What is Pocklington School like?
Pocklington School lies 12 miles east of York in a safe, rural setting on the edge of a small, friendly market town, on a 50-acre campus with good public transport links and its own minibus pick-up service. The School was founded in 1514 and has retained its strong tradition of encouraging pupils to have the courage to take chances with learning and always remain true to themselves.
Numerous co-curricular activities for day and boarding pupils take place every day until 5pm, and each pupil is encouraged to pursue their own interests to help develop the depth of character and self-awareness to tackle life’s challenges on their own terms. Extensive facilities include a 300-seat theatre, an indoor sports hall, conditioning room and swimming pool, plus 21 acres of grass sports pitches and two full-sized synthetic pitches. Full, weekly and part-time boarding options are available in boarding houses, which create a home from home for both domestic and international students.
The beautiful campus is impressive, particularly the a £3m Art and Design Technology Centre, which opened in Autumn 2017, which has every facility to encourage the pursuit of traditional arts and crafts, as well as provide cutting-edge equipment for digital and computer design, and manufacturing technology.
Would Pocklington be a suitable school for my child?
Pocklington offers a wide and varied curriculum within a safe and friendly environment for boy day and boarding students, domestic and international alike. Academic high-flyers do very well, but the school takes an individual and supportive approach towards each child's educational journey. Flexible learning platforms and an individual approach allows each pupil to progress at his or her pace, boosting their confidence and self-esteem so they often exceed their expectations.
Lessons are planned around giving pupils the opportunity to develop their independence and character, rather than simply acquiring and retaining facts. Indeed, independent thought is prized, and pupils are encouraged to be resilient, resourceful learners. Applicants and families should buy into the school's values of being open to innovation and conscious of tradition, and the school promotes friendship, mutual respect, collaboration, and the importance of making a positive impact beyond the school gates.
How can I apply to Pocklington School?
The standard entrance points apply, but the school is also willing to consider suitable applicants at most other times, providing spaces are available. Please make an enquiry or get in touch to discuss your child's suitability.