The Quest Academy

DofE Certificate of Social Value

The Quest Academy has been awarded a Certificate of Social Value for 2019-20, which details the total hours that our Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) participants donated to their local community. Across London, DofE participants contributed an incredible 356,616 hours volunteering to help others, which equates to a social value of over £1.5 million. DofE London […]

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KS3 Recreate Masterpieces

Key Stage 3 students at The Quest Academy have been busy recreating famous works of art during lockdown. Here’s a sample of some of their fabulous recreations.  

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Quest Alphabet

Art students in Key Stage 3 were set the task of photographing the first letter of their name using whatever they could find at home, during lockdown. There were some ingenious and creative solutions, including ladders, shadows, apples, flowers, door hinges and even some handstands to create their letters. Once all the submissions were in, […]

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Get Caught Reading Competition – Year 8

This half-term the English Department ran the Get Caught Reading Competition with Year 8. They were encouraged to be photographed reading (either their favourite book or the book they are currently reading) in an unusual and creative place. This was also a nation-wide campaign to encourage a love and fun of reading, for all ages. […]

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Historical Fiction Competition

This term students were given the opportunity to take part in a historical fiction competition run by the Historical Association.  Students could set their story in any time or place but they needed to make it a convincing setting. We were on the hunt for the most riveting reads, creative story-telling and good use of […]

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Year 8 and 9 Poetry Anthology

Whilst remote learning, Year 8 and 9 were encouraged to write poems. Mr Peel set the work in April and the students could write poems about any subject/topic. A few, of course, wrote about the current pandemic, whereas others decided to write poems about a haunted house, the weather, being unique, hope and many more […]

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Trainer Competition

Our project for the summer term is to design a pair of trainers for a key worker. Here are some of the fantastic initial and final ideas from Key Stage 3 students. Students employed an impressive range of skills and creative and many have been awarded the “Star Designer” accolade for their work. In particular, […]

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Paper Engineering Easter Project

Students created some wonderful pop-up card designs in the run up to Easter. Students truly excelled in many areas. Well done to all who took part. Keep practising your paper engineering as this is a very good modelling technique. P Downie

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Design Project

Our first activity pack included many different tasks and ran for the duration of the first three weeks of lock down. We looked at the textile manufacturing industry and students were asked to research different designers and design styles. We included a variety of tasks that students could choose to do in the order that […]

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Structure of the Earth Competition

In March, Year 7 students created either a poster or a model of the Structure of the Earth, as par of our Natural Hazards topic. Teachers then voted for their top three. Congratulations to Wiktoria, Cristian and Meli!

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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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