Medway, United Kingdom
About Strood Academy
Strood Academy is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form situated in the town of Strood in the Kent area. It is a sponsor-led academy supported by a multi-academy trust called Leigh Academies Trust and sponsored by the University for the Creative Arts. A larger than average size for a secondary school, it will provide 1,500 places for secondary school and sixth form students between the ages of 11-19 when fully subscribed.
The school opened in September 2009. This was a result of demand for extra provision following the closure of local schools Temple School and Chapter school, the latter of which occupied Strood’s current site.
Values and Vision
The aim of Strood Academy is to support students to help them grow into well-educated and caring citizens of the outside. It sees its key school values as creativity, collaboration, distinctiveness, respect and sustainability, values which form the centre of the school curriculum as well as its extra-curricular activities. Students are treated as individuals to help their skills and interests develop.
“The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. [The headteacher’s] determination to provide the best possible education for each pupil permeates [the school’s] drive for improvement. Together [the school has] risen to challenges of changing national requirements, particularly the more rigorous curriculum. Teachers are effectively planning and delivering lessons that challenge pupils in their learning, so as to meet their differing needs and abilities, including those of the most able.”