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Facilities Hire

Create a unique event at Pocklington School

Set on a 50 acre campus on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds, Pocklington School provides a perfect backdrop for a range of events. From residential courses to intimate family gatherings, conferences, musical performances, workshops, receptions and celebrations, we have a selection of venues to help you create a successful event.

With comfortable accommodation, a theatre, a music school, a heated indoor swimming pool, a cricket pavilion, extensive sports facilities, a large meeting room plus smaller satellite rooms all on one campus, our facilities are flexible and unique. Add into the mix our award-winning catering provision, friendly and professional customer service and competitive prices, you will see why clients return to us time and again.

Within walking distance of the attractive market town of Pocklington and just 12 miles from the City of York, we are easily accessible from all major road, rail and bus networks and have large, free car parks onsite and adjacent to our campus.

Facilities include:

  • Tom Stoppard Theatre - capacity 300
  • Music School - capacity 200
  • Dining Hall – capacity 150
  • Gruggen Room – capacity 75
  • Cricket Pavilion - capacity 40
  • Selection of small meeting rooms

Sports facilities:

  • 21 acres of grass rugby, hockey, cricket and football pitches
  • Two full size, sand dressed synthetic pitches providing two full size hockey pitches or 18 x tennis courts
  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Sports hall
  • Squash courts


Four boarding houses comprising single, double and triple rooms. Each house includes a communal kitchen and a TV lounge.

  • Faircote House (38 beds in 23 rooms)
  • Orchard House (28 beds in 9 rooms)
  • Dolman House (23 beds in 12 rooms)
  • Fenwick Smith House (40 beds in 27 rooms)

The school offers excellent accommodation facilities with all the boarding houses very well equipped, complemented by wonderful food served in a very warm and welcoming manner. With all  the sports facilities being available within a ringed fence, this allows for a very safe environment for all students and staff.

Director, DB Sport


Contact us:

If you would like more information, to check availability or to arrange a visit, we would be delighted to help. For enquiries about conferences, events, performance and residential facilities please email

For sports facilities please email

NB: Most of our facilities are available for hire during the school holidays and occassionally we can offer them during term-time, dependent on your requirements.

Pocklington School Enterprises Ltd is the trading arm for all commercial activities within the Foundation including the school shop and the letting of school facilities to outside organisations. All profits generated by the company are transferred back to the school each year under a deed of covenant.

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