This page details our admissions process. Please see the policies and paperwork at the bottom of the page; these may be downloaded.

Year 7 Admissions 2021 (Current Year 6 students)

You will have been notified by Medway Council on Monday 1 March 2021 which school your child has been allocated.  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.  Places must be accepted/refused and requests to go on the waiting list and appeals must be submitted initially by 31 March 2021.

Until 31 December 2021 Medway Council will hold the waiting lists of all Medway Secondary Schools.  They will reallocate places that become available to those students who have submitted forms to join the waiting lists for any school.

The initial round of appeals will take place week commencing 10th May 2021.  When your appeal form is received it will be passed to the Clerk of the Independent Appeals Panel.  They will then deal with all of the administration of the Appeals process.  You will receive a letter giving at least 10 school days notice of your appeal hearing, and you can supply evidence to support your appeal up to 5 school days before the appeal is due to be heard.  This evidence should be sent to Strood Academy, who will ensure that it reaches the Appeals Clerk.  The Appeals Clerk aims that outcome letters are sent out within 5 school days of the last appeal.

You are reminded that it was a requirement that anyone applying for a place at Strood Academy should have taken the Fair Banding Test. If your child took this Test then it could strengthen his/her chances on appeal. If your child did not take the Test then there would need to be an exceptional reason for not doing so.

Year 7 Admissions 2022 (Current Year 5 students)

As in previous years all students wishing to apply for a place at Strood Academy in year 7 will be required to take a Fair Banding Test which is prescribed by GL Assessment.  The test dates for current year 5 students will be released in June 2021.

All applicants for places in the Academy will be banded according to the principles of fair banding, using the national profile.  Medway operates 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 need to take the Fair Banding Test.

Students who have not taken the Fair 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 Fair Banding Test.

In Year Casual Admissions 

Enquiries for admissions to all current years 8 to 11 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.  These forms once completed can either be sent via Royal Mail or scanned and sent electronically to