Author Archives: Alex Norris

22 Jan

Public Services’ take part in police scenario training

Some of New College Doncaster’s Y12 students spent the day with trainee police officers, taking part in some scenario training in Wakefield earlier this month. They really enjoyed the activities and got a sense for what happens on a day-to-day basis in the Public Services.  It was great opportunity for the students and gave them

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07 Feb

Transport update

NCD is in the process of finalising transport arrangements for September. We are aware that some of our original provisional plans, which can be read here, included Bright Bus services which will now no longer be running. Please come back and check the website and our social media feeds regularly as we will post our

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06 Jan

600 applications – and official application deadline announced

We now have over 600 applications for New College Doncaster! Thank you to everyone who has applied so far. For students still wishing to apply, it takes just a few minutes to complete the online form at The official deadline for applications is 24 February 2017. You can still apply after this date, but

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14 Dec

Building work update

Building on our new site is well under way, with many of the large steel frames being put in place. If you drive down Hurst Lane in Auckley, you will be able to see the progress for yourself, but if you don’t live near there, here are some photos of the work in progress.

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08 Dec

Staff recruitment fair success

This week saw NCD’s very successful Staff Recruitment Fair take place at the Doncaster Racecourse. With around 150 staff visiting the event to find out more about working for New College, the evening was further evidence of the growing excitement around New College Doncaster’s arrival. Brendon Fletcher, NCD’s Principal, said: “What a great group of

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06 Nov

Public Consultation

As part of the setting up of New College Doncaster, the Department for Education requires us to conduct a public consultation asking members of the public what they think about our plans. Specifically, the DfE want us to ask whether you agree that the Secretary of State should enter into a funding agreement with the

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12 Oct

We now have 240 applicants

Welcome to the latest New College Doncaster update. Applications are coming in fast Our plans for New College Doncaster are developing really well. At the time of writing we’ve received over 240 applications for the 400 Year 12 places we’ll be offering this September – an amazing start. Thanks very much if you’ve already applied.

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26 Sep

100 applicants in 7 days

The full application form for September 2017, which became available last week, has already been used by 100 students in one week. New College Doncaster opens its doors in one year, and will be home to 400 students at the start of the next academic year. The strong response is an indication of the excitement

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21 Sep

Applications now open

New College Doncaster is delighted to open the formal application process for students interested in joining the college in its very first year, September 2017. Students can apply via the website Brendon Fletcher, Principal Designate, commented “We know there’ll be huge demand for Doncaster’s first sixth form college so I’d encourage Year 11 students

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19 Sep

Welcome from the new Principal Designate

Principal Designate Brendon Fletcher introduces himself and talks about the priorities for the year, the events we’re running in schools and the ways in which parents and students can find out more about New College Doncaster. The big date for your diary is Saturday 19th November, when we will be holding our Open Day at

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