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16 Sep

New College Bradford gets approval

The DfE have announced this morning that the New Collaborative Learning Trust’s bid to open a new 16-19 free school in Bradford has been approved. Pauline Hagen OBE, Chief Executive Officer of the trust, said: “We are delighted to have approval from the DfE for this exciting project. Work is already underway with our key

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09 Sep

Higher Education evening answers all your university questions

We our holding our “Higher Education Evening for Year 13 Parents” on Tuesday 20 September from 7.00pm until 8:30pm in the Students’ Union. This event will give parents and guardians the opportunity to find out more about the application process for university. Graham Crossley, Careers Manager, will explain the process and how to make an

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18 Aug

Gold Medals in Rio and Academic Medals in Pontefract

Students and staff at New College, Pontefract are celebrating another year of outstanding exam results. At A-Level, AS Level and in Applied General qualifications performance was exceptionally strong. Already an established provider of academic excellence, this year students at the college achieved results giving an overall pass rate of over 99%, a high grade rate

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06 Jul

New College students visit Auschwitz

Students from New College Pontefract visited Krakow in Poland this weekend as part of their studies at the Sixth Form College. A group of 26 psychology students went on a 4 day excursion to visit Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camp, Schindler’s factory, and the Jewish ghetto. Lindsay Barnes, New College teacher of psychology, said: “We

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21 Jun

New College students set to play for England

Three talented students from New College Pontefract have successfully been accepted into the England Colleges team. Tom Egan, Jack Render and Alex Clegg, all members of the Pontefract Titans CAT3 Academy run by New College and Featherstone Rovers, were all selected after impressing in Yorkshire trials. Ten players from the colleges’ premier rugby league team

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15 Jun

New College and Featherstone Rovers partnership

Featherstone Rovers and New College Pontefract are set to work together once again through the creation of a joint Category 3 Academy. This academy will provide the highest levels of education from an Ofsted outstanding provider and the expertise of a professional rugby league club. Students in the academy will benefit from strength and conditioning

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15 Jun

Beauty and the Beast comes to New College

Beauty and the Beast trailer New College Pontefract invites you to step into the enchanted world of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast this month at the John Godber Theatre. The sixth form college’s annual summer production this year pits Gaston and the Beast (John Broodhead) against each other to win the heart of Belle (Chelsea

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13 Jun

Pauline Hagen awarded an OBE

Pauline Hagen, Principal of New College Pontefract, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. “I am very proud and grateful for this recognition of work in the field of education,” commented Pauline. “Over the course of a career in the education system I have been reminded daily of just how important

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25 May

Sports Awards a great success

An array of awards were handed out to New College Pontefract students at this year’s Sports Awards ball. The event, hosted by the A1 Football Factory in Pontefract, saw students winning prizes for sports team of the year, including rugby, football and netball. Sports personality of the year went to Lois Whitaker and Coach of

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19 May

Best in the North of England for the second year running!

The latest set of figures from the DfE’s Skills Funding Agency have been released this month, revealing that New College Pontefract has the third highest achievement rate of any sixth form college in the country. This means that for the second year running, the college is the best sixth form college in the North of

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