Pocklington School

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How to apply

Please click here for the Admissions process during the Covid-19 lockdown.

On this page you will find everything you need to apply for a place but please telephone us if you would like to discuss your child’s application. You are also encouraged to make an individual appointment to visit the school.

For more information about admissions at Pocklington or Pocklington Prep please follow the age range links below which will take you to the correct part of this page.

Pocklington Pre-School, Pre-Prep and Prep School ages 3-11
Pocklington School ages 11-16
Pocklington Sixth Form ages 16 – 18
Overseas Boarding Applications ages 9- 18

Pocklington Pre-School, Pre-Prep and Prep School ages 3-11

Mrs Gemma Briggs is the contact for all admissions queries for the Pre-School, Pre-Prep and Prep School. You can telephone the office, write or email, using the contact details below.

Mrs Gemma Briggs
Prep School Admissions Secretary and Office Administrator
Pocklington Prep School
West Green, Pocklington, York YO42 2NH
(01759) 322621
briggsg@pocklingtonschool.com

Pocklington Pre-School ages 3 - 4

Entry to the Pre-School is secured following a visit to the school.  We encourage prospective parents and their children to visit us and experience the school on a normal day.
Entry through to the Pre-Prep (Reception, Years 1 and 2) for Pre-School pupils is by an informal, individual assessment.

Pocklington Pre-Prep ages 4 - 7

Entry to Pocklington Pre-Prep (Reception, Years 1 and 2) is by an informal, individual assessment. We also encourage prospective parents and their children to visit us and experience the school on a normal day.

Pocklington Prep School ages 7 - 11

Pre-Prep pupils automatically progress to Year 3. Children joining the Prep Department in Year 3 from other schools are asked to sit the Pocklington Prep School entrance assessment. The assessment is usually held on a Saturday in January: beyond this date, if places are still available, parents can arrange individual assessment days through the school office.

The Head of Pocklington Prep School may award a Scholarship, or Exhibition, to a pupil who demonstrates genuine high achieving capabilities. Sample questions from previous years are published in a booklet available from the School Secretary. Registration simply signals to the schools admissions office that you wish to proceed with arrangements for entry, including the entrance assessment, and guarantees that you will automatically be contacted at the appropriate time with details of the entrance assessments and other entry arrangements along with information about the school that may be of interest, including Open Mornings and Events.

Offers of places are generally made as soon as the entrance assessment results are known. Offers are normally time sensitive and should be accepted by the deadline in the offer letter. On acceptance of an offer parents must complete and return the parent/school agreement a copy of which will be sent to you. Our prospectus documents and application forms for Pocklington Prep School can all be downloaded here:

Prep School Current Information for Applicants

Prep School Registration Form

Pre-School Registration Form

Pocklington School ages 11 – 16

Mrs Fiona Lambert (Admissions Secretary) is the first point of contact for all admissions to Pocklington School. You can telephone the office, write or email, contact details are below.

Fiona Lambert
Admissions Secretary
Pocklington School West Green Pocklington York YO42 2NH
(01759) 321200
lambertf@pocklingtonschool.com

Pupils can be accepted for all school years, subject to a number of criteria including availability of a place, entry assessment result and school report. All new entrants to Pocklington Lower School (Year 7) are required to sit the Pocklington School 11+ Entrance Assessment which is usually held on a Saturday in January: beyond this date if places are still available, parents can arrange individual assessment days through the school office.

Those wishing to join the Middle School (Year 9) must take the Pocklington School Entrance Assessment which is usually held on a Saturday in January. A separate scholarship examination for this age group is held in February of the year of entry.

Entry Requirements

Offers of places at Pocklington School are subject to vacancy and to a satisfactory entry assessment result and school report from the applicant’s current school. An interview may also be held. Late applicants (i.e. pupils applying for entry in September 2020 after the entrance assessments have been held) should contact the Admissions Secretary for guidance as to availability of places and for special arrangements to sit the entrance assessment.

Registration simply signals to the schools admissions office that you wish to proceed with arrangements for entry, including the entrance assessment, and guarantees that you will automatically be contacted at the appropriate time with details of the entrance assessments and other entry arrangements along with information about the school that may be of interest, including Open Mornings and Events.

Offers of places are generally made as soon as the entrance assessment results are known. Offers are normally time sensitive and should be accepted by the deadline in the offer letter. On acceptance of an offer parents must sign and return the Acceptance Form, a copy of which will be sent to you. Pocklington School prospectus documents, sample entry assessment papers and application forms can all be downloaded here:

GCSE Curriculum Choices Booklet Sept 2020 entry

GCSE  Subject Choices Form Sept 2020 entry

Current Information for Applicants

Registration Form

Pocklington School 11+ assessment - English Sample 1

Pocklington School 11+ assessment - English Sample 2

Pocklington School 11+ assessment - Maths Sample 1

Pocklington School 11+ assessment - Maths Sample 2

Pocklington School 13+ assessment - English Sample 1

Pocklington School 13+ assessment - English Sample 2

Pocklington School 13+ assessment - Maths Sample 1

Pocklington School 13+ assessment - Maths Sample 2

Pocklington Sixth Form ages 16 – 18

Mrs Fiona Lambert (Admissions Secretary) is the first point of contact for all admissions to Pocklington Sixth Form. You can telephone the office, write or email, contact details are below.

Fiona Lambert
Admissions Secretary
Pocklington School West Green Pocklington York YO42 2NH
(01759) 321200
lambertf@pocklingtonschool.com

There is no entrance examination for the sixth form. All students, internal and external, must achieve a minimum of 4 GCSE/iGCSE passes at Level 6 or Grade B and 2 GCSE/iGCSE passes at Level 4 or Grade C to progress to the sixth form. The sixth form prospectus and admissions documents can be downloaded here.

Pocklington Registration Form

Current Information for Sixth Form Applicants

Subject Choices Form

GCSE and A Level Results

Pocklington School Prospectus

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