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Another great open event for our brand new school! Thank you to all the students and parents who have battled the weather to come and see the exciting opportunities we have to offer.


Some of our prospective students enjoying a science lesson as part of our open event this morning!


Our first open event of the day is well underway. We’ve welcomed around 200 prospective students and their parents to hear and experience what our brilliant new school will have to offer!


Don't miss the Valley Park School Scholarship Information Evening on 2 October from 6pm-7pm! Book your place now!


We are currently looking for Governors to sit on the Local School Board for our brand new school. Would you like to join us and help make a real difference?


Does your child have a flair for science and technology, and are they starting secondary school in September 2020? You can see all the admissions information for the brand new School of Science and Technology Maidstone, and apply, here -


Don't forget to book a place for your child (starting Year 6 in September) at the SST Maidstone open event on 12 October 2019 (two sessions: 9am-12.30pm & 1pm-4.30pm). These sessions will show students what our fantastic new school has to offer! Book here:


Do you have a child with a flair for science and technology, starting secondary school in September 2020? You can see the admissions information for the brand new School of Science and Technology Maidstone, and apply, here -


SST Maidstone will be holding an open event on 12 October 2019 (two sessions: 9am-12.30pm and 1pm-4.30pm), for all students entering Year 6 in September. We hope these sessions will show students what our fantastic new school has to offer. Book here:


Look at the amazing progress on the build of our new school!


Are you passionate about education? Would you like to make a difference as a governor? Don't forget it's our Trust's Governance Open Event on Monday 22 July 2019, 5pm to 7pm, at Invicta Grammar School. To book your place, please contact Ruth Hinckley via


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Book your place for our Governance Open Event on 22 July 2019 now!


Would you like to know more about being a VIAT Local School Governor? Come to our Governance Open Event on 22 July from 5pm to 7pm at Invicta Grammar School. We are looking for enthusiastic, committed individuals for both our primary and secondary schools.


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Sir James Dyson launches a new engineering academy, listen here: to be inspired about the importance of failure.


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To nominate a teacher for the Caring Teacher Awards, do submit the nomination form here @ by 13 October 2017👩🏻‍🏫👨🏻‍🏫


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CREST Awards aims to challenge societal norms and engage children and young into science who would usually not usually be interested.


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Thrilled to be working with you, - your assemblies today have been really beneficial for our students.


The Information Evening of 12/09 for SST Maidstone has been rescheduled. Please continue to monitor the website for updates!


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‼️The National Science Challenge 17' will be aired tmr on MediaCorp Channel 5 @ 7.30pm! Catch in action & give them your support!👏🏻


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On 26 May, Sec 3 & 4 competed in the Singapore Junior Physics Olympiad 2017 amongst 1700 participants and won several awards! 👏🏻🎊


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We look forward to welcoming all our students, old and new, to school today for the first day of the new term.


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Chips 2017:#SSTudents emerged Champions for their engineering solution titled Grey Water Recycling System for Houses ☺️🏆 More on FB!


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Our advice can help to develop a progressive internet safety curriculum in your school


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Feeling creative? Well, there's still time to get involved in the Youth Grand Challenges competition.


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Thank you speakers from for conducting insightful Education Outreach Talks for ☺️ for photos 👉🏻


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This year's SST-3M Innoscience Challenge album is out! 🤩 Keep a lookout for more posts on !


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Best of luck everyone!!


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Good luck to everyone for tomorrow! 😅 And if you had a teacher who helped you on the way, share the love using 🍎


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O, I, founder of the droids, do hereby dub thee Oreo...


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In July, achieved Best Team in the Lower Secondary R&D category West Zone Students’ Science Symposium!👏🏻☺️


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Online challenges - advice for parents


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Stellar Tips for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse | Adobe Spark


Retweeted From SST Singapore SST has supported the Community Plumbing Challenge (CPC), producing videos that aim to promote community projects ☺️


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Daryl, Ashley, Pei Ling and Chin Ning were featured on The New Paper on Nurses Day 2017. read more 👉🏻


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Well done Invicta students. All that hard work paid off. Congratulations


Congratulations to all those who have collected examination results today!


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Are you an 11-19 y/o STEM enthusiast? Well, get involved in the Youth Grand Challenges comp and you can win a money can't buy prize!


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hosted 36 participants from the E4 Cluster Schools on the 1st August 2017. 🏫 . Read more 👉🏻


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If you can imagine it, you can create it with our programmable Engineering Construction Kit!


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What jobs will robots do in the future? Check out this predictor from

Data Protection Privacy Notice

PRIVACY NOTICE for Valley Invicta Academies Trust

(Valley Park School, School of Science and Technology Maidstone, Invicta Grammar School, The Lenham School, Valley Invicta Primary School at Aylesford, Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Chase, Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Lakes, Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill)

1. Privacy Notice - Data Protection Act 1998

We, Valley Invicta Academies Trust, are a data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act. We collect information from you and may receive information about you from your previous school, Kent County Council and the Learning Records Service.

2. How we use your personal information

We hold this personal data and use it to:

  • Support your teaching and learning;
  • Monitor and report on your progress;
  • Provide appropriate pastoral care;
  • Support you decide what to do after you leave school;
  • Assess how well your school is doing.

