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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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13 Jun

End of Year Art Exhibition

This will be the first year showcasing the work of Foundation Diploma in Art and Design students which will be exhibited in conjunction with this years A-level Fine Art, Photography and Textiles work. We are also celebrating the colleges, and the departments, grade 1 ‘outstanding’ OFSTED report and the opening of our new Visual Arts

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12 Jun

NEW College Win the Yorkshire and Humberside T20 Finals

NEW College cricket team beat Leeds City College in the Outdoor T20 cricket format to become the best cricket team in Yorkshire and the Humber this week. They beat Leeds in the penultimate over in a thrilling final at York County Cricket Club to win the Outdoor T20 competition for the first time. In the

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11 Jun

NEW College Achieves Leaders in Diversity Award

  NEW College has achieved Leaders in Diversity Standard at Stage 3.  It is one of only 5 institutions in the country to have achieved the award. The award is aimed at organisations who want to become recognised as amongst the best in the country in their sector. Caroline Tyler from the National Centre for

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10 Jun

Annual 412 Dance Showcase

Last week saw the second annual 412 Dance Theatre showcase in association with NEW College Pontefract. Dance students from the age of 4 upwards impressed packed audiences with their talent, discipline and performance skills. An after-school club based at The Performance Academy, NEW College, 412’s showcase was an undeniable hit. Ella Daley, Artistic Director of

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02 Jun

Sophie Weaver is Student of the Year in the Yorkshire Region

NEW College student, Sophie Weaver, has been awarded ‘Student of the Year’ in the Yorkshire Region by the British Sport Colleges for leadership and volunteering. The ceremony took place at St. George’s Park in Burton-Upon-Trent where Sophie was rewarded for her perseverance, personal achievement and her contribution to developing sporting opportunities, both within college and

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15 May

NEW College Pontefract celebrates Ofsted Outstanding

NEW College was inspected in April and the report has now been published. The 13-strong team of Her Majesty’s Inspectors spent a week in the college carrying out a full inspection. They judged the college to be Grade 1, Outstanding, in every area. The full report can be found here but the summary grades are as

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15 May

Centre commended for exemplary leadership skills development

NEW College Pontefract has today been recognised for their exceptional contribution to leadership development and volunteer deployment in their community. Sports Leaders UK awarded their good practice by granting them Leadership Academy status and marked the occasion with the presentation of a plaque. Sports Leaders UK is a charity that changes lives by equipping people

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