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Congratulations to Lara 10I who has qualified to compete in 7 events at the Championships to be held over the next 4 weekends at Crystal Palace and the .


Well done and congratulations to Amelia 7T who successfully qualified for the Junior British Show Jumping Team.


Congratulations to Grace in 7V, who has been awarded ‘Players Player’, ‘Most Improved Player’ and League Winners for 2017’s Maidstone United Girls U11, as well as ‘Most Improved Player – U12’ at Academy.


Safer Internet Day 2018 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 6th February 2018 with the slogan “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”.


Year 8 learning flowcharts in Computer Science. Heidi Digital Leader


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This week & took a tour of our Arlington Reservoir as part of our ‘Know H₂ow Awards’! An initiative for students to work with our expert staff on related projects 😀


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Another inspiring evening


The Theme of the Week: Reflect upon Sport, Health and the Environment. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.


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Kate Shoesmith, head of member engagement for the Recruitment and Employer Confederation, explores what the future holds for Kent young people, their education and working lives.


Date for your diary! FIGS Quiz Night - Saturday, 24 February 2018. 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Featuring; Family Quiz, Ploughman's Supper, Bar, Raffle, and lots of other games and prizes! Tickets will be on sale soon!


Last night we were fortunate to have speakers from the University of Oxford and Cambridge speak to Year 11 and 12 students about everything they need to know about applying to these very prestigious universities, as well as having an interview workshop with Mr John Krumins.


Thank you to everyone that attended the 'Ms Empowered' Breakfast this morning. The event generated some great discussion around the implications of gender inequality for young women in the workplace.


Thank you for an excellent visit.


Thank you to everyone who attended the Piano Soiree yesterday evening. What amazing, talented students we have!


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Fed up with dreary skies where you live - come and join us developing a new career through Train to Teach and enjoy days like this one...


Tickets are still available for the Burns Night Supper on Saturday, 27 January 2018! Contact Miss Pope or the Young Chamber for more details.


Have you read Invicta's blogs recently? There is something of interest to everyone!


We look forward to seeing you!


For enthusiasts.


We currently have vacancies for Teachers of English, Maths and Science. Further information can be found on our school website: Invicta is an outstanding school with excellent prospects, come and see for yourself!


Congratulations to Amelia in 7T, who has been invited to ‘try out’ for the Junior British Show Jumping Team on Monday, 15 January 2018. Good luck Amelia!


Well done to Sophie in 7T, who has been invited to participate in the Royal Navy Recognised Sea Scouts National Swimming Gala from the 26-28 January 2018. The Royal Navy hosts this prestigious event in Cornwall for around 200 young people from all around the United Kingdom.


A lovely article in the celebrating the achievements of students at the Duke of Edinburgh Awards evening in December.


Our World Challenge students are holding a Quiz Night on Saturday 3 February, in the School Hall, raising funds for their trip in the summer.


On Sunday 25 February 2018 sixteen staff will be running the Headcorn Half Marathon, raising money for . Donation can be made via our Just Giving page using the following link: Many thanks for your continued support!


Well done Charlotte!


The Theme of the Week: Be Knowledgeable about Politics and Economics. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.


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This week some very strange footprints appeared in our classroom. We used our detective skills to try and find out who or what had been in Opal Class.


Do you have what it takes to be crowned Britain's best lego builder?? Do you love to build awesome creations? Well, look no further. Register your interest for the second series of 'LEGO MASTERS' on Channel 4 today.


Epoc Careers organises high quality careers events for students. Improve Your Chances of Becoming a Doctor, Saturday 3 February 2018 Improve Your Chances of Becoming a Lawyer, Sunday 4 February 2018 For full details, see


We are very pleased to hear that Trixie, the Guide Dog sponsored by Invicta, has been successfully placed with a family where the man has no sight. Trixie also has the family dog to play with when she is not working. Thank you for your support!


Don't forget, tickets are still available for the Burns Night Supper on Saturday, 27 January 2018! Contact Miss Pope or the Young Chamber for more details.




Congratulations to Maddie who has been shortlisted as a Finalist at the British Education Awards 2018, National Award Ceremony, for her academic result and other achievement in the GCSE category. The Awards ceremony is in Manchester on 31 January 2018.


The Theme of the Week: Take Inspiration. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.


We hope that you enjoyed the Christmas holiday and would like to wish you a Happy New Year as Invicta's new school term begins today.


The Over 60s enjoyed a Christmas Lunch this week in school. They enjoyed a 2 course meal, a Christmas photo booth and lots of festive games!


Thank you to everyone who donated food items to the You Can Appeal. We are pleased to say that approximately 500 cans of food and other items have just been collected for the homeless.


A group of Year 8 students, in their POP group, have been making little paper gift boxes which they have left around the school for other students to find. Each box has been handmade and contains a chocolate and an inspirational quotation.


Invicta students from Years 7 - 10 are looking forward to their trip to London for the Olympia Horse Show today.

International Events

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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