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Maidstone Grammar School
Barton Road, ME15 7BT, UK Maidstone
+44 (0)1622 752101

Welcome to the Maidstone Grammar School!

NA Turrell - Headmaster Whether you are a casual visitor, an MGS student or parent, or a potential student, I hope you find the information you want or something of interest on our site. The Web Team will be very pleased to hear from you if you have any suggestions to make about our site in general or our pages in particular. They will also forward any reasonable requests you make about further information.

Best Wishes

Neil Turrell

Maidstone Grammar School

Maidstone Grammar School was founded in 1549 to teach Latin grammar to Maidstone's students. For those who wish to take it, we can still teach Latin, but it is no longer the main focus of the school. Since then, it has had many sites, and moved to the present site of approximately 16 acres in 1929. It has been extended twice, with one of the developments winning an award. Click here for a detailed history of MGS.

Maidstone Grammar School takes pupils from the ages of eleven to eighteen, selecting students from the top 25% of the ability range. We offer a wide range of exam courses, GCSEs and A-Levels. In 1995 the Financial Times described MGS as the top state-run school in the town, offering all students excellent opportunities at higher education or employment, should they wish to take them up. We regularly send students to the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

Every year, our students have the opportunity to participate in foreign exchanges with students from many other countries, including France, Germany, Spain and the Ukraine .

The school has a large library containing around 15,000 books and a selection of videos and CD-ROMS. It was recently expanded to allow more room for students to study and more shelf space. It holds books on every subject taught in the school along with a large fiction section, many books of general interest and a large careers section to allow students to make the best possible choices at all stages in their schooling, along with prospectuses for every University in Britain and various software packages to enable students to find information about particular institutions or search a large database of information to find which institutions meet their criteria.

We have many societies which students may join if they wish, including a large range of musical groups, a Debating Society and Bridge and Chess clubs.

We are situated a short walk from Maidstone Town Centre and immediately next to a large park with additional rugby and football fields, a large Leisure Centre with two swimming pools, and many possible routes for cross-country runs.

Former pupils of the school include the current leader of the Red Arrows; Anthony Whiteman, who is heading for the Olympic Games in Atlanta this summer to compete in the 1,500m; David Sayer who played cricket for Kent; Mark Watts who is European Member of Parliament for East Kent; James Burke, who has been a television presenter for the BBC, reporting on the Apollo space mission in the 1960s; and Lord Beeching, former government minister for railways and responsible for closing much of the railway network.

Former staff include William Golding who wrote "Lord of the Flies" and Jonathan Nunn who was a chess master and a young undergraduate reading maths at Oxford at the age of 13.



2007- 08 School Prospectus 2006- 07 Sixth Form Prospectus 2004 Ofsted Report



This section gives students information on all courses taught at MGS. These courses range from the GCSE subjects taught to A-Level and IB subjects offered. Application forms are available by following links in the appropriate section.

The following departments have their own websites that can be accessed from the menu to the right. These websites are run independently from this website and are managed by the appropriate heads of department. As such any comments/questions about individual department sites should be directed to the contact details displayed on the appropriate site. If none exist then, as an alternative, please contact us and we will endeavour to pass on the message.

  • Music Department - For everything music, including information on Events and Concerts, Orchestras, Bands and Choirs. There is also detailed information on what is taught in music lessons at MGS.
  • Art Department (Currently under development.)
  • Copies of letters home (including student guides)





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