The Blog

24 Oct

New College Bradford to open in city centre in 2019

Nelson Street in Bradford city centre is the conformed location of New College Bradford’s site. Only a five-minute walk from Bradford Interchange, the location will ensure that young people from across the region will be able to access the new sixth form college easily. New College Bradford plans to open its doors in September 2019.

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17 Oct

Meet the team

(left to right – Jennie Fletcher, Pauline Hagen OBE, Naureen Aslam, Stuart Nash) Pauline Hagen Pauline has wide-ranging educational experience and knowledge acquired over a career trajectory from classroom teacher to CEO, via middle and senior leadership and Principal, working in contexts including school, college and custodial institutions. Pauline works as an Ofsted inspector and

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23 Jun

New College Bradford Secures Capital Funding

A new-build sixth-form college located in Bradford city centre has secured government funding. New College Bradford, which will open in September 2019, has this week received the good news that the Education & Skills Funding Agency has approved the project. “It is very exciting news,” said Pauline Hagen, CEO of the New Collaborative Learning Trust,

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06 Feb

Meeting with other providers in the city

Another set of productive meetings were held this week, this time with Bradford College and One in a Million Free School, both of which have interesting insights into working with Bradford’s young people and in raising educational outcomes. Bradford College are the city’s large GFE provider, with over 25,000 students on a wide range of

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03 Feb

Updated Curriculum Offer

This week the progress with New College Bradford has included developing our curriculum offer for Bradford’s post-16 students in 2019, and on the continuing search for a site. The curriculum offer will include an engineering specialism, which coupled with our focus on STEM subjects [science, technology, engineering and maths] will help equip Bradford’s young people

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09 Jan

January update

There has been a lot of activity behind the scenes over the last few weeks. We have met with many key stakeholders in education across Bradford, including many secondary school head-teachers, senior managers at Bradford College, and Bradford Council’s Judith Kirk and Michael Jameson. With all of these key stakeholders we are building productive working

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21 Nov

New College makes headlines in Bradford

New College continues to gain positive coverage in the local media, as plans for the new development take shape. Leader of Bradford Council, Councillor Susan Hinchliffe, was very positive about the plans. Speaking to the Telegraph and Argus, she said: “It’s good news for the district that the New Collaborative Learning Trust’s bid to open

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15 Nov

New College Bradford gets DfE approval

The DfE have announced that the New Collaborative Learning Trust’s bid to open a new 16-19 free school in Bradford has been approved. Pauline Hagen OBE, Chief Executive Officer of the trust, said: “We are delighted to have approval from the DfE for this exciting project. Work is already underway with our key partners in

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