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England call up for Wakefield College football starlet

Monday, 19 May, 2014

Wakefield College Athlete Development Programme (ADP) student, Luke Blackburn, has set his sights on a career in professional football following his recent call-up for the English Colleges Football Association (ECFA) team. Luke, 17, spent a week in Perugia, Italy as part of an international competition.

The Leonardo Project - Student Work Experience

Tuesday, 01 April, 2014

Good luck to our Hospitality students who will by now have settled in to their accommodation in the former copper mining town of Falun in Sweden, soon to be joined by our Care and Early Years students.

Gideon Schreier Bursary Award Winner 2013

Thursday, 20 March, 2014

Waystone Construction is proud to announce that the recipient of the Gideon Schreier Bursary Award for 2013/2014 is Wakefield College Craig Richardson.

Halfords Children’s University Bike Club Pilot Project

Thursday, 13 March, 2014

Children’s University is delighted to be developing an exciting partnership with Halfords to validate their in-store Bike Club activity in selected stores. We want to make sure we get it right for everyone involved and are proposing a pilot in the stores listed below on three Wednesdays in April: 9th, 16th and 23rd.

Wakefield College praised by Ofsted Inspectors

Wednesday, 12 March, 2014

Staff and students at Wakefield College are celebrating following a successful Ofsted Inspection visit. The College achieved a rating of ‘Good’ for overall effectiveness, which came despite the new Inspection Framework which includes tougher more stringent inspection criteria.

Stage and screen star visits Wakefield College

Tuesday, 04 February, 2014

Star of stage and screen Norman Bowman took time out of performing with the likes of Jude Law to spend time with the College’s Performing Arts students this week. Norman shared the secrets of his success and gave tips on how to get ahead in the entertainment Industry when he visited the College’s Performing Arts venue, the Mechanics’ Theatre, Waterton Building.

Evolution – The Ever Changing City

Monday, 27 January, 2014

Wakefield College and Beam are pleased to present an installation of temporary public artworks created by Art and Design students for The Grade II* Orangery and gardens.

Bolton Wanderers set to sign College starlet

Wednesday, 11 December, 2013

Wakefield College are pleased to announce that their football starlet, Jack Greenhough, has been offered professional terms by Championship side Bolton Wanderers.

Secondary Schools Photography Competition

Tuesday, 26 November, 2013

Wakefield College in conjunction with the Wakefield Express are launching our Photography competition for Years 7 to 11.

College celebrates Graduation Ceremony

Monday, 11 November, 2013

A congregation of more than 500 gathered at Wakefield Cathedral last Saturday to see students from Wakefield College receive higher level qualifications at the annual Graduation Ceremony. This year’s guest speaker was Dave Pannell, former student and entrepreneur, who took the opportunity to praise the College for “producing some of the best, most employable graduates of any college in the country”.

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