The Learning Day

Our students’ learning is our top priority. We ensure that each and every lesson accommodates a range of learning styles and we vary the length of lessons according to students’ needs. All lessons are meticulously planned so that they are challenging and interesting.

The Academy day starts at 8:20am with curriculum-based lessons ending at 2:40pm. The school is open from 7:45am when students may have breakfast, use the Learning Resource Centre and have access to their lockers and form areas.

Students are expected to stay at The Quest after 2:40pm for one extra 50 minute session on three days each week. This extra time allows for a broad and varied programme of activities including sports (training and competitive), design and technology projects, drama, additional exam preparation, health and well-being lessons and other possibilities ranging from animal husbandry to community projects. Supervised independent learning is included in this time enabling students to complete most of their homework assignments before leaving The Quest.


The Academy Day
 7:45 Academy Site Opens
 8:15 Students line up in playground
 8:20 – 8:25 Morning Registration
 8:25 – 8:40 Assembly/Tutor time
 8:40 – 9:30 Period 1
 9:30 – 10:20 Period 2
 10:20 – 10:40 Morning Break
 10:40 – 11:30 Period 3
 11:30 – 12:20 Period 4
 12:20 – 13:00 Lunchtime
 13:00 – 13:50 Period 5
 13:50 – 14:40 Period 6
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
 14:40 – 15:30 Period 7 – The Enrichment Programme
 15:30 The Quest Academy day ends
Wednesday and Friday
 14:40 The Quest Academy day ends (No Enrichment Programme on Wednesdays or Fridays)