Welcome to our website. Strood Academy was created in 2009 following the closure of our predecessor schools and was initially sponsored by the University for the Creative Arts. Sponsored Academies were created to raise aspirations and academic results by using the expertise of the sponsors along with experienced and successful school leaders.
Since opening, our academy has transformed the educational opportunities and outcomes for girls and boys in Strood. The improvement in academic performance has been driven by a talented and committed workforce, the hard work of our students, and support from parents and our community. On 1 January 2017, we officially joined Leigh Academies Trust which has been identified by the Chief Inspector of Schools (Sir Michael Wilshaw) as one of the top seven performing Trusts in the country. We look forward to working with them to support our students to make greater progress.
After consultation with students, staff and Governors we relaunched our new Vision and Values
“Building ambition; inspiring pride”
Our purpose is to:
nurture students aspirations and build resilience within an environment of tolerance, respect and empathy;
shape leaders within a global community
develop and celebrate knowledgeable and inquiring minds to promote lifelong learning and;
help young people develop into well educated, considerate and caring citizens
Through our vision of “building ambition; inspiring pride”, we aim to help young people develop into well educated, considerate and caring citizens with a strong sense of values, who will achieve academic success and always aim high so as to seize the opportunities that life offers. Our ambition is to ensure outstanding achievement and progress, raise aspirations and maximise potential. Teaching and Learning is the core business at Strood Academy and will inspire learners to achieve. We want every single student to aspire and excel and expect every teacher to develop outstanding practice. Students of all abilities at Strood Academy will be given equal opportunities to learn in order to achieve their full potential. Teaching and Learning will be creative utilising using a variety of strategies with a regular emphasis on student led and collaborative learning as well as independent study skills.
Kim Gunn, Principal
The academy is led by Kim Gunn (Principal) who was recruited following a highly successful period of leadership and outstanding Ofsted judgements at another Medway School. She has assembled a strong leadership team who work closely with our experienced governing body to bring about remarkable improvement, reflected in our recent Ofsted report.
Our website is updated daily to reflect the range of activities and opportunities at our school.