Trip to Kensington Palace

For Summer Academy Day, 40 Year 10s enjoyed a trip to Kensington Palace. The weather was exceptional for the entire day and pupils enjoyed walking around Kensington Gardens on the way to the Palace. Upon arrival pupils were in awe of the size of the rooms and traditional architecture. Moving through the Palace the pupils […]

Year 9 Poetry Workshop

In the spring term, Miss Jones-Alleyne provided Year 9 students with the grand opportunity to take part in a hip-hop style, spoken word poetry workshop to ignite some lyrical inspiration for their own poetry in their English lessons. Led by the charismatic spoken word artist, GhettoGeek (Thomas Owoo) and assisted by fellow spoken word artist, […]

Year 11 Prom

This year the Year 11s had their summer graduation prom at the Bickley Manor Hotel. The event was well attended by staff and students. The weather was fantastic and this with a sensational DJ made the evening perfect. At the event students voted for their prom king and queen, Lauren Apps and Ibrahim Ismail.  

Year 11 Visit to CNBC Studios

Studio cameras and lights are not only for Hollywood Actors. Three lucky Year 11 Creative Media students, and their equally lucky Creative Media teacher, received a metaphorical golden ticket into the fast paced and exciting world of Television and Entertainment. Students were given a tour around the CNBC Studios and even got to experience the […]

Leap Into Liverpool!

Liverpool is a city with an abundance of history. It has the largest collection of galleries and museums outside London, which means that it is the perfect place to choose for an educational/residential school trip. The mercantile architecture situated on its striking waterfront is a concrete reminder of its past. The famous Albert Docks dating […]

SEP Summer Event

On Tuesday 3rd July, The Quest Academy hosted this year’s Selsdon Education Partnership (SEP) Summer Event. All of the students from Courtwood, Forestdale, Gilbert Scott and Red Gates Primary Schools (nearly 1000 students) spent time working with older students from The Quest Academy, taking part in World Cup Football based activities. The proceedings kicked off with […]

Principal’s Commendation for Year 7 Species Work

Ladies and gentlemen a new species has arrived by the name of the Buttabit! Year 7s had to put on their creative thinking hats and bring their new knowledge on adaptations and habitats to life. They were set a Science homework task where they had to design their own species and a suitable habitat for […]

The Quest Academy Retains Ofsted “Good” Rating

The Quest Academy has once again been rated ‘Good’ in all respects by Ofsted inspectors and has improved since the last inspection in June 2015. The inspector’s report, which follows a visit to the academy in June 2018, commends the Academy’s strong and effective leadership for maintaining, “the good quality of education in the school […]

Staff Cook Off 2018

Staff Cook Off 2018 proved again to be a huge success with two heats providing us with some exciting and tasty meals and some more comical cooks made the event so much more entertaining. We had some near disasters with oil, some stealing of plates and some fierce attempts to try and distract other teams […]

Accelerated Reader Programme

This term, after undertaking their initial reading tests, students in years seven to ten selected new reading books from the school library at their recommended reading level and are now involved in a rigorous reading programme that will accelerate their literacy progress and have a significant impact on their academic progress throughout the whole school. […]