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31 Jan

New College Pontefract achieves award for careers work

New College Pontefract has been recognised for its outstanding careers work this week, having been awarded the Quality in Careers Standard by Prospects, a national body responsible for assessing careers work in schools and colleges.  The Quality in Careers Standard is awarded to schools and colleges who can demonstrate the importance they place on careers

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30 Jan

Future engineer inspired through national collaboration programme

New College student Max Clayton With the deadline for UCAS applications recently closing, one of our Year 13 students, Max Clayton, has been inspired to apply for engineering courses at university as a result of taking part in a national initiative. The ‘Fast Trackers’ project, led by Network Rail and Mott Macdonald, ran from March

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14 Jan

Arguing their way to success

New College Pontefract’s debating society held its annual debating competition this week with a lively event during which four teams competed to claim the winner’s trophy. The event involved teams presenting opening and closing speeches in favour or against a proposal, whilst also taking questions from the audience of staff and students. The topics covered

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14 Jan

FINAL OPEN EVENING – Thursday 6 February – 5-7pm

Visit us on our Open Evening on Thursday 6 February from 5pm-7pm.Our results of 2019 saw us achieve record breaking high grades! Come and see why we consistently achieve these outstanding results and see why we are one of the top 5 sixth form colleges in the country for student achievement! Speak to students and

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13 Dec

New College students quiz candidates in climate change husting

New College Pontefract recently hosted a hustings for candidates to become Pontefract’s next MP. Participants joined in a question and answer session with students, followed by a debate on current political affairs. Taking place in the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) on Friday 29th November, representatives of all the major parties standing in the election were

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05 Nov

OPEN EVENING – Wednesday 20 November – 5-8pm

Visit us on our Open Evening on Wednesday 20 November from 5pm-8pm. Our 2019 results were record breaking with: 100% pass rate for A-Level with a college record 60% A*-B grades and 87% A*-C. 100% pass rate for BTEC with an incredible 92% achieving Distinction or Distinction*. Come and see why we consistently achieve these

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31 Oct

New College Student becomes 3x Junior World Tae Kwon Do Champion

Current New College Pontefract student, Harry Willmott, 16 from Crofton, has recently become a three-time world champion in Tae Kwon Do. After winning a silver medal in the under 18 forms category and 2x bronzes in team categories with his sister. In total, Harry achieved 2x bronzes, 1x silver and 1x gold, meaning he is

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23 Oct

Message from the CEO to all our college communities

Dear friends, Many of you will be aware that I am retiring from my post as CEO of the Trust at the end of October. I would like to take the opportunity to mark the occasion with a few words, which, of course,  will never be enough to say all that I feel. It has

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02 Oct

New Collaborative Learning Trust achieves Wakefield workplace wellbeing charter

New College Pontefract’s multi-academy trust has been recognised by Wakefield Council as an exemplary model of a healthy and productive workplace. New Collaborative Learning Trust was awarded the Wakefield Workplace Wellbeing Charter due to the trust’s success in meeting the charter’s five objectives. These include promoting a physically active and productive workforce that are able

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26 Sep


Applications are now open to study with us in September 2020. You can view our Prospectus HERE. You can access the online application form HERE. The closing date for applications is Friday 1 March 2020. Applications will still be accepted after this date, but priority will be given to people who meet the deadline. We had a

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