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In 2015 we launched a major campaign to raise funds for a new Art and Design Technology Centre in support of the next phase of the School’s strategic development plan.

Designed to inspire the pursuit of traditional arts and crafts, plus provide cutting edge facilities for digital imaging, editing, animation and computer-aided design and manufacturing technology, the new Centre will greatly enhance the pupils’ experience.

Thanks to the tremendous generosity of all those who have supported the Campaign so far, boosted by a significant contribution from Old Pocklingtonian Brian Fenwick-Smith, we are delighted to be able to announce that the Campaign total has now reached


To see a copy of the latest Progress Report please click here.  We still need to raise a further £80,000 to reach our target of £2 million, to ensure that the new Art and Design Centre is fitted out to the high standards our students deserve.

To see a copy of the First Progress Report please click here.  For the Second Progress Report, click here.

The new Art and Design Technology Centre is an ambitious project, but one we believe will prove invaluable for generations to come.

Creativity will be in the top three qualities sought by employers from the world’s largest economies by 2020, according to a survey for the World Economic Forum report ‘The Future of Jobs’.  The employers said creative people would be particularly in demand to figure out ways to apply new technology and create new products and services.   By creating the right environment to develop creative skills, Pocklington School can inspire its pupils to lead the way into this exciting future.

For further information about the Campaign, view a copy of our Campaign Brochure  which highlights the five decades of inspiration the new Centre will build upon and explains how the Campaigns’ success will make such a difference to our pupils and the school.

Come and hear about our plans!

Come along to an informal meeting to hear our plans for the Centre in more detail, culminating in a tour of Phase One of the new building.  Contact Susan Kay on 01759 322626 or kays@pocklingtonschool.com to book a time.

‘Head’ artwork created by Old Pocklingtonians Dan Brown, Georgie Fenny and Sofia Risso-Gill.

To see some of the artwork created by our students please click here.

Read the latest news about the Campaign