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 welcomed its very first cohort of Year 7 students in September 2022 as part of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust. We are incredibly proud of our founding cohort, and looking forward to welcoming our next year group of pioneers in the future.
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.
If your child will be joining Year 7 in a Secondary School in September 2024, you’ll need to apply for a school through Medway Council.
Medway Council’s website has all of the relevant key information you meed to apply for a Secondary School place. Some key information from their website can be found below:
You can submit your school application from 9am on 4th September 2023. Applications close on 31st October 2023 at 5pm.
To apply for a secondary school place you will need to:
When applying you can:
When applying remember we still cannot guarantee or give a child a priority place:
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 email address firstname.lastname@example.org or Maritime Academy, Romany Road, Gillingham, ME8 6JH, by 28th March 2024 at 4pm. Appeals received after this date might not be heard at the same time as those submitted on time.
National Offer Day: 1st March 2024
Deadline for accepting or refusing a place: 28th March 2024
Deadline for appeals: 28th March 2024 at 4pm.
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.