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The Maritime Academy opening in Strood 2022 – We want to hear from you!

The Maritime Academy opening in Strood 2022 – We want to hear from you!

We are excited to announce that The Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT) is opening a modern and innovative new-build secondary school; The Maritime Academy, and doors will open in September 2022.

This investment is a huge vote of confidence in TSAT, which already has three secondary schools in Medway, proving its ability to consistently deliver a top standard education for our local community.

The Maritime Academy is an excellent opportunity for our children in Strood, as it gives them a through education experience; moving seamlessly from our Trust primary schools, stepping into secondary school life with children and staff that they already know.

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With an intake of 180 students per year and a 250 student sixth form, The Maritime Academy will deliver the highest quality education. The school is designed to a set of principles that will create an environmentally sustainable place to learn, with a calm and sophisticated environment – we believe it is an exciting opportunity for our children to be our pioneers as the first year’s official cohort.

Throughout 2021 we will be working closely with children and staff at Gordon Children’s Academy, through interactive displays, assemblies, workshops and consultations, as we take our children along this exciting journey to the Maritime’s grand opening! We are excited to be sharing with our TSAT children how the school develops from an architects drawing, through to the first shovel in the ground, from its innovative strategy on environmental sustainability, a sneak peek at the new uniform right through to the grand opening and when our TSAT primary children start their very first day.

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The school will boast a range of specialist facilities including a gym, multi-use games area, three outdoor pitches, high-spec classrooms and the latest science and technology rooms. The sports facilities, gym and hall spaces will also be available for community use.

We will also be working with TSAT schools, Holcombe and Rochester Grammar, to provide a curriculum pathway for our Strood children who wish to pursue a grammar school education. This will form part of our wider curriculum pathways that will ensure an excellent education for all children.

Medway Council fully back this build and are now working together with the Trust to approve the site plans. We would like to invite you, our parents, and members of the local community to share your thoughts, feelings and support for this exciting new development. This link allows you to view the full development proposals and provide further information.