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New Harrison Building officially opened

Wednesday, 17 October, 2012

Phase One of Wakefield College’s proposed redevelopment of its Margaret Street site reached completion this week as the new Harrison Building was officially opened. The £7.6 million build, which took a year to complete, will house dedicated Sixth Form learning spaces, a brand new library, café and Higher Education teaching spaces too.

City Centre Campus work set to begin

Monday, 03 October, 2011

There was an air of excitement around Wakefield College last week as contracts were signed to mark the beginning of work on the redevelopment of its City Centre Campus. Bosses from Wakefield College, GB Building Solutions and YORbuild were on hand to break the first turf as work on the first phase officially started.

Gaskell’s Restaurant named restaurant of the year by the Wakefield Civic Society

Monday, 28 February, 2011

Gaskell’s Restaurant, Wakefield College’s training restaurant, has been nominated the best restaurant in Wakefield by the Civic Society.

Wakefield College Appoints New Principal

Wednesday, 08 December, 2010

Following a comprehensive selection process involving Governors, staff, students and external stakeholders, Wakefield College has appointed Samantha Wright to the post of Principal.

Ofsted inspectors give College the thumbs-up

Thursday, 01 July, 2010

Wakefield College has received a ringing endorsement of the work it does following a recent visit by Ofsted inspectors. Staff and students were celebrating after getting a seal of approval from Inspectors who heaped praise on the College for its “outstanding approach to working with partners, safeguarding, and equality and diversity.”

Wakefield College named best public sector employer in Yorkshire and Humber

Monday, 15 March, 2010

There was an air of jubilation amongst staff at Wakefield College when it was named one of the ‘Best Places to Work in the Public Sector’ at a glittering awards ceremony in London. The College was placed 1st in the Yorkshire and Humber region and 30th nationally in the prestigious list which also includes universities, councils, primary care trusts and other public bodies.

Wakefield College receives prestigious AoC Beacon Award

Monday, 15 February, 2010

Wakefield College is celebrating after receiving a prestigious Association of Colleges’ (AoC) Beacon Award at a presentation ceremony in Westminster, London this week.

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