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

Admissions 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.

You have the right to appeal for a place, you should send in the appeals form to the Academy.  When your appeal form is received it will be passed to the Clerk of the Independent Appeals Panel.  They then will 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 into Strood Academy, who will ensure that it reaches the Appeals Company

You are reminded that it was a requirement that anyone applying for a place in this school 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.

Please click below for the Strood Academy Admissions 2021 policy.

Strood Academy Admissions 2021 Policy

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


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