New College Worcester (NCW) is a residential school and college for students aged 11 to 19 who are blind or partially sighted.
Every student at NCW has a tailored programme, carefully planned and delivered to meet their individual needs in three key areas; academic achievement, independent living skills and involvement in extracurricular activities at the College and in the community.
We offer the full national curriculum to visually impaired young people and a wide range of GCSE and A-Level options. We also provide ASDAN courses for some students to give them the change to develop and practise a range of skills and participate in activities outside the classroom. All of our teachers are subject specialist, as well as qualified teachers for the visually impaired, who have a real flair for developing self-esteem.
Independent Living Skills are developed as part of the timetable. Students learn cookery, health care, first aid and other life skills to ensure that each student develops the skills and means to be resourceful and confident in the sighted world.
Students are also given their own mobility programme to equip them with the skills to travel independently on campus, and the wider world with confidence, which is central to their future success.
We offer our students a wonderfully varied choice of challenging activities both after school and at the weekends. With the right support and encouragement, and with safety foremost, our students find themselves tackling water skiing, rock climbing, archery, horse riding, bowling and even ice skating. We also offer some less energetic activities; theme park trips and visits to the cinema and the theatre are always popular.