New College, Telford

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Coordinates: 52°41′56″N 2°30′36″W / 52.6989°N 2.5100°W / 52.6989; -2.5100

New College Telford
New College, Telford logo (2017).jpg
Mottoes Be Ambitious. Think Differently. Stay Focused. Make Your Own Success Story At New College Telford.
Established 1978
Type Sixth form college
Headteacher Graham Guest (Principal & chief executive)
Chair Gail Bleasby
Location King Street, Wellington
England England
Local authority Telford & Wrekin
Students 1450
Gender Co-educational
Ages 16–19
Colours Black & Orange (Student), Lime (Higher education student), Red (Student council), Pink (Temporary), Blue (Staff), Black (Associate), White (Ofsted), Yellow (Visitor) & Green (Governor).

New College Telford is a sixth form college situated in Wellington, an area within Telford, Shropshire, England.


The college caters for 16- to 19-year-olds, but also offers part-time courses to the rest of the community, principally adults. The College offers a range of courses at level two and three with particular specialisms in the sciences, performing arts and music.

During January 2017 the college was rated "Requires Improvement" by Ofsted inspectors, describing the students as 'exemplary" and some of the best students in the county. The college aims to create an environment which all students are able to succeed and does this by liaising with partner secondary schools within Telford & Wrekin. In may May 2016, a merger with Telford College of Arts & Technology (TCAT) was suggested. The colleges were merged under the new name of "Telford College". Both colleges will be located on the current TCAT site from September 2018.


Grammar school[edit]

It is the former Wellington Girls' High School, a girls' grammar school, which had opened in 1908.[1] During the Second World War, evacuees attended from Holly Lodge High School in Smethwick.


It became a mixed comprehensive in 1974.

Sixth form college[edit]

It became a sixth form college in 1976.

The college is currently under the leadership of interim principal & chief executive Graham Guest, building a link between Telford college of arts & technology with the upcoming merger from August 2017. College leadership includes: 1. Andy Graham (vice principal - quality & performance) 2. Jean Wright (vice principal - curriculum & student experience) 3. Renee Gilbert (business development manager) 4. Martin Smith (interim director of finance) 5. Chris Wain (head of student experience) 6. Jenny Nolan (head of curriculum for business, law, leisure & mathematics) 7. Holly Davies (head of curriculum head of curriculum for communications, IT & science) 8. Maxine Cumming (head of curriculum for humanities, social sciences, health & GCSE) 9. Mandy Parker (head of curriculum for creatives, HE & vocational studies).

College governors include: 1. Gail Bleasby (chair) 2. Anna Brennand (vice chair) 3. Keith Scribbins (clerk)- supported by Janet Rigby & Lucy Fitzgerald. 4. Graham Briscoe 5. Steven Walton 6. Jenny Wynn 7. Julian Dean (teaching staff governor) 8. Mike Murphy (non teaching staff governor) 9. Phoebe Owen (student governor & student council student president) 10. Nathan Marsh (student governor & student council student vice president).

Notable former pupils[edit]

Wellington Girls' High School[edit]


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