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Year 7 Reading Rampage – Year 7 students getting fully involved in our Reading Rampage event

Year 7 trip to Hampton Court Palace – Year 7 students learning about how religion in England changed during the Tudor period

Leicester West Athletics Competition – Students across Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 were competing at the Leicester West Athletics event – Have New College Leicester found their very own future Olympian?

Enterprise Workshop – Year 7 and 8 students participated in an Energiser Workshop run by Learn by Design.

Botanical gardens trip – Year 8 students investigating how plants and animals adapt to different climate zones around the world at the University of Leicester Botanical Gardens.

Last Leicester City Football Club trip of the academic year – Students attend the Leicester City V Newcastle Premier League football game

Les Miserables – Staff and students attending the touring production of Les Miserables in Birmingham.

Family Bingo and Quiz night – New College Leicester invites you to a family bingo and quiz night.

Race for the Line 2019 – Yr7 students were tasked with designing and making their own rocket powered cars to take part in a regional competition.

Author Alan Gibbons visit – Children’s author Alan Gibbons visits New College Leicester and works with Year 11 students.

Health Fayre – New College Leicester hold a healthy fayre for Year 9 and 10 students.

Macbeth Performance – The Young Shakespeare Company perform Macbeth to our Year 11 students.

Inclusion Review – The summary of our Centre of Excellence Inclusion review in April.

Inclusion Spring Newsletter – All the latest news from Inclusion for the spring term.

Science Week – New College Leicester take part in national Science Week 11th – 18th March.

UK Maths Team Challenge – 4 students take part in the UK Maths Team Challenge competing against other schools in the county.

Catering Newsletter – All the latest information from the catering department at New College Leicester.

Birmingham Bound – Year 10 Geography students spend the day in Birmingham to complete their fieldwork.

Sons of Pitches – A group of singing enthusiastic students attended a workshop and performed with the Sons of Pitches A Capella group at De Montfort Hall, Leicester.

Ski Trip 2019 – All the news from this year’s ski trip to Italy.

Litter Less Campaign – Students from Year 7 and 8 take part in the Litter Less Campaign 2019.

Health and Wellbeing – All the latest developments in health and wellbeing at New College Leicester.

Geography presentation – Students from all years were given an inspirational geography presentation about what geography offers to students at New College Leicester.

Ladder to Law – Year 9 and 10 students take part in a Ladder to Law programme to encourage them to set future career goals.

Luna Rose – Introducing Luna Rose, New College Leicester’s wellbeing dog.

Music careers conference – Students in Year 10 who are studying Music spent the morning at The Curve Theatre, Leicester, exploring careers in the music industry.

Twickenham trip – A Year 9 student attends an international rugby match in the kit he helped to design.

World Book Day – New College Leicester celebrates World Book Day.

Careers Week – New College Leicester gets behind National Careers Week with a week of activities career related.

Brilliant Club Graduation – Year 10 students celebrate their graduation from The Brilliant Club scholars programme.

PE extra-curricular activities – All the after school extra-curricular activities for 2018-19.

Author visit – Andy Briggs – Children’s author and film writer Andy Briggs works with our Year 7, 8 and 10 students.

Dance workshop – Year 8 students work with Anthony Missen, the co-artistic director of Company Chameleon, in a dance workshop.

Author Alan Gibbons visit – Children’s author Alan Gibbons visits New College Leicester and works with Year 7, 8 and 10 students.

Attenborough Arts Centre trip – Year 9 students attend an exhibition at Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester, by Mel Brimfield, dealing with issues of mental health.

LCFC premier league trip – Students attend the Leicester City V Brighton Premier League football game.

Space to Read – Year 9 students organise and run the Space to Read event at The National Space Centre, Leicester.

Extra-curricular opportunities – All the extra-curricular activities available for Spring term 2.

The Curve Theatre trip – Year 9 Drama students attend a performance of The Unreturning at The Curve Theatre, Leicester.

Year 11 Revision Timetable – Spring term 2 revision timetable for Year 11 students.

Cadbury World trip – Year 9 students spend the day at Cadbury World as part of the Bronze Arts Award.

Cell Competition – Year 7 and 8 students take part in a Science cell based competition.

E-Safety Day – Students learn how to stay safe online with E-Safety day.

Barclays Life Skills – Barclays Life Skills work with our Year 11 students focusing on employability skills and behaviour in the workplace.

Leicester University trip – Students from Year 10 spend the day at Leicester University.

Physics Competition – Year 9 students take part in an East Midlands super physics competition and win a trophy.

History theatre trip – Year 11 students studying GCSE History watch a theatre production of Hitler being put on trial for his crimes.

Leicester Mercury Sports Awards – New College Leicester win the Contribution to the Community Leicester Mercury Sports Award.

