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Maidstone Grammar School for Girls

Maidstone Grammar School for Girls

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.

Designed around six key stages, the curriculum allocates optimal time to each subject area, challenging and extending students' capabilities based on their interests and strengths. The school aims to foster a perpetual enthusiasm for learning, providing flexibility in courses that allows learners to personalize their educational experience according to their preferences.

At the core of the learning experience, the school promotes inquisitiveness through a rich array of extracurricular activities. Robotics, drama, French Film Club, choir, netball, and dance, among others, play a central role in expanding girls' skills while maximizing their sense of adventure and spirit of healthy competition.

County / Area:
Girls Grammar

Maidstone Grammar School for Girls operates without a designated catchment area, but generally gives priority to potential students residing in closer proximity to the school in the majority of instances.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
3-4 applicants for every place
Maidstone Grammar School for Girls, Buckland Road, Maidstone ME16 0SF, 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 for Girls 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 2024
June 2024
July 2024

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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