Folkestone Junior College is our provision for students aged between 14 to 16.
Folkestone Junior College opened in 2019.
Junior Colleges are for students aged 14, who decide that they would like to leave school at the end of Year 9, and be taught in a college environment instead, learning more vocational subjects, such as art and business.
They will study at Junior College for two years, undertaking Year 10 and 11. They cannot join in the middle of the qualification.
Our Junior College is a part of The Edge, our School for Creative and Business. The curriculum focuses on creativity and enterprise, for young people who wish to specialise in these areas. They will still study GCSE English and Maths, and you can view the full curriculum breakdown here.
Once students have completed their studies at Junior College, they are able to progress directly into Further Education courses at the main Folkestone College.
Please read the full application process here before applying. Applications for 2023/24 have now closed.
Junior College students will not only gain a suite of qualifications but have the ability to progress directly into higher levels of learning at the age of 16.
The application process, step by step.
Come along to our Information Evening event, which includes a mandatory part of the application process.
We know starting a new school is a big decision for both parents and children. Click here for some of our most frequently asked questions.
We put students first and give priority to enabling them to thrive in education and achieve their ambition.
Find out how the first year of our Junior College has gone!
“Before she joined the Junior College, my daughter was a shadow of her former self, no confidence, no self-esteem, no desire or belief in what she was or could achieve, and she was afraid of her own shadow. The first day at Junior College my daughter was of course worried, afraid, and apprehensive, when she returned home that evening my daughter was full of excitement, joy, the confidence in herself was unbelievable, it was like she had become herself again in that one day of meeting her new peers and teachers. My daughter said, “I can do this mum.”
As the weeks and months have progressed so has my daughter, her self-confidence is blossoming, her newfound freedom and want to learn has inspired and encouraged her to become the amazing person I knew she was. Thanks to the teachers and students my daughter has found the education system that she so needed, the ability to work in a different way so children can learn and become everything they want to be in life.”
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