Folkestone Academy was a new build school designed by Foster + Partners.It was part of the new build for schools programme. It replaced a failing school in an area of deprivation. It gave the community a new approach to schooling and better prospects to the young people it serves that up-to now had been lacking. Central Photography visited the Academy to photograph its construction and then completion shots once the school was occupied. We also took final photographs of Channel School which was demolished once the Academy was opened.