Category Archives: Vacancies

04 May

Student’s story leads to sponsorship

New College Pontefract student, Thomas Goodall, who took up cycling to help with his epilepsy symptoms, has now found sponsorship with homebuilder, Taylor Wimpey. The firm approached the college after reading Tom’s story, and have donated him the sum of £500 towards a new bike and cycling apparel. On receiving the money Tom said, “It’s

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03 May

Top five in national performance league table for the past 5 years

New College Pontefract is celebrating confirmation of an impressive five-year track record this month. The release of data by the DfE’s Education and Skills Funding Agency means that New College Pontefract is, for the fifth year in a row, in the top five of all sixth form colleges in the country for achievement. Achievement rates

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23 Feb

New College maintains its strong Oxbridge record

New College Pontefract has seen its strong track record with Oxbridge applicants continue into another year with a total of nine students receiving the offer of a place to study at one of the two elite universities. Five students have been accepted to study at Cambridge. Emelia Wood and Elisha Bagg have both secured places

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21 Feb

New College tops DfE tables once again

New College’s strength as a consistent provider of excellent post-16 education has once again come into the spotlight with the release of the latest figures from the Department for Education (DfE). The figures, based on last summer’s results, show that whatever post-16 option you are considering – school sixth forms, FE colleges, a sixth form

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11 Jan

New College Mathematics students receive multiple awards

New College Pontefract Mathematics students have had a busy few months this winter. In November, 37 students sat the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Senior Maths Challenge. 82,000 took part nationally with the top 10% receiving a gold certificate, the next 20% receiving a silver, and the following 30% receiving a bronze.  New College students accumulated

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21 Dec

New College Students Deliver Christmas Gifts to Pinderfields Children’s Ward

Chris Pugh and Kathryn Marsden, members of the Student Executive at New College Pontefract, have delivered Christmas presents to Wakefield’s Pinderfields Hospital Children’s Ward this week. As part of the group’s charity fundraising events, staff and students were asked to donate gifts that could be then given to children who would be spending Christmas in

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