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30th November 2021

Art Foundation given private audience with Joana Vasconcelos

The Art Foundation students at New College Pontefract were given a private audience with the internationally renowned Portuguese artist, Joana Vasconcelos, who is presently exhibiting at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Having flown in from Portugal Friday morning she kindly gave 2 hours of her time to take the students on a tour of her...

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17th November 2021

Department for Education update regarding the availability of second vaccinations for 16 and 17 year olds

The Department for Education have provided an update about the availability of second vaccinations for 16 and 17 year olds (see below). 16 and 17 year olds will be able to make bookings for a second vaccination at local vaccination centres from Monday 22nd November as long as there is a gap of at least 12 weeks since your...

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3rd November 2021

OPEN EVENING – Tuesday 16 November – 4:30-7:30pm

Our first open event of the academic year for September 2022 entry was a fantastic success. It was great to see so many prospective students checking out the college. If you couldn’t make it, or want to have a second visit to find out even more, then come along on Tuesday 16 November from...

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1st October 2021

Y12 Parents’ Welcome Evening Recording

Here you can watch the recording of our Y12 parents’ welcome evening and download the accompanying...

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27th September 2021

OPEN SATURDAY – 16 October 2021, 10am-2pm

After what feels like forever, we can once again open our doors for our first open event of the academic year for September 2022 entry. Come along on Saturday 16 October from 10am-2pm to take a look around the TES 2020 Sixth Form College and Overall FE Provider of the Year and find out...

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22nd September 2021

Welcome back event for Y13

Here you can watch the recording of the Y13 welcome back event that took place on Tuesday 21 September...

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20th September 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Site at New College Pontefract

On Monday 4/10/21 and Friday 8/10/21 between 10am and 2pm there will be an NHS vaccination team at New College Pontefract. They will be offering COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and students who are not yet fully vaccinated (second vaccinations will only be given to individuals 8 weeks after their first vaccination). A team of NHS...

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9th September 2021

Visual Arts Exhibition

Take a look at our Visual Arts students’ fantastic work on their own bespoke exhibition...

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12th August 2021

GCSE RESULTS AND ENROLMENT INFORMATION

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11th August 2021

New College achieves fantastic results in another challenging year

We are proud and delighted with this year’s exam results, which have followed on from the outstanding performance achieved in previous years. Our A-Level students of 2021 achieved an overall pass rate of 99.8%, and an A*-B (high grades) rate of 69%, which is the highest in the college’s history. This once again highlights...

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10th August 2021

College Statement – Results Day Cedar Issue

This morning at 8.40am NCLT’s server environment experienced a hardware fault that caused CEDAR to perform intermittently and be inaccessible, this resulting in students not being able to log onto the system successfully and retrieve their results.  This was beyond the control of the college, however we are so disappointed for the students who...

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9th August 2021

New College Student wins Bronze award at the 2021 Pearson BTEC Awards

We are delighted for New College student, Harmandeep Kaur, who won a bronze award in the BTEC Business and Enterprise Learner of the Year category at the 2021 BTEC Awards. The BTEC Awards is an annual competition where the outstanding achievements of BTEC learners, tutors, teachers, schools and colleges around the world are recognised...

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6th July 2021

Important Information Regarding Induction

What you need to know about upcoming induction...

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6th July 2021

Music students to take part in music festival

3 New College bands are to appear at the Long Division Festival in...

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25th June 2021

National Honours for New College’s Inspirational P.E. Department

New College Pontefract’s PE and Sports Studies department have won the Silver Award as FE Team of the Year from the Pearson National Teaching Awards, following their outstanding commitment to changing the lives of the students they work with every day.  The award means they go on to a short list of a handful...

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22nd June 2021

Music students to take part in music festival

The music students at New College Pontefract are certainly looking to the future post lockdown restrictions. 3 of our bands have applied and been successful in securing a booking for Wakefield’s famous Long Division festival in September! Look out for the release of the schedule and confirmed acts on June 30th! Blue Chandelier are...

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21st June 2021

Y13 Leavers’ Celebration Arrangements

Dear Y13 students, Due to the recent increase in Covid cases, we will now be holding our leavers’ celebration on Friday 25 June at 4pm as LIVE STREAM ONLY. We are deeply disappointed to not be able to see you in person for this wonderful celebration of your 2 years with us. We hope...

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17th June 2021

Important Information Regarding Induction

We are looking forward to welcoming you this week for one of our induction days. Please attend the day you have been invited to so we can keep numbers down and make sure you have a subject session that is running on that day. The day will give you a flavour of what New...

