NEW College, Pontefract
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|Motto||nos excellentia per nostrum discipulus primoris - We achieve excellence by putting our students first|
|Type||Sixth Form College|
The school on the site was originally built in the Victorian era as a slaughter house before being demolished, later the Girl's High School before finally opening as the college in 1987
NEW College is one of the highest achieving colleges in England, enjoying a 98.3% pass rate in 2011. It also has an extensive Careers and Higher Education service providing advice and guidance; visiting speakers; visits and work experience. The College's overall points score per candidate rose to 316.9 in 2006, putting NEW College in the Top 20 colleges in the national table published in The Guardian newspaper.
- Tim Bresnan: England international cricketer.
- Tom Briscoe: Rugby League player for European Super League side Hull, who graduated in 2008
- Rich Johnston: Cartoonist, writer and journalist.
- Gill Isles: TV producer.
- Ryan Hall : Rugby League player for Super League side Leeds Rhinos
- Chanelle Hayes: Big Brother 8 contestant.
U19 Men Football teams
NEW College offer students aged from 16-18 years old the chance to represent the College football teams (from 1st Team to 3rd Team) against other College representative sides at U19s level.
The NEW College 1st Team currently play in the British Colleges Sport League (BCS Football Yorkshire & Humberside West Division 1A), which is Managed and Coached by Nicholas Leadbeater and Jordy Walker whilst former manager Andy Green has now taken up the role of director of football.
Football Records: Oldest player ever : Dale Smart currently holds the record for the oldest ever player to appear in a competitive game when he turned out against York College at the age of 21 years and 196 days old
- "Record breaking results for NEW College". NEW College. 2011-08-19. Retrieved 2011-11-10.