Unmistakably Maplesden

A Book For All Parents

Please find the link to ‘Great Minds and How to Grow Them’, the book mentioned by Mr Owen in his speech.

We strongly recommend that parents purchase this book in preparation for September so they can fully support their child to become aspirational as they begin their exciting new chapter at Maplesden Noakes.

Sixth Form Open Evening

14th November 2019
7pm - 9pm

Year 5/6 Open Mornings

Monday 14th - Wednesday 16th October
9am start

By appointment only

Tel: 01622 759036

Equipping Students for the Future

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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

Maplesden Noakes School Philosophy and Mission Statement

At Maplesden, we believe in a collective sense of purpose. Every person associated with the Maplesden community should feel valued and supported. We believe that high expectations, accountability, risk taking and mutual support go hand in hand and are the key elements of our community.

We want our students to be confident, outward looking and successful with an international mindedness which enables them to develop strong emotional resilience, empathy and understanding of their own and other cultures. We want to ensure that our students develop so that they have a confident individual identity within a community that has a strong purpose and definition. Maplesden Noakes thrives on a belief in high expectations achieved through mutual support. This carefully crafted empathetic, high achieving community with excellent outcomes and high expectations is something we believe is unique and special. We are very proud of what we stand for.

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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"With an attitude like this, she will go a long way, which is nice as a lot of youngsters think it falls in your lap."

Work Experience Employer

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"It has honestly felt like we have had a member of staff here this week, not a year 10 Work Experience Student!"

Work Experience Employer

"He has often offered to do things before I even realised they needed doing!"

Work Experience Employer

"[Work Experience Student] has even gained us business with a communication task we set him"

Work Experience Employer

"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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