New College Worcester (NCW), Whittington Road, Worcester, WR5 2JX
01905 763933


Events > Year 5 Taster Weekend

What is the Year 5 Taster Weekend?

The Year 5 taster weekend is for young people currently in Year 5 who are interested in considering a place at NCW when they move into Year 7.

The weekend will give families an insight to life at NCW and will allow parents to make a more informed decision about their secondary school choice. A small group of prospective Year 5 students will join us to take part in various activities and assessments and will stay overnight in one of our junior houses.

Outline Agenda




Arrive and welcome
Settle into houses


Swimming (optional)


Parents leave
Mobility assessment
Games activity


Parents arrive


Bowling activity & dinner



Why should you attend?

The Year 5 Taster Weekend will not only give your family insight to life at the College, but it also give us an opportunity to explore the non-academic elements that your child would be able to undertake if they were to join us in September 2020. As a result of this assessment, we will be able (if appropriate) to provisionally offer a place for September 2020, with a further, more detailed assessment to take place in Year 6 if you decide that NCW is the right decision for your family.

When and Where?

The weekend will be run Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th January 2019, and again on Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th May, at the College in Worcester. (Please choose one date.) For directions and a map click here. The weekend is free of charge.

How to Book

If you would like to book a place on our taster weekend, or to discuss things further, please contact Tracey Smith, or call 01905 763933.