Academy Awards Evening – Celebrating Students Successes of 2017-2018

Wednesday the 12th September and Thursday 13th September provided the new dates for our Academy Awards Evenings. Traditionally an end of year event the move to the start of a new academic year gave the chance to reflect on all the hard work of the previous year, but also use the event in inspire students […]

“Sylvia” at The Old Vic

On Thursday 13th September 30 Quest students were lucky enough to travel to The Old Vic to watch the musical Sylvia. It was an immensely evocative performance of the life of Suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst and was inspired by the modern hip-hop genre. This performance was the first of four this year and the Quest Academy […]

“The Riot Act”

On Thursday 13th September the new year 7 intake at The Quest Academy were delighted and enlightened by the engaging ‘Riot Act’ theatre-in-education performance group. The theatre group returned to the school to bring their unique and personal take on road safety and awareness to the 160 strong audience of students and staff. Over the course […]

GCSE Results 2018

Students at The Quest Academy in Selsdon, have achieved another set of excellent GCSE results. 65% of all results were Grade 4+ or C+ with a larger number of subjects than ever before seeing their cohorts meet or surpass this figure. Six out of ten students achieved five GCSEs between grades 9 and 4 including […]

100% Pass Rate at The Quest Academy for 4th Year Running

Students at The Quest Academy have achieved a 100% pass rate at A Level for the 4th year running, meaning that every single Year 13 student passed every one of their A Level subjects. 81% of all results achieved were A* to C at A Level or equivalent. In addition to overall successes, 7 individual […]

eQUESTrian enrichment

Thursday 19th July marked the end of the eQUESTrian enrichment at Kingsmead Stables, Warlingham. The students have done 30 weeks of lessons and in that time have learnt about stable management as well as developing their riding skills. In their final lesson, students demonstrated their skills as a lead rider and mastered a 3 loop serpentine […]

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

My experience at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition in 2018 was wonderful. Firstly, we passed a stall about Mars and finding any type of life on Mars. They talked about sending new equipment up into space, specifically technology that is able to detect different gases in Mars’ atmosphere. The presenter also kindly let us use […]

Sports Leadership

On Thursday 22nd March 2018, a group of 9 students studying GCSE PE at The Quest Academy travelled to Crystal Palace Park National Sports Centre to volunteer, amongst others, to lead the groups participating in the London Youth Games. Once there, we split into pairs, and one group of 3, and were allocated a school […]

Sports Day 2018

For the 6th year in succession, we awoke to yet another beautiful day for sports day, the sun was shining with a light breeze which made conditions perfect for an action packed day of sport. As in previous years, the day started with a multi-sports festival in which every student from Years 7-10 and 12 […]

Churchill War Rooms Visit

On a glorious Thursday morning, eighteen Year 8 students set out for The Churchill War Rooms in London. This concealed pocket of history lay untouched from the end of World War Two until 1984 when it was re-opened to the public as a museum. It offered students an insight into the world beneath the pavements, […]