Teaching and assessment are outstanding. Teaching is characterised by teamwork, thorough planning, secure subject knowledge, including communication methodologies such as signing, symbols and picture exchange.
Welcome to the Quest School
Quest School is an independent specialist school, registered to take pupils from age 5-19 years, across the autistic spectrum. Our last Ofsted inspection in June 2012 rated us 'Outstanding' across all areas.
Quest was founded in 2003 by a group of parents and Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) professionals, seeking to create a specialist learning environment, designed around the specific needs of pupils with autism.
The ABA approach is foundational to every aspect of teaching and learning within the school and uses a structured teaching approach built on the principles of behaviour science. Quest is the only ABA school in Kent - there are only a handful of other ABA schools across the UK.
From often very low starting points, pupils at Quest School make outstanding progress, including achieving nationally recognised accreditation at KS4 and KS5.
All pupils at Quest have a Statement of Special Educational Needs and consequently, places are agreed and funded by Local Authorities rather than individual fee-paying places.
"My child has made huge progress since he has been at school and his communication has also hugely improved." Parent comment, pupil aged 9.