Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some the Year 6 frequently asked questions, along with the answers. I hope you find it useful.

Who do I ask for advice?

You can ask anyone you trust for advice. As you see your form tutor regularly, they will probably be the best person to ask. There is also a prefect assigned to each form.

What time is Lunch?

We have a late lunch (1:25pm). A refectory will serve hot food.

Are drinks available?

Drinks are available from the refectory and vending machines. There are also water fountains around the school.

Do I have to wear my tie and blazer all the time?

Yes. You should have your tie done up and blazer on at all times.

What can I bring to school?

You should bring your schoolbooks and equipment. If you have Games or PE, you should bring your kit. You should not bring anything expensive into school.

Can I bring my Mobile Phone?

If you have a mobile phone, it should be turned off during the school day. If a teacher catches you with it, it may be confiscated and your parents will have to come into school and collect it.

Do I have a locker?

Everyone is issued a locker to keep text books you don’t need. Bring a padlock on your first day and give a spare key to your form tutor in case you forget your key.

What rewards are there at MGS?

You may be given stickers for doing something kind or helping a member of staff, or for good work, which you will need to log onto the Carrot Rewards Website. Certificates are presented when you get 10, 25, 50, 75, 100 and 150 merits. Additional prizes are given for the form with the most stickers and merits. Prizes are also given for the tidiest form room.

What are the consequences of breaking rules?

We have 5 expectations, which we expect you to follow. Punishments range from an Order Mark, to lunchtime detention, to an after school detention. For really serious issues, there is a Special two hour Friday detention.

What can I do at Lunch?

There are loads of clubs. If you want to catch up on homework, there is the school library, homework room and computer rooms open.

What clubs are there at MGS? (See list below)

Loads! Sports clubs include football, rugby, athletic, cricket, basketball & tennis. There are a range of music.

Club

Staff Leader

Where

When

Who

Info

Art Club

Mr Ashenfelter

Art Department

Everyday Lunchtime

All year groups

 

Athletics Club

Mr Terrell

Mr Restarick

School Field

Monday After school

All year groups

Turn up & play

 

Badminton (Y9-11)

Mr Holmes

Sports Hall

Monday Lunchtime

Years 9,10,11

Turn up & play

Badminton (Y7-8)

Mr Hart

Sports Hall

Thursday Lunchtime

Years 7 & 8

Turn up & play

Badminton (Y12-13)

Mr Hall

Sports Hall

Friday Lunchtime

Years 12 & 13

Turn up & play

Basketball Club

Mr Martin

Sports Hall

Wednesday 3.30 – 4.30pm

Years 7,8 & 9

 

Bower Grove Club

Mr Philpott

Bower Grove School

Tuesday 3.30-5.50pm

Year 10

 

(Mini bus provided)

Boxing Club

Mr Lozano

Small Gym

Monday 3.45 – 4.30pm

All year groups

Turn up & play

Chess Club

Mrs Gazet

Room 30

Monday Lunch time

All year groups

 

Choir

Mr Fuller

Small Hall

Thursday lunchtime

All year groups

 

Concert Windband

Mr Fuller

Small Hall

Friday lunchtime

All year groups

 

Combined Cadet Force (CCF)

Mr Wadsworth

Mr Smith

School Grounds

Thursday 3.30 – 5pm

RAF GT Trg 5 – 6.30pm

Years 9-13

 

Senior Cricket nets

Mr Hall

School Field

Monday After school

Years 12 & 13

Terms 5 & 6

Cricket Practice (Y10)

Mr Holmes

School Field

Monday After school

Year 10

Terms 5 & 6

Cricket Practice (Y9)

Mr Restarick

School Field

Tuesday After school

Year 9

Terms 5 & 6

Cricket Practice (Y8)

Mr Terrell

Mr Hart

School Field

Thursday After school

Year 8

Terms 5 & 6

Cricket Practice (Y7)

Mr Terrell Mr Hart

School Field

Friday After school

Year 7

Terms 5 & 6

Design and Technology Club

Mr Willmott

Room 63

Monday 3.30pm-5pm

All year groups

 

Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

Mr Wadsworth

Room 61

Mon, Tues & Wed 3.30-4.45pm

Years 10 & 11

 

Fitness Room (Y 10-13)

Mr Restarick

Mr Terrell

Mr Hart

Fitness Room

 

 

Everyday Lunchtime

 

Years 10,11,12,13

Turn up & play

Fixtures

PE Dept

Home and away fixtures as per schedule

Wednesday lunchtime and pm sessions

All senior school teams

 

Senior Football Training

Mr Restarick

Mr Hall

School Field

Monday After school

Years 11-13

Terms 1-4

Gardening Club

Mrs McElhill

Lab 23

Wednesday lunchtime

Years 7-11

 

Gaudeamus Brass Group

Mr Fuller

Small Hall

Monday Lunchtime

All year groups

 

Geography Club

Mr Darbey

Room 17

Tuesday Lunchtime

Year 7 & 8

 

Handball

Mr Middleton

Sports Hall

Tuesday Lunchtime

All year groups

Turn up & play

Handball Club

Mr Martin

 

Sports Hall

Wednesday 3.30 – 4.30pm

All year groups

Terms 4-6

 

Harvard Model United Nations

Mrs Acaster

Room 75

Monday 3.30-5pm

Year 12 & 13

MUN Group only.

