Category Archives: News

09 Jan

Collection of Exam Certificates

Certificates – Academic Year 2016-17 – Now available for collection from NC Pontefract Reception Certificates from the academic year 2016-17 (Summer 2017) are now ready for collection.  Ideally, please collect them in person if possible between 8.30 – 4.00pm Monday – Friday from the main reception.  Please bring some photo I.D with you.  If you

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21 Dec

New College student earns place at top Netball academy

Current New College Pontefract student, Jessica Fox, has secured a place in the Leeds Rhinos High Performance Netball Academy. The programme is aimed at talented athletes who have the desire and potential to play at International and/or upper-League level. Jessica plays Goal Attack for Leeds Athletic Netball Club every Saturday and often on Sundays. Jessica

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21 Dec

New College duo making tracks in football careers

Ezra Pickles and Aleksandrs Starcenko, who both study BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport at New College Pontefract, are beginning on their journeys towards careers in the elite footballing world. Ezra has recently completed his FA Level 1 coaching certificate after volunteering at the A1 Football Factory in Knotttingley. Ezra began playing there on a weekly

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21 Dec

New College duo claim top spot in business investment challenge

Kate Taylor and Tomas Filek, both studying in their first year of a Business Studies A-Level at New College Pontefract, have won first prize in an Investment challenge held at Leeds Beckett University. The challenge, which took place in December, consisted of using a computer simulation to use virtual money from a client and invest

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14 Dec

New College Students Perform at Royal Albert Hall

New College Pontefract students, Tom Lewis and Charlotte Atkinson, have performed at London’s Royal Albert Hall. They were selected during the summer to perform at the Music for Youth Schools Proms at the Royal Albert Hall which took place in November. This is one of the largest youth music events in Europe, involving approximately 3,000

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27 Nov

New College Student receives Diana Award

Current New College Pontefract student, Maisie Graham, age 17 from Barnsley, has been awarded a prestigious Diana Award. The award recognises young people from around the world for going above and beyond in their daily lives to create and sustain positive change. They are awarded for selflessly transforming the lives of others. In April 2015,

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08 Nov

New College gains ‘Working Towards’ TASS accreditation

New College Pontefract has been awarded ‘Working Towards’ status, as part of the process of achieving TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme) Dual Career Accreditation. The scheme aims to support the academic life of gifted athletes, and is awarded to providers who can demonstrate an enhanced level of academic flexibility and understanding, allowing athletes to balance their

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