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31 May

New College Pontefract accredited by ground-breaking dual career scheme

New College Pontefract is leading the way with supporting talented athletes in education in England, having been accredited by an innovative Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) initiative. The Sport England-funded Scheme believes that every young person on a talent pathway should have the opportunity to gain qualifications alongside their sporting pursuits and have the chance

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24 May

Leavers’ Assembly 2018

The year 13s attended their leavers’ assembly today. The event started with some music from performing arts and music students. This was followed by a talk from Principal, Richard Fletcher. Next up was the excellent ‘memories’ slideshow that contained photos, videos, messages from teachers & tutors and even some DIL memes! Awards were then given

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23 May

Student shortlisted for writing award

Current New College Pontefract student, Mia Lofthouse, 17 from Castleford, has been shortlisted for the Wicked Young Writers award. The award, now in its 8th year, is a chance for young people aged between 5 and 25, to get creative and write about anything they choose. There were over 4500 entries, competing in 6 age categories.

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11 May

Sports Awards 2018 Gallery

New College’s sports stars celebrated another successful season with the annual sports awards on Wednesday 9th May. Check out the photo gallery here:

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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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01 May

Art Students Exhibition – Paris in the Park.

Students from New College Pontefract’s Foundation Diploma in Art & Design course held their annual exhibition, ‘Paris in the Park’ last week. The students were allocated space in Pontefract park to install their work, with all staff and students from the college invited outside to discover all of the pieces. This weather was especially kind

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28 Mar

Application Deadline – Monday 16th April

Our deadline for applications is MONDAY 2nd APRIL. You can still apply after this date but priority will be given to applications received before the deadline and you will be placed on our waiting list. We have received over 2100 applications for September 2018 so make sure you get your application in to join our

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