History Club

Mr Tismer

Room 108

Friday lunchtimes

Years 7-11

(except Charity Days)

Hockey Club

Mr Kincaid

Armstrong Rd Hockey Pitch

Monday 3.30 – 5pm

Years 9 - 13

 

Homework Club

Mrs Lawrence &

Mrs Green

Room 61

Every lunchtime 1.30-2pm

Mon, Wed, Thursday 3.30-4.30 in the School Library.

All year groups

 

ICT Drop in Clinic

Mr Young

Room 20

Day TBC Lunchtime

All year groups

 

Latin Club

Mr Saunders

Room 3

Monday Day 1 Lunchtime

Friday Day 5 Lunchtime

Year 8

 

 

 

Lego NXT Robots

Mr Young

Room 20

Day TBC Lunchtime

Years 7 & 8

 

Lit Quiz

Mrs Day

School Library

Wednesday lunchtime

Years 7 & 8

 

(Between Sept & Nov)

Magic Club

Miss Sheriff

Room 47

Thursday Lunchtime

Years 7 and 8

Will expand to other year groups soon.

Maths Clinic

Mr Parish

Room 102

Monday & Thursday Lunchtime

All year groups

 

Python Programming Club

Mr Young

Room 20

Day TBC Lunchtime

Years 10-13

 

Reading Group

Mrs Day

School Library

Wednesday 3.30 – 4pm

All year groups

 

Religious Studies Clinic

Miss Sheriff

Room 47

Wednesday Lunchtime

Years 9 - 11

 

Rowing

Mr Tomkins

Maidstone Rowing Club

Wednesday 2 – 5pm

Years 12 & 13

 

 

Rock Band

 

Mr Martin

School Hall

Day TBC Lunchtime

All year groups

 

Senior Rugby Training

Mr Hart

Mr Terrell

School Field

Monday After school

Years 11-13

Terms 1-4

Senior Girls’ Rugby

Mr Hart

School Field

Tuesday After school

Years 12 & 13

Terms 1-4

Spanish Clinic

Mrs Arbizu-Powell

Room 10

Tuesday Lunchtime

Years 7 & 8

 

Raspberry Pi

Mr Young

Room 20

Day TBC Lunchtime

Years 9-13

 

Rugby Practice (Y10)

 

Mr Seymour

Mr Hart

School Field

Monday After school

Year 10

Terms 1-4

Rugby Practice (Y9)

 

Mr Hall

School Field

Tuesday After school

Year 9

Terms 1-4

Rugby Practice (Y7 & Y8)

 

Mr Hart

Mr Holmes

Mr Restarick

School Field

Thursday After school

Years 7 & 8

Terms 1-4

Rugby Squad Practice Y7

Mr Restarick

School Field

Friday After school

Year 7

Terms 1-4

Science Clinic

Mr Williams

Mr Moody

Lab 30

Tues/Thurs Lunchtime

All year groups

 

School Musical/Production

Dr Froud

Miss Tomes

Mr Goddard

Mr Shilito

Room 60

Big & Small Hall

Wednesday & Thursday (until Xmas)  3.45 – 5.15pm

Years 12 & 13

Sweeney Todd

Sixth Form Food Club

Miss Mott

Room 76 (Food Tech)

Wednesday 3.30-5pm

Years 12 & 13

 

Table Tennis (Y7-9)

Mr Restarick

Mr Terrell

Mr Hart

Gym

Monday & Friday Lunchtime

 

Years 7,8,9

Turn up & play

Table Tennis (Y 10-13)

Mr Restarick

Mr Terrell

Mr Hart

Gym

Tuesday & Thursday Lunchtime

 

Years 10-13

Turn up & play

Tennis Club

Mr Terrell

Mr Restarick

Courts

Monday After school

All year groups

Turn up & play

 

Warhammer Club

Miss Spruce

Room 110

Wednesday lunchtimes for painting and discussions

Weds Day 3 3.30-5pm for School League

All year groups

 

Year 7 Drop In

Mrs Lawrence & Mrs Green

Room 61

Every lunchtime 1.30-2pm

 

Year 7