New College Pontefract Shortlisted for sixth form college of the year at the TES FE awards 2020

Shortlist announced 10 January 2020

The most outstanding individuals and institutions that the FE sector has to offer have been recognised in the shortlist for the 2020 Tes FE Awards.

It’s been revealed that New College Pontefract has again been shortlisted for the Sixth Form College of the Year award, after also being nominated in 2015.

Tes FE editor Stephen Exley said: “Excellent practice exists right across the further education sector, and those shortlisted for the Tes FE Awards are the cream of the crop. Our judges were extremely impressed with the calibre of entries. To be shortlisted is an extraordinary achievement.”

New College Acting Principal, Vicky Marks, said: “I am delighted that the achievements of New College Pontefract have been recognised by the Tes. Five years ago we were shortlisted for this award, and in that time we have continued to improve outcomes whilst remaining inclusive and growing our numbers – this could be our year to win! The nomination is a ringing endorsement of the incredible body of staff that make New College the vibrant and successful place to learn that it is, and on behalf of all the students that thrive as a result of their support, I would like to thank them.”

The winners will be revealed at a gala awards evening at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on Friday 20 March 2020. To see the full list of who is in the running, visit

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