Forestdale Visits Quest

On Wednesday 15th October, we welcomed all of Forestdale’s Year 6 students. They had a Science lesson, delivered by Dave Ashmore, Assistant Principal, on light and reflection and were able to use some of the Academy’s new facilities. They also had a full tour round the new building and asked lots of questions about moving […]

Quest Receives Healthy Schools Award

Quest students and Pastoral Manager, Louise Stotesbury have attended an awards ceremony held at Selsdon Park Hotel, in recognition of the Academy achieving the “Healthy Schools Award”. In order to obtain the award, the Academy had to complete an audit to demonstrate that it is actively working towards addressing the health & well-being priorities of the Croydon Children […]

Head Boy Spends Week at No. 10

Azhar Chaudry, Head Boy, has spent a week at No. 10 Downing Street in the Prime Minister’s Office. 17-year old Azhar, who has long held political ambitions, emailed No. 10 last December enquiring into the possibility of a work experience opportunity. He says, “I didn’t really expect a response and after six months of waiting, […]

BBC London Visits Quest

The Quest Academy was delighted to welcome a reporter and cameraman from BBC London News on 10th June. Head of PE, Richard Houghton was filmed taking a Year 7 football class and interviewed about his role, which is the same as that once held by Roy Hodgson, England Manager, when he taught at Monk’s Hill (one of […]

Quest Principal Tours New Building

New Building Tour May 2014

Gavin Barwell MP Visits Quest

Quest students paid host to local MP Gavin Barwell who enjoyed a guided tour of the Academy. Mr Barwell met with members of the Student Leadership Team who introduced him to a number of lessons and provided him with the opportunity to view the progress of the brand new, state-of-the-art £16 million Academy building, which […]

New Building Reaches the Top

The £16m project to rebuild The Quest Academy – Coloma Trust has reached a significant milestone as Wates Construction hosted a ‘topping out’ ceremony to mark the building being crowned with its roof. Historically held to bring luck to a new building, the topping out ceremony is held when construction of the uppermost point of […]

New Experiences at Academy Day

Quest students have experienced a day off-timetable as part of the termly Academy Day initiative. Year 7 students visited the Natural History Museum and year 9 explored the British Museum. Year 8 were involved in a full day of activities led by representatives from the London emergency services. Years 10 and 11 were engaged in […]

New Building Takes Shape

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. […]