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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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23 Nov

Clash of the Titans at Bigfellas Stadium

Pontefract Titans will go head to head next week in a battle for much needed points against Coleg Y Cymoedd for a place in the college premier league top spot. The New College elite rugby league team, who are currently second place on the college premier league table, will meet the former Welsh academy at

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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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09 Nov

New College sports students compete in Malta

Sports students at New College Pontefract enjoyed a tour in sunny Malta over half term which included coaching youngsters and competing against other clubs. Following an 18 day visit to Malta, 28 students from New College Pontefract achieved their Europass Mobility Award.They taught children sports and games in Maltese Schools and in the Maltese Community

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09 Nov

Financial boost for business students

Finance students Mel Greenwood and Clay Cox received an offer of funding from The London Institute of Banking and Finance upon completion of their studies here at New College Pontefract. Mel achieved an A* and Clay achieved an A in the Financial Certificate before progressing to the Financial Diploma course. The IFS university offers two

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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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