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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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13 Nov

Female gamers break down gender stereotypes

New College Pontefract has seen a significant increase in the number of female students taking up their BTEC Games Design course. Students at the top-ranked sixth form college have been challenging gender stereotypes about the gaming industry, making in-roads in an area once seen as an almost exclusively male domain. “We have seen the largest

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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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26 Oct

NCLT achieves Investors in People benchmark

The trust behind two of the region’s key sixth form colleges has been recognised by a national body responsible for raising standards in leadership. The New Collaborative Learning Trust has been awarded the Investors in People standard, a signal that the trust is matching the highest standards across the country. The award followed an intensive

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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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09 Oct

NCLT recognised for excellence in equality

New College Pontefract’s parent trust has won a national award for leadership in promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. The New Collaborative Learning Trust won the Leaders in Diversity Award following a rigorous assessment based on various criteria, including staff interviews and student surveys. The trust’s staff were praised for a commitment to building a culture

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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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