Invicta Grammar School
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|Invicta Grammar School|
|Motto||Nurturing aspirations: Inspiring success|
|Specialist||Business and Enterprise College|
|Department for Education URN||136582 Tables|
|Chair of Governors||Dr Nick Ware|
|Executive Headteacher||Julie Derrick|
|Age||11 to 18|
The school has previously been known as Maidstone School for Girls, and Maidstone Technical High School for Girls before that.
Specialist status and awards
Invicta became a specialist Business and Enterprise College in September 2003. The school received an achievement award from the Department for Education and Skills in 2000, 2001 and 2002. It also has the Artsmark Gold and Sportsmark awards.
Students at Invicta achieved 72% A*/A grades, with 34% at A* in their GCSE studies and 69% A*-B grades, with 10.5% A* in their A Level studies in 2016.
Invicta comprises several buildings. The reception is housed in the Main Building, which links to the dining hall, assembly hall and most form rooms. There is a drama studio as well as a gym. The site also includes the Albion Building, hosting a range of subjects including languages, science and textiles. The Orchard Building opened in 2005 and primarily houses the English department and the Orchard Library (commonly known as the Resources Centre). The Izatt Building was opened in 2014 and the English department was based there together with a dance studio and reading room. It is now used for maths.
Student houses were introduced in 2010, named after notable women.In 2016,2 new houses were introduced: Austen, Bronte, Curie, Frank, Nightingale, Pankhurst, Roddick and Colvin.