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  • Invicta Grammar School
    Huntsman Lane
    ME14 5DR
  • Head: Mrs Julie Derrick
  • T 01622 755856
  • F 01622 678584
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  • A state school for girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Kent
  • Pupils: 1,405; sixth formers: 308 (18 boys)
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 21st September 2012
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 1st November 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

There’s some clever use of budgets going on here. It looks very swish indeed compared with the majority of old-fashioned and crumbling grammars in the region. We were impressed with the rigorous attention to quality of teaching. The result - parents say the girls never complain they’ve had a boring day. ‘There’s lots of hat wearing and role playing, for example they did Lenin’s funeral in history and they all had to wear something black. And my daughter loved it when they put a mobile phone in a microwave to see the waves in science. Every lesson has a...

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What the school says...

Entrance tests set by local LEA (Maths, VR and non VR).

Converted to an academy 2011.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Information Technology at an English Grammar School (Applied GCE AS level)

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2009, Mrs Julie Derrick (50s). Not a hair out of place in an immaculate bob, not a chip in her nail polish, well-cut clothes on a tiny frame. Very few papers on her desk, and these are all neatly squared to their neighbour. According to her deputy, she’s a stickler for attention to detail. Ask her any fact about the school, and a spreadsheet or printout is there in a flash. But she’s no ice queen – she’s warm, chatty, curious. And under the serious side there’s a lover of musicals and Bridget Jones novels.

Parents say she’s highly visible and involved in everything at school, and girls say she’s ‘really nice’ – they respect her, but aren’t scared of her, they say.

She joined the...

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