Cadet Force News: SNCO Weekend

Congratulations to Corporal Ryan Donnelly, Lance Corporat Shanti Harbourne and Cadet Charlie Shine for completing the SNCO weekend in the Brecon Beacons. On Friday, 28th September over 30 army cadets between the ages of 14-18 participated in the contingent’s SNCO selection weekend in the Brecon Beacons. The terrain of the Brecon Beacons and particularly Pen […]

Trip to Bloomberg HQ

On Wednesday 7th November, Year 13 Btec Business and IT students, accompanied by Mr Mckenzie and Ms Lipscombe, were given a very special opportunity to visit Bloomberg headquarters based in Central London. Bloomberg is one of the largest international Media, Technology and Finance companies in operation. Students were exposed to state-of-the-art technologies with sustainability and given […]

We will remember them

The Quest Academy CCF joins with Trinity School in the First Contingent Remembrance Day, paying tribute to the sacrifices of military and service personnel in conflicts past and present, was observed in Croydon on Sunday, at the war memorial outside the Town Hall and at Croydon Minster. Senior cadets from The Quest Academy were selected […]

Quest Netball v. Shirley High

Quest’s Year 10 netball team played Shirley High on 13th November. The Shirley girls were much taller and more physical and gave our girls a good game of Netball. The final result was 12-6 to Shirley. Despite the loss, the Quest team played with determination, sportsmanship and remained focussed throughout the game. Particular congratulations go to […]

Sports Leadership

A group of 13 Sports Leaders travelled to Riddlesdown Collegiate on 12th November to lead a Pentathlon event coordinated by David Smith from CSSP. There were 13 primary schools with pupils that had a range of disabilities. The leaders delivered a station each to every school and collated points to work out the placings. At the end […]

Trip to Houses of Parliament

Politics students from Quest 6 made an inspiring and informative visit to Parliament on Monday 12th November to gain an insight into the political and legislative process. After a full tour of the palace of Westminster, students met with the academy’s local MP, Sarah Jones, for a wide-ranging discussion about national and local issues such as […]

National Maritime Museum

Year 8 spent an exciting day in Greenwich visiting the National Maritime museum. They had the opportunity to explore many different exhibitions from the ‘Battle of Trafalgar’ to ‘Pacific Encounters’ and even discover the challenges of extreme environments and climate change in the new ‘Polar Worlds’ exhibition. Following this, the students embraced the rain and […]

Year 9 Netball Win

The Year 9 netball team played their first game of the season on 6th November against Harris Academy Crystal Palace. They played brilliantly resulting in a 17-1 win! Player of the match was Daniella Buchanun. Congratulations to all involved.

Theatre Design Workshop at V&A

On the 18th October the Year 11 Drama GCSE cohort were able to travel to the Victoria & Albert Museum for a workshop on theatre design. They were able to explore the exhibition called ‘Censorship in the theatre’ and then were asked to create their own costume using the appropriate resources supplied. The day was about […]

All Aboard HMS Belfast!

On Wednesday 17th October, 50 Year 7 students set off on a slightly overcast yet pleasant day to visit the historic World War Two light-cruiser HMS Belfast. Moored in the shadow of the imposing Tower Bridge and directly opposite the Tower of London, the floating museum offers an immersive and interactive insight into Britain’s maritime […]