All students at MGS undertake a programme of Careers Education from Year 7-13

Our Careers Programme meets the Government’s Statutory Guidance for Careers Provision in schools and uses the internationally recognised Gatsby Benchmarks to develop a careers programme that increases opportunities for students to access everything from experiences of the workplace and personal guidance with a careers adviser, to engagement with employers, colleges, training providers and universities. We use the CDI Career Development Framework to shape learning outcomes within our careers programme. The purpose of the Framework is to clarify the skills, knowledge and attitudes that individuals need to have a ‘positive career’.

Click here to view our Careers Programme for Each Year Group.

Every careers activity that our students undertake in school, including individual careers meetings, is recorded in their Morrisby Careers accounts, providing a comprehensive careers education record for each student.

The range of careers activities delivered at MGS is also detailed in our Careers and Work Related Learning Policy.

Maidstone Grammar School has held the Quality in Careers Standard national quality award since 2012, successfully gaining re-accreditation in 2015 and 2018, and will be undergoing reassessment for this award in summer 2023.


Commitment to the Quality in Careers Standard

“I am pleased to confirm that the Governors and staff of Maidstone Grammar School are committed to gaining The Quality in Careers Standard by July 2023. We have incorporated this goal in our current development plan. Our aim is to provide an outstanding programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance activities that satisfy national requirements and provide guidance which enables us to address the career development needs of all our students.”

Mark Tomkins (Headteacher)

Mark Rolfe (Chair of Governors)



We measure the impact of our careers programme in a number of ways including our destination information; evaluation forms sent to students, staff, parents and external visitors after each careers event and the Careers Department annual Self-Evaluation procedure. The whole school careers programme is evaluated every 3 years, with the next evaluation due to take place at the start of the 2023-24 academic year. This information is used to inform the careers programme for the following academic year.