Ofsted says that The Quest Academy has made “significant improvements in all areas”, since the Academy opened just three years ago.
Ofsted’s latest report, undertaken in June, stresses that “behaviour had been transformed since the Academy opened” and that it is now “a calm and well-ordered place to learn.” Inspectors noted that everybody working at the Academy shared a vision to provide an outstanding quality of education and were “driving improvement relentlessly to this end”.
The report recognises that “GCSE results have improved significantly” and shares the Academy’s confidence that this year there will be “a further rise in attainment to above the national average” with “progress accelerating year on year”. As it approaches the end of its first year, the brand new Sixth Form was recorded to have outstanding teaching in Economics, Mathematics and English Literature.
Principal, Mr Andy Crofts says, “We have worked very hard to create a disciplined environment in which our students can learn well, and are delighted that this was recognised by Ofsted. We are particularly pleased that parents and carers also acknowledge this improvement in behaviour and know now that their sons and daughters are safe and well cared for. Our new £16 million state-of-the-art Academy and Sports’ Centre, which is well underway and due to open in September 2014, will be another wonderful resource in our commitment to delivering a first class education for all the young people of Selsdon and beyond.”
The drive to further improve all aspects of The Academy’s work was recognised by Ofsted as “unrelenting” with “sharp and accurate” judgements about the quality of teaching guiding the improvements to the quality of lessons and examination results. This is all underpinned by the leadership expertise and experience provided by the Sponsor, The Coloma Trust, and the challenge of the Governing Body with its “financial acumen” and “astute comparisons with other schools”.