Pent Valley Technology College

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Pent Valley Technology College
Pent Valley Technology College Logo.jpg
Type Foundation school
Headteacher Mario Citro
Location Surrenden Road
CT19 4ED
England Coordinates: 51°05′28″N 1°08′56″E / 51.091°N 1.149°E / 51.091; 1.149
Local authority Kent
DfE number 886/5458
DfE URN 118930 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Ages 11–18
Pent Valley Technology College

Pent Valley Technology College (formerly Pent Valley Secondary Modern) is a secondary school situated in Cheriton, Kent, England. The college, which was formed by the merger of Harcourt Secondary School for Girls, Harcourt Primary School and Morehall Secondary School for Boys in the early 1970s, attracts pupils from Folkestone, Hawkinge and Hythe.

The school was granted Technology College status in 2003. It is a partner school of the University of Kent in Canterbury.

New Pent Valley[edit]

In 2011 plans to demolish the school in order to regenerate the original building. Students are included in the decision of these new plans. The sports hall will not be demolished because it is a newer building.

All plans have been postponed because of a government spending review. Most buildings at Pent Valley are in a good enough condition and are not needed to be replaced.[citation needed]


The school's main sporting rivals in Shepway include the Harvey Grammar School and The Folkestone Academy. A new sports hall was opened by Colin Jackson in 2005.[1]

Pent Valley Leisure Centre[edit]

The Valley Leisure Centre (VLC) was renamed the Pent Valley Leisure Centre (PVLC) to make it appear more connected to the school.

Valley FM[edit]

In 2005, Valley FM (formerly KSS Radio) was opened as part of the Leisure Centre development. The station was formally opened in February 2006 by Folkestone officials, and has since been broadcasting online and in-school. It is open to the public as a community radio station.

The station was run by Kent Safe Schools (part of Kent County Council) until April 2010, when ownership was handed over to the school itself. It is now working toward greater community involvement.

Notable former pupils[edit]


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