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

Admissions 2023 (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 17 September
  • Wednesday 5 October (after school)
  • Saturday 15 October

A registration form must be completed in order to register for the test. Please click on this link to complete the form.

Registration Form

Open Evening and Open Mornings

Our Open Evening will be held on Wednesday 28 September, 6pm – 8pm – no appointment is necessary.

In addition, our Open Mornings will be held on Monday 3 October, Tuesday 4 October and Thursday 6 October, 9am arrival. No appointment is necessary.

Admissions 2022 (Current Year 6 students)

Please click below for the Strood Academy Admissions 2022 policy.

Strood Academy Admissions 2022 Policy

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 will be considered after children who have sat the banding test.

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 below, or from the main reception of the Academy. These forms once completed can either be sent via Royal Mail, scanned and sent electronically to admissions@stroodacademy.org

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