Founded in 1887, Maidstone Grammar School for Girls (known as MGGS), is a selective girls’ grammar, with boys allocated places in the school’s sixth form. The school originally opened with just 18 pupils and today educates 1,200 students.
Pupils are split into six houses: Britons, Danes, Normans, Romans, Saxons and Vikings, and compete in various annual competitions in an effort to win the house cup.
For an insight into academic life at Maidstone Grammar School for Girls, watch this short promotional video from 2011:
Address: Maidstone Grammar School for Girls, Buckland Road, Maidstone ME16 0SF
Admissions Info: [email protected], 01622 752 103
School Type: Girls’ Grammar
Number of pupils: 1,217 (approx.)
Number of Places in Year 7: 180
Open Day Date: October/June/July
Exam Date: September
Exam Board Type: Kent 11 Plus Test (GL)
To be eligible for a Year 7 place at Maidstone Grammar School for Girls, pupils must sit the Kent 11 Plus Test. The test exists to assess whether a grammar school education is the right option for your daughter.
With 180 Year 7 places available, competition for entry is high. In the case of over-subscription, the school uses the following criteria, giving priority to:
For more information on Maidstone Grammar School’s admission criteria, please visit the school’s website.
To apply for Year 7 entry to MGGS, parents must register online with Kent Local Authority (LA).
Once your daughter has sat the Kent Test at 11+, parents must complete the Secondary Common Application Form and submit it to Kent County Council – this can usually be done online. The Council will send assessment decisions to parents in October and offers will be sent out on National Offer Day in March the following year.
If you have any further queries about Maidstone Grammar School for Girls’ admissions process, email the school [email protected] or call 01622 752 103.
Maidstone Grammar School for Girls requires pupils to take the Kent 11 Plus exam, which consists of two multiple-choice tests. The first test is one-hour long and is split into two sections, English and maths. Each section has a 5-minute practice exercise and a 25-minute test.
The second test is a reasoning paper and is split into three sections:
This 60-minute test is broken up into smaller sections.
Prospective pupils will also be required to sit a 40-minute writing task. This is not marked as part of the 11 Plus exam, but it may be used in grammar school appeal cases.
While the Kent Test varies from year to year, all children will benefit from good preparation for their 11 Plus exam. Whatever your child’s current level, they will need to invest additional time for revision. For the Maidstone Grammar School for Girls’ 11+ test, we would recommend using practice exam papers as part of that revision. Practice papers give your daughter a clearer idea of the types of questions she can expect in the real exam and they will quickly highlight any subject areas that need additional focus.
Gaining a Year 7 place at a Kent-based grammar school can be difficult, but with the right preparation, your daughter needn’t be worried about her 11 Plus. We have designed three practice tests specifically for the Kent Test:
The following resources will help target the various sub-sections of the Kent Test:
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The information provided about Maidstone Grammar School for Girls was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.
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