Admissions

 

Admissions Criteria from September 2019

 

Years 7-11 (Click HERE for Year 12/13)

MGS Admission Arrangements for September 2020 

2019 Intake Catchment Area 2018 Intake Catchment Area
2017 Intake Catchment Area 2016 Intake Catchment Area
2015 intake Catchment Area 2014 Year 7 Catchment Area
 2013 Intake Catchment Area  2013 Intake Catchment Area

Maidstone Grammar School complies with the Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme run by the Kent Local Authority.

If your child is due to start secondary school in September 2019 you can appeal between 1 March and 29 March 2019 to guarantee that your appeal will be

heard by 15 June 2018. For applications made in the normal admission round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. 

For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 schools days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 schools days

of the appeals being lodged.

 

MGS over subscription criteria:

The Kent Test pass mark was 323 out of 423. 

1. Qualifying children who are looked after and previously looked after children (see definition).

2. Qualifying children resident in one of the listed parishes, achieving a pass mark of 360 or more in the order of (a) children in receipt of Free School Meals at the time of application * (b) siblings and (c) those living the shortest distance from the school.

3. Other qualifying children resident in one of the listed parishes, in the order of (a) children in receipt of Free School Meals at the time of application* (b) siblings and (c) those living the shortest distance from the school.

4. Other qualifying children, in the order of (a) children in receipt of Free School Meals at the time of application* (b) siblings and (c) those living the shortest distance from the school.

*Parents wishing to apply under this criterion must ensure they complete the attached Supplementary Information Form and return it to the school by the Local Authority application deadline.

Definitions:

Looked After Children/Children in Local Authority Care

A child under the age of 18 years for whom the local authority provides accommodation by agreement with their parents/carers (Section 22 of the Children Act 1989) or who is the subject of a care order under Part IV of the Act. This applies equally to children who immediately after being looked after by the local authority became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order. (As defined by Section 46 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or Section 8 or 14A of the Children Act 1989).

Qualifying

A child who has been assessed as suitable for admission to grammar school. To be eligible boys should be assessed through the Kent Age 11 Selection Procedure.

Sibling/Current Family Association

A brother or sister attending the School when the child starts. In this context brother or sister means children who live as brother or sister in the same house, including natural brothers and sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters and foster brothers and sisters.

Distance/Nearness of children’s home to school

The school uses measurements provided by the LA. The LA use the distance between the child’s permanent home address and the school, measured in a straight line using Ordnance Survey address point data. Distances are measured from a point defined as within the child’s home to a point defined as within the school as specified by Ordnance Survey. The same address point on the school site is used for everybody.

Child’s Home address

A child’s home address is considered to be a residential property that is the child’s only or main residence (not an address at which the child may sometimes stay or sleep) and which is either owned by the child’s parent, parents or guardian or leased or rented to them under a lease or written or rental agreement. Where partners live apart but share responsibility for the child, and the child lives at two different addresses during the week, we will regard the home address as the one at which the child sleeps for the majority of week days.

Transport

Please refer to KCC documentation regarding transport.

Years 12-13 

MGS Admission Arrangements for September 2020 

Number of additional Year 12 places available for students being admitted to the school for the first time:

The number of additional Year 12 places available for applicants being admitted to the school for the first time is approximately 50. This figure may be exceeded in the event that this and the number of internal students transferring into Year 12 is less than the overall figure for the year group, which is 205. Admissions to MGS should be made using the area electronic application procedure. The school will not normally admit students into Year 13.

Students applying to the school for entry into Year 12 must meet both of the following academic criteria to qualify for admission:

(a) Applicants must achieve at least an average GCSE grade of 5.5 across all of their subjects.

(b) Applicants must also have GCSE Mathematics and at least one English GCSE at a minimum of grade 5.

In addition to the above requirements, applicants wishing to be accepted on to a particular subject programme must achieve the requirements set down for that particular course in the Curriculum Section of the Sixth Form Prospectus.

Oversubscription Criteria:

Following the admission of internal students transferring from Year 11, all remaining places will be allocated to applicants who have met the entry requirements above. In the event of more than 50 external applicants applying for admission to the school in Year 12 we will give priority to:

(a) Qualifying applicants who are looked after and previously looked after children. (Looked after children and children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order. A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority in England (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in England in the exercise of their social services functions (see definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).

(b) Qualifying applicants in receipt of Free School Meals at the time of application. Parents wishing to apply under this criterion must ensure they complete the attached Supplementary Information Form and return it to the school by the application deadline.

(c) Qualifying applicants who are likely to achieve the highest academic grades (ranked on predicted grades from their own school – GCSEs already certificated will be counted). Where applicants have achieved better results than the predicted grades they will be considered based on the grades achieved and ranked accordingly for any places that become available as a result of other applicants failing to meet the required entry levels.

Tiebreaker: applicants whose homes are nearest to the School measured in straight line using the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) address point. Distances are measured from a point defined as within the child’s home to a point defined as within the school as specified by NLPG.

Parents or students have a statutory right of appeal, should an application for a place be refused, by writing to the Clerk to the Governors, care of the School