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Oliver Fox for England U18
21 Mar

England cap for New College student

New College sport student Oliver Fox has successfully been selected to represent the England’s U18 Rugby Union team. Ollie, who studies A-Level PE, Psychology and History, has already played against France and Scotland and is set to play Wales, later this month. He will then tour with the team in Wales in April where he

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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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Lauren Walker and Richard Fletcher of New College Pontefract.
21 Feb

New College Retains Leaders in Diversity Status

Having originally attained the prestigious award in May 2014, New College are pleased to announce they have successfully retained their Leaders in Diversity status in January 2017. Lauren Walker, Assistant Principal for Human Resources, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and recognition of our continued commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion for our college community. 

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Senior Management Team for New College Pontefract.
21 Feb

New College Pontefract tops the DfE performance tables once again

The latest set of Department of Education tables have been released, revealing that New College Pontefract is the 6th best sixth form college in the country in terms of student progress when studying A-Levels. New College Pontefract are also in the top 10% nationally for A-Levels and the top 8% for vocational studies when it

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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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