Folkestone School for Girls

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The Folkestone School for Girls
Established 1905
Type Grammar academy
Headteacher Jacob Davies
Location Coolinge Lane
CT20 3RB
Coordinates: 51°04′36″N 1°09′04″E / 51.0768°N 1.1512°E / 51.0768; 1.1512
DfE number 886/5437
DfE URN 137837 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1048
Gender Girls
Ages 11–18
Houses Austen
Colours Dark Blue and Green
Website The Folkestone School for Girls

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.


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.[1]


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 23 November 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.[2]

House System[edit]

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[edit]


  1. ^ "Determination" (doc). Case reference: ADA/000723. Schools Adjudicator. 8 July 2005. Retrieved 21 December 2007. 
  2. ^ Baxter, Colin (March 2004) [August 2003]. "Radiation from Cellphone Transmitter Towers in the United Kingdom". Colin Baxter. Retrieved 21 December 2007. 
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