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.


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; the Careers Department annual Self-Evaluation procedure and also as part of the Kirkland Rowell whole school evaluation survey which takes place every 5 years. This information is used to inform the careers programme for the next academic year.