GCSE Drama Students Visit Donmar Warehouse

On the 16th November, 24 Year 10 and 11 GCSE Drama students travelled to the Donmar Warehouse in London to watch the play ‘The Lady from the sea’. It was a powerful one-act drama which gave the students a lot of talking points and elements to think about. This exercise was particularly useful since students […]

Gifted & Talented Students Visit Glyndebourne World Premiere

On Saturday, 11th November, a group of our creative team of gifted and talented students attended the world premiere of Glyndebourne’s latest youth opera, ‘Belongings’.  ‘Belongings’, composed by Lewis Murphy, explores the experiences of young people forced by war to flee their homes. Contemporary global concerns are very much the subject matter of Belongings which […]

Croydon District Cross Country

Quest students from Years 7 to 10 participated in the Croydon District cross-country event on Wednesday 11th October 2017. The course was very hard with hills, rain and wind – the juniors running 3km, 4km and 5km courses in the woods. Our best results were: Girls – Year 7 (3km) – Sasha Atkinson 24th (12.17 […]

History Trip to Ypres

Between Friday 6th and Saturday 7th October, over 40 Year 8-12 students visited Northern France and Ypres as part of a poignant tour of the World War One battlefields. During the course of our visit students were able to reflect on the causes, course and consequences of the conflict, particularly relevant currently as the country […]

Visit to the National Theatre

Nine Year 10 students took the journey to the National Theatre for Academy Day. We arrived early for our tours and waited patiently to start. We were greeted by an enthusiastic guide who introduced himself and gave us all neon/reflective jackets to wear throughout our tour as a matter of health and safety. Our exploration started […]

Quest Students Go to Cambridge University

On Academy day, Year 12s were taken off to explore the University of Cambridge in order to catch a glimpse at the potential next stage of their academic journey. The students were wowed by the amazing architecture – yes, it is just like Hogwarts – as well as learning about what the day-to-day life is […]

Day Trip to France

A group of 28 students met at school 5.45a.m. to set off to France on Academy Day. We travelled by coach from Folkestone to Calais on le shuttle through the Eurotunnel, arriving with an early stop at the hypermarket for breakfast. Having set ourselves up with refreshments and some early shopping, our second stop was at […]

Academy Day Trip to the Maritime Museum

The Year 8 students got a first-hand experience of understanding what the transatlantic slave trade was about and the impact that it had on the countries that were involved. Students were given access to the Museum’s unique and rare collection of original account books and logs from slave ships, and inventories. They were also able […]

Visit to The National Army Museum

The National Army Museum is the British Army’s central museum. It is located in the Chelsea district of Central London, adjacent to the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the home of the “Chelsea Pensioners”. Twenty-five Year 7 students enjoyed the walk past this beautiful building in the crisp Autumn sunshine accompanied by Mr Barragan, Miss Jones and […]

Theatre Workshop with the Old Vic

On the 4th October, 30 Year 10 GCSE Drama students were lucky enough to go and watch ‘The Girl from the North Country’ at the Old Vic in Waterloo. This was preceded by a 2-hour workshop led by the Old Vic at The Quest Academy where the students engaged in a practical workshop around the themes […]