New College Stamford have been awarded the prestigious award for ‘Champion School’ from the National Citizen Trust. This status is awarded to Schools and Colleges nationally and to those institutions who have excelled in promoting the NCS programme, going above and beyond to support young people to benefit from participation in NCS.

Principal Janet Meenaghan and Director of Learning Gary McPartland of New College Stamford attended the ceremony on December 6th at Leicester City Football Club.

The college has annual had success in engaging with NCS over the past 3 years. Each year students undertake the programme which includes exhilarating challenges, residential allowing them to gain the skills they need to boost their CV and excel in the real working world.

From having 50 learners participating in the first year this rose to an amazing 226 participations in year 2 and a further 120 in year 3 (2017).

National Citizen Service (NCS) is an experience you really don’t want to miss! If you’re 15 to 17 years-old, this is your chance to embark on exhilarating challenges, make your mark and build skills for work and life. More than 275,000 young people have already said yes to NCS! Enquire here

Various courses at New College Stamford including Business, Sport and Public Services include NCS as part of their study programme. For more information on courses visit the college’s Open Evening on Thursday 25th January where you can find out all about the exciting opportunities available to you! Book your place online at