Invicta Grammar best Kent school: study

Invicta Grammar School is celebrating after holding on to its crown as the county’s best state secondary, Kent Live reports.

The Maidstone girls’ school, which permits boys in the sixth form, has once again been ranked number one in the Real Schools Guide.

It came ahead of Dartford Grammar School for Girls in second and Ashford’s Highworth Grammar School in third.

The Real Schools Guide 2020, compiled by Reach’s data unit, aims to give a far more comprehensive picture than traditional league tables.

It takes into account 51 different data points – including not just GCSE results and Attainment 8 scores but also factors like Progress 8, pupil-teacher ratios and absence rates.

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1) Invicta Grammar School

Gender: Girls

Admission: Selective

National rank: 6th

Total score: 82

2) Dartford Grammar School for Girls

Gender: Girls

Admission: Selective

National rank: 13th

Total score: 80

3) Highworth Grammar School

Gender: Girls

Admission: Selective

National rank: 16th

Total score: 80

4) Dartford Grammar School

Gender: Boys

Admission: Selective

National rank: 30th

Total score: 77

5) Maidstone Grammar School for Girls

Gender: Girls

Admission: Selective

National rank: 33rd

Total score: 77

6) Weald of Kent Grammar School

Gender: Girls

Admission: Selective

National rank: 46th

Total score: 77

7) Tonbridge Grammar School

Gender: Girls

Admission: Selective

National rank: 86th

Total score: 74

8) Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School

Gender: Girls

Admission: Selective

National rank: 110th

Total score: 73

9) Gravesend Grammar School

Gender: Boys

Admission: Selective

National rank: 113th

Total score: 73

10) Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School

Gender: Girls

Admission: Selective

National rank: 140th

Total score: 72

Source: Kent Live

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