Strood Academy ready for the new term
August 26, 2012 by Lyndon
A new school in Strood is finally ready to open its doors when the new term starts in September.
Strood Academy is set to raise the bar for standards of education facilities in the Medway region, following the completion of the multi-million pound development this summer.
The new development cost a total of £26 million and was born out of the closure of two other schools in the area. The new academy will teach 1,500 students in its first year. Richard Hart, the principle of the school, spoke about the new building, saying:
“The new building will inspire future generations of young people to achieve great things in Strood.”
As well as being an innovative new atmosphere by which students can be inspired, the new academy building also has strong green credentials, with on-site wind turbines being installed to generate around 17% of the electricity used by the school.
Strood Academy is also home to a publication scheme, which is an initiative that aims to make information available to students, teachers, and parents or carers upon request. This involves communicating information via the publication of booklets and leaflets using professional digital printing.
Strood Academy is being hotly tipped as one of the best new schools in the country and the top-of-the-range new equipment means that the school is well-equipped to produce excellent results.
Specialising in the areas of mathematics, enterprise and business, the school aims to set children up with the practical and commercially viable skills needed to make it in the business world in future.