Our Location


Earlscliffe is an in-town campus, located in Folkestone in south-east England. We enjoy a beautiful stretch of coastline, with the renowned White Cliffs of Dover to the East and the breath-taking dunes of Camber Sands to the West. On a clear day, France is clearly visible to the South (only 40 km away).

The Leas promenade is within a few minutes walk of our school buildings. This is a popular location for events throughout the summer. The clifftop pathway has retained a traditional Victorian elegance, with large gardens on either side.  Additionally you can also see the Leas Lift, a historic funicular lift and local passion project. There is easy access down to the beaches to reach cycle tracks and walking trails below. During the warmer months we encourage students to make use of our seaside location. They can join paddle-boarding, swimming,  kayaking and sailing activities.

Folkestone Harbour Arm is a bustling gastronomic centre with a wonderful collection of cafes and restaurants. Spend the day enjoying entertainment options, such as crazy golf and the outdoor cinema.

Folkestone town centre provides all of the necessary brand names and shops popular with teenagers, such as JD Sports, Primark, Starbucks…  The world’s first multi-storey indoor skatepark also opened recently in Folkestone. It provides a great space for skateboarding, or cycling and has a bouldering centre and boxing club.

It is also home to the Creative Quarter which offers a variety of boutique galleries, antiques, cafes and restaurants. Earlscliffe students can often be found within these quaint cobbled streets in their spare time.

All Earlscliffe, students are provided with a membership to the Folkestone Sports Centre where they can join the Earlscliffe Basketball Academy, work out in the gym or swim. Also within a few minutes walk is Three Hills with large football fields, badminton courts and a whole range of other sporting facilities. 

In addition, our school buildings are located only a few minutes walk from the train station with direct links to London. The train takes only 52 minutes to arrive at St Pancras.


For more information on Folkestone please visit the Folkestone Town Council website.