Folkestone School for Girls
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Folkestone School for Girls (FSG) is an all-girls grammar school with academy status, located in Folkestone, Kent, England. It is situated next to Sandgate Primary School on Coolinge Lane. It has good reports from OFSTED, and excellent grades from the pupils. There is a crosskeys bus that takes girls to the top of the hill.
It started in 1905 as the Folkestone County School for Girls. The boys' grammar school is called the Harvey Grammar School.
The school intended to use the entrance examination introduced by Dover Grammar School for Boys, but, after an objection by Kent County Council, it was ruled on July 8 2005 by the Schools Adjudicator that the school should use the county's selection test.
The school was chosen at random by the Radiocommunications Agency, which has since been incorporated into Ofcom, as one of a number of schools for which the radiation exposure from cellphone transmitter towers should be measured. The measurements were made on November 23 2001. According to the measurements, the highest ICNIRP (International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection) public exposure level on the site was over four-thousand times greater than the lowest level.
There are four houses named after historically important women: (Marie) Curie, (Amy) Johnson, (Jane) Austen and (Emmeline) Pankhurst. Each house has an assigned colour, green, red, yellow and blue, respectively. The houses also have their own prefects, chosen from Year 13.
Notable former pupils
- Tracey Crouch, Member of Parliament (MP) for Chatham and Aylesford
- Daphne Fowler, Brain of Britain winner 1997, BBC's Eggheads (TV series) team member 2003-Present
- Alison Hastings, Vice-President of the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), and Editor of Newcastle's Evening Chronicle from 1996-2002 
- Dame Sheila Sherlock, hepatologist
- "Determination" (DOC). Case reference: ADA/000723. Schools Adjudicator. 2005-07-08. Retrieved 2007-12-21.
- Baxter, Colin (March 2004) [August 2003]. "Radiation from Cellphone Transmitter Towers in the United Kingdom". Colin Baxter. Retrieved 2007-12-21.