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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 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:  ...

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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


You can now apply to study at Bradford’s brand new sixth form college! Take a look at our Prospectus by visiting 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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6th July 2018

New College Bradford hosts partners’ dinner

New College Bradford hosted its partners’ dinner on Thursday 5 July at Bradford City Hall. The evening consisted of speeches, musical performances, a wonderful 3-course meal and information about the college, which is set to open in Bradford city centre in September 2019. Guests in attendance included the building contractor, local radio, faith leaders,...

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8th May 2018

OPEN SATURDAY – 29th September 2018, 10am-2pm

+++ SAVE THE DATE +++ New College Bradford will host its first open day on Saturday 29th September 2018 from 10am-2pm. 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 campus will also...

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26th March 2018

New College Pontefract hosts second #beinspired event for Bradford youngsters

Tuesday 20th March saw 110 students from 4 schools across the Bradford region visit New College in Pontefract for our second #beinspired day. The event was to give the high school students a flavor of what we will be bringing to Bradford city centre in 2019. They got to spend a day in the...

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16th March 2018

New College sponsors Telegraph & Argus Teaching Awards

The Telegraph & Argus teaching awards were held at the Aagrah Midpoint in Thornbury on Thursday 15th March. The ceremony celebrated the outstanding work of teachers, support staff, governors and volunteers from across the district. There were 11 awards in total at the event which has been held every year since 2014. Our Trust...

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14th December 2017

New College host successful #BeInspired event

Last week we held our first #BeInspired event for students from Bradford schools. The day was designed to allow the high school students to sample sixth form lessons in a college environment. The event was held at New College Pontefract, our Ofsted outstanding rated sister college. The day saw over 150 year 9 and...

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24th October 2017

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...

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17th October 2017

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...

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23rd June 2017

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...

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6th February 2017

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...

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3rd February 2017

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...

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9th January 2017

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...

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21st November 2016

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...

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15th November 2016

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...

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