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– A letter from the Principal

“Welcome to Earlscliffe, to Folkestone, and indeed, to England!

My wife Julie and I founded the school in 2012 and it has grown steadily ever since. We retain that family atmosphere, with about 110 sixth form boarders living in our Houses which form an ‘in-town campus’ a short walk from the sea and still less than an hour from central London by train.

We are an international community of over 30 nationalities, with students aiming for top UK university entry…

Most take A-levels, but we also offer a pre A-level course, a Diploma in Business & Management, and a Foundation Year.

The average number of students in any class is eight; each A-level subject is allocated 30% more teaching time than you ordinarily find in most schools and each student is monitored closely through our weekly TRaC™ testing. We offer a full range of subjects.

We encourage students to see new things as opportunities rather than threats and invite them to participate in our Model United Nations, Singing Club, Public Speaking Society, UNESCO Club, Community Service projects, and sports teams to name but a few, as they develop into fulfilled and highly-skilled adults making meaningful contributions to global society.

An Earlscliffe education is ‘personalised’. Please come and see for yourselves!”


Earlscliffe is a ‘boutique’ day and boarding school in Folkestone, Kent, on the British heritage coast. The school has gained an international reputation for its ‘gold-standard’ A-level programme and the quality of its university pathways provision. In its recent Ofsted inspection in June 2017, Earlscliffe was rated ‘Outstanding’ in all six areas.


Earlscliffe enrols students aged 15 to 19 from all nationalities. The school provides a personalised education experience in a family-style environment. Staff at Earlscliffe draw on teaching methods inspired by Oxbridge colleges, top schools, and other world-leading universities.


The school’s enriching environment emphasises academic rigour while offering high levels of pastoral care. Students thrive in a close-knit and safe community where they are encouraged to achieve their highest academic goals. Once students begin their university applications, every applicant benefits from one-to-one support with the Director, Tim Fish, who has worked in teaching and leadership roles at well-known international schools for over thirty years. Students achieve outstanding exam results and win places at competitive universities, such as Durham, St Andrews, University of the Arts, London, and UCL, Imperial, Warwick, and even Stanford.

Earlscliffe Summer and Easter

Earlscliffe also runs Summer and Easter programmes in term-time holidays. These holiday programmes offer both serious study and fun activities. Students enjoy engaging academic study combined with exciting social activities and excursions that make for an unforgettable experience.

During their stay, students live on the Earlscliffe campus, a collection of recently renovated Victorian and Edwardian buildings.

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Table tennis at Earlscliffe's summer school
Table tennis at Earlscliffe's summer school
Earlscliffe accepts students for A-levels and a pre A-level course.
29 Shorncliffe Road, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2NB


29 Shorncliffe Road, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2NB, UK

“Unusual does not mean impossible. Sometimes, someone who believes in you is the hardest thing to find, and all you need. Thank you!”

Earlscliffe alumnus, winner of full scholarship to Stanford University