Invicta Grammar School

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Invicta Grammar School
Huntsman Lane

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ME14 5DS

Coordinates51°16′29″N 0°32′07″E / 51.27462°N 0.53536°E / 51.27462; 0.53536Coordinates: 51°16′29″N 0°32′07″E / 51.27462°N 0.53536°E / 51.27462; 0.53536
MottoNurturing aspirations: Inspiring success
Local authorityKent
SpecialistBusiness and Enterprise College
Department for Education URN136582 Tables
Chair of GovernorsDr Nick Ware
Executive HeadteacherJulie Derrick
HeadteacherJulie Derrick
Age11 to 18

Invicta Grammar School is a grammar school with academy status in Maidstone, Kent, England. The school caters for girls between the ages of 11 and 18. Some boys are accepted into the sixth form.


The school has previously been known as Maidstone School for Girls, and Maidstone Technical High School for Girls before that.

Specialist status and awards[edit]

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[edit]

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.