Turner Schools is named after Dr Saxton’s grand-mother, Juliette Turner. She lived in Kent, and as well as being an English Teacher, she was one of the first women in the country to achieve a university degree. She also spent many years in India, Nepal, Malta and France. Her life-long love of learning (especially reading), her interest in all the world’s people, and her pioneering spirit serve to inspire our work here at Turner Schools.
The fact that the famous British painter, JMW Turner, was inspired by the light, sunsets and sea views of Folkestone to paint several local seascapes gives the name further meaning.