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Stella Maris is a one form entry Catholic Primary School located in central Folkestone, and serving the parish of Our Lady and St Joseph, Folkestone.  We are one of 21 primaries and 5 secondaries that form Kent Catholic Schools' Partnership (KCSP) all of which are part of the Archdiocese of Southwark.


We are very much a family school and provide a caring atmosphere, an exciting curriculum, and great opportunities for all our children. Most, but not all, of our children are Catholics – those who do not share that faith still choose the school because of our family values and the work we do to teach the children about loving God and their fellow man. All the work of the school is based on five Gospel values and we have two simple school rules:


Love, Care, Share, Respect & Trust


Treat Others As You Wish To Be Treated

Act Sensibly At All Times



We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find the information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have. It is always a pleasure to welcome prospective parents and you are warmly invited to visit the school.








Andrew Langley







This is what our parents say (Parental Questionnaire March 2023):



"It has a lovely community and feels like the teachers all genuinely care about the children. We love the schools values. It also offers lots of fun extra curricular activities which our daughter loves."


"The staff have created an amazingly nurturing environment for our children, and they are so welcoming and involving of parents. As parents we love the school as much as our kids do, thank you!"


"Stella Maris has a lovely, warm and welcoming atmosphere. My son is very happy here and I have recommended the school to many contacts. It has a great reputation in the town - deservedly so."


"My child is very happy at this school. There is a wonderful, welcoming, inclusive atmosphere as soon as you walk into the school, and the loving, supportive ethos comes across in everything the staff do. I would recommend Stella Maris to anyone, and do regularly sing its praises to other local parents."