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In Association with New College Pontefract


“…third highest achieving sixth-form college in the country…”


99% Pass Rate at A-Level (2015/16)

New College Pontefract achieved a fantastic 99% A-Level pass rate in 2015-16.


94.8% Overall Success Rate

In addition, New College Pontefract’s overall success rate ( see above) was 94.8%, significantly higher than the national average in 2015. This establishes New College Pontefract as the number one sixth-form college in the north of England.

Please click here to view the latest national success rate performance table.



New College Pontefract celebrates Ofsted Outstanding

New College Pontefract was inspected in April and the report has now been published. The 13-strong team of Her Majesty’s Inspectors spent a week in the college carrying out a full inspection. They judged the college to be Grade 1, Outstanding, in every area. The full report can be found online here but the summary grades are as follows:

Outcomes for learners – Outstanding – 1
The quality of teaching, learning and assessment – Outstanding – 1
The effectiveness of leadership and management – Outstanding – 1

New College is the first sixth form college locally and nationally to be judged outstanding in every area inspected. The latest inspection framework is extremely robust and the bar to outstanding is particularly high.