New College News

Inset Day & Christmas
by Gary Lee, Mon, 03 Dec 2018 14:55

Hi all


Just a reminder that Friday 14th December is a staff inset day. If you are missing lessons on this day your teachers will set you some extra DIL to keep on top of your studies.


We do not break up for Christmas until 4pm on Friday 21st December, at which point you have 2 full weeks where you are not required in college 🙂 .





Neil Mumby
Assistant Principal – New College, Pontefract

Christmas Concert
by Gary Lee, Fri, 30 Nov 2018 16:07

Video Links
by Richard Fletcher, Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:00

Students and parents please use the links below to watch the recently posted videos by the Principal.  The videos try to explain why we do what we do at New College.


Y12 A-Level students =


Y13 A-Level students =


Please note: The BTEC video will follow next week




Richard Fletcher

Brass Ensemble
by Gary Lee, Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:43

Principal’s update
by Richard Fletcher, Tue, 06 Nov 2018 09:06

Principal’s update

Welcome back everyone and I hope you had a lovely half-term break.

This is a 7 week half-term and will no doubt go very quickly. It is important you work hard up to the Christmas break in order to be able to enjoy the festive period.

What you do outside of the classroom will most probably have the biggest impact on your learning, so don’t forget to use this time wisely.

Remember, studying little and often is proven to be much more effective than last minute cramming.

With regards to DIL and revision; it’s not about what you do, it’s about the way that you do it.


As always please talk to your subject teachers or Progress Tutor if you ever need any further support outside of the classroom.


Best wishes




Richard Fletcher

Principal – New College, Pontefract

Year 12 Teacher Access Periods (TAPs)
by Gary Lee, Wed, 24 Oct 2018 07:17

Year 12 Teacher Access Periods (TAPs) are on timetables now.  

Please check carefully to see whether you are timetabled for extra support!

Lest We Forget
by Gary Lee, Tue, 23 Oct 2018 07:07

Christmas Craft Fair
by Gary Lee, Tue, 23 Oct 2018 07:01

Leavers Celebration
by Gary Lee, Tue, 09 Oct 2018 10:23

Student Parking – Important Notice
by Richard Fletcher, Mon, 01 Oct 2018 14:17

Student car parking important notice


From Monday 8th October there will be some changes to student car parking:


    1: We now have free additional parking for students in Pontefract Collieries football ground

    2: This is now an alternative car park to the existing rough ground

    3: This should be used instead of Beechnut lane.


    5: We are working with the police to keep these areas clear during the day.

    6: Parents should also use the football ground to pick up in.




Richard Fletcher

Principal – New College, Pontefract