Pocklington School

East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Location: East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 3 - 18 years

About Pocklington School

Pocklington School is a co-educational, independent, all-through school near York. Around 790 pupils aged 3-18 are educated in the school's pre-preparatory, preparatory, senior and sixth-form stages. There is both day and boarding provision.

Pocklington School was founded in 1514. As well as extra-curricular activities such as sport and drama, pupils take part in either the Community Action scheme or the Combined Cadet Force until the age of 16.


Toby Seth

Values and vision 

The Pocklington approach to learning and development is focused on the spiritual and physical well-being of each child. The school believes in instilling a lifelong love of learning that enables pupils to fulfil their potential and achieve long-term happiness. 

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. From the earliest years at Pocklington, learning takes place both in the classroom and elsewhere around the school. 

ISI report 

“The pupils’ moral, social and cultural development is excellent. Pupils show high levels of confidence and excellent behaviour, which is exemplary in the EYFS. Pupils show excellent moral awareness, and high levels of cultural awareness are evident in the easy integration of boarders from overseas into the community.” 

View Pocklington School’s latest ISI report 


Address: West Green, Pocklington, York, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO42 2NJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1759 321200
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