Where everyone’s future gets an upgrade

Equipping Students for the Future

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5+ GCSE A*- C %
(inc. English & Maths)
A*-C % in English & Maths
(The Gold Standard)
Overall A*-C% Rank
56% 62% 66% 1st
Maplesden Noakes achieved the highest Gold Standard of all Maidstone High Schools

The Maplesden Noakes School


Welcome to our school. At Maplesden, we work in partnership with parents to ensure that every student receives the best possible education. Our strong reputation is built on providing a unique blend of high academic standards and excellent pastoral support. We want every student to feel proud to be part of our highly successful community. We hope that this website provides you with an understanding of the exciting opportunities provided by our school.

Richard Owen

What makes us so special?

Maplesden Noakes School is recognised as a high performing school by the DfE and was awarded Academy Status in 2012.
We are a mixed 11-18 school with 1100 students on roll and have specialist status in Business and Enterprise and Applied Learning. The school benefits enormously from having strong links with the local business community.

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"Could you please pass on my thanks to everyone involved, for the activity day you provided for our Yr 5 & 6 children on Wednesday 5th. I'd also like to say how impressed with your students all of our staff were. They are a real credit to the school."

Deputy Head

East Farleigh Primary School

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"The students impressed me greatly. I thought the standard was excellent and there were certainly some I would want to progress further if I were genuinely recruiting."

Hannah Jane Tripp

Day Smith and Hunter - Accountants

"I was very impressed at the determination of the students
I interviewed and the professional way they answered my questions."

Nicola Milton

SLA Partnership

"The year 11 business interview day was really enjoyable and the students were a delight. They were polite, respectful and listened well. The students had obviously prepared well for their interview."

Wendy Mauceri

Medway Youth Trust

"I was really impressed with the students I have seen today and it has been a pleasure to meet them. They have been generally confident, self- assured, articulate and friendly."

Alison Townson


Our Grammar Stream

No two children are alike. One size doesn’t fit all. Parents of able students tell us that they want their child to benefit from high academic standards and the opportunity to study with students of a similar ability. They worry their child will lose confidence in the ‘sink or swim’ hothouse environment of a traditional single sex grammar school.

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a sixth form experience like no other

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