a non-selective school which caters for boys and girls of all abilities from ages 11-19.  In September 2020 the academy was de-amalgamated from its previous Folkestone All Age Academy structure which included a nursery and primary phase.  Folkestone Academy is currently structured as follows:

The Academy has a total capacity for 1,250 children and young people.

Rationale for the change 

What will change? 

With the reduction of published admission numbers to 180 places, it is important to state that some things will not change.  From a pupil’s or parent’s perspective, there will be: 

The things that will change are: 


We wish to invite interested parties to take part in this consultation on the proposal. The consultation will take place for a minimum of 6 weeks between Friday, 8 December 2023 and Thursday, 18 January 2024. 

We will consult with the parents and other stakeholders for Folkestone Academy including: 

Your views on any aspect of the proposal will be sent to the Turner Schools Board of Trustees. All responses received by the end of the consultation period will be carefully considered and will form part of a Business Case submitted to the Department for Education for final decision. 

We invite you, therefore, to take part in this consultation. Comments may be submitted in the following ways: