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18th January 2022

NCB Students and their Parents ‘See It, Feel It and Live It’ with an Open Day visit to the University of Hull.

On Saturday 15th January, NCB students, their parents and College staff visited the University of Hull Open Day.  This fantastic opportunity was organised by the University of Hull and provided our students and their parents with the chance to experience a university environment.  The motto for the University of Hull Open Event was ‘See It,...

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14th December 2021

SPARKS fly between New College Bradford and Carlton Bolling

As part of our School Liaison Programme, New College Bradford is proud to offer a ‘menu of opportunities’ to 51 schools and secondary providers from across the region.  One such opportunity which we have been able to offer Carlton Bolling, Bradford, is the ‘SPARKS’ programme.  This opportunity has been made possible through our partnership...

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8th December 2021

University of Hull ‘Virtual Drop-In’ Tuesday 14th December 2021

We would like to offer Year 12 and 13 parents and carers an opportunity to ask questions to representatives from The University of Hull, who will be available to provide information, advice and support for any questions you may have relating to university in general, finance, and university life etc.   You will be...

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2nd December 2021

Performing Arts Workshop offer at New College Bradford

If you are interested in studying any of the subjects below but feel that you may not have the correct grades, then by participating in a range of workshops run by the college prior to the end of the academic year a ‘Contextual Offer’ may be considered of a reduced average GCSE Point Score. By engaging...

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29th November 2021

NCB Students and their Parents ‘See It, Feel It and Live It’ at Uni of Hull Open Day

On Saturday 27th November, 16 NCB students, their parents and College staff visited the University of Hull Open Day.  This fantastic opportunity was organised by the University of Hull and provided our students and their parents with the chance to experience a university environment.  The motto for the University of Hull Open Event was ‘See...

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17th November 2021

Department for Education update regarding the availability of second vaccinations for 16 and 17 year olds

The Department for Education have provided an update about the availability of second vaccinations for 16 and 17 year olds (see below). 16 and 17 year olds will be able to make bookings for a second vaccination at local vaccination centres from Monday 22nd November as long as there is a gap of at least 12 weeks since your...

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12th November 2021

Year 11 student wins £50 Amazon voucher after ‘Open Saturday’ prize draw

A Year 11 student has claimed she is ‘unsure’ what to purchase but would ‘probably be clothes’ after winning a £50 Amazon voucher from New College Bradford. Aaminah Butt, currently studying at Belle Vue Girls’ School, and her mother, Aqeela, entered the New College Bradford prize draw for the £50 Amazon vouchers when they visited...

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11th November 2021

New College Bradford launch ‘Brilliant Club’s Scholars Programme’ in collaboration with the University of Hull

New College Bradford is proud to be a driving force of raising educational standards and providing opportunities to over 50 secondary schools across the city. We aim to support them with curriculum study, their personal development programme and offer a wide range of enrichment activities. That’s why we are delighted to launch an exciting...

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11th November 2021

IT students at New College Bradford enjoy guest speaker session from IT professional Matt Beaumont

New College Bradford supports its students through every step of their journey, providing ample opportunities to make the most of, which was showcased through a recent guest speaker session set up and administered by the IT department. Matt Beaumont, who is currently working as a hardware and software troubleshooting expert for NHS Digital, came...

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3rd November 2021

OPEN EVENING – Tuesday 16 November – 4:30pm-7:30pm

Our first open event of the academic year was a fantastic success. It was so great to see so many prospective students visiting the college. If you missed it or want a second look around Bradford’s specialist academic sixth-form college then you can visit us on our first evening event that is taking place...

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5th October 2021

Growing enrichment offer at New College Bradford having positive impact on students

The importance of providing students with more than just a set of good results has been exemplified recently. Super-curricular activities are now more influential than ever in preparing students for university life. “Students today need more than just qualifications if they want to go to university. They won’t get offers unless they’ve got wider...

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27th September 2021

OPEN SATURDAY – 16 October 2021, 10am-2pm

After what feels like forever, we can once again open our doors for our first open event of the academic year for September 2022 entry. Come along on Saturday 16 October from 10am-2pm to take a look around Bradford’s specialist academic sixth-form college and find out why our first cohort of students achieved the...

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13th September 2021

Year 12 Parents’ Welcome Evening  

On Tuesday 28 September, we are holding our Year 12 Parents’ Welcome and Information Evening at the college, delivered by the senior leadership team. This is an opportunity for you as parents/carers to find out more about student life at New College Bradford, about the support we provide for students, about college expectations, and for us...

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13th September 2021

Y13 Parents’ Next Steps Evening

On Tuesday 21 September, we are holding our Year 13 Parents’ Next Steps Evening at the college, delivered by the senior leadership team. This is an opportunity for you as parents/carers to find out more about student life in Year 13 at New College Bradford, about the support we provide for students as they prepare for...

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11th August 2021

New College Bradford Celebrates Fantastic First Set of Results

Students, staff and governors are today celebrating New College Bradford’s very first set of A Level and Level 3 Applied General results. The city centre-based college was the second college, after New College Doncaster, to join New College Pontefract in the New Collaborative Learning Trust in 2019. The results showed an A Level pass...

