Category Archives: News

15 Jan

New College Students Deliver Gifts to Pinderfields Children’s Ward

Developing strong links with the wider community helps New College students grow into mature young adults. Students and staff contributed a range of items to a gift drive, which members of the Student Executive at New College Pontefract then delivered to Pinderfields Hospital Children’s Ward in Wakefield. As part of the group’s charity fundraising events,

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20 Dec

New College Music Students Earn Place at Prestigious Conservatoire

New College Pontefract students, Charlotte Atkinson and Mikey Foley-Hall, have been successful in gaining entry to the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. The two students were among many hundreds of young people to apply for a place at the new £57 million teaching and performance facility, the first of its kind in the heart of Birmingham. “I

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23 Nov

New College student wins national cyber security competition

New College Pontefract student, Paul Brennan, 16 from Normanton, has won a prestigious national cyber security competition. Paul, along with his team ‘The Breachy Boys’, came first in the Cyber Discovery Manchester event. There were 170 students at the event in Manchester, who were selected to compete from amongst thousands of students who applied across

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19 Nov

Lest We Forget Show

New College’s Performing Arts department commemorated the 100 year anniversary of the end of WW1 this month with a moving performance for parents, staff and students. Commemorating the men and women who have lost their lives in war, the performances involved both curriculum and enrichment groups, giving them a platform to demonstrate their musical, dramatic and dancing abilities. There was

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12 Nov

Parents’ Evening | Tuesday 20 November 2018 | 4:30pm-7:30pm

Parents’ Evening is taking place over 2 sessions on Tuesday 20 November. 1:00pm-3:30pm and 4:30pm-7:30pm. Students will be finishing at 12:10pm with buses departing at 12:15pm. If you haven’t booked already then you can use the online booking system at: Parents’ Evening system guide  

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29 Oct

OPEN EVENING | Wednesday 14 November 2018 | 5pm-8pm

Visit us on our open evening on Wednesday 14 November from 5pm-8pm.   After an A-Level review of marking, our 2018 results are now: 100% pass rate for A-Level with a college record 57.4% A*-B grades and 83% A*-C. 100% pass rate for BTEC with an incredible 91% achieving Distinction or Distinction*. Come and see

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22 Oct

New College Variety Event – Lest We Forget

Tickets are on sale for our variety event (Lest We Forget)on 8/11 to commemorate all those who lost their lives in war. Dance, Drama and Music students are involved, mainly from our enrichment groups. The Corps of Drums from the “Yorkshire Volunteers Band” are also making an appearance. Tickets are £3 and £1.50 and all money

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21 Sep

New College Music Students Excel in Summer Exams

7 music students from New College Pontefract have excelled themselves in their ABRSM and RockSchool music examinations in the Summer session. The students study music, have instrumental lessons, or have attended a music enrichment offered at the college. The achievements include: Alfie Harding – Drums Grade 6 Alex Wardle – Drums Grade 6 with Distinction Amelia

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19 Sep

OPEN SATURDAY – 13th October 2018 – 10am-2pm

Come along to our first open event of the year on Saturday 13th October 2018 from 10am-2pm. Come and see why we consistently achieve outstanding results and see why we are one of the top 5 sixth form colleges in the country for student achievement! In 2018 our results were: 100% pass rate for A-Level with

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