The Quest Academy, South Croydon has won a Good Schools Guide Gold Award for being the highest performing English comprehensive school for girls taking Sociology at GCE A Level. The Academy was also presented with an ‘Excellence’ award for performance by boys taking Citizenship at GCSE.

The Quest Academy has been presented with these awards by the Good Schools Guide for out-performing all other English schools in its category and displaying excellent performance. The prestigious annual award scheme, which is in its 8th year, is based on a detailed analysis of the most recent examination results and highlight consistently good teaching.

Andy Crofts, Principal said, ‘We are absolutely delighted to be acknowledged by the Good Schools Guide in this way. This is another achievement for The Quest Academy, which comes hot on the heels of a ‘Good’ Ofsted judgement and recognition that we are in the top 12% of English Sixth Forms for Value Added.”

Ralph Lucas, Editor of The Good Schools Guide, comments, “Our annual awards scheme is designed to recognise and reward excellence in teaching in every subject area at both GCSE and A-Level or equivalent. Our awards give individual teachers and departments where teaching is at its very best the recognition they deserve.”

The Good Schools Guide Awards are based on a series of calculations which take into account relative popularity and performance of the subject, absolute performance, and percentage of pupils taking the subject.

The Good Schools Guide is the largest independent guide to UK schools. The latest edition contains 1100 good schools across both the independent and state sectors.