The Harvey Grammar School

Kent, United Kingdom

Location: Kent, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About The Harvey Grammar School

The Harvey Grammar School is an all boys, selective, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form in Kent, serving students from the age of 11-18. The secondary school, situated in Folkestone has approximately 903 students on record. 

The Harvey Grammar School was founded in 1674. The school converted to academy status in 2012 and in 2016, it was identified as outstanding by Ofsted. A new 12 class teaching block opened in 2015.


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Values and vision

The Harvey Grammar School’s aim is to encourage all students to work to their full potential and develop their individual talents, providing them with a broad and balanced curriculum. The secondary school believes that students should: “work hard, play hard” and hopes for boys' to enjoy their school years and feel supported by dedicated staff and fellow pupils. The Harvey Grammar School nurtures students to become self-assured, articulate and helpful, fully ready to go onto the next stage of their education or career as proactive and confident citizens. The Folkestone secondary school offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities for students to get involved in and expand their experiences outside the classroom, including language practice, sports classes, music and drama rehearsals and international residential trips around the world to expand their global and cultural outlook.


“The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. Both in lessons and when moving around the school site pupils are calm and sensible. There is an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. Pupils are keen to learn, polite and friendly towards each other, staff and visitors.”

View The Harvey Grammar School’s latest Ofsted report 

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Address: Cheriton Road, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5JY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1303 252131