Folkestone School for Girls
|The Folkestone School for Girls|
|Department for Education URN||137837 Tables|
|Age||11 to 18|
|Colour(s)||Dark Blue and Green|
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 8 July 2005 by the Schools Adjudicator that the school should use the county's selection test and shepway test.
There are six houses named after historically important women: (Marie) Curie, (Amy) Johnson, (Jane) Austen, (Emmeline) Pankhurst, (Ada) Lovelace and (Mary) Seacole. Each house has an assigned colour, green, red, yellow, blue, orange and purple 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
- Anne Farmer, professor of psychiatry
- 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