The Quest Academy has been awarded a “CPLD Gold” award, placing it in a select group of just 7 schools nationally that have achieved the top status.

The CPLD Quality Mark is the country’s premium quality mark for guiding and accrediting the provision of outstanding Continuous Professional Learning and Development for all staff working in educational settings. It is set up to be a powerful leadership, management and improvement tool. Achieving “Gold” – the top tier – recognises the Academy’s commitment to the ongoing professional development of its staff team and the consequent improvements in outcomes for children across the Academy.

In his full report, Robert Haywood, the Principal Assessor said, “The school’s ambition and mission shone through in documentary and interview evidence and there is clear evidence that the school is very well led, managed and governed. It is also clear that all stakeholders are working very hard to establish a high quality, effective and inclusive centre of learning. The achievement of Gold accreditation bears testimony to the hard work and determination of the school to become ‘outstanding’ at the next Ofsted Inspection.”

Assistant Principal, Jackie Devereux, says “Achieving the CPLD Gold award is not only wonderful recognition of the hard work and commitment of the Academy to the professional development of all of its staff, but also a testimony to our core belief in empowering colleagues, collaborative and creative partnerships and evaluating impact.”

In 2017, Quest students achieved 100% pass rate at A Level or equivalent for the 3rd year running. The Academy also achieved a Progress8 score of +0.49, which puts the school in the top 15% of schools nationwide and 6th (out of 23 schools) in Croydon. In 2015, Quest was judged as ‘Good’ by Ofsted, received two awards from the Good Schools Guide and was recognised as being in the top 12% of English Sixth Forms for Value Added.