The Folkestone School for Girls

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County Kent
Address The Folkestone School for Girls, Coolinge Lane, Folkestone CT20 3RB
Type Girls Grammar
Pupils 1,024
Places in Year 7 180
Open Days October/June
Competition 2 applicants for every place
  Ofsted Report
Exam Format Kent 11 Plus Test 



Information about this school – The Folkestone School for Girls

This average-sized, selective secondary school converted to academy status in February 2012. When its predecessor school, also known as the Folkestone School for Girls was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be good overall.

Most students are of White British heritage but there is a growing number from minority ethnic groups.

The proportion of students supported by the pupil premium (those known to be eligible for free school meals and looked after children) is below the national average.

The proportion of students supported through school action is well below average, as is the number supported by school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs.

The school is well above the current government floor standard, which is the minimum expected for students’ attainment and progress.

The school liaises with a local boys’ grammar school to extend the range of sixth form courses available to students in both schools.

The school has a partnership with Marsh Academy that was brokered by the local authority. The Executive Principal has led both establishments for almost five years but in the near future she will return to the full-time leadership of The Folkestone School for Girls.

The school has specialisms in mathematics and computing and is a training school.