"The Quest Academy", is now open for 11+ boys and girls. Executive Principal, Mrs Martin says:
|Our passion for success is underpinned by traditional values and high expectations to ensure academic achievement for everyone.
Mrs Martin, Executive Principal
In 2010 Croydon Council nominated the Coloma Trust as its preferred sponsor for the proposed academy at Selsdon High School, to be known as The Quest Academy.
Croydon chose the Coloma Trust as its preferred sponsor because of its proven track record of running high achieving schools and because of its long standing commitment to the local community. (Coloma Convent Girls’ School is one of the most successful schools in Croydon. In the last three Ofsted inspections, the school was judged outstanding. The Trust also has a deep historical tie with the community, having provided education in Croydon for over 140 years).
The Quest Academy works closely with Coloma School. It is co-educational and welcomes students of all faiths and none. The school follows the National Curriculum. Mrs Maureen Martin, Headteacher at Coloma is the Executive Principal at the academy.
Since its opening in 2010 the Quest Academy has gone from strength to strength and opened its new sixth form centre – Quest6- in September 2012. Results have turned around at a phenomenal rate, taking GCSE passes (5 GCSEs at A*-C including English and Mathematics) from 23% to 62% (above the national average) in three years, receiving ministerial recognition for this success and achieving the accolade of “Croydon Secondary School of the Year” in Autumn 2013. Staff and students at The Quest Academy saw the completion of the new Academy building, which fully replaced the existing buildings in September 2014.
To visit the Quest Academy Website, please click here.