The Folkestone Academy is sponsored by Roger De Haan, and by Kings School Canterbury, one of the countryís leading independent schools. It is also strongly supported by Kent County Council whose strategy to transform education in the region has led to its active involvement in the Academies programme. Kent University and Canterbury Christ Church University are represented on the Board of Trustees.
Designed by international award-winning architects Foster and Partners, the Academy buildings are amongst the finest in the country. The design provides a state of the art learning environment at the heart of which are eight house blocks. These are the focus of the very high quality care and support for students to which the sponsors are committed.