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16th July 2021

Performing Arts Summer Workshops CANCELLED

Unfortunately, due to staff isolation we are unable to accommodate the Summer Workshops on 22nd July.  We are prioritising your health and safety and our staff members, and do not want to put anyone else at risk at this point.  It is unfortunate that we must cancel the workshops, however we are sure that...

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8th July 2021

Visual Arts Virtual Exhibition

The School of Visual Arts at New College Bradford has posted its very first exhibition. The exhibition has been made virtually so you can browse the fantastic artwork from the comfort of your own home! All work has been produced by year 13 A Level students here in New College Bradford. Explore and enjoy...

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6th July 2021

Important Information Regarding Induction

What you need to know about upcoming induction...

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6th July 2021

Music students to take part in music festival

3 New College bands are to appear at the Long Division Festival in...

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19th April 2021

New College teacher nominated for Oxford University Inspirational Teacher award

New College teacher nominated for Oxford University Inspirational Teacher...

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1st March 2021

Applications deadline now passed

Applications to study with us for September 2021 are now closed. Our official application deadline of 1 March has now passed, we will only consider late applications in the event the college is undersubscribed.  Please check our Admissions policy for further information. Many thanks and welcome to all of our 2021 applicants! We can’t...

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29th January 2021

New Collaborative Learning Trust retains the Leaders In Diversity Award

New Collaborative Learning Trust, the Trust behind a chain of highly successful sixth form colleges and a secondary academy, has once again been given national recognition for its work in equality, diversity and inclusion, one of a limited number of organisations across the country to achieve this award.  NCLT’s retention of the award follows...

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13th October 2020

New College Bradford hosts its first “virtual” Open Evening

New College Bradford will be running a live “virtual” Open Evening on Tuesday December 1st from 4.30pm to 7.00pm. The event will include presentations and live Q&A sessions with every subject area, as well as important other teams such as the Progress Tutors, study support, careers and the LRC. “We are really looking forward...

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9th October 2020

New College students benefit from session with the University of Cambridge

Can you say that you’ve had the chance to speak directly representatives from the University of Cambridge? Some of our students can! This week, New College Bradford students both in Year 12 and Year 13 have been lucky enough to be involved in a session arranged by the University of Cambridge. The session aimed...

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3rd April 2020

Bradford Bulls sign deal to become partner of New College Bradford

New College Bradford and Bradford Bulls have signed a partnership deal providing opportunities for young people in the Bradford area. The new project, known formally as the New College Bradford Bulls Development Academy, gives aspiring Rugby League players the chance to study their chosen course at New College Bradford whilst also having timetabled sessions...

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2nd April 2020

Update for Year 11 students – 02/04/20

Click on the letter for information regarding Summer Independent Learning, students awaiting interviews and enrolment/course...

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31st March 2020

Queries about GCSE results / conditional offers / course choice / enrolment

Click to read our letter regarding GCSE results, conditional offers, course choice and...

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24th March 2020

Bursary Update

Dear Parent/Carer/Student We are unfortunately unable to process any new claims for the College bursary for the current 2019/20 academic year. The amount of funds we are provided with from the ESFA (Funding body) was set at the start of the year and we have made allocations to students based on this sum of...

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19th March 2020

COVID-19 – College Closure

19 March 2020 COVID-19: College Closure Dear Parents/Carers and Students Following on from my last update, I’m writing to let you know that we have now been instructed to close the College after this Friday until further notice. Please note that this is a national closure – as you may have heard in the...

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14th January 2020

FINAL OPEN EVENING – Wed 5 Feb, 4.30pm-7.30pm

Come and join us at our final event of the year and see phase 2 of Bradford’s brand new state of the art sixth form college for the first time! See the brand new classrooms, sports hall, music practice rooms, performing arts studios plus more. Speak to staff about our wide selection of A-Level...

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29th October 2019

OPEN SATURDAY – 9 Nov 2019 – 10am-2pm

On Saturday 9th November we are hosting our open day from 10am-2pm. It’s the perfect chance to come and speak to our students and staff about the wide variety of A-Levels and Applied General courses that we offer. Have a tour through the city’s brand new sixth form college and listen to the Principal’s...

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23rd October 2019

Message from the CEO to all our college communities

Dear friends, Many of you will be aware that I am retiring from my post as CEO of the Trust at the end of October. I would like to take the opportunity to mark the occasion with a few words, which, of course,  will never be enough to say all that I feel. It...

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26th September 2019

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Applications are now open to study with us in September 2020. You can view our Prospectus HERE. You can access the online application form HERE. The closing date for applications is Friday 1 March 2020. Applications will still be accepted after this date, but priority will be given to people who meet the deadline. We had...

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16th September 2019

OPEN EVENING – Thursday 3 October 2019

Come and join us at our first open event of the year and see Bradford’s brand new state of the art sixth form college! Speak to staff about our wide selection of A-Level and Level 3 BTEC courses to find the right post-16 study programme for you for September 2020. Find out about our...

