Folkestone School for Girls, The

Coolinge Lane, Folkestone, CT20 3RB

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About us


Applications Open: - 4th December 2020

Applications Close: - Extended - no close date 

Entry Requirements: - For entry to Sixth Form we require:

• GCSE English at Grade 5 or above. This can be English Language or English Literature.

• GCSE Maths at Grade 5 or above.

• An average GCSE grade score of 5.5 across your best 6 qualifications including Maths and English.

• To study Mathematics or a Science subject a 7+ grade is strongly recommended.

• To study 2 or more Sciences or Mathematics and Science two Grade 7’s are very strongly recommended.

How to Apply: - Please apply via KentChoices

Open Event: - This will be an online event.   The link to our website is here Folkestone School for Girls Sixth Form Options where you will be able to find out all the information about joining our Sixth Form.

Welcome to The Folkestone School for Girls

About us

Mission Statement:

‘Our prime purpose is to provide the highest quality of education, care and preparation for life in a stimulating and exciting environment.’

We are a Girls’ Grammar School and a member of the Shepway Learning Partnership. Since September 2003 we have also been a Mathematics and Computing College and last year we became a Training School. We enjoy strong links with both the local community and businesses. Our School boasts a happy, well-disciplined community with a strong academic tradition, which also provides a wealth of experiences through extra-curricular activities. We want our students to enjoy their time here and become fully involved in the life of the School.

We expect students to be industrious and behave in a way that makes a positive contribution to the whole School community. We will have achieved our aims if students leave the School confident that they possess the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to enable them to take their place in society.

Post-16 Provision:

At The Folkestone School for Girls we can guarantee a first class, all-round educational experience, which was acknowledged firstly by Kent County Council when our Sixth Form was awarded Class A Kitemarking and then by the OfSTED inspection team when they last visited our school in March 2008. We are able to offer students excellent teaching in a wide range of level 3 courses including A Level and Vocational courses.

Over a number of years we have forged Sixth Form links with the Harvey Boys’ Grammar School in order to offer an even wider curriculum.

We are proud not only of the high quality care and support which we give so that students are able to fulfil their potential, but also the constructive Careers Education and Guidance which we offer in order to help them make informed and realistic choices at 18+. Over 80% of our students go on to Higher Education each year. They acquire places at institutions throughout the UK and undertake a very wide range of courses. We are also dedicated to providing help and support for those students who wish to enter the world of employment and enhance their learning whilst in the work place when they have completed their Advanced Level courses.

Whilst the Sixth Form is about learning, it is also about students enjoying themselves and using constructively the greater freedom with which they are entrusted. Moreover, it offers the opportunity to have a fresh start and develop new interests. There are many extra-curricular enrichment activities in which students may participate, including work experience and voluntary work in the local community.

Additional information

Application Procedure:

Students applying to join us from another school or college must complete the online application form.