The Old Maidstonian Super Saturday 2022 – Saturday 26th March

Please find appended the information and poster for a new Super Saturday Sports Day at the school where they are opening their doors to welcome as many Old Maidstonians back as possible to celebrate the growth of sport at MGS and the new 3G pitch. This is the day after the supper (please buy your tickets!) and will make for a great weekend event to celebrate our community.

Please come along for a drink and a bite to eat at the Ron McCormick Pavilion. They are opening at 12pm and hosting some fierce alumni sporting competition for you to watch:

12.30-14.30: The OM 7 a Side Football Tournament.

15.00-16.30: The 2019-21 OM Rugby Team vs the MGS 1stXV.

This is new, so please share widely on social media and/or in your WhatsApp groups!

OMS AGM and Annual Supper 2022 – Friday 25th March

The Old Maidstonian Society AGM and Annual Supper will be held at the school on Friday 25th March 2022. Dress is jacket and tie.

The AGM will be held from 17:45 to 18:30. The Supper will commence promptly at 19:30, and will conclude equally promptly by 22:00, as there will again be a Master of Ceremonies to ensure that all runs on time, as it has done for the past couple of years, pre-covid.

The President, Nancy Powell, has once more invited Toby Davies as her guest. Toby left MGS in 1994. Since leaving he has worked as a stage and screen writer (something he began to much acclaim whilst at MGS). He has worked on major TV series, and stage shows, here and in the US for a range of production companies. We are certain he will be an entertaining speaker, and will be intrigued to hear what effect the pandemic has had on his industry.

The incoming President for 2022 to 2023 will be Graham Walker, who retired in 2018 after 37 years at MGS, and whom many of you will remember, not least because he was the President’s guest at the Annual Supper 2019.

There will again be a professional bar service with beer, spirits, port and soft drinks being served before dinner and also at tables during the meal. The bar will be open by 18:00, and the hall and bar will remain open until 23:00. Entrance will again only be through the main entrance door, where you will be greeted.

There will also be the now legendary raffle, tickets on sale on the night, any prize donations are very much welcome, please email the Membership Secretary with these via oms@oldmaidstonians.org.uk.

We are delighted to confirm that the caterers for the Annual Supper will be Cucina. They will again be preparing our meal, and the menu is appended to this post. The caterer will provide place names with each diner’s menu choices printed on one side.

You can book using the online booking form, or by email, phone or mail, as below.

Everyone attending is requested to:
Make payment by one of the methods below;
Pre-select their menu choices from the attached menu, and forward them to the Membership Secretary either by e-mail, phone, or by mail to the school, addressed to the OMS;
Advise the Membership Secretary when booking if you wish to sit with another member.

The cost is £25 per head, which remains the same as 2019 and still reflects the very high quality and quantity of food being served. In view of the fact that meals will be prepared and served with each individual’s menu selections, payment must be made in advance.

You may pay either by internet bank transfer to:
The NatWest Bank
Maidstone Branch: 3 High Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XU
Account: Old Maidstonian Society
Account no: 00051802
Sort Code: 60-60-08
IBAN: GB31 NWBK 606008 00051802
BIC (Swift): NWBKGB2L
Reference: Your name/OMS AS
(If you use this method, please drop the Membership Secretary an e-mail letting him know)

Or by sending a cheque, made payable to ‘Old Maidstonian Society’ to:
The Old Maidstonian Society
Maidstone Grammar School
Barton Road
Maidstone
Kent
ME15 7BT
Tel: 01622 752101

Martin Lee’s video request

In this video former staff member Martin Lee (1989-2004) asks for information on the 27 alumni who were members of his form 10LE in 1993. If you have information to send to him please email it to oms@oldmaidstonians.org.uk and it will be forwarded.

Autumn supper booking form

Here is an online form for booking: for details of the menu etc see the Autumn Supper Flyer 2021.

    Autumn Supper 2021 Online booking

    I have made a payment of £ by for the purchase of place(s) at £13.00 each for the Old Maidstonians Autumn Supper being held at the school on Saturday 25th September 2021.

    Your Name (required)

    Year of joining MGS

    Please give either your email address or a telephone number

    Your Email

    A personal e-mail address is preferable to a company or university address, which might change.

    Your preferred phone number(required)


    Alternative phone number (optional)

    Payment will be acknowledged by telephone or e-mail, but tickets will not be issued.

    A vegetarian choice is included in the menu: see the flyer advertising the event.

    2021 Autumn Supper

    On Saturday 25th September the Society is holding an Autumn Supper in the School Hall as an occasion to get members and partners together for a sociable evening with fellow OM’s.
    We had to cancel two Annual Suppers in April 2020 and this year so this will be something of an occasion to “catch up” with fellow members, but with less formality than the Annual Supper.

    Here is a link to the flyer with full details including menu and booking details (PDF format). This has also been emailed to members.
    Autumn Supper Flyer 2021.
    An online booking form is available here
    Autumn supper booking form

    The event will start at around 4.00 pm and the school will be open so that members can see recent developments and major upgrades to the school’s facilities: the “All Weather” sports pitch; the new pavilion; the refurbished library; as well as recent classroom and laboratory upgrades.

    Year 13 leavers from 2020 and 2021 were denied any traditional “farewell fling” to end their school days so this will be a superb opportunity for them to get together.

    A buffet supper is being arranged for around 6.30 pm at £13 per head: details and menu are in the flyer. A pay bar will be provided for drinks before and during the meal. Our President Nancy Powell and the Headmaster will say a few words of welcome (much less formal than the Annual Supper!) and after the meal members will be welcome to socialise and chat with friends further, with proceedings coming to a close sometime between 8.30 and 9.00 pm. So not a “late” night but one starting in daylight to see what has become of our old school.

    Hopefully this will be well supported and will take the place of the “London Event” we have held in recent years. As a Saturday evening it should be easier for OM’s from across the South East to get to Maidstone to meet and have a Reunion with friends.

    Your Committee hope that the traditional Annual Supper will be held as usual in the Spring of 2022.

    2021 AGM

    It would not be legal to hold an AGM in person at present. Here is a statement of how the Society plans to proceed. Please read if you are a member. The reports referred to in the statement have been concatenated wth it into a single pdf file which is available here for members. Note that the Society does not usually put such documents on its website, although they are of course circulated to members.

    OMS 2021 AGM Statements & ReportsI