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


Events > Year 5 Taster Weekends

What is the Year 5 Taster Weekend?

Our Year 5 Taster Weekend is a weekend of fun activities for young people who are currently in Year 5 and are considering a place at NCW when they move into Year 7.

Photo collage of students engaging in activities such as playing pool and archery

The weekend gives an insight into life at NCW and can help parents and students make an informed decision about their secondary school choice. Arrangements can be made for parents to stay on site if required.

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. 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?

All of our Year 5 Taster Weekends are held on site at NCW.

Saturday and Sunday 18th and 19th January 2020

Saturday and Sunday 16th and 17th May 2020

Saturday and Sunday 4th and 5th July 2020

Arrive 11am on Saturday, and depart at 12 noon on Sunday.

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.