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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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09 May

Party candidates face New College students in political debate

New College Pontefract will host a question time debate on Friday 13 May, ahead of the European Union Referendum in June. Labour MP Yvette Cooper (Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford), Conservative MP Andrea Jenkyns (Morley and Outwood), Labour MEP Richard Corbett (Yorkshire and Humber) and UKIP MP Toby Horton (Thirsk and Malton) will be the line

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Fern Burnley competed in her third AoC Championships
27 Apr

New College students compete in the AoC Championships

New College Pontefract once again successfully competed in the national championships for the Association of Colleges in Newcastle this month. The outstanding sixth form provided students in 9 out of the 13 events possible including badminton, basketball and cricket. This meant there were no other college with a greater number of competitions covered. For some

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16 Mar

New student president elected for Sept 2016

New College Pontefract have elected the next student president for September 2016. Current Student President Thomas Talbot officially handed over the reins to the new Student President Jack Varley last week. The elected Student Executive President and Vice President sit on the College governing body and attend meetings. They also speak at college functions such

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15 Mar

Sport Relief at New College

Staff and students are putting on their most ambitious week of events yet to raise money for Sport Relief. In the build up to Friday, multiple events are taking place including staff vs student sports matches, a bake sale, pie the teacher and sponge the teacher. There will be staff vs students’ netball, a badminton

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15 Mar

Successful revision campaign launch week

A special week of activities to launch the college’s revision campaign took place at New College Pontefract last week. Staff wore revision shirts highlighting how crucial the time leading up to the exam season and all students watched a film about revision recorded by some of the college teachers. Students got in on the act,

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