This information includes your contact details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance information and personal characteristics such as your ethnic group, any special educational needs and relevant medical information. If you are enrolling for post 14 qualifications we will be provided with your unique learner number (ULN) by the Learning Records Service and may also obtain from them details of any learning or qualifications you have undertaken.

We are required by law to pass some information about you to our Local Authority (LA) and the Department for Education.

We are required by law to pass some information about you to the Department for Education (DfE) and, in turn, this will be available for the use of the LA.

Once you are aged 13 or over, we are required by law to pass on certain information to providers of youth support services in your area. This is the local authority support service for young people aged 13 to 19 in England. We must provide both your and your parent’s/s’ name(s) and address, and any further information relevant to the support services’ role. However, if you are over 16, you (or your parent(s)) can ask that no information beyond names, address and your date of birth be passed to the support service. This right transfers to you on your 16th birthday.

3. Supporting you plan your future

3.1 How we share additional data collected in Year 10, 11, 12 and 13 with Kent County Council

The information detailed below that Valley Invicta Academies Trust collects from you during Year 10, Year 11, 12 and 13 may be shared with other organisations in order to provide you career and other guidance and for administrative, statistical and research purposes relating to education and training.

3.2 Information we have to pass on by law

We are required by law to pass some of your information to Kent County Council (KCC) as part of the Intended Destination, September Guarantee and Annual Activity processes.  This is to assist KCC to fulfil its legal obligation under the Education and Skills Act 2008 and the Apprenticeship, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 to assist, encourage and enable young people aged 13-19 (and young adults with learning difficulties or disabilities up to the age of 25) to participate in education or training. KCC are then required to share this information with the Department of Education.

We share the following information about you:

  • What you are intending to do after Year 11 in terms of education, training or employment (your Intended Destination);
  • Which post-16 provider made you an offer of a place on a course at the end of Year 11 or Year 12 if you stayed at this school after Year 11(referred to as the September Guarantee);
  • What your destination is after you leave Year 11 or Year 12 or Year 13, if we are aware of this (as part of the Annual Activity Survey).  This could include sixth form at this school.

3.3 Information KCC may share with us once you have left school

Kent County Council has a legal responsibility to track all young people up to the age of 19 (and young adults with learning difficulties or disabilities up to the age of 25).   The purpose of collecting this information is to assist the planning of education and training for young people and the support services they require.  Some of this information is then shared with the Department of Education who use the information to plan at a national level.

Kent County Council will, if you allow, inform us (name of school) of your current activity once you have left the school.  This is in relation to education, training, employment with the training you may be undertaking and whether you are NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training). 

The purpose of this is to:

Enable us to offer support should you become NEET;

Check that the education we provide is enabling students to make a positive progression once they leave the school;

Help plan support and education for future students.

3.4 Information that may be shared with other schools and colleges

Some of the information we collect from you during Year 10 and 11 and as part of the Intended Destination, September Guarantee and Annual Activity processes may also be shared with EFA funded post-16 providers (hereafter referred to as ‘post-16 providers’) who deliver in Kent.

These providers are listed on 

These providers could offer you a progression route and support your transition into post-16 education, training or employment with training.

To support your transition to post-16 education and to support planning for future learners we, or KCC, may also need to share further information on you directly with post-16 providers after you have enrolled, this includes:

  • Whether you are NEET and may need support finding an education/training/employment opportunity;
  • Your activity after leaving a FE College after Year 12 or 13;
  • Your attendance record at school;
  • Whether you have been excluded from school;

If you have any special educational needs;

  • Whether you are looked after/or a care leaver;
  • Whether you are a carer;
  • Whether English is an additional language for you;
  • Whether you are a traveller;
  • Whether you receive free school meals;
  • Whether you are currently supervised by the Youth Offending Team.

4. You have a choice about what information is shared after you turn 16.

You can ask that:

  • No information beyond name, address and data of birth be shared with KCC in regard to the provision of Local Authorities support services for young people;
  • No information about your current activities once you have left school be shared with us;
  • No information to be shared with post 16 providers in the future, once you have enrolled at another provider.

To do this please contact:



To let them know which information you do not want to be shared. Alternatively, you could contact the:

5. How we keep your information safe

Both Valley Invicta Academies Trust and KCC keep information about you on computer systems and also sometimes on paper. We hold your education records securely and retain them from your date of birth until you reach the age of 25, after which they are safely destroyed.

There are strict controls on who can see your information. We will not share your data if you have advised us that you do not want it shared unless it is the only way we can make sure you stay safe and healthy or we are legally required to do so.

6. Need to know more about how we process your information?

If you need more information about how Valley Invicta Academies Trust uses your information or to see a copy of your information, please contact

If you would like to get a copy of the information about you that KCC shares with the Department for Education or post-16 providers or how they use your information, please contact:

Information Resilience & Transparency Team

Room 2.71
Sessions House
ME14 1XQ

You can also visit the KCC website if you need more information about how they use and store your information.

KCC Website

7. Need more information about young peoples’ services?

For more information about young peoples’ services, please go to:

Directgov or

The KCC Website