Folkestone School for Girls

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The Folkestone School for Girls
Address
Coolinge Lane

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CT20 3RB

Coordinates51°04′36″N 1°09′04″E / 51.0768°N 1.1512°E / 51.0768; 1.1512Coordinates: 51°04′36″N 1°09′04″E / 51.0768°N 1.1512°E / 51.0768; 1.1512
Information
TypeGrammar academy
Established1905
Department for Education URN137837 Tables
OfstedReports
HeadteacherTracy Luke
GenderGirls
Age11 to 18
Enrolment1048
HousesAusten
Curie
Johnson
Pankhurst
Lovelace
Seacole
Colour(s)Dark Blue and Green
Website

Folkestone School for Girls (FSG) is an all-girls grammar school with academy status in Folkestone, Kent, England, next to Sandgate Primary School on Coolinge Lane.

History[edit]

It started in 1905 as the Folkestone County School for Girls. The boys' grammar school is called the Harvey Grammar School.

Admissions[edit]

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.[1]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Determination". Case reference: ADA/000723. Schools Adjudicator. 8 July 2005. Archived from the original (doc) on 24 March 2009. Retrieved 21 December 2007.
  2. ^ BBC Trust

External links[edit]