Sunday Times Ranks Invicta the Best Grammar School in Maidstone
The Sunday Times have published their annual School Guide, ranking the best state and independent secondary schools in the UK.
Within the League Table for selective schools, Invicta Grammar School has been ranked in 96th position, giving it a 48 point lead over the remaining Grammar Schools in Maidstone.
The Sunday Times league tables rank schools by their A level and GCSE exam results. In 2016, Invicta students achieved 69% A*-B grades at A level. The excellent 72% A/A* grades at GCSE and a Progress 8 score of 0.63 place Invicta among the best schools in Kent.
Mrs Derrick, Headteacher, is delighted with the news. "This is an excellent accolade to the hard work of our students, parents and teachers. I feel privileged to be the headteacher of the best grammar school in Maidstone. I am proud of Invicta students not only because of their excellent academic achievements, but also of how they embrace opportunities to prepare themselves for the future."
Mrs Derrick also said that what league tables cannot reflect is the caring culture and the sense of community at Invicta. Last year, Invicta students worked tirelessly to raise money for charity and beat all their own records when they raised nearly £48,000 in a year. "The opportunities in sports, music and the arts are endless. Our students learn and practise teamwork and leadership on a daily basis. They have also been involved in various projects to look after the local community. Words cannot express my pride of Invicta," Mrs Derrick said.