Pocklington School

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The Admissions process during Covid-19

We have made some adjustments to our admissions process for prospective pupils looking to join us from September 2020 onwards.

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

We are now able to offer tours of the school  and can 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 

Our Admissions Team will be able to answer many of your questions, and can also organise face to face meetings or telephone / 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.

Registrations

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

Interviews

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

Assessments

We are able to invite pupils on site to sit our entrance assessments in the normal way but with additional social distancing measures and hygiene measures, following the guidance in our Visitor Policy.

We will also request school reports and a reference from your child’s current school. 

Offer of a Place

We are still be able to accept new registrations and offer school places for September 2020 entry onwards, where we have space.

Boarding

Our four boarding houses re-opened in September and boarding life is continuing as normal. We continue to follow all guidance from the UK Government (Guidance for opening schools) and the BSA (Covid Safe Charter), with all social distancing and hygiene measures in place.

We are currently accommodating full and weekly boarders as well as ‘flexi’ boarders who are staying on a regular basis for two or more fixed nights per week for the duration of the term/year.

Parents of weekly and ‘flexi’ boarders should be aware that in a situation where a boarding household is required to self-isolate then weekly and ‘flexi’ boarding pupils would either need to be picked up in order to carry out any period of self-isolation at home, or to stay in the boarding house for the whole self-isolation period.

Given the current circumstances and government advice we are not currently accepting ‘ad hoc’ or ‘occasional’ boarders for the Michaelmas term. Please accept our apologies if this causes any inconvenience.