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Senior Management Team for New College Pontefract.
21 Feb

New College Pontefract tops the DfE performance tables once again

The latest set of Department of Education tables have been released, revealing that New College Pontefract is the 6th best sixth form college in the country in terms of student progress when studying A-Levels. New College Pontefract are also in the top 10% nationally for A-Levels and the top 8% for vocational studies when it

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08 Feb

Drama student set to appear on new Channel 4 show

Drama student Hassan Murtaza at New College Pontefract has won his first TV role in the up and coming drama for Channel 4, ‘The ABC’. The 17-year-old, who also studies accounting and economics, will star in the drama, which premieres on Channel 4 in May. Hassan travelled to Manchester for a script read-through before being

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25 Jan

New College student wins top prize in Physics

Physics student Mason Parker at New College Pontefract has won the first prize in the 2016-17 Physics Challenge at the University of Lincoln, School of Mathematics and Physics. The Year 13 student, who also studies maths, further maths and chemistry, will be presented with his award before the first annual Robert Grosseteste Lecture in Astrophysics

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New College Teacher, Ceri Boyle.
17 Jan

New College Pontefract Teacher Wins Inspirational Award

One of New College’s outstanding English Teachers, Ceri Boyle has been awarded a prestigious honour with the University of Oxford for providing inspiration, support and encouragement to their Oxford candidates. Ceri, who is the Head of School of Language, Literature and Culture at the outstanding sixth form College will receive her accolade at the Inspirational

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05 Dec

New College student receives unconditional offers for top music schools

Music student Hannah Higson at New College Pontefract has been accepted to play the harp at both the Royal Northern School of Music and the Scottish Conservatoire, receiving an unconditional offer from both. Hannah’s achievement is all the more remarkable as there will only be 2 to 4 places at these music conservatoires for harp

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23 Nov

Boxing student packs a punch for English title belt

New College student Amy Bullock successfully won the English Youth title in the Night of Champions boxing event in Doncaster. The Year 12 student boxed at the Doncaster Dome event in October for the sought after title. Despite losing on a split decision, the sixth form student managed to secure a rematch at the Selby

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23 Nov

Clash of the Titans at Bigfellas Stadium

Pontefract Titans will go head to head next week in a battle for much needed points against Coleg Y Cymoedd for a place in the college premier league top spot. The New College elite rugby league team, who are currently second place on the college premier league table, will meet the former Welsh academy at

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16 Nov

New College Pontefract CEO receives OBE

Pauline Hagen, CEO of the New Collaborative Learning Trust, received her OBE from Her Majesty the Queen last week at Buckingham Palace in London. Pauline was awarded the OBE “for services to education”. In her role as Principal of New College Pontefract, she has led the college to a Grade 1 Ofsted report in 2013-14,

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09 Nov

New College sports students compete in Malta

Sports students at New College Pontefract enjoyed a tour in sunny Malta over half term which included coaching youngsters and competing against other clubs. Following an 18 day visit to Malta, 28 students from New College Pontefract achieved their Europass Mobility Award.They taught children sports and games in Maltese Schools and in the Maltese Community

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