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Everyone has it in them to be creative! Jo Loves candle workshop.


Well done to our Senior Maths Team for competing in the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge Regional Finals today at Holcombe Grammar!


"No such thing as a free lunch" - Year 12 and 13 students completing hands on programming tasks to earn their lunch great day learning outside the classroom.


Looking forward to welcoming you all to our event


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We held a wonderful Remembrance service today, led by Father Matthew Buchan who was in Afghanistan during the Iraq war. After the service, all the children, along with some parents, created remembrance artwork in their classrooms.


Year 13 have been learning about the importance of resilience and positivity in business from the UK's leading entrepreneur Jo Malone.


Friends of Invicta Grammar School (FIGS), AGM 15 November 7.30pm at Invicta Grammar School. All parents welcome. Please follow the signs from reception.


Don’t forget we have the bookstall with a selection of quality fiction at our Year 8 consultation event tonight. All books sold raise funds for the library! Cash or cheques only


Year 10 have been testing out the different types of production; batch, flow and job by making paper cars!


Orbis provided A Level computer science students with a wonderful day including hands-on programming, consideration of Cloud services and a brief introduction to the world of Economics! Thanks to and


Year 11 completing their compulsory practical session for the identification of ions!


7T dissecting chicken wings to identify the bicep, tricep, radius, ulna, humerus and the tendons that hold the muscles to the bones! Why not get your daughter to show you at home!


Remembering those who gave their lives in 'The Line of Duty' with Poppy Cards, 2 minutes silence, a cake sale and an Armed Forces Non Uniform Day.


Year 10 have been testing Newton's third law of motion today! The balloon exerts a force on the air and the air exerts an equal but opposite force on the balloon! The balloon then accelerates!


Great to see our Year 2’s working hard as usual!


Big thank you to Lizzie from Maidstone Hockey Club for teaching us all something new at hockey club last night, everyone enjoyed it very much. We can't wait for next week!


Don't forget non-uniform day tomorrow - Friday, 9 November. We are looking forward to seeing your armed forces themed wear! £1 on the door for our RAG charities


The World Challenge girls had a good POP session yesterday, doing some fitness to get them expedition ready!


Well done Jessika. Keep it up!


We have our first cross-stitch masterpiece completed in POP this afternoon! The rest of the group are working hard to complete their own masterpieces.


We received a phone call from a passenger travelling on the No 6 bus. She wanted to praise our students for ‘their exemplary behaviour, the bus was very busy and many students stood up to offer the elderly their seats'. Well done to any girls that travel on the No 6 bus!


7G have been using microscopes in science this morning to look at onion cells and cheek cells. They loved it!


Year 7 have been conducting their very own science experiment in food technology this morning to see the science behind cupcake making! They worked in groups of four and missed out an ingredient each and then recored their results.


Year 10 are making chocolate orange mousse this afternoon in their GCSE food technology lesson.


Year 12 are studying Carol Ann Duffy's latest poem 'The Wound in Time' in their English lesson this afternoon as part of the WW1 centenary.


35 of our students have been shortlisted, from 550 entries, in the Armistice 100 Schools Poetry Prize competition. These students poems will be in a book published by Carol Ann Duffy and will attend an awards ceremony later this month. Well done girls, we are very proud!


The preparations for the World War 1 centenary are well underway - with our POPpies display nearly finished. And the crocheted POPpies handmade by students also now on sale!


Please contact the school office to speak to Mrs Finlay or Mrs Rush if you would like to join us.


Thank you Miss Parry for our books, it was nice to see you and great fun giving you a tour of our new school! - Evie and Harriet


Year 8 are hard at work making iPhone and iPad stands in their DT lesson.


Yesterday afternoon the gymnastics POP group had a great session at Pegasus Gym Club testing out their skills on the bars, beam and rings.


The CSI Invicta Team have been extracting DNA from strawberries this afternoon.


Young Chamber's Spooktacular Bake Sale with toffee apples, halloween cookies and cakes has sold out! What a scary break time treat.👻


A huge congratulations to Eleanor in 9T, who performed at the Mercure Hotel for The Young Lives Foundation in October. We have received a letter commending her exceptional harp playing. Well done, we are very proud.


Year 7 have been busy in History preparing for their mock election, deciding who should be King in 1066. Today they presented their campaigns with flyers, posters, badges and flags. The deciding vote was for Harald Hadrada to be crowned!


In Year 13's Chemistry lesson this morning the students have been making buffer solution and testing their PH using probes.


Wishing every success and Good Luck to all our Year 11 students sitting their GCSE Mocks this week.


How much do you know about Shakespeare? This morning, our Year 7's have been challenged to a Shakespeare Quiz in their English lesson!


Don't forget dance auditions for the school production on Tuesday 30 October, shortly followed by the cast list. Good luck everyone!

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