Tag Archives: New College Pontefract

Launch of revision week 2017.
07 Mar

Revision Campaign launches at New College Pontefract

A special week of activities launching the college’s revision campaign are taking place at New College Pontefract. Staff are wearing colourful rosettes to highlight how crucial the time leading up to the exam season is and all students have watched a film about revision recorded by staff and students. Activities include a revision club, extra

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08 Feb

Drama student set to appear on new Channel 4 show

Drama student Hassan Murtaza at New College Pontefract has won his first TV role in the up and coming drama for Channel 4, ‘The ABC’. The 17-year-old, who also studies accounting and economics, will star in the drama, which premieres on Channel 4 in May. Hassan travelled to Manchester for a script read-through before being

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25 Jan

New College student wins top prize in Physics

Physics student Mason Parker at New College Pontefract has won the first prize in the 2016-17 Physics Challenge at the University of Lincoln, School of Mathematics and Physics. The Year 13 student, who also studies maths, further maths and chemistry, will be presented with his award before the first annual Robert Grosseteste Lecture in Astrophysics

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New College Teacher, Ceri Boyle.
17 Jan

New College Pontefract Teacher Wins Inspirational Award

One of New College’s outstanding English Teachers, Ceri Boyle has been awarded a prestigious honour with the University of Oxford for providing inspiration, support and encouragement to their Oxford candidates. Ceri, who is the Head of School of Language, Literature and Culture at the outstanding sixth form College will receive her accolade at the Inspirational

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05 Dec

New College student receives unconditional offers for top music schools

Music student Hannah Higson at New College Pontefract has been accepted to play the harp at both the Royal Northern School of Music and the Scottish Conservatoire, receiving an unconditional offer from both. Hannah’s achievement is all the more remarkable as there will only be 2 to 4 places at these music conservatoires for harp

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23 Nov

Boxing student packs a punch for English title belt

New College student Amy Bullock successfully won the English Youth title in the Night of Champions boxing event in Doncaster. The Year 12 student boxed at the Doncaster Dome event in October for the sought after title. Despite losing on a split decision, the sixth form student managed to secure a rematch at the Selby

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16 Nov

New College Pontefract CEO receives OBE

Pauline Hagen, CEO of the New Collaborative Learning Trust, received her OBE from Her Majesty the Queen last week at Buckingham Palace in London. Pauline was awarded the OBE “for services to education”. In her role as Principal of New College Pontefract, she has led the college to a Grade 1 Ofsted report in 2013-14,

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07 Oct

England Squash team nets New College student

New College sport student Ellen Cooper has successfully been selected to represent the England’s women squash team.  Ellen, who also studies Business, Chemistry and Maths, has been playing the sport for England since she was just 12 years old and last weekend saw the Year 12 student win the under 19s Yorkshire tournament. This means

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07 Oct

Music student set to play at the Royal Albert Hall

Music student Siobhan Thomas at New College Pontefract will be playing at the Royal Albert Hall in November with the Wakefield Percussion Ensemble.  The Year 13 student, who also studies Geography, History and Law, plays the drums and will be in the starting line up for the opening night at the school proms.  Siobhan said:

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07 Oct

New College hosts Oxbridge event

New College hosted an Oxbridge Event on Friday, 7 October, and welcomed Michael Sutherland, the Admissions Tutor for Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.  The event saw over 60 Yr11 students from six feeder schools in the region attend the outstanding sixth form College to find out more about how New College can support students in the

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