It was announced today that The Quest Academy has achieved a Progress8 score of 0.49, which puts the school in the top 15% of schools nationwide and 6th (out of 23 schools) in Croydon.
The Government’s success measure, “Progress 8 (P8)”, which was introduced last year, aims to capture the progress a pupil makes from the end of primary school to the end of Key Stage 4. It allows for pupils’ results to be compared to the achievements of other pupils nationally with similar prior attainment. The high score of 0.49 demonstrates that students at The Quest Academy have, on average, achieved half a grade more progress, per subject, than the national average.
Quest students also achieved “strong passes” (Grade 5 or above) for English and Maths, which puts the attainment of students at the Quest Academy 10% above the England average. Whilst attainment has plummeted nationally, Quest’s results have increased dramatically across all subjects with an Attainment 8 score of 48.4; more than 4 points above the England average. This means that regardless of starting point, raw attainment (actual results) are better than national average.
Principal, Andy Crofts, said, “‘We’re absolutely thrilled with these figures which show record breaking results in attainment and progress, both of which are now above national averages. What our Progress8 score shows is that at the Quest Academy students achieve half a grade more per subject than the average student nationally, well within the top 15% of schools in England and we’re really proud of the hard work and dedication of students, staff and parents in achieving that.”
Parents and other stakeholders are invited to compare The Quest Academy’s results with those of other schools at https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/.
The 2017 Sixth Form leavers achieved a 100% pass rate at A Level for the 3rd year running and 100% Level 3 BTEC Pass or better, meaning that every single Year 13 student passed every one of their A Level and BTEC subjects. 76% of all results achieved were A* to C, at A Level or equivalent. 98% of all Level 3 BTEC grades were Merit or better, with 50% achieving a Distinction.
At GCSE, students surpassed even their own high expectations and achieved the best results in the Academy’s history. 63% of all students achieved at least five good GCSE passes (grade 4 or above for English and Maths and grade C or above in other subjects). 70% of all grades were awarded a C (or equivalent) or better.
In 2015, Quest was judged as ‘Good’ by Ofsted, received two awards from the Good Schools Guide and was recognised as being in the top 12% of English Sixth Forms for Value Added.