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19 May

Rugby Legend at New College

Seven-time Super League champion Kevin Sinfield paid a visit to New College Pontefract this week to talk to students and share the benefits of his wide experience in the sport. Kevin led an insightful and inspirational question and answer session with members of the college’s rugby league team, the Pontefract Titans. Students were able to

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26 Apr

New College students’ success in ABRSM exams

Six students from New College Pontefract have passed their Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music grade 5 theory exams. George Moulson, Hayley Martin, Sam Jordan, Lawrence Kirkley, Paris Mann and Alsiha Little studied for 2-3 hours per week at lunchtimes and after college as an enrichment activity. All six passed, with three being awarded

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Oliver Fox for England U18
21 Mar

England cap for New College student

New College sport student Oliver Fox has successfully been selected to represent the England’s U18 Rugby Union team. Ollie, who studies A-Level PE, Psychology and History, has already played against France and Scotland and is set to play Wales, later this month. He will then tour with the team in Wales in April where he

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Launch of revision week 2017.
07 Mar

Revision Campaign launches at New College Pontefract

A special week of activities launching the college’s revision campaign are taking place at New College Pontefract. Staff are wearing colourful rosettes to highlight how crucial the time leading up to the exam season is and all students have watched a film about revision recorded by staff and students. Activities include a revision club, extra

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Lauren Walker and Richard Fletcher of New College Pontefract.
21 Feb

New College Retains Leaders in Diversity Status

Having originally attained the prestigious award in May 2014, New College are pleased to announce they have successfully retained their Leaders in Diversity status in January 2017. Lauren Walker, Assistant Principal for Human Resources, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and recognition of our continued commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion for our college community. 

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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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