New College Pontefract is committed to providing young people in the local community and surrounding areas the chance to develop their sporting ability, and shine on the highest possible stage all whilst gaining an outstanding education and creating a TASS Dual Career.
At New College you will have the opportunity to study a wide range of level three courses including both A Level and BTEC alongside your chosen sport.
Our Mission is to provide dynamic, high quality learning experiences in a supportive, inclusive environment, enabling both sporting and academic success alongside personal growth.
Our Vision is to be an inclusive provider of education in which students and staff work together to achieve potential and transform lives.
At New College we offer team sport programmes such as men’s & women’s football and men’s & women’s rugby league, men’s basketball, men’s cricket and ladies netball where all students take part in weekly training sessions by professional and highly qualified coaches with experience of playing or coaching at the top level.
Throughout the year you will benefit from the experiences of guest speakers and workshops as well as competitive games in the Association of Colleges Sport Leagues on a Wednesday afternoon.
We also support individual sport athletes with flexible timetables and have worked with many high profile athletes, squash players, boxers and swimmers in recent years.
New College will provide complete support and guidance for aspiring athletes offering regular mentoring sessions, athletes’ breakfast, academic flexibility, catch up lessons as well as opportunities outside of college to gain valuable work experience in their desired field.
New College Pontefract has committed to provide all Dual Career Athletes with the following to ensure success;
Flexible deadlines for assignments may be agreed on an individual basis between talented athletes and teachers (at the discretion of the teacher), across all subject areas.
Internal exam dates will be adapted for talented athletes (at the discretion of the teacher) across all subject areas. If necessary taking exams in situ could also be a possibility.
Every talented athlete will be guaranteed at least a consideration of circumstance from staff for any scenario not listed above.