Team Tennis Schools National Championships

This was the first time the school had ever reached the finals and the girls had qualified after beating Ampleforth School in a tightly fought third round before being given a bye through the regional finals after their opponents Strathallan School withdrew. But just days before the Finals Jessie Morgan was forced to withdraw after injuring her Achilles tendon whilst…

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Headmaster’s Blog: Tips for ensuring a smooth transition

This summer, as most adults are transitioning from work to holiday mode and back again, many young people are preoccupied with a more significant change of scene ahead. Whether they’re starting school, moving up to senior school, sixth form, university or the workplace, it can be an unsettling, stressful time. This is something we work…

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CCF marks retirement of Wing Commander Mike Evans

Pocklington School’s longest-serving Combined Cadet Force Commander, Wing Commander Mike Evans, was honoured at a CCF dinner to mark his retirement. Mr Evans also retired as the school’s Head of Chemistry at the end of the summer term, 32 years after joining as both a Chemistry teacher and a supernumerary Signals Officer in the Cadet…

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Prep School inspired by Sculpture Park visit

Five coachloads and one mini bus full of Pre-Prep and Prep School children, staff and packed lunches travelled to Yorkshire Sculpture Park for a day of exploration, adventure and inspiration. The children toured the Park in year groups, gasping at the variety and inventiveness of the sculptures, asking lots of questions, touching everything and having…

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Teamwork and trust are vital, trans-Pacific rower tells Pocklington Prizegiving

The importance of developing mental resilience, working together and making a positive difference were highlighted by guest speaker Natalia Cohen at Pocklington School’s Prizegiving this year. The end of term ceremony, held in the School’s packed Sports Hall, celebrated the hard work and achievements of pupils across the school and every award drew enthusiastic support…

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Why self-reflection is an important part of the careers journey

Guest Blog By Gillian Jones, Careers and University Advisor. Earlier this week I met a 5th Year student who, having just finished her GCSE exams, told me she was excited about her A’ level studies and starting her journey towards university and her career goal. I agreed with her that she should be excited because she…

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A -level Chemistry students carry out research in The University of York laboratories

Chemistry students carry out research in University of York laboratories

  Seven Lower Sixth Chemistry students from Pocklington School gained a useful insight into life as a research chemist when they spent the morning at the University of York’s teaching laboratories. The students, who are all interested in studying chemistry or a chemistry related degree course, were invited to learn more about Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy in the…

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Pocklington School pupil selected for the U15 England Rugby League Squad

England squad selection for Pocklington pupil

Pocklington School Fourth Year pupil, Ben McNamara, has been selected for the England U16 Rugby League Squad.  This is a significant achievement as he is only one of fifty-eight individuals to receive this invitation for next season. Ben will be taking part in numerous training sessions over the summer to vie for a starting place in their International versus…

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Senior Girls Tennis team to compete in national finals

Pocklington School Senior Girls’ team have won a place in the finals of the Team Tennis Schools National Championships for the first time in its history. Lucy Eggleston (Captain, U6), Emily Boddy (U6), Cordie Cavill (L6), Alice Mowforth (L6) and Bryony Underwood (L6) played 178 games between them to qualify for July’s final stage of…

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