York students debate science and religion with Mr Hutchings

Do you know how much a human being is worth? This and other conundrums were explored by students in a workshop led by Pocklington School physics teacher David Hutchings as part of a science and faith conference. Mr Hutchings was one of several speakers at the OMG! Science event held at Manor Church of England Academy,…

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Charity week raises £3,000

  Pupils and staff rounded off the Lent Term with a very successful Charity Week, which raised £3,000 for four chosen charities. Events held during the lively and busy few days included auctions for the privilege of deluging brave staff volunteers with bucketsful of gunge; and for the services of Sixth Formers as Minions for the day.…

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Daisy scoops top spot in KODU Competition

Daisy scoops top spot as KODU Queen!

During the Lent term in Computing at Pocklington School, all First Year students learnt how to code in a visual programming language called KODU, before entering the Pocklington School KODU Championships 2017. KODU lets students create games on the PC and Xbox via a simple visual programming language. It can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling,…

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Headmaster’s Blog: Why success is all in the mind

We had an exciting end of term at Pocklington School, as not only did our Under-15 Rugby Union team reach the NatWest Schools Cup Bowl final, but a recent former student, Lewis Wilson, represented England Under-19s in an international game against France. Two of our pupils, Georgia Rothwell and Evie Hirst, represented Humberside at the…

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OP Kyle Edmund carries Davis Cup hopes

Old Pocklingtonian Kyle Edmund carries the tennis hopes of the country on his shoulders tomorrow [Fri] in the opening match of the quarter-finals of The Davis Cup, in Rouen. Kyle will represent Great Britain in a match against France’s Lucas Pouille in the tournament regarded as the World Cup of men’s tennis. The GB team is without World Number…

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Pocklingtonians put on fashion show to raise funds for the RNLI

Pocklingtonians put on fashion show to raise funds for the RNLI

A team of Pocklington School former pupils and parents joined forces on 22 March 2017 to stage a fashion show to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). Creative brother and sister team, James Steward and Hannah Moody, both Old Pocklingtonians (OPs), set up in business together in 2016 to create their own…

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Former Pocklington School pupil makes England under-19 rugby squad

Former pupil selected for England under-19 rugby team

Former Pocklington School pupil Lewis Wilson (14-16) has been selected for England’s Under-19 rugby union team to take on France tomorrow [Saturday 1st April] in a friendly fixture. Lewis, 19, who left Pocklington School last summer, made his debut for England U18s last year, and his determination to progress to the U19s has paid off. He…

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U15 NatWeset Schools Cup Bowl Final

Spirited effort from Pocklington Rugby Boys in NatWest Bowl Final

After a wonderful season, culminating in the Natwest Bowl final at Sixways Stadium on Tuesday 28 March 2017, Pocklington U15s lost out to Beths Grammar School in a highly entertaining and hard fought game. The final score was 37-27 and could have gone either way until late in the second half. A hectic first half produced six…

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2nd Year pupils represented Pocklington School at the Salters' Festival of Chemistry at York University

Hands-on events inspire chemistry students

Chemistry students at Pocklington School have had a busy week, taking part in a Festival of Chemistry staged by the Salters’ Institute, and hosting a visiting academic from York University. Salters’ Festivals are staged at universities throughout the UK and Ireland, with the aim of encouraging local pupils to discover new strengths through hands-on challenges…

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Pocklington School Musical Theatre Society present The Drowsy Chaperone

The Drowsy Chaperone

Tottendale: Just like long ago when Romeo loved Juliet, love is always lovely in the end. Underling: Romeo and Juliet was a tragedy, Madam. Tottendale: Oh, I never read reviews. Pocklington School’s Musical Theatre Society presented their fabulous production of ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ in March, transforming the Music School into a New York apartment bursting…

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