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Festival of Progression 2022

In the Summer, New College Bradford hosted the Inaugural Festival of Progression.  90 able and talented students from across 11 Bradford secondary schools joined us at NCB for a fun packed day of opportunity.  This included experiencing an A Level lesson, working with BBC’s ‘The Apprentice’ finalist Adam Corbally, and trying out something different based upon our extensive enrichment offer.  83% of our Year 13 will progress to university this Autumn.  Their experience of Personal Development at New College, which includes our wide-ranging enrichment offer, was instrumental in their applications.  Our Personal Development Curriculum was seen as a strength during our recent Ofsted monitoring visit, in which we received the highest possible grading across all inspection areas.

A key external partner who supported NCB during our Festival of Progression was the Bradford based JT Martial Arts.  Leading sessions focused on self-defence and physical fitness, our visitors from the 11 secondary schools left NCB excited, having learned something new but wanting to learn more.  Some of the student feedback included 

‘JT Martial Arts was great’. (Quresho – Carlton Bolling)  

‘Today was very fun. I enjoyed the Martial Arts and I would definitely do it again if I could. The staff were very nice and friendly’.  (Aishah – Carlton Bolling)

It was very enjoyable and lots of skills was learnt. I especially enjoyed the martial arts training’.  (David – Tong Leadership Academy)  

‘The martial arts session was absolutely amazing’.  (Laiba – Bradford Forster Academy)

New College Bradford want to again thank JT Martial Arts for their fantastic, insightful and engaging sessions.  

If you want to experience New College Bradford for yourself, why not attend one of our Open Events:

SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER 2022 – 10am-2pm
TUESDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2022 – 4:30pm-7:30pm
MONDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2023 – 5pm-7pm


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