Open Events 2023

Welcome to Folkestone Academy - It's time to Find Your Talent!


Thursday 5th October

5PM - 8PM

Our Principal will speak every 30 minutes at 5.30pm, 6.00pm, 6.30pm and 7.00pm

To book your place please visit our Eventbrite booking page:


Monday 25th September through to 

Friday 6th October 2023

Taking place weekdays at 9.40am & 11.30am

To book your place please visit our Eventbrite booking page:

Dear Parent/Carer

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Folkestone Academy. For all children, and you as parents, moving from primary to secondary is a big step, with a range of emotions including excitement and, no doubt, some nerves.  Rest assured our transition process ensures that your child will swiftly adapt to and embrace daily life in the Academy.  

Mr Steve Shaw, Principal

Questions for the Head

If you have a question for Mr Shaw please email

Applying to Secondary School

Secondary school applications opens 1 September and close at midnight on the evening of 31st October.

For admissions into Year 7, parents and carers are required to complete an application form known as the “Common Application Form” (CAF) through Kent County Council.  This can be found by clicking here for the Kent County Council ‘Applying for a School’ web page which also provides other key information on secondary school admissions.  Forms should be submitted in accordance with the LA’s published deadlines for applications.

Please read our Admissions Policy for all information regarding selection criteria, over-subscription, our PAN and priority applications: 

Key Pages to Visit:


Community is really important to us at Folkestone Academy and now, more than ever, we are joining together to support each other during these unprecedented times. 

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