Caroline Flint declared herself impressed after her visit to New College Doncaster in Hayfield and fitted in time for a selfie with students.
Ms Flint met Principal Brendon Fletcher to discuss the college’s first year. New College Doncaster exceeded expectations enrolling approximately 475 Year 12 students for its first year. The college hopes to double in size next year when it recruits the next cohort of students in September, with both Year 12 and Year 13 students in college.
Said Caroline: “New College has made a very positive impact. The building is tailor-made for a college that offers 31 A levels and 12 BTEC courses. I met students who were very enthusiastic about the experience of their first term at the college. The college clearly has an attractive offer. About a quarter of the students were from Hayfield school, but most are drawn from over 29 schools. The college buses over 200 students to college each day, with additional public transport available from Doncaster.”
Said Principal Brendon Fletcher: “It was a pleasure to meet with Caroline again now the college is open and to show her our new campus and into some of our lessons. We’re very much looking forward to working with Caroline in the future. New College Doncaster provides a new and exciting post-16 opportunity for Caroline’s constituents, and for young people across the whole of the borough.”