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Year 9 students take part in GCHQ’s National Language Competition

Last week, Year 9 took part in GCHQ’s National Language Competition 2023, which aims to inspire language learning in friendly competition with schools from around the UK.  Each lunchtime, students completed puzzle-solving tasks and put their language skills to the test! Students were given a secret spy name unique to them. They had names such

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NCW gifted a magnificent piano from the RNIB

We’re ecstatic to have received a magnificent Grand Piano as a gift from the Royal National Institute of Blind People.   The RNIB knows of the passion our students have for playing the piano. Hence, when they needed to find a new home for their Bechstein piano, they had no doubt we would accept it with

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NCW awarded Silver by The School Games for 2022/23

We are thrilled to announce that we have achieved the School Games Silver Mark Award for the 2022/23 academic year! Sport is at the heart of NCW and our Physical Education department aims to provide students with the opportunity to experience a wide range of physical activities, and gain knowledge of sports, in an environment based

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Students visit the Royal Shakespeare Company and perform on stage

Recently Year 10 and 11 students had the opportunity to perform on the stage at the Royal Shakespeare Company! Yes, that’s right….the famous RSC!  RSC has been running a series of events aimed at making theatre more inclusive and accessible for those with other needs. Our students were more than delighted to attend and watch

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Fun down at the farm

This half term, students have been getting their hands a bit muddy and enjoying spending time at Bonterre Farm. This evening activity, linked to Independent Living Skills, has enabled our students to learn just how food gets from farm to fork. Students have also been looking at soil to harvest, animal welfare and the part that animals

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NCW student takes to the air waves on Radio Vectis

NCW student Leo has taken his love of radio to a whole other level by joining the team at Radio Vectis. Leo is part of the “Short Breaks Saturday Sessions” and is very much enjoying being on air during holidays and home weekends! The show has been such a success that they have even been

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Thomas starts his new placement at Waitrose

Meet Sixth Form student Thomas in his latest place of work at Waitrose in Worcester! Thomas will be doing a work experience placement in Waitrose this year to gain experience in the workplace, new skills, independence and a taste of life after NCW. Thomas said, “I am enjoying it! I have only done two shifts

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Apples, apples and more apples!

Around our leafy campus, we have the most amazing apple trees that produce delicious apples! It has become somewhat of a tradition, that every September Peggy’s (one of the lower school houses) hosts an Apple Day. It is a day that EVERYONE loves and an opportunity to harvest the copious amount of apples that grow

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Welcome from the new Chair of Governors, Pat Dyson

In summer 2022 as I was thinking about my transition into retirement, I saw an advert for a Trustee / Governor position for New College Worcester. I was immediately attracted to the role having worked in the field of post-16 visual impairment / multi-sensory impairment and complex needs for a substantial part of my working

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