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The Maplesden Noakes School
Buckland Road, Great Buckland, ME16 0TJ, UK Maidstone
+44 (0)1622 759036


Welcome to our web site. I hope the information outlined below gives you a flavour of the school and our vision for the future. You may also wish to view our School Brochure, Sixth Form Brochure, and Prospectus for more detailed information about the school.

Maplesden Noakes School is situated in a residential area, close to the town centre of Maidstone. The school occupies a 30 acre site to which the North Downs and the town itself form a pleasant backdrop. The school is an 11-18 co-educational school that has a planned admission number of 180. We are regularly over subscribed and have approximately 970 students on roll of which 160 are currently in the sixth form.

The school has four main aims:
  1. To improve academic performance across the school
  2. To develop the use of technologies across all subject areas
  3. To develop a Business and Enterprise culture
  4. To equip students with the skills and qualifications that will enable them to be successful in future employment opportunities

Maplesden Noakes is a successful school recognised for having high academic expectations of all its students, as well as for providing a strong and caring pastoral system to support students as they move through the school. We believe these key elements help us to provide an environment in which students flourish and have the opportunity to reach their potential. All students are recognised as individuals and consequently we offer a broad and diverse curriculum to meet their needs. Sport, drama, music, and art are strong features of the school and we encourage students to take part in the many extra curricular activities on offer.

The school has an exciting future. Our development as a specialist school for Business and Enterprise is thriving; we continue to invest in new technologies; we are embracing current changes in education to provide high quality teaching and educational opportunities for our students; the second phase of our building programme will provide extensive sports facilities for school and community use.

If you are looking for a school that develops positive relationships between parents, staff and students, develops students as independent learners, provides learning opportunities beyond the classroom and above all respects students as individuals then we are the school you are looking for. I hope you enjoy browsing our web site and that this generates your enthusiasm to pay us a visit and see the school in action. We are committed to providing your children high quality teaching within an exciting curriculum supported by modern, well equipped facilities.

Jane Prideaux



Business Studies
Film & Media Studies
Information Communication Technology
Modern Foreign Languages
Performing Arts
Travel and Tourism
Project Based Learning


Pupils are required to wear school uniform details of which are set out below.The appearance of the pupils makes an impression upon the community and parents are expected to co-operate in ensuring that this is a favourable one. In cases of financial hardship please consult the Deputy Head. A link to the Simmonds School Uniform webpage can be found here.

Lower School (Years 7, 8, & 9)

Students are required to wear the uniform outlined on the attached list.

Upper School (Years 10 & 11)

Students are required to wear the uniform outlined on the attached list.

PE Kit - Whole School

Boys - Royal Blue Shorts, Gold Polo Shirts with MNS logo, Gold Socks and Shin Pads

Girls - Royal Blue Skirt / Shorts for games, Royal Blue PE Knickers (for Dance /Gym), Gold Polo Shirt with MNS logo, Gold Socks and Shin Pads.

For Mixed PE

Royal Blue sweatshirt with MNS logo, Rugby Shirt - Royal Blue with Gold outer bank - white coloured neck and "M" logo, White Trainers for Girls / Black Trainers for Boys.

Protective Clothing - Science & Technology Subjects

A non-flammable, preferably cotton drill navy apron is essential for Art and Science. Protective aprons are available for student use in the Technology work areas.


Pupils with pierced ears may wear small plain studs or small plain sleeper rings, one per ear. No Tie Pins. Other jewellery is not permitted. Make Up is considered inappropriate for school. Hair Decorations - reasonable size -royal blue or black for the Lower school - Navy Blue or Black for the Upper School. Year 12 are exempt from the above regulations

Non-Uniform Days

These are held for fund raising. Generally one per year.

Students in Year 12

School uniform is not expected to be worn. Students should dress smartly as though for business (denim jeans and Trainers are unacceptable).

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