Category Archives: NCD blog

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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04 Nov

Applications update

After only a few weeks of opening the application window, we have almost reached out initial target of 400. The current number of applications received for New College Doncaster stands at 330. Thank you to everyone who has applied so far. For students still wishing to apply, it takes just a few minutes to complete

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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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09 Sep

New Principal Designate appointed for Doncaster’s new Sixth Form College

Doncaster’s first sixth form college, New College Doncaster, opening in September 2017, is delighted to announce the appointment of Brendon Fletcher as Principal Designate. The college is the sister college of New College Pontefract, an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ college with over 2400 students, and aims to strengthen the quality of A level and BTEC provision in

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08 Sep

Our first digger on site

Trenches our being dug on the New College Doncaster site this week in preparation for the first stage of the building works. BAM Construct UK Ltd, the building company behind the First Direct Arena, Leeds, Manchester City’s new Youth Academy and Bradford College’s new David Hockney Building, will be starting work in the next couple

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07 Jul

End of year update

This is our final blog before the summer holidays, and it’s a great moment to reflect on how far we’ve come. We’ve received almost 100 applications, have spoken to dozens of parents and students at information events, and have had hundreds of Hayfield students share in a New College Taster Day. We’ve still got two

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