Quest Student Reaches Grand Final of “Speak Out”

Idorenyin Akpan, who won the Croydon regional final of Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out” competition on 27th April, has been selected for the Grand Final of the Jack Petchey Speak Out event, which will take place on 3rd July. Idorenyin is one of just 15 students who has been selected for the Grand Final out of […]

Quest Hosts Jack Petchey Step into Dance Spring Sharings

On 3rd May, Quest hosted the Jack Petchey “Step Into Dance Spring Sharing”, in which a number of schools participated. Congratulations to all who took part. A gallery of photos can be viewed on the Step Into Dance website.  


The Quest Academy hosted a Rollapaluza event for Quest and Archbishop Lanfranc students on Thursday 27th April. Year 7 and 8 students went head-to-head over 250m on static bikes connected to electronic displays. There was a great competitive, yet supportive atmosphere and students had a fantastic time. The fastest time of the day was posted by […]

Quest Student Wins Jack Petchey’s Croydon Regional Final 2016-17

We are thrilled to congratulate Quest student, Idorenyin Akpan on her success at the Croydon “Speak Out” Challenge! Regional Final, which was hosted by The Quest Academy on Thursday 27th April. Idorenyin’s public speaking performance was voted on by an independent judging panel comprising of Donald Forde, Head of Crystal Palace Football Club Foundation; Simon de […]

Imperial War Museum Visit

Over the next three weeks, all Year 8 students will be visiting the world-famous Imperial War Museum. This Wednesday, our first cohort of students travelled up to Central London to explore an array of exciting, interactive and though-provoking exhibits which bought their current scheme of learning on World War One to life. Students enjoyed exploring […]

Year 7 Residential Trip to Kingswood Activity Centre

We left The Quest with the sun shining and spend 1½ hours to get to our destination where we were met by the team that would be looking after us. Once settled and unpacked, we made our way to our first activity: team building and leadership. Two groups did ‘Night Line’ and one group did […]

“First Give” Final

Students at The Quest Academy have won £1,000 for their chosen charity, KAS Youth Hub. 2nd and 3rd places also won £250 for Centre Point, the homeless charity, and Sense, the deaf and blind charity, respectively. The First Give Programme is delivered through a fully resourced scheme of work that is interactive and student-led. Over eight […]

National Careers Week

This year The Quest Academy embraced National Careers Week. Students in KS3 and KS4 were provided employability skills passports. Throughout the course of the week, students identified various skills that they demonstrated within their lessons and had these evidenced by members of staff. 1In addition to the fantastic work that the students were doing throughout the […]

Year 8 Rugby – end of season report

All in all, the 2016-17 season was a little disappointing for the Year 8 boys’ team. They played some fantastic rugby at times and should be very proud of their efforts but came up short in some close matches. What has been really positive is the increased level of interest from the year group with more boys […]

Year 7 Rugby – end of season report

It’s been a turbulent season for the fledgling Year 7 rugby team, who over the course of their short playing career have demonstrated a serious amount of grit, athleticism and not least rugby talent. Training started early in the Autumn term and the boys were quick to find their feet on the pitch, despite few […]