HMS Belfast

On a blustery but bright 7th of March 21 Year 7 students set off for an opportunity to explore a landmark of the London cityscape. The imposing Town-class World War Two cruiser, HMS Belfast has been a permanent feature on the river Thames since it was saved for preservation in perpetuity in the 1970s. This […]

You Rock, School of Rock!

A fabulous time was had by all on Academy Day when a group of us were fortunate to attend the musical School of Rock at the New Theatre, Drury Lane. By the end of the show, students where off their seats clapping and singing. The weather was on our side, albeit a little windy but […]

First Give

Year 8 have recently finished the First Give programme. Each form worked hard to fundraise money for their chosen charity and presented on their social issue with confidence and vigour. An independent panel of judges selected 8.1 as the winners. They have raised £1,153 pounds for their charity ‘Croydon Epilepsy Society’. Well done Year 8! My […]

Quest Ski Trip Feb 2019

On Sat 16th February 2019 52 students and 7 staff met at school and boarded the coach which would take them the 812 miles down to Andorra for our first ever ski trip. We arrived at Dover ready for a 5pm ferry in high spirits, everyone was excited for what was to come over the […]

Year 7 Rugby vs Kingsdale

The Year 7 rugby team played well but lost 20-10 against a strong Kingsdale side on Thursday. Tries from Allen and Oscar meant the scores were level with 10 minutes left. However, Kingsdale defended well and leapt on two mistakes from our defence to score two breakaway tries. We have one game left in what […]

Quarter-final of the Croydon Cup: Riddlesdown A 1-6 Quest Academy

  The year 7 Quest Academy boys football team cemented their place in the semi-final of the Croydon Cup, beating fellow collegiate partner school Riddlesdown A 6-1 in an eagerly anticipated fixture up at Honister Heights. Quest took a quick lead when Phillip H made a marauding run from the right back position, outpacing two […]

Little Shop of Horrors

The 4th Quest Academy show was the biggest and best yet! With a smaller cast than last year, we created a tighter feeling where the group gelled quickly and there was nowhere to hide! The group have been amazing since the word “go”. Their attendance, attitude, behaviour, focus, commitment and professionalism have been ever present. We […]

DHL Careers & Enterprise Session

Last Friday, the Academy was visited by representatives from DHL, the world’s largest logistics company, who delivered interactive careers and enterprise sessions to groups in Year 7 and Year 10. Through a range of thought-provoking and informative activities and presentations, students were able not only to see how their knowledge and skills from their Mathematics […]

Trip to Poland

Over the weekend of the 7th-10th February a group of 16 students between Years 8-13 travelled to the historic city of Krakow, Poland, on the History Department’s annual international trip. Our visit commenced with a 3-hour guided walking tour of the city’s major historic sites. In exploring the Jewish quarter, students visited some of the […]

Quest Academy 8-0 Riddlesdown B

The Year 8 Quest Academy football team continued their fine start to the league season with another convincing win, this time beating Riddlesdown B 8-0 on a mild winters evening at home. The goals came from Bislim H (2), Krisztofer K (2), Phillip H (1) Abraham Q (1), Josh T (1) and Tyrese E (1). […]