Author Archives: Gareth Dodson

25 Jun

National Honours for New College’s Inspirational P.E. Department

New College Pontefract’s PE and Sports Studies department have won the Silver Award as FE Team of the Year from the Pearson National Teaching Awards, following their outstanding commitment to changing the lives of the students they work with every day.  The award means they go on to a short list of a handful of

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22 Jun

Music students to take part in music festival

The music students at New College Pontefract are certainly looking to the future post lockdown restrictions. 3 of our bands have applied and been successful in securing a booking for Wakefield’s famous Long Division festival in September! Look out for the release of the schedule and confirmed acts on June 30th! Blue Chandelier are our

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21 Jun

Y13 Leavers’ Celebration Arrangements

Dear Y13 students, Due to the recent increase in Covid cases, we will now be holding our leavers’ celebration on Friday 25 June at 4pm as LIVE STREAM ONLY. We are deeply disappointed to not be able to see you in person for this wonderful celebration of your 2 years with us. We hope that

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17 Jun

Important Information Regarding Induction

We are looking forward to welcoming you this week for one of our induction days. Please attend the day you have been invited to so we can keep numbers down and make sure you have a subject session that is running on that day. The day will give you a flavour of what New College

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30 Apr

New College Pontefract’s English Department shortlisted for the TES awards

Following on from the success of winning “Sixth Form College of the Year” and “Overall FE Provider of the Year” at last year’s awards, New College Pontefract has once again been shortlisted for a TES award, this time for its outstanding GCSE English results. The “Outstanding GCSE resits provision” shortlisting reflects the sustained efforts of

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22 Apr

Thinking Ahead – Careers Support for Year 12 Students

Here you can find the recording of the presentation that took place for Year 12 parents’ evening. Careers lead, Helen Lonsdale takes you through the careers support available at New College and how parents/carers can support their young person when making plans for when they leave college. 

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19 Apr


VIRTUAL OPEN EVENING FOR APPLICANTS – Weds 28 April – 5:30-6:30pm. Applied to study at New College from September? Want to have any last questions answered or even request a course change? Then make sure you join us for our virtual open event on Wednesday 28 April by visiting Our teachers, Progress Tutors, specialist

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16 Mar

Assessment and Revision Information Evening – RECORDING

On Monday 15 March from 5:30-6:30pm, we held a live event where we explained the rationale behind the remaining Y13 assessments, offered advice on how students should prepare for these, and also explained the process by which grades will be awarded this summer. Below you can see a recording the Microsoft Teams event. It is

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10 Mar


Join us on Monday 15 March from 5:30-6:30pm for our live event where we will explain the rationale behind the remaining Y13 assessments, offer advice on how students should prepare for these, and also explain the process by which grades will be awarded this summer. The first half of the event is relevant only to

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