Folkestone Academy

Shorncliffe Road, Folkestone, CT20 2TZ

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About us

*IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM FOLKESTONE ACADEMY FOR SEPTEMBER 2021 APPLICATIONS*

Applications Open: - 2nd November 2020

Applications Close: - No close date

Entry Requirements: - Minimum 4 grades in English and Maths with specific criteria depending on subject choice

How to Apply: - Please apply via KentChoices

Open Event: - To be confirmed


Welcome to the Folkestone Academy Sixth Form.

We offer a welcoming, positive, supportive and ambitious learning environment. We expect all of our students to study hard, to enjoy their learning and to develop into fully rounded and successful adults.

The Sixth Form is based within the Academy in a bespoke area, with hubs used for private study, reading and research, a café area and a common room. Our sixth form leadership team (including careers) are based within these sixth form areas. As a school-based Sixth Form we benefit from the systems and structures in place, and are able to offer real leadership opportunities to our most senior students.


What makes us different?

Our curriculum is broad and allows students to pursue a wide-range of academic and vocational subjects at Level Three (GCE A levels and BTEC / OCR). These are structured into guided pathways so that students are well prepared for making decisions around further study, apprenticeships and employment. We also offer a wide range of enrichment opportunities designed to develop leadership skills and a sense of independence, from the prefect board to Duke of Edinburgh and even cookery skills.

Our students use their qualifications to access a wide range of universities and degree subjects, alongside apprenticeships and the world of work. We take real pride in our careers provision and support which enables our students to leave with a real sense of direction and purpose.

Folkestone Academy Sixth Form is committed to helping all of our students realise their ambitions and to leave as truly successful, well-rounded and confident individuals. Our staff are highly skilled and dedicated to achieving this aim. We very much welcome visits and look forward to showing you around.

Student support

Pupil support is a fundamental to our Sixth Form culture. We have a dedicated team of staff in place to offer exceptional support to our Sixth Form pupils led by our Director of Sixth Form Mrs Turner. Our team includes, Miss Stokes our Sixth Form specialist progress leader, Sixth Form personal tutors alongside an expert teaching team. Our pupils also benefit from an in house careers team.  We are passionate about supporting you to achieve the very best that you can at all times.

Transport

Bus Travel

KCC has launched two new Travel Schemes replacing the current Young Persons Travel Pass and Kent 16+ Travel Card.

The KCC Travel Saver is available to children in secondary school education and offers the same benefits as the current Young Persons scheme enabling parents the opportunity to halve the costs of bus travel rather than buying a ticket direct from operators.

The schemes represent a subsidy from KCC to parents of around £10m each year and means that KCC continues to support parents with the costs of bus travel more than any other Council in the UK outside of London. A feature of the new scheme is the ability for parents to pay for the pass through a series of instalments, spreading the cost across 8 months.

When can the pass be used?

The pass offers unlimited bus travel between 6am and 7pm, Monday to Friday. It is valid from the start of the school year in 2019 to 31 July 2020 but some operators also allow it to be used at other times.

What does it cost?

£350 for a full year **

£100 for a full year for children who get free school meals.

Free for young carers, young people in care and care leavers.

If you are applying for more than two full cost passes, you can get the third and fourth pass free.

** please note a £10 administration fee applies to these applications is paying by instalment**

Applications can be made from 3rd June and students who hold current passes and may want to renew will be contacted to remind them of the need to reapply. They can do so using current passes to renew.

Please find attached copies of a leaflet and a flyer for the scheme. We are asking for your support in informing parents about the changes and urging them to apply as soon as possible and no later than 14th July.

For more information and to apply, visit kent.gov.uk/travelsaver and kent.gov.uk/16plustravelsaver

Call: 03000 41 84 84

Email: kcctravelsaver@kent.gov.uk

Website: kent.gov.uk/travelsaver

Stagecoach Buses

Details of the buses run by Stagecoach to and from the Academy and the bus passes they offer can be found on https://www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/south-east/kent-school-buses

If you need more information please call the customer service office on 01227 812409 or email: eastkent.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com

Additional information

To book an appointment please contact main reception on 01303 842400

Or email: SixthForm.Enquiries@FolkestoneAcademy.com

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