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Thank you to everyone that attended our Alumni event this afternoon. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Until next time...


Good luck to all of the Bronze participants completing their Assessed Expedition this weekend.


Congratulations to Keira in 8S who attended the British Baton Twirling Association Nationals in Southampton. She gained a 2nd and 3rd in her solo events, and won 3 1sts in her team events! Well done Keira.


On 14 June, Year 7 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group. Well done to Year 7, keep up the good work!


On 12 June, Year 7 and Year 8 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group. Well done to Year 7 and Year 8, keep up the good work!


Year 7 took part in a Geography field trip to Spot Lane Nature Area. It was a lovely sunny day for the 5.5 km walk through Bearsted, on to Spot Lane Nature Area and finally through Mote Park back to school.


Year 7 girls took part in the STEM Tetrahedron Finals at BAE Systems, having won the first round earlier in the year. Firstly they had to make a sphere out of straws and split pins, then they had to build a bridge with k’nex without support in the middle. They were joint winners.


Well done to Izzy in 9V who was selected as part of an invitation U15/U17 Kent Girls’ cricket team to play against the FairBreak Global Women’s team, comprising international women cricketers from around the world.


Well done to Emily and Sasha in 10N who have both secured a one week work experience opportunity with BAE Systems . This is a unique opportunity and one that will give both Emily and Sasha a true and further understanding of a possible future career.


Congratulations to Lara in 10I who won the Sussex Aquathlon; a 400m swim in the lake and a 3km run around the lake at Ashburnham Place near Battle on Sunday, 3 June for the second year running! This year she won the Girls Youth (age 15-16 category).


POP group CSI undertaking their final challenge - investigating a murder! Jennifer, 7C Digital Leader


On Tuesday 26 June have a group of world class speakers to talk to year 12 students at a Science Symposium event, covering a range of cutting edge topics, from forensic science to Neurodegenerative diseases. Invicta Students are invited.


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Well done to Sharna in 7N who has been selected as one of five finalists in the Young Pea Chef Competition. The final stage of the competition requires your support and the finalist with the highest Facebook votes by Friday, June 15 will win! Sharna needs your vote!


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


We look forward to welcoming the new Year 7's to the New Entrants Welcome Evening on Wednesday, 13 June 2018. 7-8pm.


Congratulations to Lara in 10I who won the Sussex Aquathlon; a 400m swim in the lake and a 3km run around the lake at Ashburnham Place near Battle on Sunday, 3 June for the second year running! This year she won the Girls Youth (age 15-16 category). Well done Lara!


Today Wednesday 6 June, Year 8 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group. Well done Year 8, keep up the good work!


Applications are open from Monday, 4 June 2018 to Friday, 13 July 2018 for a Young Persons Travel Pass. It is very important that applications are made during this time to ensure the passes arrive in time for the start of term in September 2018.


30 enthusiastic Year 6 students from a variety of primary schools attended a library workshop, a Library Scavenger Hunt, they each decorated a piece of bunting, an activity of not judging a book by its cover and the girls borrowed a book to read and then bring back on Taster Day.


Well done to Sharna in 7N who has been selected as one of five finalists in the Young Pea Chef Competition. The final stage of the competition requires your support and the finalist with the highest Facebook votes by Friday, June 15 will win! Sharna needs your vote!


Well done to the following staff that were Highly Commended at the same awards: Mrs Robinson German, Miss West History, Mr Salsbury Maths, Mrs Harrington Head of Sixth Form, Miss Gater Business Studies, Mrs Parsons DT, Mrs Rush Receptionist, Mrs Poulter Business Studies/HoY 8.


Congratulations to Mark Heaton, Director of Music who received the award of ‘Secondary Teacher of the Year’ and Charlotte Fletcher, Teacher of Music who received the award for ‘NQT of the Year’.


Well done Hermione in 7T who entered an on-line Pangea International Maths Competition. There were 50,000 entrants worldwide and 4,000 from the UK. Hermione came 6th in her age category and qualified for the final. She went to Queen Mary University to complete a final 45min exam.


Congratulations to Jessica in 7A and Scarlett in 7C who took part in the "Can You Dance?" Competition recently in Essex. The girls are part of the junior squad at Maidstone Dance School.


Well done to Lavinia in 7T who took part in charity, music event organised by the Boughton Monchelsea Community Choir in order to raise funds to build a hydrotherapy pool for Five Acre Wood School. Lavinia played the Clarinet and guitar for the event which raised £1600!


Well done to Maddie in 7A who has been playing football for Charlton Athletic this season. The team has had a successful season playing in the Tandridge boys league. Maddie was awarded Players Player of the season and been offered a place in Charlton’s U14 girls team.


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Today is the day ! Enjoy your geography trip to Sorrento and Sicily!


Congratulations to our DofE Gold Award students who went to Buckingham Palace to collect their awards!


Well done to Isabelle Year 9 who has been accepted for a one-day masterclass in Design for Performance at the Universtity of Creative Art (UCA) Rochester. Isabelle loves art and design, and has been encouraged her to apply for the Summer School Art Bronze awards.


Well done to Mark Heaton, Director of Music who received the award of Secondary Teacher of the Year and Charlotte Fletcher, Teacher of Music who received the award for NQT of the Year. Images from the presentation can be viewed via this link


Congratulations to Year 7 who came joint 1st at the STEM Engineering Finals at BAE Engineering today!


Momentum is gathering for the final day of Set Your Hands Free week at Invicta. How will staff manage without their iPads, Macbooks, IWBs, MMP, visualisers, email, the Internet........


In 7G’s science lesson today they were building their own rollercoasters. They were investigating kinetic and gravitational potential energy.


We are very proud of the students too!


Invicta Students have been enjoying their 'Set Your Hands Free' time this week and have been writing their messages on the hand notes in reception.


Foundation (MMF) held an evening for members from Invicta to show parents and students how Invicta works closely with the museum and the advantages of such a pilot partnership. The tour centred on the Egyptian mummy in the refurbished Ancient Lives Gallery.


Year 8’s freeze frames inspired by Wilfred Owens poem ‘Exposure’. Abigail 8V, Digital Leader


7V in their science lesson, experimenting energy and creating their own roller coasters using marbles, clamps and wires. Lily, Digital Leader

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