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07 Oct

England Squash team nets New College student

New College sport student Ellen Cooper has successfully been selected to represent the England’s women squash team.  Ellen, who also studies Business, Chemistry and Maths, has been playing the sport for England since she was just 12 years old and last weekend saw the Year 12 student win the under 19s Yorkshire tournament. This means

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07 Oct

Music student set to play at the Royal Albert Hall

Music student Siobhan Thomas at New College Pontefract will be playing at the Royal Albert Hall in November with the Wakefield Percussion Ensemble.  The Year 13 student, who also studies Geography, History and Law, plays the drums and will be in the starting line up for the opening night at the school proms.  Siobhan said:

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07 Oct

New College hosts Oxbridge event

New College hosted an Oxbridge Event on Friday, 7 October, and welcomed Michael Sutherland, the Admissions Tutor for Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.  The event saw over 60 Yr11 students from six feeder schools in the region attend the outstanding sixth form College to find out more about how New College can support students in the

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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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