Welcome to Strood Academy
Message from the Principal
Welcome to our website. Strood Academy was created in 2009 following the closure of our predecessor schools. The academy is sponsored by the University for the Creative Arts, with Medway Council as co-sponsor. Sponsored Academies were created to raise aspirations and academic results by using the expertise of the sponsors along with experienced and successful school leaders.
Over the past three years our academy has transformed the educational opportunities and outcomes for girls and boys in Strood. The improvement in academic performance has been driven by a talented and committed workforce, the hard work of our students, and support from parents and our community.
Our new buildings in Carnation Road were designed in partnership with Nicholas Hare and built by BAM as our main contractor at a cost of £26m. They opened in September 2012 with the remaining external play and sports facilities to be completed by Easter 2013. The buildings reflect our education vision of creating a mature and purposeful educational environment where children of all abilities can learn and thrive.
The academy is led by Richard Hart (Principal) and Kim Gunn (Head of School). Both were recruited following a highly successful period of leadership and outstanding Ofsted judgements at another Medway School. They have assembled a strong leadership team who have work closely with our experienced governing body to bring about remarkable improvement and a secure financial footing in a short period of time.
Our website is updated daily to reflect the range of activities and opportunities at our school. We welcome visitors and prospective parents to tour the academy during the working day.
R Hart, September 2012