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Have you read our school blogs recently? They are written by our Leadership Team and our Student Prefects and are very interesting.


There have been a wide range of PHSEE sessions taking place today from diets to The Samaritans to Year 8 visiting local businesses. All of which raises thought-provoking issues for the students.


Invicta Grammar School will be hosting the Kent Schools' Under 14 Debating Competition this afternoon.


Have you made a date in your diary yet? We look forward to seeing you!


Year 9 wiring plugs in their Physics lesson.


Year 7 practising their spreadsheet skills on desktops and iPads.


The PE department would like to welcome all students, of every age and ability, to attend the summer sports clubs which are now running during lunchtimes or after school. If you would like to improve your skills; or try out for one of our successful sports teams, give them a try!


Congratulations to Jess in 7V who competed at the South East Regional National Grades on Sunday, 8 April in the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics. Jess passed her National Grade 2 with a Commendation.


Congratulations to Megan in 8A who competed at the Hillingdon Duathlon on Sunday, 15 April and finished in 1st place!


A group of Year 7 students visited The Holmsdale School for the visit of poet Neal Zetter. They came back to school very inspired!


Invicta Grammar School has been recognised for its excellence by becoming a member of the SSAT Leading Edge network, a national group of exclusively high-performing secondary and special schools.


Invicta has been successful in achieving the Inclusion Quality Mark for the school. Inclusion promotes equal opportunities for all students, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment and background.


Monday to Thursday lunchtimes this week, students will holding their Business and Enterprise Spring Fair raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.


Invicta students will be making cakes for the Heart of Kent Bluebell Walk cake table on Sunday 6 May.


Congratulations to Amelia in Year 7 who competed at the County Showjumping Championships as one of the youngest competitors. In the warm up event she came 2nd out of 63 riders. On Saturday qualified her for the next round, unfortunately she did not make it to the final round.


The Theme of the Week: Be Knowledgeable about Internationalism, Religion and Culture. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.


Year 12 and Year 13 enjoying the sunshine and a game of rounders at lunchtime today. Better luck next time Year 13! Thank you to Miss Abbott for organising it.


We look forward to welcoming all our New Entrants to their Language Workshops tomorrow, Saturday, 21 April 2018. See you there!


Student led tutorial showing how to import original material from garage band into Scratch. Jess, Digital Leader


Today's lecture starts at 3.30pm for Years 9-13. We are very pleased to have Thane Campbell, a PhD student from Edinburgh University, coming to Invicta to share his PhD research on the latest imaging equipment for the Proteus project for the medical sector.


Congratulations to Eleanor, in Year 8, who recently played her harp at the Mayor's Reception for Judge Carey in the Town Hall. Mr Greer described her performance as stunning!


The frames have propolis (bee glue) on them, which is a resin-like substance. The keepers also add syrup to the feeder.


Attending to Invicta's hives and adding syrup to the feeder. We hope we get another bumper crop of excellent honey again this year!


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Did you miss our last Train to Teach Day? Not to worry, join us on Tuesday 22 May for our next Train to Teach Day.


Binary poem written by Katie in Year 7 to support her computer science revision.


7V were testing acids and alkalis in a fun and interactive science lesson. Lily, Digital Leader


Photosynthesis in elodea, pond weeds in Year 8 Biology lesson, and counting bubbles of oxygen to determine rate of photosynthesis.


Year 11 scientists are excited to try out the new 'Required Practical' Questions on Tassomai - 150 new questions to support their revision.


We hope to see you here!


Never too old to make a daisy chain!


The Duke of Edinburgh Gold practice weekend went very well for Invicta students, apart from a grey start to the day.


Congratulations to our 3 persons Invicta team whose entry into the KM Bright Sparks Award has been accepted. We wish them well.


Students and Staff enjoyed their fantastic ski trip to Italy during the Easter break, both on and off the slopes!


The Theme of the Week: Be Disciplined. Assemblies and Tutor Time will be based on the theme.


Welcome back after the Easter break. We hope you had a lovely time.


Well done to Angel in 8N who represented Medway Rugby Football Club on Sunday, 25 March at the Kent U13 Tournament at Priestfields, Rochester. They came 2nd overall out of 5 teams and Angel received a medal for taking part in the games!


Adventure athlete Sophie Radcliffe is at Invicta speaking to Year 9 about confidence and passion for life.


Students from Book Club enjoyed their visit to South East Schools Themed Book Awards evening to hear authors Patrice Lawrence and Juno Dawson speak.


Congratulations to Sophie in 13S - her fantastic alternative book cover won first prize South East Schools Themed Book Awards ceremony.


