The Blog

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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30 Jun

CEO of New College Doncaster trust becomes OBE

Pauline Hagen, Chief Executive Officer of the trust behind New College Doncaster, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The award was given for services to education, recognising not only the success of New College Doncaster’s sponsor college, New College Pontefract, but also the positive impact Pauline has made on post-16

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25 May

Come and meet us!

We’re running a series of evening information events across the south Doncaster region over the next month. We’d be delighted to meet you and answer any of your questions. Information Events A5 – June 2016 Our first event at Hayfield School gave us the chance to talk to parents about the building schedule, the range

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19 May

Principal’s blog

We have been busy over the past two weeks, marketing and promoting New College Doncaster. I would like to say a big thank you to all those who came to our first student takeover event at Nando’s. If you missed it, we have another one organised for 1st June, see our Facebook site for details.

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03 May

Principal’s blog

We’ve had a fantastic couple of weeks working with BAM the builders and Ryder Architecture ensuring New College Doncaster has teaching and learning spaces that help create an environment to excel. The building has a number of dedicated teaching and learning clusters, designed as dedicated work zones. All have informal learning spaces, enhanced IT provision

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28 Apr

Free Nando’s – Saturday 7th May

We’re giving 100 Year 10 students the chance to have a free Nando’s with us at our Student Takeover event on Saturday May 7th at 11am at Nando’s Doncaster. If you want to come just click here to sign up to get your entry code. Whilst you’re eating, we’ll tell you more about Doncaster’s new

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19 Apr

Principal’s blog

March and early April have been a very exciting time for New College Doncaster. We have had a brilliant two weeks meeting lots of parents and future students at the Frenchgate centre. We will be doing events each month at various locations across Doncaster, Thorne and Retford, so please follow us on Twitter and Facebook

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07 Apr

Builders appointed

Builders appointed for New College Doncaster   The builders for New College Doncaster have now been appointed. After a comprehensive selection process taking months to complete, BAM Construct UK Ltd have been chosen as the company to deliver a cutting-edge post-16 learning environment for Doncaster’s young people.   “I am delighted that we’ve appointed BAM,” said Leon

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06 Apr

Principal’s blog

This is my first blog entry, which will form part of a regular series of updates about NCD. It is a really exciting time at the moment, as NCD moves from being a proposal to a real institution, with bricks, mortar and glass. I am finalising the building plans over the next few weeks, and

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