Admissions (including Fair Banding)

Admissions (including Fair Banding)

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


Admissions 2020 (current Year 6 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.

We have now concluded the Fair Banding Test process and there is no further opportunity to take the test.  This does not mean you cannot name Strood Academy in your application, however students who have not taken the Fair Banding Test will be considered after children who have sat the test.

Please click below for the Strood Academy Admissions 2020 policy.

Strood Academy Admissions 2020 policy

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 and from 8am to 4pm during school holidays.