New College News

Welcome back!
by Vicky Marks, Mon, 07 Sep 2020 07:00

Dear New College students,

Welcome back to College: to meeting or seeing your College friends, teachers, progress tutors and peers; to earlier wake up times; to a more structured week; and to face to face teaching! There is a lot to look forward to and some adjustments to make too. We will soon get you settled in and we are confident that this is the right place to look after your academic and personal needs. Year 13 students, we are ready to help you to revisit some of the work that we covered during college closure. Year 12, we will make sure that any GCSE work that is needed as a foundation for your level 3 studies is explained and revisited. We will help you more than ever to prepare for assignments, assessments and exams. Listen to the advice you hear from us – we know what we are talking about!

Finally, please take collective responsibility for your health and safety. Wear a face covering outside of your lessons and tutorials, keep your hands clean, observe the one way systems and watch the safely video so that you know what to do if you have symptoms of Covid-19

Best wishes, Vicky and the Senior Leadership Team

Vicky Marks
Principal, New College Pontefract

One Big Dance
by Portal Admin, Mon, 06 Jul 2020 08:08

Click to watch the video by Project Leader Grace Goulding, learn the choreography, set up your space and get grooving!


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Fill in the form and send your video to and no later than 8 July


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Lockdown Lit – Writing Competition
by Portal Admin, Fri, 24 Apr 2020 14:11

Submit your entry here

Welcome Back
by Stuart Nash, Mon, 20 Apr 2020 07:47

Dear All,
I hope you have all had a good Easter break, and you and your families are keeping safe and well.
Thank you for engaging with the distance learning at the end of last term; unfortunately, we need to continue with this for at least another 3 weeks. I will be in touch as soon as I know when we are all able to return back to college again.
But for now, it is so important that you keep up with your studies and follow all the advice your teachers and progress tutors are giving you. We have a lot of content to get through and cannot afford to miss any teaching time. Remember, lessons start tomorrow. Make sure you are up in time!
You are all working towards either a Progression Exam (A-level/WJEC subjects) or a Progression Assignment (BTEC subjects). If we return to college by the May half-term break, the Progression Exams and Progression Assignment deadline will be at the end of June (as previously planned). If we return much later than this, we will move the Progression Exams to early September.
The Progression Exams and the Progression Assignments are very important, as they are used to inform us about your progression into Y13. For the vast majority of you, progression into Y13 will be straightforward, as you have worked hard all year, have good attendance and engaged well with all the distance learning set so far. However, for a few of you, those with poorer attendance, poorer work ethic and less engagement with distance learning, this is the time to prove to us that you really want to continue at college. I have faith in every one of you that this is possible. Work hard for these exams and assignments, and go for it!
Thank you once again for all the good work you have done so far, and I look forward to seeing all again soon.
Stay safe and look after yourselves,

IT Help when working from home
by NCLT IT Services, Tue, 24 Mar 2020 08:48

If you have any questions about working from home, please visit the FAQ page we have set up for staff and students –


If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, please feel free to log a support ticket via the contact details listed on the FAQ page.

Mental Health Support during the College Closure
by Portal Admin, Tue, 24 Mar 2020 08:46

De-stress for Test & Exam Success
by Portal Admin, Wed, 11 Mar 2020 10:24

Revision Countdown
by Bev O'Sullivan, Tue, 25 Feb 2020 11:50

Welcome back to this new half term. We hope everyone had an excellent half term holiday.

We are now in the final 10 college week revision period for Y13 A level students and the last push for BTEC students to ensure you get the best possible outcome for your qualification. It’s time to get organised so that you can approach this final stage of your New College journey with confidence. You will be receiving lots of advice about how to study effectively to ensure you are both successful and calm in this time-use this well and share any concerns with your tutors and teachers. Together, we can make this a really successful year. Good luck.


Applying to University
by NCLT IT Services, Mon, 24 Feb 2020 10:49

by Gary Lee, Tue, 04 Feb 2020 15:44