Category Archives: News

05 Jun

New College teacher nominated for Oxford University Inspirational Teacher award

New College teacher, Mark Anderson, has received a nomination for a University of Oxford Inspirational Teachers Award. The University’s Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach Office runs the annual award scheme which recognises the crucial role teachers and careers advisors play in encouraging talented students in their schools or colleges. A selection of current first-year Oxford undergraduates

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21 May

New College students receive offers from Oxbridge

New College Pontefract has once again seen a healthy number of students gain offers from Oxbridge, with five students receiving the offer of a place to study at one of the two elite universities. Brian Coughlan, Oxbridge Programme, coordinator said “We are delighted that once again our students have successfully received offers of places at

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30 Mar

New College top college in Wakefield for student progress

New College Pontefract once again ranked as the top college in Wakefield for student progress. The release of the latest figures from the Department for Education (DfE) once again shows New College’s consistency as a provider of excellent post-16 education. The figures, based on last summer’s A-Level results, show that New College Pontefract has the

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24 Mar

Bursary Update

Dear Parent/Carer/Student We are unfortunately unable to process any new claims for the College bursary for the current 2019/20 academic year. The amount of funds we are provided with from the ESFA (Funding body) was set at the start of the year and we have made allocations to students based on this sum of money

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20 Mar

Bus Pass Refund Information

Any bus money is non-refundable as of the end of October. In order to support our bus companies in these difficult times and ensure they can continue to pay their staff we are still paying for these contracted services.  The bus pass is heavily subsidised at a cost of £230 to yourselves when it actually

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19 Mar

COVID-19 – College Closure

19 March 2020 COVID-19: College Closure Dear Parents/Carers and Students Following on from my last update, I’m writing to let you know that we have now been instructed to close the College after this Friday until further notice. Please note that this is a national closure – as you may have heard in the news

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