Headteacher’s Welcome

Welcome to our forward-thinking community with a tradition of excellence

Thank you for taking the time to look at our website. Maidstone Grammar School for Girls, or ‘MGGS’, as it is more often known, has a strong community spirit which is underpinned by our belief that the happiness of all our students is key to enabling them to succeed. We have been providing an academic education for girls (and boys in the Sixth Form) from the town of Maidstone and its surrounding area for over 130 years.

MGGS is a very special place. Our students love learning; they are talented, compassionate and inquiring young people who have a deep sense of belonging and commitment to their school.

As an outstanding school we are ‘A forward-thinking community with a tradition of excellence’, ensuring we develop young adults of character, who are able to flourish as adults in today’s society. We deliberately combine our rich tradition of community service with the school’s strong house system. The school’s house system brings students of all ages together in many whole school activities and creates friendships which endure, lasting well beyond their years at school. At MGGS we focus on students as individuals, fully engaging with the latest technology available to enhance students’ learning.

Our academic curriculum at MGGS provides students with outstanding examination results year on year. The Department for Education measures the progress students make over KS3 and KS4 with a Progress 8 score. Our results always place us ‘well above average’ and currently in the top 2% of schools in the country. Our curriculum is underpinned by our Advanced Thinking School, status with the Cognitive Education Centre of the University of Exeter.

I love being part of the MGGS community. From day one I felt welcomed into something special. There are so many opportunities for me to try new things and take part in activities that I enjoy. I really feel that my happiness is as important to the school as my academic success.

Year 7 Student

MGGS is a Leading Light school, using G Suite for Education, and we have been acknowledged by Google UK as one of the most advanced schools for its integrated use to promote student learning. MGGS is a Computing Hub for the South East, a status awarded by the Department for Education for our high standards in Computer Science. Other notable awards include the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of our work in bringing the world into the classroom. Furthermore, we have been successfully reassessed and have maintained our Quality in Careers Standard, the national quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG).

We are widely recognised for our broad and balanced curriculum (all students study two languages at Key Stage 3), and our tradition of academic excellence, together with the many enriching extra-curricular activities we provide for students. We believe that our Curriculum and Sixth Form Extra enrichment programmes are vital to building self-confidence, resilience, and leadership skills in all of our students. We nurture individuality and scholarship to ensure that our young people will go on to take leading roles in society and become happy and fulfilled adults.

I love this school. I think MGGS is excellent and it really stands out compared to other schools. It has its own unique and comforting atmosphere.

Year 7 Student