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November 2021

Feasibility survey began on our new site to help us map out plans for the new school building.


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October 2021

Secondary school applications closed across the UK: Maritime Academy received over 250 applications, an incredible achievement for its first year.

Last year, we welcomed prospective students to The Gordon Children’s Academy site for our first ever Maritime open events. Staff from across the Trust came together to present children and their families with curriculum information, our exciting building plans, and to exhibit the unique opportunities that come with being a member of the first ever Maritime cohort. Our open days were hugely successful, and saw a brilliant turnout from our feeder schools, as well as other primary schools in the local area.


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November 2020

A flythrough video is created to share interior layout and design of the school building.

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October 2020

The contractors are confirmed and the architect drawings are shared with Thinking Schools Academy Trust to give examples of what we envisage the school looking like.


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May 2020

Maritime uniform designs were confirmed! Our uniform is designed to be affordable and practical, but also to instil a sense of pride and identity in our students.


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April 2020

Logo and branding was designed and finalised, giving Maritime Academy its identity.  The brand is used to build the Maritime website.


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2015-2016

Discussions about Maritime Academy began way back in 2015. The vision was to build a brand-new secondary school in Strood to fill a huge demand for extra secondary school places in the area.