End of term notices

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Dear Parents and Carers, 


I hope you are looking forward to a well deserved rest over the two week half term break.

This term has been exceptionally busy, students have returned to school with a very positive attitude to their learning and have been excellent in terms of their behaviour and attendance. 

We have a few key reminders for you to be aware of: 


Term events


Friday 21 October  End of term
Monday 7 November Start of Term 2, returning on Week 1
Friday 11 November  Armistice Day – students can wear cadet uniform to school
Tuesday 22 November Flu vaccinations years 7 – 9 
Wednesday 23 November Flu vaccinations years 7 – 9
Thursday 24 November Year 7 Parents Evening (virtual) – appointment booking information will be sent in Term 2
Thursday 15 December Year 8 Parents Evening (virtual) – appointment booking information will be sent in Term 2
Monday 19 December Performing Arts Christmas Show (date changed)
Tuesday 20 December End of term, students leave at 12:20pm*


*Please note the MY8 service is confirmed for early departure at 12:35pm and we await confirmation on the 652 service.


Half Term Sessions – Mind

North Kent Mind are running free, friendly and welcoming sessions for young people and parents over the half term break.  Please refer to the attached poster for more information.


Meet the SLT sessions


Thank you to those parents that attended our Meet the SLT session this term.  This is an opportunity for parents to come in and meet with members of the senior leadership team and provide feedback to us.  Forthcoming dates are:


Term 2 Monday 21 November 2022 9am – 10am

Term 3 Thursday 12 January 2023 5pm – 6pm

Term 4 Tuesday 28 March 2023 9am – 10am

Term 5 Thursday 27 April 2023 5pm – 6pm

Term 6 Tuesday 20 June 2023 9am – 10am


To reserve a space for the next session, please complete this form.


Meet with SLT booking form


Up to date contact details

Please ensure you keep us updated with any changes for you or your child for address and contact telephone numbers.  You can make the changes via MCAS.  Admin staff will then be notified and the changes will be made.


If you are logging onto MCAS for the first time, you will be asked to check your contact details when you log on.


If you already access MCAS:

  • Click Data Collection Form from the left hand side menu.  Address details can be checked and changed on this front page.
  • Click on View your Personal Details (top right hand corner) and make any necessary changes.
  • Please click on View Student Details (top right hand corner) and make any necessary changes.


If you do not have access to MCAS, please email info@stroodacademy.org


Reminder of email addresses:

Attendance, medical and punctuality attendance@stroodacademy.org

Pastoral and academic progress pastoralteam@stroodacademy.org

Sixth Form queries sixthformadmin@stroodacademy.org

SEND queries send@stroodacademy.org

General enquiries info@stroodacademy.org


Bus Strikes industrial action next week

Please be aware that there will be further disruption to bus services in the Northfleet, Gillingham, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells areas with industrial action taking place on Monday 24th, Tuesday 25th, Wednesday 26th, Thursday 27th and Friday 28th October. 


We have sent a separate letter to year 11 and 13 parents regarding mock examinations and October half term intervention details. 


Our return to school will be 7th November 2002 for the start of module 2 and we very much look forward to welcoming our students back for the new term.