The Quest Academy – Coloma Trust is immensely proud of the achievement of its students over the last five years since the Academy opened.
In the last three years the progress that our students make between key stage 2 and key stage 4 has been within the top 25% of all schools nationally:
In our Sixth Form, which is in its second full year, results have been truly exceptional. In 2014 every student passed every course (100% A-E) and 75% of all grades were A-C; as you can imagine the students were thrilled!
Last year every graduating Year 13 student was offered a place at university and this year three students have applied and had interviews at Oxbridge. Already one has an offer to read History at Oxford in the next academic year – an amazing achievement for staff, parents and students working together to realise the highest of aspirations for every individual.
It was pleasing when these achievements were recognised by Ofsted in June 2015, judging us ‘Good’ in every category: at that moment our journey to ‘outstanding’ began.
Some of their comments were:
Teaching is strong across the curriculum
Students behave well both in lessons and around the new academy site
Students achieve consistently well
(There is) a culture where success is expected from students of all abilities
Students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is well promoted
Students conduct themselves with responsibility and maturity
However, school life is so much more than that!
We now have a thriving Combined Cadet Force. Every student has the opportunity to undertake the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme to gold level and sport, art and music are thriving: we have very talented male and female rugby squads – coming runners up in the Surrey cup in 2013. We have an emergent and talented orchestra and this year our sixth form art work has been exhibited around the borough, including at the Croydon Clocktower. This spring we will stage our first whole school production of “Oliver!” with hundreds of students involved in front of and behind the scenes.
Our student council is thriving, contributing meaningfully to continual school improvement: a mature and strong stakeholder voice in our growing community.
We have a talented and committed staff who work tirelessly every day to make sure that we deliver the very best for our students and this can be seen, first hand, during one of our ‘at work’ monthly tours which all former and existing parents are warmly encouraged to attend.
The Quest Academy – Coloma Trust is a special place of learning, nurturing students’ talents within a warm yet disciplined environment. We look forward to showing you that in person.
Andy Crofts, Principal Maureen Martin, Executive Principal Christine Waring, Chair of Governors