British Science Week

British Science Week, run by the British Science Association is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths and spans across the UK for people of all ages. British Science Week provides a platform to stimulate and support the general public to participate in STEM events and activities. At the Quest Academy, we celebrated […]

Theatre Trip to the Old Vic

On Wednesday 21st March a group of strong Year 10 GCSE Drama students were able to go to the Old Vic to watch the play Fanny & Alexander. This was preceded by a 2-hour workshop (led by the Old Vic) on the Monday. It was the longest play the group had ever seen (three and […]

Croydon Youth Theatre

Drama students from Years 8 & 9 performed at the Croydon Youth Theatre (CYTO) on Tuesday 20th March following 5 weeks of rehearsals. The students created a devised piece around the word “community”. This project was organised by the Eastside Educational Trust.  The cast did themselves and the Quest proud with a skillful performance considering the […]

Donmar Warehouse Production – “The York Realist”

On Thursday 15th March the Year 11 GCSE Drama class, alongside a handful of talented Year 9 GCSE Drama students travelled to the Donmar Warehouse to a watch a matinee show of the play, “The York Realist”. Written in 2001, the play explores a love story between two men that come from different parts of […]


On 9th March, senior cadets from The Quest Academy undertook a night exercise followed by a training session in reconnaissance and attacking an enemy on 10th May. For our cadets it was their first opportunity to apply the skills that they have learnt in weapons handling, navigation and field craft. Students applied these skills admirably […]

World Book Day at Quest

Where would you find Little Miss Neat having a conversation with Hermione Granger and the Lady of Shallot? The Quest Academy World Book Day dress up, of course! Staff were encouraged to come as their favourite literary characters and invite students to discuss theirs throughout the day. The students were fully engaged with it; learning […]

Quest Receives Prestigious Educational Outcomes Award!

The Quest Academy has received an SSAT Educational Outcomes award putting it in the top 20% of schools nationally for progress in the 2017 end of Year 11 examinations. The award is offered to high performing state-funded schools, based on an analysis tool that combines Department for Education and Ofsted sources as well as students’ […]

New Recruits Camp 2018

This year’s New Recruits camp was our biggest and most successful to date, including students from Years 9 and 10. With more challenge, more variety of activities, input from increasingly experienced NCOs and our own senior cadets, Lance Corporal Ryan Donnelly and Olivia Bull, this year’s cadets each gave a committed performance. Team work, problem […]

“High School Musical” Success!

From the Director… So the third musical and all I was focused on was producing a product worthy of public consumption. The only way for this to happen is to make sure you have the right people. I have been blessed this year having the expert guidance and help from Abby, Alysia, Holly, Felix and […]

Visit to The National Army Museum

From dressing up in a range of army uniforms to learning about the army’s participation in a range of conflicts, new recruits from Years 7 and 9 enjoyed lots of new experiences during their visit to The National Army Museum in Chelsea. Some students enjoyed learning about the rifles used in different areas of combat, […]