Turner Free School
The Turner Free School will be an academically ambitious and inclusive four form entry 11-18 school in the Cheriton area of Folkestone. In other words, it will be a grammar-style school for everyone. As a smaller than average secondary school, all pupils will be known and educated as individuals. The school will have a knowledge-led curriculum, organised along the principles established by Professors Michael Young of the IOE and E.D. Hirsch of the University of Virginia, to ensure all pupils receive the knowledge they need to thrive in the modern world. In addition, to give pupils a leading edge for further education and employment, modern foreign languages will be emphasised, with the aspiration that all pupils will achieve a working standard by the time that they graduate from the school.
As a free school the Turner Free School will be a brand new Academy school; directly funded by central government and independent of Local Authority control. Like other free schools, the Turner Free School has a responsibility to expand the educational offer locally, to promote higher standards inclusively, to address local social issues and to ensure excellent value for the public purse.
The Turner Free School will be part of innovative new trust Turner Schools - striving to ensure that its schools are places where children thrive and knowledge matters.