Viewpoint Day 2019 – Year 9 students participate in Viewpoint Day 2019.

Talent25 Launch – Year 8 students attend the Talent25 launch at De Montfort University.

Science and Technology Challenge – New College Leicester win second place in national STEM competition.

Leicester Cathedral trip – Students from Year 10 visit Leicester Cathedral as part of a places of worship trip.

Head Teacher of the Year – Mrs Brown wins Head Teacher of the Year in the Leicester Mercury Education Awards.

SEND Award update – An update on the national award that helps schools identify, develop and celebrate outstanding SEND provision.

Local Offer Live 2019 – Details of the Local Offer Live 2019 free event, which showcases disability related services in Leicester and across the Midlands.

Christmas Concert 2018 – New College Leicester hold a Christmas concert.

Inclusion’s autumn newsletter – All the latest news from Inclusion.

Anti-bullying newsletter – All the latest news from our Anti-Bullying week in November.

Champion school – Silver award – New College Leicester receives the Silver award from the National Citizenship Service for being a champion school.

Frontline History Workshop – Year 11 History students enjoy a Medicine on the Western Front workshop.

National Citizenship Service – Post-16 students participate in the National Citizenship Service.

Skills Show – Students from Years 10 and Post-16 go to the Skills Show in Birmingham.

Rugby Festival – Students from New College Leicester participate in rugby festival.

Leicester City Football Club trip – Students attend the Leicester City v Watford Premier League game and wave the players onto the pitch.

PE Autumn Term 2 News – All the latest news from the PE department for autumn term 2.

Post-16 Open Evening – New College Leicester hold their annual Post-16 Open Evening.

Lestercast trip – Year 11 Product Design students spend the day at Lestercast casting centre on an industrial visit.

Sports Leadership – Our Year 10 Sports Leaders attend and help out at various sporting activities.

Netball Tournaments – Both the KS4 and Year 7 teams attend netball tournaments.

Girls Rugby Festival – Girls from Years 7, 8 and 9 take part in a rugby festival.

The Transformation Trust/Barclays Life Skills – Year 8 students participate in the Transformation Trust/Barclay Life Skills workshop helping them to recognise their money personalities.

Year 7 Castle Competition – Students from Year 7 produce some fantastic castles for the annual castle competition.

Blythswood Care Shoebox Appeal – Students from New College Leicester support the Blythswood Care 2018 shoebox appeal.

Loughborough University trip – Year 8 students spend the day at Loughborough University.

Residential trip – Students from Years 7 and 8 go to Caythorpe Court activity and adventure centre for 3 days.

Royal Albert Hall performance – New College Leicester students perform, along with other schools, at The Royal Albert Hall.

Collection at Attenborough Arts Centre – Year 9 Textile and Art students see a collection of work by Yinka Shonibare at the Attenborough Arts Centre.

Arts and Culture Day – Year 8 students take part in an exciting day of creative learning.

Places of Worship trip – Year 7 students go on a religious studies places of worship trip.

Drop Everything And Read – Helping students to achieve their full reading potential.

Remembrance week – Students and staff commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One.

Careers Fair – 30 providers visited New College Leicester for our annual careers fair.

Cambridge University trip – Year 10 students visit Cambridge University for the day.

Virtual Orchestra – Year 9 students experience a virtual orchestra.

Rockingham Go Kart Final – New College Leicester take part in the International Kit Car Final at Rockingham Motor Speedway.

Author trip: Adam Baron – Students meet the children’s author Adam Baron.

Macmillan Coffee Morning – Staff raise money for Macmillan.

Taster sessions for Year 5’s – Students from Parks Primary attend taster sessions at New College Leicester.

Design a rugby kit – 4 students enjoy the experience of designing a rugby kit for New College Leicester.

Birmingham University Achieve Conference trip – Year 11 students go to the Achieve Conference at Birmingham University.

Open Evening – All the details from our Open Evening which was held on Thursday 20th September.

WISPA sporting event – Girls from Years 9 and 10 take part in a WISPA sporting event.

Jess Green Poetry Workshop – Performing Arts students from Years 9 and 10 participate in a performance poetry workshop with Jess Green.

Year 11 Mock Interviews – Year 11 students go through a mock interview process.

National School Games – Students visit the National School Games held at Loughborough University.

Rockingham Go Kart Final – New College Leicester’s go kart races in the final at Rockingham Motor Speedway.

Prom 2018 – Year 11 students and staff celebrate the academic year at the 2018 Prom at The Hilton Hotel.

Parent Voice

We know that many parents would like to have the opportunity to make suggestions for how we can develop and improve our school and that finding time to attend meetings after school is very difficult. We are therefore going to set up a system for you to make suggestions online. Please remember that this is about getting your views about developing the school as a whole. If you have concerns regarding an individual child you should contact the school in the usual ways.

