This page details our admissions process and is where policies and paperwork may be downloaded.


Admissions 2019 (current Year 5 students)

As in previous years all students wishing to apply for a place at Strood Academy are required to take a Fair Banding Test which is prescribed by GL Assessment.

All applicants for places in the Academy will be banded according to the principles of fair banding, using the national profile.
Medway operate an equal preference system which means that parents/carers who intend to put Strood Academy down on their preference form either first, second, third, fourth, fifth or sixth choice will need to take the Fair Banding Test, which will determine what banding group their child should be placed in for admission purposes.

Students who have not taken the banding test (apart from children in care and students with an EHC Plan where the Academy is named in the statement who must always be given priority) will be considered after children who have sat the banding test.

The test dates for current year 5 students are Saturday 15th September or Saturday 6th October 2018. A registration form must be completed in order to register for the test. Please download the form below, or collect a form from Main Reception at the Academy.


Please click below for the Strood Academy Admissions 2019 policy.


Open Evening and Open Mornings

Our Open Evening will be held on Wednesday 26 September, 6pm – 8pm – no appointment is necessary.
In addition, our Open Mornings will be held on Tuesday 2 October, Wednesday 3 October and Thursday 4 October, 10.45am arrival. No appointment is necessary.


In Year Casual Admissions

All in year admissions enquiries should be addressed to the Academy. If you wish to apply for a place within the Academy, an application form is available via the downloads above, or from the main reception of the Academy.  These forms once completed can either be sent via Royal Mail, scanned and sent electronically to info@stroodacademy.org or delivered in person to the main reception, which is manned from 8am to 4.30pm during term time, from 8am to 4pm during school holidays.