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22 Jan

Textiles students take to the catwalk

New College Pontefract Textiles students have been working on a catwalk brief to produce ‘Objects of Desire’ for a project inspired by the company ‘Anthropologie.’ Cath Gray, Textiles tutor said “We get the students to discuss employability and where their studies could lead them. Currently we have past/ex students who design for big name companies such as ASOS and Charlotte Tilbury and

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15 Jan

New College Students Deliver Gifts to Pinderfields Children’s Ward

Developing strong links with the wider community helps New College students grow into mature young adults. Students and staff contributed a range of items to a gift drive, which members of the Student Executive at New College Pontefract then delivered to Pinderfields Hospital Children’s Ward in Wakefield. As part of the group’s charity fundraising events,

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20 Dec

New College Music Students Earn Place at Prestigious Conservatoire

New College Pontefract students, Charlotte Atkinson and Mikey Foley-Hall, have been successful in gaining entry to the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. The two students were among many hundreds of young people to apply for a place at the new £57 million teaching and performance facility, the first of its kind in the heart of Birmingham. “I

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23 Nov

New College student wins national cyber security competition

New College Pontefract student, Paul Brennan, 16 from Normanton, has won a prestigious national cyber security competition. Paul, along with his team ‘The Breachy Boys’, came first in the Cyber Discovery Manchester event. There were 170 students at the event in Manchester, who were selected to compete from amongst thousands of students who applied across

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19 Nov

Lest We Forget Show

New College’s Performing Arts department commemorated the 100 year anniversary of the end of WW1 this month with a moving performance for parents, staff and students. Commemorating the men and women who have lost their lives in war, the performances involved both curriculum and enrichment groups, giving them a platform to demonstrate their musical, dramatic and dancing abilities. There was

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13 Nov

Female gamers break down gender stereotypes

New College Pontefract has seen a significant increase in the number of female students taking up their BTEC Games Design course. Students at the top-ranked sixth form college have been challenging gender stereotypes about the gaming industry, making in-roads in an area once seen as an almost exclusively male domain. “We have seen the largest

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12 Nov

Parents’ Evening | Tuesday 20 November 2018 | 4:30pm-7:30pm

Parents’ Evening is taking place over 2 sessions on Tuesday 20 November. 1:00pm-3:30pm and 4:30pm-7:30pm. Students will be finishing at 12:10pm with buses departing at 12:15pm. If you haven’t booked already then you can use the online booking system at: Parents’ Evening system guide  

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29 Oct

OPEN EVENING | Wednesday 14 November 2018 | 5pm-8pm

Visit us on our open evening on Wednesday 14 November from 5pm-8pm.   After an A-Level review of marking, our 2018 results are now: 100% pass rate for A-Level with a college record 57.4% A*-B grades and 83% A*-C. 100% pass rate for BTEC with an incredible 91% achieving Distinction or Distinction*. Come and see

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26 Oct

NCLT achieves Investors in People benchmark

The trust behind two of the region’s key sixth form colleges has been recognised by a national body responsible for raising standards in leadership. The New Collaborative Learning Trust has been awarded the Investors in People standard, a signal that the trust is matching the highest standards across the country. The award followed an intensive

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