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11th September 2019

New College Bradford set to open as building contractor hands over the keys

Just 8 months after the first of the steel frame was delivered to site, the first phase of New College Bradford is set to open its doors to students next week. The pace of construction is as remarkable as the amazing design that was seen for the first time by college staff this week....

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10th September 2019

Take a look inside Bradford’s brand new sixth form college!

So here we are, at last we get to show you inside New College Bradford! Scroll through our gallery to see the amazing facilities that are ready and waiting for our first ever cohort of students to start using very...

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28th June 2019

Key dates for applicants

Dear parents/carers, I hope the GCSE exam season has gone well.Every student who makes an application to New College Bradford has an informal admissions interview to discuss their application and advise them on their subject choices, as well as the entry requirements for each subject. As part of this interview, all students were informed how...

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27th February 2019

NCLT ranked in top 20 nationally for equality and diversity for second year

The New Collaborative Learning Trust, the multi-academy trust that runs New College Pontefract, New College Doncaster and New College Bradford, has been ranked as one of the top 20 institutions in the country for equality and diversity for the second year running. “We are delighted to once again be placed in the Top 20...

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8th February 2019

BAM time lapse camera

We now have a timelapse camera on site! You can check it out the building progress live at:   http://bambradford.gsstimelapse.co.uk/  ...

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20th December 2018

New College Bradford receives 1,000 applications as student and parents look to September 2019

Bradford’s first purpose-built sixth form college, New College Bradford, has already received 1,000 applications for its first term in September 2019. Students currently in Year 11 have applied from over 40 secondary schools across the Bradford region, demonstrating the strong interest there is in specialist post-16 education across the wider community. “We’re delighted,” said...

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18th December 2018

Principal’s Update December 2018

We’re delighted to have already received over 1000 applications to join New College Bradford in September 2019. With students applying from over 40 schools across Bradford, New College is proving highly popular. We believe that this interest is because of the wide range of subjects we offer, our new campus, our ‘outstanding’ track record at New...

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26th November 2018

Open Day – Saturday 19th January 2019 – 9am-12pm

Open Day – Saturday 19th January 2019 – 9am-12pm New College Bradford will host it’s final open day on Saturday 19th January 2019 from 9am-12pm. The event will showcase all of the courses that will be offered from September 2019, as well as presentations from the Principal Designate. Visuals of the brand new city centre...

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15th November 2018

Staff Recruitment & Information Evening Thursday 29th November – 5:30-7:30pm

We look forward to welcoming prospective applicants to join us for an informal recruitment & information evening. Please feel free to drop in and chat to staff and find out more about the college, current vacancies and how to apply. We look forward to seeing you there! Margaret McMillan Tower Prince’s Way Bradford BD1...

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26th October 2018

NCLT achieves Investors in People benchmark

The trust behind two of the region’s key sixth form colleges has been recognised by a national body responsible for raising standards in leadership. The New Collaborative Learning Trust has been awarded the Investors in People standard, a signal that the trust is matching the highest standards across the country. The award followed an...

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25th October 2018

New College Bradford already making an impact

Bradford’s first sixth form college, New College Bradford, is already making an impact on the local community. Building works began this autumn, with the five-storey building on track for completion before the September 2019 opening. The building on Nelson Street, the first educational establishment in Bradford built exclusively for 16-19 year-olds, will provide teaching and...

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10th October 2018

New College Bradford enjoys bumper Open Day

Bradford’s first sixth form college opens its doors in September 2019, and its first Open Day has been a huge success. Staff from every A-Level and BTEC course being offered were on hand to provide specific advice to the hundreds of students and their parents who visited the event at Margaret McMillan Tower in...

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10th October 2018

NCLT recognised for excellence in equality

New College Pontefract’s parent trust has won a national award for leadership in promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. The New Collaborative Learning Trust won the Leaders in Diversity Award following a rigorous assessment based on various criteria, including staff interviews and student surveys. The trust’s staff were praised for a commitment to building a...

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3rd October 2018

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

You can now apply to study at Bradford’s brand new sixth form college! Take a look at our Prospectus by visiting www.ncbradford.ac.uk/prospectus and then follow the link below to start the applications process:   CLICK HERE TO APPLY...

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30th August 2018

NCLT Conference – ‘The Golden Thread’

Today our staff from all across the trust have been at New College Doncaster for our conference entitled ‘The Golden Thread – Teaching for learning the New College Way’. We are developing an evidence-based pedagogy across our multi-academy trust. Staff took part in sessions and masterclasses at our brand new campus in Auckley,...

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6th July 2018

Bradford’s first sixth form college on track for 2019 opening

Education in Bradford will be getting a boost in just over a year’s time, when New College Bradford opens its doors to five hundred 16-19 year-olds in September 2019. Plans for the five-storey high new build on Nelson Street were submitted to Bradford City Council last month. The project has secured £19 million in...

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