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Maidstone Grammar School

Maidstone Grammar School

Maidstone Grammar School was originally founded in 1549 to teach Latin grammar to the children of Maidstone. Now, it is a boys’ grammar school that teaches over 1,200 pupils, with girls admitted into the school’s sixth form.

Maidstone Grammar School, a highly successful boys' grammar school in Maidstone, Kent, has recently undergone significant improvements. These include the construction of a new performing arts studio, the expansion of science and computing facilities, the renovation of the library, and the installation of a full-size 3G all-weather pitch. These enhancements are aimed at better meeting the diverse needs of its students.

The school's curriculum is both comprehensive and inclusive, preparing students for GCSE exams and helping them choose a path that aligns with their interests and goals. In addition to core subjects such as science, English, and maths, students delve into the study of two languages, explore religious studies, and have the opportunity to express themselves through various performing arts classes.

Complementing the academic focus, boys at Maidstone Grammar School can participate in a rich co-curricular program, promoting experiential and hands-on learning. Popular activities include Book Club, chess, gardening, robotics, and the Combined Cadet Force (CCF), all contributing to the holistic development of students beyond the vibrant classroom setting.

County / Area:
Boys Grammar

Maidstone Grammar School establishes a priority zone, considering the geographical location and proximity to the school as key factors in determining enrollment preferences.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
3 applicants for every place
Maidstone Grammar School, Barton Road, Maidstone ME15 7BT, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
Kent 11 Plus:
Paper 1 : Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
Paper 2: English and Maths
Paper 3: Creative Writing

Maidstone Grammar School employs the Kent 11 Plus exam structure, encompassing assessments in Reasoning, English, and Maths.

This test is utilized to evaluate the suitability of prospective students for admission to the school and is adopted by the majority, though not all, of the 35 wholly selective and 4 partially selective grammar schools in the region.

The exam format is as follows:

Section 1: A one-hour examination gauging students' reasoning abilities. Comprising shorter segments, the test assesses Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning, and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section 2: A one-hour examination evaluating proficiency in English and Maths.

Section 3: A 40-minute writing task, including 10 minutes of preparation time. Although the writing task is not scored for the 11 Plus exam, it may serve as supporting evidence in borderline cases.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2023
June 2023
July 2023

Parents who have registered will receive their Kent Test results via email after 4 pm, providing a breakdown of their child's scores. Additionally, results will be accessible online from 5 pm, allowing parents to log in and review the outcomes.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the Kent 11 Plus (PESE) Test (Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, English, Maths and Creative Writing) . The sessions are online and highly interactive. Speak to us about how we can help your child.

Mock Exams: Our mock exams are designed to reflect the real exam in complexity and format. Click here to view the mock exam schedule.

Practice Papers: Practice packs designed to help your child master the entire syllabus.

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