Dear Primary School Staff,
You may be aware that Strood Academy operates a Fair Banding system where all students who wish to apply to come to the Academy will be required to take a test. I am writing to inform you that this is the case, even if they have siblings in the school already. All the information regarding the test can be found on the Academy website and also on Medway Council’s website under Schools and Education.
This is not a pass/fail test, but a method to support admissions to ensure an equal spread of ability across all the Medway students. Please note we will not use this to set children when they join Year 7. The assessment used is a GL Assessment Cognitive Ability test.
The test dates for current Year 5 students are Saturday 16 September or Saturday 14 October 2023. A registration form must be completed in order to register for the test. Please see the following link:
Please feel free to share this information with parents should any questions arise or alternatively any queries can be directed to the Academy.
Mr J Richardson