Year 10 Food Preparation and Nutrition students baked and decorated sponge cakes. Prior to this they investigated the ingredients in cakes and why each ingredient is important. The cakes produced are stunning and each one is individual with very professional presentation.

International Events

Igs international

Hong Kong Exchange, December 2017 and March 2018

International Cultural Festival, November 2017

Juvenes Translatores - the European Commission's Young Translators' Competition, November 2017

Model United Nations Conference, November 2017

Italian Design Tour, October 2017

Barbados Sports Tour, October 2017

World School - Australia, October 2017

Canadian Exchange, October 2017

European Day of Languages, September 2017

Visitor from Japan, July 2017

World Challenge Expedition to India, July 2017

Year 7 visit St Omer, June 2017

Visitors from Singapore, June 2017

Visitor from USA, June 2017

Year 10 Rewards visit to Disneyland Paris, June 2017

Invicta visit to Hong Kong, May 2017

Visit from Belgium Student Teachers, May 2017

World Challenge Colour Run, March 2017

World Challenge Indian Quiz Night, March 2017

World Challenge Hike in preparation for Kerala, India in the Summer, March 2017

Japanese Exchange Visit to Invicta, March 2017

German Exchange Visit to Kopernikus-Gymnasium School in Rheine, Germany, March 2017

Spanish Exchange Visit to Invicta, March 2017

Year 8 Battlefield Visit to Ypres, Belgium, March 2017

Ski Trip to Italy, February 2017

Japanese Exchange Visit, February 2017

Year 7 Eurovicta Competition, February 2017

MFL Spelling and Translation Bee Competition, February 2017

Geography visit to Iceland, February 2017

International Week at Invicta, February 2017

Invicta Mini Model United Nations Conference, February 2017

World School 2017 Delegates Selected, February 2017

MUNGA Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, January 2017

Year 5 Familiarisation Language Workshop, January 2017

Model United Nations Conference Preparation, January 2017

Year 11 World School 2017 Assembly, January 2017

World Challenge Bewl Water Hike in preparation for Kerala, India, January 2017

International Week and Cultural Festival, January 2017

Spanish Theatre visit to Cervantes Theatre, London, December 2016

French Exchange visit by Lycee Fernand Daguin, Bordeaux, December 2016

Year 12 students visit Auschwitz, Poland, November 2016

Spanish Exchange trip to Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, November 2016

Awarded British Council International School Award Ceremony, November 2016

Visit to Invicta from GT College, Hong Kong, November 2016

German Exchange students visit Invicta, November 2016

Spanish Exchange to Jerez, November 2016

Years 9 - 12 students visit Silicon Valley in California, November 2016

International World School Forum Japan, October 2016

World Challenge Quiz Night for expedition to Kerala, India in 2017, October 2016

Year 8 Visit Paris, October 2016

Invicta Celebrates Hispanic Day, October 2016

Year 8 Cross-Curricular Trip to Paris, France, October 2016

Textiles Study Trip to Paris, September 2016

Our partner school from Singapore visited Invicta, September 2016

World School 2013 students visit World School 2016 students, September 2016

2015 - 2016

World Challenge Malaysia, July 2016


GCSE Geography visit to Sicily and Sorrento, June 2016


Year 10 visit Disneyland Paris, June 2016


Year 7 visit to St Omer, France, June 2016


Belgium Teachers visit Invicta, May 2016


Ski trip to Italy, April 2016


Classical Civilisation tour of Greece, April 2016


Belgium Teachers visit to Invicta - May 2016


    French Exchange from Lycee Fernand Daguin to Invicta - March 2016


Spanish Exchange from Jerez de la Frontera to Invicta - March 2016


Italian Exchange from Milan, Italy - March 2016 


    Visit from Trafalgar Girls School, Montreal, Canada - February 2016


Berlin History Visit - February 2016


  â€‹Eurovicta Competition - February 2016


  International Cultural Festival - December 2015


Erasmus Conference – November 2015

Twenty five students and nine teachers from Italy, Spain, Turkey and France, have arrived at Invicta to participate in the Erasmus + Conference. The event is designed to bring together the first year of each countries work on the theme of Innovative Learning and Digital Technology. The students are staying with Invicta host families.

The students enjoyed a traditional afternoon tea on their arrival, before going to their host families for the night. The first day of the conference has seen delegates creating their local dishes with the Food Technology team and taking part in a STEM challenge with the Design and Technology Department. They will also attend a marketing presentation at Leeds Castle and carry out a SWOT analysis at Maidstone Museum. Friday will see them taking part in a number of debates before relaxing with a day of London sightseeing on Saturday.