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9th June 2021

New College Pontefract student benefits from support of college in joining prestigious summer school

New College Pontefract tries to ensure it provides full support to students throughout their time at college, encouraging them when considering progression onto university, apprenticeships and employment. A recent example of a student who has benefitted from this is Thomas Shorthouse, a Year 13 student who has just finished two years at New College....

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24th May 2021

May Revision Workshops

Below is the schedule of May half term revision workshops that will be running at college. Click to...

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24th May 2021

New College dance student pursues lifelong ambition after being accepted into prestigious Performing Arts college

New College Pontefract prides itself on the support it gives to students, not only with the courses they study whilst they are with us but also with the advice and encouragement they get whilst exploring their progression to universities, colleges, apprenticeships and employment. Rebecca Johnson, a Year 13 student who recently completed her two...

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21st May 2021

New College students complete self-defence course as part of expanding enrichment programme

New College Pontefract have a wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer, which is expanding every year. One recent addition has been a self-defence class, encouraging students to think about their own personal safety. The course, provided by Chuldow Martial Arts in Royston, assessed students on their technical competence and then required them to...

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20th May 2021

BBC’s ‘The Apprentice’ comes to New College Pontefract

BBC’s ‘The Apprentice’ finalist and motivational speaker Adam Corbally visited New College Pontefract this month to share his inspirational story.  The audience of Business Studies students and Year 12s undertaking the Student Leadership Development Programme were given insights into Adam’s success. Adam shared his motivational journey, charting his rise as an entrepreneur and business...

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19th May 2021

New College students see success on Grade 5 Theory enrichment

Four students of New College Pontefract have seen success after taking part in the Grade 5 Theory offered by the college as part of their enrichment programme. The Grade 5 Theory is a music enrichment that can be taken by the students alongside their curricular studies, and is often popular with students in the...

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30th April 2021

New College Pontefract’s English Department shortlisted for the TES awards

Following on from the success of winning “Sixth Form College of the Year” and “Overall FE Provider of the Year” at last year’s awards, New College Pontefract has once again been shortlisted for a TES award, this time for its outstanding GCSE English results. The “Outstanding GCSE resits provision” shortlisting reflects the sustained efforts...

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22nd April 2021

Thinking Ahead – Careers Support for Year 12 Students

Here you can find the recording of the presentation that took place for Year 12 parents’ evening. Careers lead, Helen Lonsdale takes you through the careers support available at New College and how parents/carers can support their young person when making plans for when they leave...

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19th April 2021

VIRTUAL OPEN EVENING FOR APPLICANTS – Weds 28 April, 5:30-6:30pm

VIRTUAL OPEN EVENING FOR APPLICANTS – Weds 28 April – 5:30-6:30pm. Applied to study at New College from September? Want to have any last questions answered or even request a course change? Then make sure you join us for our virtual open event on Wednesday 28 April by visiting openevent.ncpontefract.ac.uk Our teachers, Progress Tutors,...

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19th April 2021

New College teacher nominated for Oxford University Inspirational Teacher award

New College teacher nominated for Oxford University Inspirational Teacher...

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19th March 2021

Easter revision schedule for New College Pontefract

The Easter break starts as of Friday 26th March, but for those who are coming into college for revision, view the timetable of sessions...

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16th March 2021

Assessment and Revision Information Evening – RECORDING

On Monday 15 March from 5:30-6:30pm, we held a live event where we explained the rationale behind the remaining Y13 assessments, offered advice on how students should prepare for these, and also explained the process by which grades will be awarded this summer. Below you can see a recording the Microsoft Teams event. It...

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11th March 2021

Talented New College music student gains place at Yorkshire Young Musicians

Harrison Tennick, a 16-year-old New College music student, has recently been given the opportunity to join the Yorkshire Young Musicians (YYM). Formerly of Carleton High School, Harrison is presently studying 3 A-Levels at New College Pontefract, and has flourished in his time at the college, leading to him becoming a part of the scheme...

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10th March 2021

ASSESSMENT AND REVISION: Information Evening

Join us on Monday 15 March from 5:30-6:30pm for our live event where we will explain the rationale behind the remaining Y13 assessments, offer advice on how students should prepare for these, and also explain the process by which grades will be awarded this summer. The first half of the event is relevant only...

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8th March 2021

Exam Certificate Collection – UPDATE

As staff are involved with the Covid Mass Testing for our students between 8 – 19th March – please collect your certificates from Monday 22nd March onwards.  Please read details HERE for more information. Thank...

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4th March 2021

Excellence Academy Information Evening Recording

Thank you to everyone who attended our Excellence Academy Information Evening last night, we hope you found it useful. Below is the recording of the event for anybody that couldn’t attend or would like to watch it...

