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Strood Academy-Fair Banding Test

Dear Primary School Staff


Strood Academy Admissions September 2022


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 test to tell us what ability band the child should be placed in, should they gain a place at the Academy.  It is a GL Assessment Cognitive Ability test.


The test dates for current year 5 students are Saturday 11 September, Wednesday 6 October or Saturday 9 October 2021.  A registration form must be completed in order to register for the test.  Registration can be completed on our website in the admissions section.  I have also included a copy of the registration form with this letter, for anyone having difficulty accessing the online registration.  Due to the current COVID-19 situation these dates may be subject to change.


Please feel free to share this information with parents should any questions arise or alternatively any queries can be directed to the Academy. 


Kind regards


Numera Anwar