Our House System

At Maidstone Grammar School we strive to ensure that every student feels known and cared for. Every student in the School is a member of one of four Houses below:

Barton
House
College
House
Corpus Christi
House
Tonbridge
House

Each House is named after the different sites occupied by the school throughout its long history and the Heads of House and Assistant Heads of House who oversee the four Houses are:

Mr B Highsted

Head of
Barton House

Mr M Hughes

Head of
College House

Mr A Terrell

Head of
Corpus Christi House

Mr M Holmes

Head of
Tonbridge House

Mr R Bing

Assistant Head of
Barton House

Miss M Dimmick

Assistant Head of
College House

Miss E Kaye

Assistant Head of
Corpus Christi House

Mr C Taylor

Assistant Head of
Tonbridge House

Every student in the school is also a member of a mixed aged vertical tutor group made up of students from Years 7 to 13. This gives the tutor group a “family feel” – older students support younger boys and everyone has the chance to take on roles and responsibilities from an early age, share experiences and develop lasting friendships. Vertical tutor groups also reflect the fact that we are preparing our students for a society in which they will live and work with people of all ages. Students are overseen by the same Head of House, Assistant Head of House and form tutor throughout their time at MGS. This continuity of care is a key feature of the care and support we provide at MGS.

Members of the Senior Leadership Team are also responsible for pastoral care at Maidstone Grammar School.

Miss R Johnson

Deputy Headteacher
SENco & Designated Safeguarding Lead
Oversees the Pastoral System

Mr J Hanratty

Assistant Headteacher
Oversees KS3 (Years 7-8)

Mr P Highway

Assistant Headteacher
Oversees KS4 (Years 9-11)

Mr M Rivers

Assistant Headteacher
Oversees KS5 (Years 12-13)

The Senior Leadership Team, Heads of House and Assistant Heads of House work closely with subject staff and our Student Services Department to track and monitor all students both academically and pastorally. We have an excellent Student Services Department made up of very experienced non-teaching staff who work closely with the Senior Leadership Team and House Teams. The Student Services Department includes two Student Services Managers, an AEN Manager, Inclusions and Attendance Manager and a Careers Advisor. We also have an in-school counsellor, adult 1:1 mentors and a 1:1 Mind worker to support students where required and our experienced pastoral team works closely with external agencies where appropriate.