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15-18 YEARS


– 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!”


A gold standard education and university preparation for 15 to 19 year olds.

Earlscliffe offers the best of English education: A-levels, the one year GCSE (“International Transition Year”), the Business Diploma and the University Foundation Year.

We pride ourselves on a friendly, inclusive student body with diverse cultures, talents and interests. Our students enjoy an enriched learning experience in a home-from-home environment that gives them a significant advantage when applying to university.

We embrace traditional English values, balanced by an international, open-minded perspective.

Now visit Why Earlscliffe for more information.

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