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Admissions Policy

Admissions Policy


As a parent, one of the most important decisions you will make will be which secondary school your child will attend. Your child’s secondary education will provide the foundation for their future as adults. They will acquire the skills, knowledge and qualifications they will need to progress onto further education and fulfilling, rewarding careers.

Maritime Academy is a non-selective academy for boys and girls. Prospective pupils are not required to take or pass the Medway Test or any other entry tests to apply for a place at the Academy. This page provides the necessary documentation to understand the Admissions Arrangements for prospective Year 7 pupils.

The Admissions Process for 2021 – 2022

If your child is in Year 6 you will need to apply for a secondary school place. As a new school the application process is slightly different in the first year. You will need to complete the Maritime Academy application form below and email it to


All applicants refused a place have a right of appeal to an independent appeal panel constituted and operated in accordance with the School Admission Appeals Code.

Parents should contact the admissions officer, via the school email address ( or Maritime Academy c/o Thinking Schools Academy Trust, Park Crescent, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6NR by Monday 30th March 2022 at 4pm

National Offer Day: 1st March 2022

Deadline for appeals: 4pm, 30th March 2022

Appeals will take place in June.

For applications made in the normal admission round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeals being lodged.


Key Dates:

Applications open: Monday 6th September 2021

Applications close: 5pm on Sunday 31st October 2021

National Offer Day: Thursday 1st March 2022

Admissions open for 2023 entry: September 2022


If you have any queries about the admissions process, please contact the Academy via or Medway School Admissions & Transport Team.


Phone: 01634 331110



The Maritime Academy 2022 admissions arrangements is outlined in the policy below