The Quest Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
833
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy sponsor led
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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils National School Census Data 2021, ONS
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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the annual School Census.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The criteria in which schools use to allocate places in the event that they are oversubscribed can and do vary between schools and over time. These criteria can include distance from the school and sometimes specific catchment areas but can also include, amongst others, priority for siblings, children of a particular faith or specific feeder schools. Living in an area where children have previously attended a school does not guarantee admission to the school in future years. Always check with the school’s own admission authority for the current admission arrangements.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

How Does The School Perform?

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NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(6/6/18)
Full Report - All Reports
53%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths



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Progress Compared With All Other Schools

UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 12% of schools in England) Below Average (About 20% of schools in England) Average (About 37% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 14% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 5% of schools in England) Below Average (About 25% of schools in England) Average (About 48% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 5% of schools in England)

School Results Over Time

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% of pupils who achieved 5+ GCSEs grade 9-4
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% of pupils who achieved GCSE grade 5 or above in both English and maths

These results over time show historic performance for key exam results. We show pre-pandemic results as the fairest indicator of whether performance is up, down or stable

Farnborough Avenue
South Croydon
CR2 8HD
02086578935

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Your strong and effective leadership has ensured that the school continues to improve. Leaders communicate a clear vision of a learning journey for all pupils as they progress through the school. Since the last inspection, the sixth form has grown steadily. In 2017, all those students who left the school secured places at university or were accepted onto apprenticeships. Just under one in five students went to Russell Group universities, with one student gaining a place at Oxford University. This impressive figure is above the London average. Your leaders have focused on improving teaching by visiting classrooms and providing effective advice and guidance to teachers to improve their practice. Inspectors observed that pupils are now more confident in expressing themselves orally, so that pupils of different abilities progress well. Consequently, pupils continue to achieve very well at GCSE and progress is strong in most subjects. The proportion of strong passes in both GCSE English and mathematics continues to be above national averages. However, visits to classrooms and scrutiny of pupils’ work showed that, sometimes, lower ability pupils were not always supported effectively enough to ensure that they achieved their best. Also, progress in history and geography has been significantly weak for the past three years and we agreed that this would be one focus for the inspection. When speaking to inspectors, pupils were appreciative of the range of opportunities available to them both within the curriculum and in the enrichment sessions after school. You have created a strong learning culture in the school whereby most pupils understand the importance of behaving well. Inspectors found pupils to be both courteous and respectful. They usually conduct themselves in an orderly way around the school. However, some teachers do not always apply the school’s behaviour management procedures consistently. When this occurs, this leads to inattentive behaviour by a minority of pupils. You and your leadership team are well supported by an effective team of governors, who have a solid working knowledge of the school’s strengths and areas for improvement. They regularly visit the school to meet with staff and observe learning with leaders. Safeguarding is effective. Leaders and governors have led the creation of a strong safeguarding culture. Staff, when surveyed, confirmed this. All the pupils who spoke to inspectors said that they felt safe and well looked after. They reported that bullying is very rare and when it does occur, it is effectively dealt with. Your curriculum covers safeguarding issues thoroughly. As a result, pupils were able to tell inspectors about threats they might face and how to keep safe. Leaders have ensured that safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose and records are detailed. The recruitment checks on the suitability of staff to work with children are comprehensive and up to date. Leaders have developed strong partnerships with external providers and other schools to ensure that child protection cases are dealt with effectively. Inspection findings We first decided to investigate how leaders were reducing levels of exclusion, particularly among boys. Between 2014 and 2016, rates of fixed-term exclusion, while declining, were above the national average. In 2016, just over three quarters of all exclusions were of boys. Senior leaders have put in place effective strategies, including the ‘four-star standard’, through which pupils work to achieve stars and can also lose them through poor behaviour. When speaking to inspectors, pupils were strongly supportive of this strategy. One pupil reported, ‘The four-star system is really good because it makes us want to stay on target and improve our behaviour.’ Achievement coordinators, linked to every year group, rigorously monitor lowlevel behavioural incidents. They then intervene promptly with the offending pupils. As a result of these strategies, there are fewer pupils in detention, and fewer meetings with parents and carers to discuss poor behaviour. The number of more serious incidents has reduced significantly too. Because minor incidents are being effectively tackled before they escalate, exclusions, for more serious incidents, were below the national average last year.

The Quest Academy Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 50% Agree 17% Disagree 17% Strongly Disagree 17% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>50, "agree"=>17, "disagree"=>17, "strongly_disagree"=>17, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 18 responses up to 06-06-2018
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