The Quest Academy’s new £16 million state-of-the-art building has begun to take shape with two ‘arms’ of the Y-shaped building clearly now laid out in steel structure. Principal, Andy Crofts, escorted a select group of students to look around the site and envisage the environment in which they will be learning this time next year.

The Quest  was granted £14.5 million from the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and a further £1.7 million from Croydon Council. The new Academy will have capacity for over 1,100 pupils, including 215 in the Sixth Form, and will incorporate new community sports facilities that replace Monks Hill Sports Centre. Completion is due in September 2014 and is currently ahead of schedule. The new facility is being constructed alongside the existing school building, ensuring minimum disruption for current Quest students. Once demolished, the site of the old building will be transformed into a state-of-the-art athletics track with auditorium and landscaped green space.

Mr Crofts added: “It’s been great to see how quickly the project has progressed. Staff and students can now really begin to imagine how the new building will both look and feel in a year’s time.”

The Quest Academy is holding two further open events: Saturday 11th October 10am-12noon for Year 7 entry and Wednesday 16th October 5pm-8pm for Sixth Form. Please contact the school on 020 8657 8935 if you would like to join an Academy At Worktour.