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



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.

Admissions 2018

As in previous years all students wishing to apply for a place at Strood Academy were 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.

You should have received the allocation of your child’s school place from Medway Council. Please ensure that you have returned your acceptance form to the Academy by the deadline date on Friday 23 March 2018. If you are unhappy with the allocation, you have the right to join a waiting list held by Medway Council, or to appeal to the Academy.  The Appeals will be held during the weeks commencing 11 and 18 June 2018.

To confirm, any appeal request  forms need to be returned to Strood Academy  and Waiting list  forms should go to Medway Council, as they will hold the waiting list for places in year 7 until 31st December 2018. These forms should be returned by Friday 23 March 2018, as requested by Medway Council.  If you wish to access the necessary forms they are available on the Medway Council website via this link  

Strood Academy Admissions 2019

Please click here for the Strood Academy Admissions 2019 policy.