The Quest Academy

Year 13 UCAS Personal Statement Clinic

Over 30 Year 13 students attended St. Mary’s University and Goldsmiths University on the 10th October and on the 17th October.  Students had the privilege to work on their Personal statements with experienced university and Aimhigher (NCOP) staff on a one-to one basis, they all took the opportunity to do a mock interview as well, […]

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Trip to Boulogne

05:30 am: a time so early most teenagers never see it, but not for the 20 students from Quest who were not only up and full of excitement, but getting on a coach ready to make their way to Boulogne in France!  After the initial disappointment that we could not see the sea from inside […]

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NCOP – UCAS and University Preparation

The Quest Academy is part of the National Collaborative Outreach Project (NCOP), which involves a number of students from Years 9 to Year 13. Nine year 11 students attended SOAS University in London on Tuesday 2nd October “Goal setting event” and action planning to enable smooth progression to 6th Form and Higher Education. We arrived […]

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“It’s Behind You!”

On Wednesday 19th December 78 Year 7 pupils took the tram to Wimbledon to watch the pantomime ‘Aladdin’. 1,000 spectators were treated by the likes of Paul Merton and Pete Firman in some hilarious moments and the 3D spectacle drew excited screams from the audience. All in all, everyone had a great time and the […]

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Winter Concert

This December, pupils from Year 7 to 11 took part in Quest’s Winter Concert. This showcased the Quest Choir, Ukulele club, and plenty of solo singers and instrumentalists. Parents, friends and teachers alike enjoyed a wonderful show including everything from ‘Journey’ to ‘Winter Wonderland’, with refreshments kindly provided by the 6th Form council. A R […]

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Year 8 Rugby: Quest 67 – Orchard Park 17

On a chilly afternoon of 11th December, in the closing stages of what has been a long first term without fixtures, the Year 8 Quest rugby squad was in fine form and ready for their opening match of the season against Orchard Park. Quest was able to bring a full team and considerable depth in […]

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Drama Workshop at University of Chichester

On the 29th November, The Quest Academy’s cast of “The Little Shop of Horrors” travelled to the University of Chichester. They took part in a workshop that aimed to help them develop their characters and overall performance ability using the fresh ideas of students currently studying at the University. After the workshop, the students had a […]

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Oxford University Visit

Eleven Year 11 pupils had the exciting opportunity to visit Oxford University for the day. We arrived at the station early and caught the train to the City of Oxford. After walking to Mansfield College, students sat through a talk which really opened their eyes to the many opportunities given at university and the opportunities […]

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Croydon Schools Badminton

Quest Academy teams from Years 9, 10 and 11 recently took part in a Croydon school sport competition in Badminton. The Year 9s hadn’t had much experience prior to the competition but still performed well, with a few wins. They played Riddlesdown, Lanfranc and Oasis Coulsdon. The KS4 competition was split into two groups. The […]

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Cadet Force News: SNCO Weekend

Congratulations to Corporal Ryan Donnelly, Lance Corporat Shanti Harbourne and Cadet Charlie Shine for completing the SNCO weekend in the Brecon Beacons. On Friday, 28th September over 30 army cadets between the ages of 14-18 participated in the contingent’s SNCO selection weekend in the Brecon Beacons. The terrain of the Brecon Beacons and particularly Pen […]

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We will remember them

The Quest Academy CCF joins with Trinity School in the First Contingent Remembrance Day, paying tribute to the sacrifices of military and service personnel in conflicts past and present, was observed in Croydon on Sunday, at the war memorial outside the Town Hall and at Croydon Minster. Senior cadets from The Quest Academy were selected […]

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Trip to Bloomberg HQ

On Wednesday 7th November, Year 13 Btec Business and IT students, accompanied by Mr Mckenzie and Ms Lipscombe, were given a very special opportunity to visit Bloomberg headquarters based in Central London. Bloomberg is one of the largest international Media, Technology and Finance companies in operation. Students were exposed to state-of-the-art technologies with sustainability and given […]

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