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20 Oct

Student Awarded Highest Honour in Cadet Forces

New College student, Chloe Grieves has been awarded the appointment of Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet in recognition of her outstanding service in the army cadet force. She was one of only 12 cadets chosen from 8,500 in Yorkshire and the Humber to be given the Lord Lieutenant’s Certificate. She was awarded it by Brigadier John Wardle at

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06 Oct

Your Country Needs You

NEW College Performing Arts students are commemorating the beginning of World War 1 with an evening of music, dance and drama. Your Country Needs You is a one-off performance that marks a century since the outbreak of the Great War. Head of Performing Arts Phil Stokes said: ‘This is a production that has allowed our

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01 Oct

Student Awarded Rotary Club Prize for Leadership

NEW College student James Butterfield has received the Rotary Club’s award for Leadership. James went through an interview process at college, during which the Rotary Club had to decide whether he or another student would go on a residential trip to Hebdon Hay with all expenses paid. During the trip, James learned how to improve

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01 Oct

Rosie King Nominated for Yorkshire Children on Courage Award

Student Rosie King has been nominated for a Yorkshire Children of Courage Award for caring for her younger siblings, Daisy and Lenny, who both have a severe form of Asperger’s Syndrome. Rosie, who also has Asperger’s Syndrome, is a young campaigner for the National Autism Society. She is working on a government paper to improve

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29 Sep

NEW College Student Shortlisted for Award

Student Adam Lofthouse has been shortlisted for the WDH Love Where You Live awards in the Young Achiever category. Over a two month period Adam encouraged more than 1000 young people to support the democratic process in a campaign to determine the five topics to be debated by UK Youth Parliament members at the Make

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16 Sep

NEW College Students Visit Poland

Psychology students from NEW College Pontefract spent five days in Krakow, Poland this summer visiting Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps, Schindler’s Factory Museum and the Jewish ghetto and synagogue. Students applied their understanding from topics they are studying in the classroom to explain how orders to exterminate millions of innocent people were so easily carried

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12 Sep

NEW College Student Heads to Parliament

NEW College student, Simran Jandu is to represent the Wakefield area in the House of Commons in November at the Make Your Mark youth consultation. Make Your Mark is the UK’s biggest youth consultation and takes part in schools and colleges all over the UK. Students will vote on a range of topics to decide

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09 Sep

Record Number of Students at NEW College

NEW College Pontefract has enrolled a record-breaking number of students this year, with over 2100 choosing the college. These large numbers come after an outstanding Ofsted report in May and a record 99.4% pass rate of A Level results in 2013-14. The college has grown significantly in numbers in recent years. In 2008-2009 there were around

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15 Aug

Outstanding Results for an Outstanding College

Staff, students, parents and Governors at NEW College Pontefract are celebrating huge successes this week with the publication of exam results which are described by John Gough, Chair of Governors, as “absolutely exceptional”. With A level pass rates at 99.4%, high grade rates at 51% and 28 subjects out of 34 achieving a 100% pass

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16 Jun

NEW College receives AfPE Quality Mark award

NEW College’s Sport Department has received the Association for Physical Education’s ‘Quality Mark for Physical Education & Sport’ award with Distinction. NEW College were awarded the prestigious afPE Quality Mark for ‘demonstrating outstanding commitment to improvement in Physical Education and Sport’, becoming the first post-16 provider to achieve this. The afPE Quality Mark recognises the

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