Founded in 1549
Founded in 1549

On July 4th 1549, King Edward VI granted Maidstone its first Charter and gave “to the Mayor, Juratts and Commonalty and to their successors full power and authority to set up a Grammar School in the aforesaid town of Maidstone”.

Olim Meminisse Juvabit
Olim Meminisse Juvabit

MGS is not just a school, it is a way of life. Our ethos, values and belief in academic rigour combine to produce the all-round student.

Co-curricular
Co-curricular

MGS is much more than what is taught in the classroom and the exam results that are achieved. MGS Extra provides opportunities for students of all ages to take responsibility, work as part of a team, face new challenges and acquire new skills.

Well-rounded School

“We’ve rarely heard such praise for communications – ‘Every parent knows everything about how their child is getting on here, there is complete transparency,’ said a parent”. (The Good Schools Guide)

Inspire to Learn
Inspire to Learn

We believe that inspiring teaching inspires learning. Maidstonians love learning and ask challenging questions. They work independently, know how to respond to feedback and see the connections across their subjects.

Inspire to Belong
Inspire to Belong

We strive to ensure that every student feels known and cared for and we want everyone at MGS to feel a sense of belonging to our community.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity
Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity

We ensure the right of every child in the school to learn in a safe, secure and supported environment. We integrate the promotion of equality, recognition of diversity and principle of inclusivity into all our activities from key policy decisions through to day-to-day operations.

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Maidstone Grammar School

Established in 1549 by Royal Charter, Maidstone Grammar School is a selective school for boys, with girls admitted in the Sixth Form. With a current enrolment of around 1,450 students, including over 300 in the Sixth Form, the school is renowned for its rigorous academic programme and the achievements of its alumni, known as Old Maidstonians.

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Last update – June 2024

Barton House


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Barton House is named after the location of the School since 1930.

College House


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College House is named after the location of the School from 1395 to 1549.

Corpus Christi House


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Corpus Christi House is named after the location of the School from 1549 to 1871.

Tonbridge House


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Tonbridge House is named after the location of the School from 1871 to 1930.