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Lower School 11- 13

To ensure specialist and personal support for our young people, the school has three divisions: the Lower School, the Middle School and the Sixth Form.

Moving up to any senior school can be quite a daunting time: the world that young people experience suddenly becomes much bigger and moves at a relentless pace. Therefore, we aim to guide our pupils through a phased transition into Pocklington School life, helping them to settle whilst gradually introducing them to the wide range of opportunities that the school has to offer.

Opportunity is the foundation of the Pocklington experience: First and Second Year pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide array of activities from team sport to drama, music, societies, clubs, trips and more.

We are also aware that the eleven year old who arrives into our Lower School will be leaving university a decade later to enter a global workforce. Therefore, I am very much of the belief that our pupils increasingly require the skills of autonomy and collaboration, as much as those of the traditional academic study, if they are to be successful and fulfilled in their future life. Furthermore, instilling a healthy aspiration and natural inquisitiveness is a vital part of our mission.

Head of Lower School with pupils

Pocklington Lower School is a happy and unique place that benefits from the support of an outstanding pastoral group who care deeply for each and every one of our pupils.
We are confident that when your son or daughter moves up to the Third Year, and then their public exam years, they will understand that there are very few actual barriers to what they can achieve, given a good work ethic and a positive outlook.

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Samantha Hughes
Head of Lower School

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