Monday, 9 November will be the main conference day. Students will present their Erasmus + Project work, including their marketing campaigns and designs. A number of keynote speaker presentations are attending: Frances Coppola, writer on the banking sector, finance and economics will speak on the importance of technology in the financial sector, Richard Lack, UK Director of software company GIGYA will speak about his company and communication developments using new technology and Ralph Leighton from Canterbury Christchurch will speak about the use of technology in education. Caroline Morgan from the London College of Fashion will share her on-line portfolios and an on-line new business case study. The conference will end with a dinner for all delegates and staff in the Hall.

A big thank you to Mrs Lloyd, Mr Perry and Mrs Brewster for all their hard work in making the conference such a success. We would also like to thank Mrs Billingham, Mrs Woolley and Mrs Moore for the brilliant Cross Cultural Tasting event and the STEM Challenge.


2014 - 2015

Visit from Kanto International School, Japan, March 2015 

We are delighted to welcome students and two teachers from Kanto International School in Japan. This is the sixteenth year that Kanto has visited our school and we value their friendship and contribution to the cultural aspect of our students learning.

The group have been following a varied programme of activities since their arrival. They have been to the Tower of London and were amazed at The Crown Jewels. On Tuesday, they returned to the class room to undertake English lessons and an Easter Egg Hunt. On the same day, Year 7 were treated to a drama, dance and cultural performance. Our students were shown how to write in Japanese and some had the opportunity to dress in kimonos.

On Wednesday, they returned to London for a tour of the city and a theatre visit to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Thursday saw them in Canterbury Cathedral in the morning. The afternoon was spent at Kingshill Primary School performing for the primary school students and showing them how to write in Japanese. Friday will be spent at Valley Park School, where the group will take part in a Drama Day and will visit the school farm. Both Japanese and Invicta students are having a farewell dinner that evening before the final homestay weekend.

We were sad to say goodbye to our visitors but are looking forward to our students visiting Italy in October for World School 2015.


Erasmus Visit from Lycee Daugin in Bordeaux in France, March 2015

We were delighted to welcome students and teachers from the Lycee Daugin in Bordeaux. The visit was part of the Erasmus Plus Innovative Learning Project, with a focus on marketing.

The group visited Leeds Castle and Canterbury to analise the marketing of each site and completed a number of tasks at each location. They also enjoyed a lesson given by Miss Gater from our Business Studies Department. The rest of the visit included a visit to London and a series of debates.

Students really appreciated the hospitality of our host families and have praised the quality of the teaching at Invicta. One French student commented that “this was the best cultural experience he had ever had”.


Headteacher of Singapore’s flagship School visits Invicta, September 2014

Invicta was delighted to welcome Mr Chua Chor Huat, headteacher of Singapore’s flagship School of Science and Technology (SST). Mr Chua’s visit marks a milestone in the newly set up link between the two schools. SST and Invicta became partner schools in May 2014 when Invicta headteacher, Mrs Derrick, visited Singapore on a fact finding mission.

SST is a specialised school set up by the Singapore Government following an initiative to promote high level of Science and Technology teaching in secondary education. The school offers a broad and innovative curriculum which allows students to carry out extensive research and applications in Science and Computing, whilst developing them into all rounded young people.

Mr Chua confirmed the cooperation between Invicta and SST during his visit today and said he “was pleased to have set up a strong tie with a like minded secondary school in England.”

“I am here today on my sabbatical to learn the best practice in education in England and feel very lucky to be here at Invicta, an impressive school that is committed to preparing students for the 21st century in which the world is changing fast.”

Invicta’s Headteacher, Mrs Derrick said she was very impressed with SST’s clear vision with an emphasis on Science and Technology, a vision that Invicta passionately shares. She is extremely excited about the “prospect of running joint projects with the staff and students at SST.”

Invicta’s commitment in promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in its diverse curriculum has been well supported by the students and their parents. The school is proud of the phenomenal number of students pursuing STEM subjects at degree level.


Spanish Exchange from Insituto Serritium, Jerez, March 2015

Visit from Kanto International School, Japan, March 2015 

Erasmus Visit from Lycee Daugin in Bordeaux in France, March 2015

33rd Year of the German Exchange, March 2015

A Level Geographers in Iceland, February 2015

Business Studies Visit to New York, USA, February 2015

Dance Department’s Visit to New York, USA, February 2015

Year 7 Cross Curricular Trip to Paris, France, February 2015

United Nations Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, January 2015

Auschwitz, Poland, November 2014