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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Pocklington Prep School pupils hold a Coffee Morning for family and friends after a cookery lesson

Prep School pupils bake tasty treats for family and friends

On Saturday 11 March 2017 a group of 14 Pocklington Prep School boarding and day pupils spent the morning baking, before inviting friends and family to come and enjoy the tasty treats during a Coffee Morning, held in the school Assembly Hall. The Coffee Morning, was the finale to a series of four cookery lessons, led…

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Excellent cross country results for Evie and Georgia

Pocklington School pupils, Georgia Rothwell (Lower Sixth) and Evie Hirst (Fourth Year) represented Humberside at the English Schools Cross Country Championships at the Norfolk Showground on Saturday 18 March 2017. Evie ran first in the Intermediate Girls race over 3750m and finished 335th, in a time of 16min16sec. This was a good performance for Evie against girls…

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Pocklington School U15s reach National NatWest Schools Cup Final

Pocklington School U15s reach National NatWest Schools Cup Final

Pocklington School’s U15 rugby team are celebrating a fantastic achievement in making it all the way to the final of the inaugural NatWest Bowl national competition. Pocklington secured their place after a clinical 24-0 victory in the semi-final over King’s Priory School, Tynemouth at Percy Park RFC. Since October, Pocklington have advanced through the tournament,…

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Maaking Meaningful links - Year 6 'Pod living' Week

Making Meaningful Links – Year 6 ‘Pod Living’ Week

When Year 6 children spontaneously use the words ‘innovative’, ‘imaginative’ and ‘inspirational’ to talk about their learning, you know you’re onto a winner. That is exactly what was heard during a recent themed week at Pocklington Prep School. With Design and Technology as the focal point, the children were tasked with designing and building a…

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Leading Linguist at Pocklington

We were delighted to host world renowned linguist Professor David Crystal OBE FBA FLSW and fellow author Hilary Crystal in our Tom Stoppard Theatre on Friday 3rd March, at Pocklington School. Author of over 120 books, Professor Crystal  gave a fascinating talk entitled ‘Language BLANK Literature’ to an audience of over 260 budding linguists, members of…

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Enrichment Opportunities for English A Level students

Pocklington School’s commitment to broadening pupils’ understanding of their subjects with trips away from school saw two recent visits to London by English A Level students. They attended an English Language A Level conference at The English and Media Centre (EMC), and a week later spent the day at the offices of The Guardian newspaper.…

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Pocklington Prep School pupils compete in Worksop College Cross- country competition

Niamh and Laura shine at Worksop College Cross-Country

Pocklington Prep School pupils were out in force again last week, competing in the Prep School’s Cross-Country races at Worksop College. We fielded teams both in the Under 11 girls and Under 11 boys’ races and finished overall in a very respectable third place in each – no mean feat when you factor in the 10 other…

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Author and Scholar Caroline Lawrence visits Pocklington School to talk about creative writing to Lower School pupils

Children’s author Caroline Lawrence inspires pupils at Pocklington School

Pupils and staff were delighted to welcome children’s author, Caroline Lawrence, to Pocklington School on Wednesday 8 March 2017.  She is well known for her “Roman Mysteries” and “Roman Quests” series, amongst others. She had lunch with a selection of staff, Classics students and keen readers and writers, then continued her discussions with a selection of…

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Pocklington School ICT students visit Ellis Furniture Factory

Sixth Form ICT trip to Ellis Furniture

Ellis Furniture in Huddersfield, designers of bedroom, bathroom and kitchen furniture was established over 120 years ago. ICT students from Pocklington School Sixth Form were privileged to be invited to visit the company, through our Headmaster, Mark Ronan, and his Vistage Business group. The trip was a really worthwhile experience for both the AS and A2 students. The presentation and…

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The 17th Annual German Exchange to Alfeld 2017

German Exchange February 2017

  The February half-term break saw a group of 11 Pocklington School students from Fourth and Fifth Year, accompanied by MFL teachers Mr. Galloway and Miss Clarke, make the return visit to Alfeld in North West Germany.  The students stayed with their German exchange partners who had visited Pocklington in September 2016. This was the…

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