New to MGS (Induction)

 

To help you with your transition from primary into secondary school we have created this page so you can feel more at home with your surroundings; even before you arrive here we will post helpful information, maps and help from our Year 8 students that may help you settle in at MGS.

 

Preparing for the School day:

  1. Get up in plenty of time.
  2. Know what time you have to leave the house to get to the bus-stop or to school on time.
  3. If you travel to school by bus, make sure you know the bus numbers and times.

  4. Be in the right place at the right time at the end of school.
  5. Go straight home. If you are going to stay late after school, make sure someone knows.
  6. Know what to do if you are delayed. Have a contact telephone number with you.
  7. Know the school rules regarding uniform. The full school uniform is printed in your planner.
  8. Make sure everything is ready to put on the evening before (including shoes and underwear!).
  9. Make sure a full PE kit is taken to school on the days it is needed.
  10. Label all items of clothing with your name and form.
  

During the School day:

  1. Know what lessons take place on a particular day. You will have a copy of your timetable in your school planner.
  2. Have another copy of your timetable in a communal place, such as on the kitchen notice board, so everyone knows your timetable.
  3. Know where the classroom for each lesson is. If you get lost, ask someone.
  4. Know who the teacher is.
  5. Get to lessons on time - especially after breaks.

Preparing for Lessons and Homework:

  1. Have a good system for keeping books and equipment.
  2. Pack your bag the night before.
  3. Know what lessons there are on a particular day.
  4. Know what equipment is needed for each lesson (e.g.. ruler, compass, calculator for maths).
  5. Use your planner to write down important notes and messages.
  6. Have your bag packed with everything needed for that day.
  7. Store books, that are not needed, in your locker.
  8. Use a cartridge pen with washable ink, try to avoid using a biro
  9. Write down all homework in your planner, including the hand in date.
  10. Write down your homework in lessons (write exactly what you have to do).
  11. Ask if you are not sure what the task means and check with the teacher if you are not sure what to do.
  12. Make sure you bring home everything needed to do the homework.
  13. When you get home, use your planner to remind you of what you have to do.
  14. Work by yourself to complete tasks, spending the correct amount of time on each homework.
  15. Ask for help if it is difficult or you don't understand something.
  16. Tick the 'done' column in your planner when completed.
  17. Take your completed homework to school on the correct day.
  18. Remembering to give it in!
  19. Try to do homework on the night it is set - not the night before it is due in (you may get three other homeworks on that night!)

 

Resources

Maps of school 

Travel information 

Bus Pass 

School Meals

     

    Timetable of School Day:

    The table below shows the structure of the school day at MGS. We are working on a ten-day timetable which has five one hour periods per day:
    8:40 Registration
    8:50
    Period 1
    9:50 Movement Time
    9:55 Period 2
    10:55 Break
    11:20 Period 3
    12:20 Movement Time
    12:25 Period 4
    13:25 Lunch
    14:10 Registration/Assembly
    14:30 Period 5
    15:30 End of School

     

  • "My son was skipping and jumping through the halls, and his excitement to show off his school and his lessons was very heart warming. He comes home daily with happy stories about his day at school. He has doubled in confidence and has taken on much more responsibility for himself in such a very short time." - A New Year 7 parent
  • "I'd like to send a quick note on behalf of my son, who attended the Brazil fair (Year 6 outreach event) yesterday. He had a great time and was so excited when he came home and couldn't stop talking about the amazing things that he did whilst at the school. Thank you so much to you and all the boys from MGS who helped make the afternoon such a success. " - Parent of a year 6 student
  • "My husband and I wanted to send a message to say how very impressed we were with our guide on Thursday evening and what a wonderful ambassador he was for your school. His manners were impeccable and he conversed confidently and informatively with us both. In addition, he engaged our 9 year old without patronizing him made his visit fun and insightful. Jack greatly contributed to our first impression of Maidstone Grammar School being such an overwhelmingly positive experience." - A visiting prospective parent
  • "Students’ achievement is outstanding, both in their academic programmes and their personal development." - Ofsted (2013)
  • "My son is in year 7 and was struggling with 2 heavy musical instruments, a school bag, his diabetes bag and his lunch bag this morning and I saw 2 sixth formers rush over to help him carry his bags. I just want to register my thanks." - Parents of a new year 7 student
  • "There is not a week which goes by even now without me thinking of the school with gratitude, and of its teachers who never gave up on me and allowed me a chance in life. " - Words from an Old Maidstonian
  • "The sixth form is outstanding. Students’ above average attainment at the higher grades in AS and A level equip them exceptionally well for higher education and careers of their choice." - Ofsted (2013)