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17 Apr

NEW College success rates are third best in the country

The latest set of Department for Education success rate figures have been released this month, revealing that NEW College is the third best performing college in the whole of England. The table, released by the government’s Skills Funding Agency, measures success rates in 2013/14.  NEW College achieved its best ever figure of 93.8%. NEW College’s

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15 Apr

Want to improve your skills as a rugby player or just get fit?

Then don’t miss the opportunity to join the new touch league run by Castleford Tigers on Titan Park. The league will begin Thursday 23rd April with the first games kicking off at 6pm. All interested parties should see Andy Petch in the PE office to register a team or email andrew.petch@ncpontefract.ac.uk.

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31 Mar

NEW College students set for Rugby League National Final

Pontefract Titans are set for the Student Rugby League National Cup Final after their winning streak saw them beat St Mary’s College, Hull, in a stunning semi-final last week. The final, on Wednesday 29th April at 2pm, will be hosted at the Big Fellas stadium, the home of Featherstone Rovers. The NEW College Rugby League

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25 Mar

Party candidates set to face NEW College students in political debate

NEW College Pontefract will be hosting a question time debate on Friday 17th April, ahead of the general election in May. Labour MP Yvette Cooper (Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford), Conservative candidate Beth Prescott and Wakefield District UKIP representative Steve Ashton will be among the panelists participating in the event at the outstanding sixth form college.

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18 Mar

NEW College digs deep for Comic Relief

Staff and students at NEW College raised over a thousand pounds for Comic Relief this week. With a range of imaginative fund-raising activities from buying buns to shooting hoops in the Sports Hall, organisers managed to raise £1034.61 in just one day. “Many thanks to all those who collected, counted or contributed in any way

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11 Mar

NEW College students selected for Cambridge University Masterclass

Three NEW College Pontefract students are celebrating after being successfully offered places on masterclass courses at Cambridge University. The highly competitive courses are designed to provide A level students with the chance to experience typical undergraduate teaching at Cambridge University. Lydia Slack has been offered a place on the History masterclass at Pembroke College, whilst

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11 Mar

NEW College students raise money in aid of Help for Heroes

Help for Heroes were given a cash boost after students at NEW College raised £150 playing a 5-a-side tournament last month. The event, which took place at the A1 Football Factory in Pontefract, marked the centenary of the WWI truce where both sides stopped fighting and paused to play football. Seventy-five students took part and

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09 Mar

New College Doncaster gets the green light

The New College Doncaster Free School has been given approval by the Department for Education. The project, which is aiming to set up a new 16-19 sixth form college in the centre of Doncaster, is being developed by NEW College Pontefract. It plans to open to 500 new students in September 2016. Pauline Hagen, Principal

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