Maidstone Grammar School is a larger than average-sized selective boys’ school which admits girls into the sixth form. It has a modern languages specialism. Most students are from White British backgrounds. Although increasing, few speak English as an additional language. The proportion of students for whom the school receives the pupil premium (additional government funding for students known to be eligible for free school meals, looked after children and children of service families) is low when compared with schools nationally. There are no looked after children in the school. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported through school action is below that found in most schools, and the proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is low. The main learning need is for dyslexia. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress. The school does not use any alternative provision. There have been significant changes in leadership, with two changes of headship since the last inspection. The current headteacher took up his post at the beginning of the last academic year.