Pocklington School

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The Admissions process during Covid-19

While our school is closed to the majority of pupils and travel restrictions have been put in place to minimise risk to us all, we have made some adjustments to our admissions process for prospective pupils looking to join us in September 2020. We also welcome enquiries from families who are looking to join our school from 2021 onwards, and recommend they contact us with a view to visiting us once restrictions have been lifted.

We are still accepting registrations for new pupils and our Admissions Team are available via email and telephone. In the first instance, please contact our Admissions Secretary, Fiona Lambert via admissions@pocklingtonschool.com with any queries, or Gemma Briggs via prepadmissions@pocklingtonschool.com for Prep School enquiries

Visits / Tours

Due to current restrictions, we are unable to offer tours of the school buildings but we can offer tours of our extensive outdoor space and arrange for you to meet with our Headmaster, Toby Seth. If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact our Admissions Secretary, Fiona Lambert via admissions@pocklingtonschool.com 

Please have a look at our website and social media channels to gain a feel for Pocklington School and the opportunities on offer to our pupils. 

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It is difficult to get a real feel for a school without a visit during a normal school day, but our Admissions Team will be able to answer many of your questions, and can organise telephone or video conversations with relevant members of staff, including the Headmaster. Our Head of Sixth Form, Head of Middle School and Head of Lower School will be able to give you a sense of each major division of the Senior School and our Head of Prep School will be delighted to talk to you about the education of our younger pupils. Heads of academic departments, Learning Support and extra-curricular activities will also be available to talk to you about specific aspects of our school. Please talk to our Admissions Team so they can organise the right conversations for your family.


We are still accepting registrations for new pupils. If you are interested in registering for a place at Pocklington School, please contact our Admissions Secretary, Fiona Lambert admissions@pocklingtonschool.com who will be able to explain the process in more detail. For Prep School admissions, please contact Gemma Briggs via prepadmissions@pocklingtonschool.com


At Pocklington School, we believe it is important to get to know each of our pupils as individuals and this process starts during the admissions phase. We can organise video interviews with our prospective pupils so we can ask them about themselves and start to find out more about them


Currently we are unable to invite pupils on site to sit our entrance assessments in the normal way. Given these exceptional circumstances, our entrance assessments can be carried out at home under the supervision of parents/guardians.

We will also request school reports and a reference from your child’s current school. We appreciate this may take a little longer than usual at the moment.

Offer of a Place

By adjusting our admissions policy as above, we will still be able to accept new registrations and offer school places for September 2020 entry where we have space, despite the current restrictions we have on allowing access to the school site