Please email your suggestions to:

We look forward to hearing from you and will publish key suggestions on our website.

Parent Governors

We are urgently looking for four Parent Governors to serve on the governing body of New College Leicester.

You don’t have to be an expert on education to be a school governor (although it’s amazing how much you will learn) and the experience and skills you bring as a parent are very valuable. There’s also lots of help, support and training opportunities to help you carry out this role.

Governing bodies are responsible for a wide range of matters including ensuring that pupils receive high quality education and planning for future development and improvement of the school. Parent governors play an important role as members of the governing body, including ensuring that the governing body is aware of the views of parents and the local community. You can find out more about New College Governing body on the governance pages on our web site here.

If you would like to stand for election or wish to nominate someone else, you should complete a nomination form and return it to the school via your child. Forms can be obtained from the school. Completed nomination forms must be returned by the end of the school day on Wednesday 2nd March 2011. If there are more nominations than vacant posts, a ballot will be held and one voting paper per parent will be sent to you via your child.

If you would like further information, please speak to Lynn Dawson, Clerk to the Governors 0116 231 8500 or email her at

We look forward to welcoming you onto the governing body.

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Science News

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Archived News


Inclusion Newsletter Summer terms – All the latest news from Inclusion for the summer terms.

Stand up to Bullying Day – New College Leicester hold a Stand up to Bullying Day .

Attenborough Arts Centre trip – Students from Year 9 Art and Textiles GCSE courses visit the Attenborough Arts Centre.

Tri Golf Sports Leaders – Year 10 Sports Leaders run the annual primary schools Tri Golf Festival.

MOS Four Nations Championship Final – One of our students qualifies as a finalist in the Microsoft Office Specialist four nations championship 2018.

World Cup Competition – Tutor groups take part in a World Cup competition within tutor time.

Space Centre trip – Some students from Year 10 visit the Space Centre.

Supported summer read trip – Students from Year 8 went to Leicester Race Course for the supported summer read event.

Prom 2018 – Year 11 students and staff celebrate the academic year at the 2018 Prom at The Hilton Hotel.

Primary schools Performing Arts workshop – Nearby primary schools join forces with New College Leicester to perform during performing arts workshops.

Summer School Residential – Students from Years 9 and 10 attend Summer School Residential at Leicester University.

School Games Gold Mark Award – New College Leicester receive the GOLD School Games Mark – well done to our PE faculty. You can also see the certificate here.

Geography Hunstanton trip – Year 10 students studying Geography went to Hunstanton for a field trip as part of their GCSE course.

Science and Technology Challenge Day – Students from Year 9 take part in Leicestershire’s Science and Technology Challenge Day with winning results.

Author Visit – Author Tamsin Winter does a workshop with Year 8 students.

Opera House trip – Students from Years 8 and 10 went to the London Opera House to see La Boheme.

Arts and Creativity Day – Year 7 students have a day of arts and creativity, based around the theme of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Showcase Project – Year 9 students take part in a Soft Touch Arts project and perform a showcase.

Athletics event – New College Leicester students succeed in West Leicester area athletics event.

Geography farm visit – Students studying GCSE Geography in Year 9 visit a nearby sustainable farm.

Reading Rampage Award Ceremony – Year 8 students attend Reading Rampage Award Ceremony.

Pathways Holiday Club – Students from Year 10 went to the Pathways Holiday Club during the summer half term.

EON Science sessions – Year 7 students take part in science sessions with EON, the energy company.

UK Maths Challenge results – All the results from the UK Maths Challenge our top Maths achieving students have taken part in.

Race for the Line Final – Year 7 students take part in Race for the Line Final at RAF Wittering.

Volcano competition – Year 7 students submit their entries to the volcano competition.

Euro U17’s football championship game – Students from Years 7 and 8 watch the final game of the UEFA U17’s group stages at Loughborough University: Norway V Slovenia.

The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Training – 100 young people receive the Diana Award Anti-Bullying Ambassador Training at New College Leicester.

A tour of Parliament – The Year 10 students who took part in the recent Litter Less Campaign were invited to a tour of Parliament.

Year 7 Enterprise Core Delivery – Year 7 students complete the Enterprise Core Delivery scheme run by Leicester City Football Club’s outreach workers.

World Book Day – New College Leicester take part in World Book Day 2018.

Rugby festival – Students from Year 8 play in rugby festival.

Historian author visit – Historian author Gary Toward visits New College Leicester and speaks to students from Years 7, 8 and 9 about his book The Magpie.

Birmingham bound – Year 10 students carry out a field study in Birmingham as part of their Geography studies.

Biomechanics Day – Year 10 students visit Loughborough University for a Biomechanics Experience Day.

