A very warm welcome to Huddersfield New College.
At Huddersfield New College, we recognise that it is a big step moving from school to college, and that what will make this step easier for you is knowing that you have chosen the right college, one which will prepare you carefully and thoroughly for the next big step to university or to employment.
We believe Huddersfield New College is the right college to prepare you for your future.
In joining us at Huddersfield New College, you will be joining a college with an excellent academic tradition which dates back to 1958. Generations of students have studied here (including, I am sure, some of your parents, brothers and sisters, broader family and friends) and have progressed successfully to university or employment.
Our outstanding record of academic success was recognised by Ofsted in April, 2016, when they judged the college to be ‘Outstanding’. As a student at Huddersfield New College, you will be supported and challenged to achieve outstanding academic success. This support will include access to a wide range of qualifications, including GCSE Maths and GCSE English, as appropriate, and to high quality teaching and learning from our passionate, creative and experienced teaching staff. Outstanding academic success is your passport to a bright future after college.
You will also be given access to a wide range of extra-curricular activity, including work experience, to give you a competitive edge in securing this bright future. Admissions tutors at university and employers like well-rounded young people, and we take great pride in ensuring our students are well-rounded young people, ready for work or university. This too was recognised by Ofsted when they visited us in April, 2016 and judged the 'Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare' of our students to be 'Outstanding'.
Our talented team of Progress Tutors will ensure you are safe and happy at college, and that you are making outstanding progress. And our fantastic student services team, study centre team, guidance team, careers team and open door team will provide you with any additional support that you may need to ensure this outstanding progress.
I warmly invite you to visit Huddersfield New College on a Year 10 Taster Day or on our Open Morning or one of our Open Evenings to meet first hand our staff and our students. This will help you to decide whether Huddersfield New College is the right college for you.
If you decide it is, you are in safe hands. We will guide you to outstanding academic success and this will transform your life.
I very much look forward to meeting you.