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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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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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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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11 Sep

Gas repairs on Park Lane

🚧 🚦 The emergency gas works currently taking place on Park Lane are due to continue into next week with temporary traffic light in place. It is advisable to drop off and collect students from Pontefract Collieries car park on Beechnut Lane. Many Thanks

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04 Sep

2019 Bus pass information

Any students who have purchased a New College Pontefract Bus Pass – these will be available for collection at the LRC Info Desk starting on Monday 16 September.  Poppleton’s will be having a ‘grace period’ to allow students time to get their passes so they can get the bus without a pass.  This only lasts until Friday

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15 Aug

New College Pontefract achieves its best ever results

Students, staff and governors are proud and delighted with this year’s exam results, which have once again exceeded the outstanding performance achieved of previous years. Our A-Level students of 2019 achieved an overall pass rate of 100%, an A*-B (high grades) rate of 60%, which is the highest in the college’s history, and an A*-C

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