Loughborough University trip – Year 9 students take part in an Experience Day at Loughborough University.

Litter Less Campaign – Students from Yr10 take part in the Litter Less campaign, led by Eco-Schools.

History Easter egg competition – Year 8 students take part in a History Easter egg competition.

Ski trip – Students from Years 8, 9 and 10 go to Italy for a week of skiing.

Singing workshops and performance – Talented singers from Years 8 and 9 took part in singing workshops and performed at De Montfort Hall with world famous conductor Dominic Ellis Peckham.

RE Easter egg competition – Students from Year 7 enter the RE Easter egg competition.

UK Maths Team Challenge – New College Leicester participates in the UK Maths Team Challenge.

Ladder to Law – Students from Year 9 and 10 attend a Ladder to Law workshop.

Matilda stage-show review – Some of our students watch Matilda at The Curve and give their review.

Yes I Can – Building resilience in the classroom and beyond Yes I Can tool-kit.

Author week – Year 7 students meet authors Andy Briggs and Ali Sparks.

French pen pals – Year 7 students pen pal up with students from France.

Royal Society of Chemistry sessions – Students from Year 9 participate in science sessions as organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Science Week – New College Leicester celebrate British Science Week with experiments and activities.

Year 7 national STEM event – Year 7 students take part in a national model rocket car competition.

Krakow, Poland trip – Students from Year 9 and 10 go to Krakow in Poland for 3 days.

Author workshop – Students from Year 7 and 8 got to meet author Mitch Johnson and participate in workshops with him.

The Attenborough Arts Centre trip – Year 9 Arts and Textiles students visit The Attenborough Arts Centre to see an exhibition.

Artist Award 2017 – Year 9 textile students enter BSC Artist Award 2017 competition.

Viewpoint Days – Year 9 and 10 students participate in Viewpoint Days.

Beatled – Some year 10 students take part in a Beatles 50th anniversary celebration event.

De Montfort Hall trip – Students from Year 9 who are studying BTEC Music went on a backstage tour of De Montfort Hall.

Christmas Concert – New College Leicester hold their Christmas concert.

Inclusion Newsletter Autumn 2 – All the latest news from Inclusion for Autumn term 2.

Food Bank Collection – Post 16 students collect food for the local Salvation Army food bank.

Enterprise Challenge – Students from Year 9 take part in the Premier League Enterprise Challenge Club Heat at Leicester City Football Club.

Champion school – New College Leicester become a champion school for National Citizen Service.

Skills Show – Students from Year 10 and Post 16 went to the Skills Show in Birmingham to look at future pathways and different trades.

Shoebox Appeal – Year 8 students collected, wrapped and packaged shoeboxes of items for Blythswood Care’s shoebox charity appeal.

Sport Residential – Students from Years 9, 10 and 11 doing BTEC Sports attend a residential trip to Whitemoor Lakes.

Christmas Card Competition – Year 7 students take part in a Christmas card competition.

Places of worship trip – Year 7 students visit multiple places of worship during a Religious Studies trip.

Anti-Bullying Newsletter – All the news from our Anti-Bullying week 13th-17th November 2017.

Remembrance Assembly – Students develop a piece of physical theatre for Remembrance Day.

University Explored – Some Year 8 and 9 students visited Leicester University to explore the campus.

STEM Roadshow – Year 9 students take part in a STEM roadshow by the RAF and Navy.

Careers Fair – New College Leicester host their informative careers fair for Year 10 and 11 students and their family.

On-line safety presentation – Students from Years 7 and 8 receive an on-line safety presentation.

Safeguarding Workshops – Students from all years attend an important and informative safeguarding workshop.

PE Residential Trip – Year 7 students go on a 3 day PE residential trip to Whitemoor Lakes, Lichfield.

Author Workshop – Year 7 and 8 students attend author visit by Joseph Delaney.

Charity fundraising – Staff and students raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support and the victims of the recent Caribbean hurricanes.

Awards Evening – New College Leicester holds it annual awards evening.

Christmas Showcase Auditions – Year 10 students are hosting a Christmas Showcase and the link shows all the audition information.

Performing Arts Showcase – Students showcase their performing arts talents.

Science Broadening Horizons talk – Year 10 students attend a talk by Professor Turi King from University of Leicester.

Year 11 ASK Apprenticeship Presentation – The National Apprenticeship Service launch a new apprenticeship project to our Year 11 students.

Hairspray Theatre Trip – Students go to Birmingham Hippodrome to watch Hairspray the musical.

Open Evening – All the news from our successful Open Evening.

Inclusion Newsletter Autumn 1 – All the latest news from Inclusion for Autumn term 1.

European Day – Staff and students celebrate European Day.


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