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Pocklington School and Pocklington Prep School, North Yorkshire

School Details
School Crest
West Green,
North Yorkshire,
United Kingdom,
YO42 2NJ

Tel: +44 1759 321200
Fax: +44 1759 306366

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Mr Mark Ronan MA (Cantab)

Admissions Secretary:
Mrs Fiona Lambert

This school offers flexi-boarding.

Accreditations and affiliations:
Religious affiliation:
Christian, All denominations welcome
Teaching languages:
Age Range & Fees
3 - 18
Day Fees
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
Number of Pupils
School Boy
School Girl
Full board
This school offers
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:

Common Entrance, Report from previous school, Taster days, Assessment, Scholarship exam, Registration, Trial day at school, Visit school, References, Interview, GCSE results, Entry test or exam

Scholarships & Bursaries:

Means tested bursaries, Junior school entry, 6th Form, Senior school entry, Financial need, Siblings, Armed forces discounts or bursaries, Other bursaries, Academic, Other scholarships, Music

What we offer

  • Photography
  • Classics
  • Business studies
  • Economics
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • ICT
  • Psychology
  • Government/Politics
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Greek
  • English
  • French
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • Tennis
  • Rounders
  • Hockey
  • Fencing
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming
  • Squash
  • Golf
  • Football
  • Cross-country
  • Cricket
  • Badminton
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Rugby
  • Netball
  • Water sports
  • Fitness training
  • Volleyball
  • Lacrosse
  • Table tennis
  • Chess
  • Cadets - CCF/ACF/ATC etc
  • Canoeing
  • Shooting
  • Adventure training
  • Horse riding and management
  • Cycling
  • Drama productions
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • First aid/life savers
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Young Enterprise
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • After school club
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Vegetarian
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Aspergers Syndrome
  • Autistic Spectrum of Difficulties
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
Head Photo"Since its foundation in 1514, Pocklington School has inspired generations of young people. Exciting opportunities and challenges in all aspects of school life enable individuals to develop the self-confidence necessary to go on to achieve their personal aspirations." Mark Ronan MA - Headmaster

Pocklington is a thriving independent school, 12 miles east of York, providing outstanding day and boarding education from 3-18 years. Pocklington School delivers an excellent all-round education and a vibrant co-curricular life within a supportive and caring community, all founded on a 500 year tradition.

Set in a safe and picturesque rural setting, the school focuses on the needs of the individual, helping pupils develop into motivated adults who are valued members of society.

The unique spirit of Pocklington is built on strong relationships between pupils, teachers, support staff and parents, based on shared aims and values.

Unlocking an individual's potential means fostering a culture that encourages successful learning and creative thinking while rewarding initiative and independence. It also means creating an environment in which pursuing personal passions outside lesson time complements the achievement of academic success.

Class sizes are small with teamwork at the heart of our approach. We are renowned for our emphasis on pastoral care, encouraging pupils to participate in a wide range of co-curricular activities. Our 64 acre campus offers excellent facilities for sport, CCF, music and drama.

In Autumn 2017, our new £2.5m Art and Design Technology Centre opened, which has every facility to encourage pursuit of traditional arts and crafts, as well as provide cutting-edge equipment for digital and computer design, and manufacturing technology. The innovation and cross fertilisation of ideas the Centre promotes are increasingly valued in society today.

We aim to inspire our pupils for life, helping develop an inquiring mind and the self-respect they need to emerge as capable, adaptable and resilient young people ready to make a real contribution to society.
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