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    Parents Association - FOPPS & FOPS

    Both Pocklington Prep School and Pocklington School have their own Parents Associations with seperate committees and constitutions but with broadly the same aim: to support each school by organising social events and fundraising activities which support the individual school and external charities.

    Events organised by the Friends provide opportunites for parents to meet and get to know each other and other members of the school community.  Parents, guardians, parents of former pupils, grandparents, members of staff, Governors and other people associated with the school are all welcome at any of our fundraisning or social events.

    Friends of Pocklington Prep School - FOPPS

    Our Role

    The Friends of Pocklington Prep School is the school’s parents committee, it is more than just a PTA.

    We support the school by organising a number of social events for both parents and children, and carry out fundraising events throughout the school year.


    Chair: Antonia Cowling
    Secretary: Janette Campbell and Jules Rook
    Treasurer: Karen Spruyt
    Committee Members: Becky Marson
    School Representative: Sarah Cobb

    What we do

    In previous years The Friends have supported the school Christmas Fair, Sports Day, Teddy Bears Picnic and have organised school discos for the children and various social events for parents.

    As a result of the fantastic support and participation of the parents, the fundraising by The Friends has recently provided the school with a climbing wall, piano, sports and playground equipment and a bronze.

    Get Involved

    Joining The Friends gives you the unique opportunity to meet other parents and guardians throughout the school. It is also a network of support.

    There are many ways you can get involved, by attending events, coming to the meetings or just giving an extra hand when able.

    For more information, and to get involved, contact us at

    Friends of Pocklington School - FOPS 

    The Friends of Pocklington School (FOPS) committee is a group of current parents. Our aim is to bring together all the members of our school community, and in the process raise money to support our School, particularly student projects and on occasion, external charities. All parents are members of the Friends Association and as such, are very welcome to join the committee. All our events are open to all Association members and their friends.

    We are always looking for new people to join the committee, to bring fresh ideas or to simply be an extra pair of hands to help with event organising, but understand the pressures of work and family life may prevent members from joining the committee.  However, you can still support us: be it a raffle prize, an offer of free printing for event menus or programmes, advice on marketing an event or simply by coming along to an event with your friends. Please contact Annie Harrison via email: if you can help or would like to join us. All members will be very warmly welcomed.

    During the 2017-18 academic year, FOPS raised over £2400.  This money has been used to support the following School projects:

    Equipment for the Lower School Gardening Club - planting beds, materials and equipment to take part in the Burnby Hall School Gardens' Display

    Five programmable robot buggies to be used in Computing Club and lessons

    A Lecturn for the English Department which will be used by the Debating Society and at other School events

    Resistance bands for use in Strength and Conditioning training, circuit training and PE lessons.

    Members of the Lower School Gardening Club present their garden design at the Burnby Hall School Gardens' Display.

    Pupils enjoy using the programmable robot buggies during the lunchtime Computing Club

    Party at Pock 2016 Flickr album

    2017-2018 Committee

    Acting Chairman: Annie Harrison
    Vice-Chairman: Emma Colbeck
    Acting Treasurer: Susie Brown
    Secretary: Laura Burley
    School Staff Liaison : Leanne Maycock

    The Friends of Pocklington School Constitution can be downloaded here:

    Friends of Pocklington School Constitution

    The Friends of Pocklington School Christmas Ball Saturday 8 December 2018

    The Friends of Pocklington School Christmas Ball 2018

    The Friends of Pocklington School Committee is delighted to announce that the 2018 Pocklington School Christmas Ball will be held on Saturday 8 December at The Principal, York.

    We do hope you will be able to join us for this very special occasion which is open to current and former parents, current and former staff, OPs, Governors and Life Patrons and friends of the School.

    Tickets are now on sale, priced at £55 per person, to include a drinks reception, three course dinner with coffee and dancing to a live DJ.  Bookings can be made as individuals, as a small group or tables of 10 or 12. 

    Please click here to download the booking form, which can be returned with cheque or cash payment to Leanne Maycock (FOPS Staff Liaison) at Pocklington School.  Where bookings are received before Friday 23 November 2018, guests will be able to choose their menu.  

    We look forward to welcoming you to the event and thank you for your support.

    Call for Raffle Prizes

    As part of the evening, a raffle will be held to raise money for the benefit of Pocklington School pupils.  We are currently seeking prizes and would be pleased to hear from anyone who would like to kindly donate a prize or can suggest people/companies to approach.  Any help would be hugely appreciated and can be registered by emailing