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1st March 2021

Important information: Covid testing and final assessments

Below are links to letters regarding our Covid19 testing schedule and the awarding of final...

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1st March 2021

Application deadline now passed

Applications to study with us for September 2021 are now closed. Any applications received after the 1 March deadline will only be called for an admissions interview in the unlikely event that the college is undersubscribed. Many thanks and welcome to all of our 2021 applicants! We can’t wait to meet you at one...

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29th January 2021

New Collaborative Learning Trust retains the Leaders In Diversity Award

New Collaborative Learning Trust, the Trust behind a chain of highly successful sixth form colleges and a secondary academy, has once again been given national recognition for its work in equality, diversity and inclusion, one of a limited number of organisations across the country to achieve this award.  NCLT’s retention of the award follows...

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29th January 2021

Updated information regarding the collection of exam certificates

College is currently closed to visitors and the Exams Staff are currently working from home – therefore is not possible to collect certificates until the college reopens Under normal circumstances, Summer 2020 certificates would be available to collect from January 2021 onwards; however, following Government guidance, the college is currently closed and staff are...

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8th January 2021

New College secures top national award for PE provision

New College Pontefract has been recognised by the Association for Physical Education, who have awarded the college an afPE Quality Mark with Distinction, for the college’s PE, sport and physical activity provision, marking the department out as one of the best in the country. The award, which the college also secured in 2017, lasts...

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8th December 2020

New College Pontefract’s first ever ‘Virtual Open Event’ turns out to be a great success

New College Pontefract hosted its first ever ‘Virtual Open Event’ in November, in what turned out to be a great success. The college, recently voted Sixth-Form College and Overall FE Provider of the Year in the TES FE Awards 2020, took the decision to host their first Virtual Open Event in response to the...

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20th October 2020

New College Pontefract is the country’s top post-16 further education provider

New College Pontefract has won the country’s highest award for its sector, claiming the title of Sixth Form College of the Year and Overall FE Provider of the Year, at the TES FE Awards this month.  Shortlisted for Sixth Form College of the Year earlier in 2020, the college had to wait eight months to discover that it had beaten...

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16th October 2020

New College Pontefract wins double at the 2020 TES FE Awards

We are delighted to have been named as SIXTH FORM COLLEGE OF THE YEAR and OVERALL FE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR at the 2020 TES FE Awards!! We are beyond proud of all of our amazing students and staff! Overall FE provider of the yearNew College Pontefract New College Pontefract is one of the...

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13th October 2020

New College Pontefract hosts its first “virtual” Open Evening on November 18th

New College Pontefract will be running a live “virtual” Open Evening on November 18th from 5.00pm to 8.00pm. The event will include presentations and live Q&A sessions with every subject area, as well as important other teams such as the Progress Tutors, study support, careers and the LRC.  “We are really looking forward to...

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16th September 2020

Efforts from New College work experience students benefit over 300 local care homes, schools and nurseries during lockdown

Over the last six months, everybody has had to adapt the way we live due to current circumstances. Despite this, the testing times did not stop our students making a positive contribution to the local community. During lockdown, students of New College rose to the challenge of supporting the local community whilst developing work...

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14th September 2020

Collection of Exam Certificates

Click HERE to see the updated information regarding the collection of exam...

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14th September 2020

New College’s Leadership Team win a National Teaching Award

New College Pontefract’s senior team have won a silver Pearson National Teaching Award for FE Team of the Year. The award reflects the success that the leadership team have had over the past five years, with the expansion of the college, the creation of two sister colleges and the consistent outstanding success rates of...

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17th August 2020

Statement Regarding A-Level Centre Assessment Grades

Click below to access our statement on Centre Assessment...

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14th August 2020

New College achieves excellent results in the midst of unprecedented difficulties

Students from New College Pontefract have continued their record of excellent outcomes, despite the difficulties of working with a controversial assessment system.  This year’s cohort achieved an A-Level pass rate of 99.5% and over 55% of students achieved an A*-B. In BTEC courses, 94% of students achieved a high grade, i.e. a distinction or...

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5th June 2020

New College teacher nominated for Oxford University Inspirational Teacher award

New College teacher, Mark Anderson, has received a nomination for a University of Oxford Inspirational Teachers Award. The University’s Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach Office runs the annual award scheme which recognises the crucial role teachers and careers advisors play in encouraging talented students in their schools or colleges. A selection of current first-year Oxford...

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21st May 2020

New College students receive offers from Oxbridge

New College Pontefract has once again seen a healthy number of students gain offers from Oxbridge, with five students receiving the offer of a place to study at one of the two elite universities. Brian Coughlan, Oxbridge Programme, coordinator said “We are delighted that once again our students have successfully received offers of places...

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