Maidstone’s new School of Science and Technology welcomes first cohort of Year 7s

A brand new secondary school in Maidstone opened its doors to its first ever cohort of pupils this morning.

After nearly two years of construction, the School of Science and Technology Maidstone (SST) welcomed 192 Year 7 pupils with a round of applause on the first day of term.

The School of Science and Technology Maidstone welcomed its first ever cohort of Year 7s this morning. Picture: VIAT
The School of Science and Technology Maidstone welcomed its first ever cohort of Year 7s this morning. Picture: VIAT

Part of the Valley Invicta Academies Trust’s (VIAT), the school on New Cut Road will specialise in STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects.



VIAT chief executive, Julie Derrick, said: “Seeing our brand new school open for students today was an absolutely fantastic experience for us all.

“Today is the culmination of six years of hard work and dedication, and I am confident that students, parents and staff will now reap the benefits.

“This is a hugely exciting time for the trust

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