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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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17 Oct

New College Student turns to cycling to battle epilepsy

At the age of 5, New College Pontefract student Thomas Goodall was diagnosed with Absence Seizures, a type of epilepsy. These made learning very difficult in his first years at school. Then just when Thomas thought the seizures were starting to become under control, they returned at the age of 11 as nocturnal seizures and

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09 Oct

Former New College student to appear on hit BBC show ‘The Apprentice’

Former New College Pontefract student Joanna Jarjue is set to appear on hit BBC1 show ‘The Apprentice’. The long running reality TV series sees contestants compete to impress Sir Alan Sugar for a £250,000 business investment. Joanna came to New College from St Thomas à Becket Catholic Secondary School and attended here from 2010-2012. She

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28 Sep

NCTSA secures “pot of gold” for schools’ literacy project

The New Collaborative Teaching School Alliance, run from New College Pontefract, has been awarded government funding to improve children’s literacy across Wakefield. The DfE money will be used to finance an ambitious large-scale programme in which school leaders and literacy specialists will work in partnership to meet targets for children’s reading, writing and speaking. Project

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15 Sep

New College Sport Department Awarded Top Marks Again

New College Pontefract’s Sport & Physical Education department has been awarded the Quality Mark with Distinction from the Association for Physical Education for a second time. The top grade, which is awarded for a period of 3 years, is earned for ‘demonstrating outstanding commitment to improvement in Physical Education and Sport’. New College Principal, Richard

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