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The Folkestone School for Girls

The Folkestone School for Girls

Nestled in the sunlit port town of Kent, The Folkestone School for Girls is an academy school educating over 1,000 students aged 11-18, distributed among six houses: Austen, Curie, Johnson, Lovelace, Pankhurst, and Seacole.

The curriculum is meticulously crafted to offer girls a comprehensive education, with a focus on core subjects such as science, English, and mathematics. The school encourages a spirit of inquiry, fostering the development of strong foundational knowledge and inspiring aspirations for excellence in higher education.

Beyond the confines of traditional classrooms, the school provides a diverse range of extracurricular activities, encompassing dance, drama productions, and sporting events. As part of the enrichment program, girls embark on adventurous expeditions to destinations like Namibia, Cuba, Tanzania, and Nepal, along with visits to nearby locations of profound cultural, historical, and scientific significance.

At the heart of its mission, The Folkestone School for Girls is committed to helping girls realize their full potential, not only academically but in every facet of life. The school actively promotes a culture of excellence, striving for top-notch results in the academic realm. Simultaneously, it places a premium on guiding students to understand that their academic achievements do not singularly define their identity. Consequently, the school supports them in exploring and nurturing their talents across a diverse spectrum of activities and experiences.

As a result of its holistic approach, The Folkestone School for Girls stands as a highly esteemed institution, earning an "Outstanding" grade from Ofsted.

County / Area:
Girls Grammar

Living in the Folkestone and Hythe District (also known as Shepway)  unlocks a special door at The Folkestone School for Girls.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
2 applicants for every place
The Folkestone School for Girls, Coolinge Lane, Folkestone CT20 3RB, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
Kent 11 Plus:
Paper 1 : Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
Paper 2: English and Maths
Paper 3: Creative Writing

The Folkestone School for Girls School employs the Kent 11 Plus exam structure, encompassing assessments in Reasoning, English, and Maths.

This test is utilized to evaluate the suitability of prospective students for admission to the school and is adopted by the majority, though not all, of the 35 wholly selective and 4 partially selective grammar schools in the region.

The exam format is as follows:

Section 1: A one-hour examination gauging students' reasoning abilities. Comprising shorter segments, the test assesses Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning, and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section 2: A one-hour examination evaluating proficiency in English and Maths.

Section 3: A 40-minute writing task, including 10 minutes of preparation time. Although the writing task is not scored for the 11 Plus exam, it may serve as supporting evidence in borderline cases.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2024
June 2024
July 2024

Parents who have registered will receive their Kent Test results via email after 4 pm, providing a breakdown of their child's scores. Additionally, results will be accessible online from 5 pm, allowing parents to log in and review the outcomes.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the Kent 11 Plus (PESE) Test (Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, English, Maths and Creative Writing) . The sessions are online and highly interactive. Speak to us about how we can help your child.

Mock Exams: Our mock exams are designed to reflect the real exam in complexity and format. Click here to view the mock exam schedule.

Practice Papers: Practice packs designed to help your child master the entire syllabus.

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