The Quest Academy

The Quest Academy Wins National Award

Academy is recognised as one of the highest performers in England The Quest Academy has been presented with a national award for outstanding key stage 4 results. The award is based on 2019 data provided by the Department for Education (DfE). The Quest was among the best performing non-selective secondary schools in the country, receiving […]

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Les Miserables

Students from all year groups at The Quest Academy recently put on a much-anticipated production of Les Miserables. This was the 1st ever performance of the “Quest Company”; a group of performers afforded automatic rights to inclusion in the production on the basis of exceptional performances in last year’s production of Little Shop of Horrors. […]

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Creative Writing Intervention

This week in English intervention, Year 11s, Phillipe, Josh, Ugbaad, Mayuri, Connor and Kristian developed an exceptional piece of creative writing. The pupils were challenged with writing a creative piece together, without seeing what the other pupils were writing. They were allocated a section of the story and could only focus on that. Their final […]

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First Give Final

Across the school, Year 8 pupils have worked tirelessly to raise awareness, fundraise and engage with a variety of different Croydon charities. Numerous activities took place, including sponge the teacher, dodgeball, sponsored silences, bake sales and many more to tackle a variety of social issues. Across the 8 weeks of fundraising, the pupils raised over […]

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London Mayor’s Youth Forum

In partnership with WE, the Mayor of London invited students from Quest Academy to join in with the annual Youth Summit in the City. Seven Year 9 students were selected to take part in the trip. They were tasked with the job of devising a plan to tackle social integration in the local South Croydon […]

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Quest Parents’ Forum

On Wednesday 24th January, the Quest Academy parents at the Parents’ Forum were joined  by Echez Ubaka, the Croydon Council Regeneration Manager and Robert Ward, Councillor for Selsdon and Addington to present the Selsdon Community Plan. The Selsdon Community Plan (2020-2025) is all about the community coming together to share a vision to improve Selsdon […]

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Year 7 C League Game: Quest Academy 11-0 St Mary’s

The Year 7 Quest Academy football team continued their race for the C division title with another stunning performance, winning 11-0 in a home tie against St Mary’s. The goals came from Carlo (1), Riley (2), Phillip (2), Rizgar (3) and Nathan (3). A special mention must go to Nathan’s hat-trick goal. This was a […]

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Visit to Tate Modern

On Friday 22nd of March, the year 11 GCSE Art students visited the Tate Modern Gallery and had a walking photography session along the Southbank. The aim of the trip was to gain some inspiration for their externally set exam project “Reflections”. All students found the trip very useful, viewing many famous pieces of Art, and […]

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Lee Valley White Water Centre

On Thursday 7th March we made the hour and a half journey round the M25 to the Lee Valley White Water Centre for a day of raft building and kayaking. We checked in, collected our wetsuits and boots and met with our instructors. The groups were split in two, one raft building in the morning and […]

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“Of Mice and Men”

This term, Year 8 English have been studying Steinbeck’s seminal novel ‘Of Mice and Men’ which examines life in 1930’s America during the Great Depression. One of the key themes of the novel is racial discrimination which Steinbeck portrays so vividly through the treatment of Crooks, the only black character in novel. In conjunction with […]

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Netball Roundup

Year 7 Netball This term the year 7 have played one game, which was against Harris South Norwood. They won 2-1.  Player of the Match awarded by Harris South Norwood was Cayla-Rae Batchelor! Teachers Player was Monique Spencer. Well done. Next fixtures are: Away to Tenison’s 23rd January; Home to Lanfranc 4th February; Away to […]

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Rugby Round Up

Despite the awful weather conditions that seem to be never ending, the commitment and skills shown by the boys’ rugby team has been enough to brighten even the darkest of days! They have started the academic year positively and put in place good foundations for what should be a successful year for Quest Rugby. Year […]

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