Welcome from the Executive Principal, Seamus Murphy
Folkestone Academy is committed to providing all of our students with the very best education from cradle to career, from our kindergarten through to post-16. The Academy is part of Turner Schools, a local Multi Academy Trust, which exists to advance a non-selective education in an area of need. The vision of Turner Schools is to create schools where children thrive and knowledge matters.
I am proud of my roots in the local area – as someone born, trained and working in and around Folkestone. I care passionately about ensuring the young people of our town benefit from the best possible Secondary 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.
At Folkestone Academy we foster an environment where students value their education and enjoy their learning and feel inspired to develop their true 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.
Each year we welcome Primary pupils from across the district, as well as from our Primary phase. Each child is made to feel welcome, starting with a comprehensive transition program, and supported to be the best possible version of themselves.
I look forward to meeting you and our future students,
To book an appointment please email [email protected]
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Staff Key Contacts
Mr Seamus Murphy
Mr Wesley Carroll
Vice Principal, Secondary
Mrs Louisa Coppins
Vice Principal, Secondary - Inclusion
Mr Steven Shaw
Vice Principal, Secondary - Teaching & Learning
Mr Ben Williams
Vice Principal, Secondary - Sixth Form
Mrs Alison Monkley
Assistant Principal, Secondary - SENDCO
Mr Joe Swash
Assistant Principal, Secondary - Curriculum & Reporting
Mr Chris Fountain
Assistant Principal, Secondary - Pastoral
Mrs Jennifer Patchai
Assistant Principal, Secondary - RSL & KS4 Progress