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Current information

for applicants to

Pocklington School (11-18)

and Lyndhurst School (4 -11)

Pocklington School Foundation

Providing day and boarding education from 4 to 18 years


Current information for applicants 2011-2012

The campus

Please refer to the back cover for maps which show

the location of the school.


Contents

Application Timetable 1

Lyndhurst School

Structure and Curriculum

Pre-Prep (Reception to Year 2) 2

Prep (School Years 3 - 6) 2

Pocklington School

Structure and Curriculum

Lower School

1st and 2nd Years

(School Years 7 and 8) 3

Middle School

3rd Year (School Year 9) 3

4th and 5th Year

(School Years 10 and 11) 4

Sixth Form

(School Years 12 and 13) 4 & 5

Staff

Pocklington School 6 & 7

Lyndhurst School 7

Support Staff 8

Governing Body 8

Enquiries, Admissions

& Entry Examinations 9

Fees 10 & 11

Academic & Music

Scholarships & Exhibitions 12

Bus Routes 13

How to Find Us 14

This booklet gives information

about Pocklington School which is

intended to provide

as much help to prospective parents

as possible. Inevitably some

information may become

out of date over the period to

which the booklet applies. Parents

wishing to place specific reliance on

a particular point are advised to

check the matter with the school.

All our prospectuses can be

downloaded at www.

pocklingtonschool.com

or request a copy

T: 00 44 (0)1759 321200

Application timetable

Registration forms should be completed and returned to school by

3 December 2012.

An information booklet including sample entrance examination papers is sent

to all registered applicants approximately two months prior to the date of the

appropriate exam.

For entry in September 2013 examination dates will be as follows:

Lyndhurst School (4 - 11)

Pre-Prep

Entry to Reception, Years 1 and 2

Current information for applicants 2012-2013 – 1 –

4+ to 6+ entry is by informal individual assessment. Applicants are invited to

attend school on a normal school day at a convenient time.

Prep

Entry to Years 3 -6

Lyndhurst Year 2 pupils automatically progress to Y3. All other 7+ (Year 3)

applicants sit the Lyndhurst 7+ Entrance Examination on Saturday 19 January

2013.

Pocklington School (11 - 18)

Entry to Years 7 and 8

All new entrants to Year 7 are required to sit the Pocklington School 11+

Entrance Examination on Saturday 19 January 2013. Lyndhurst Year 6 pupils

are automatically entered for this examination.

Entry to Years 9 and 10

13+ Entrance Examination on Saturday 23 February 2013 followed by 13+

Scholarship Examination on Saturday 9 March 2013.

Entry to Sixth Form – Years 12 and 13

Offer of a place is made subject to GCSE performance and school report.

GCSE grades should include at least 4Bs and 2Cs.

The closing date for Sixth Form Bursary applications is 25 February 2013.

Awards are made after assessments and examinations held in March 2013

(see page 12 for more information).

Sixth Form Open Morning is on Saturday 2 February 2013.


– 2 – Current information for applicants 2012 – 2013

Lyndhurst School

(School Years Reception to year 6) Age 4+ to 11 years

PRE-PREP

Reception to Year 2

Structure

Pupils are based in form groups which are both teaching and

pastoral units. The form teacher takes primary interest in the

pastoral and academic welfare of his/her pupils.

Pupils are taught in form groups for all lessons. Sometimes

groups are taught at different paces within classes to ensure

individual needs within a class are met.

Our maximum class size is 16.

Curriculum

The curriculum reflects the demands of the Early Years

Foundation Stage as well as the Primary School Review.

The day is structured to allow for breaks in the morning and

the afternoon and for lunch which is supervised.

Teaching Facilities

Teaching facilities for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are

purpose designed and this group of pupils has access to their

own dedicated outdoor area. They also benefit from the use

of all Foundation facilities relevant to children of this age:

they join older Lyndhurst pupils in Years 3-6 for some

assemblies, they have access to the Tom Stoppard Theatre

and campus sports facilities and the swimming pool.

Specialist music teaching is also available on site to those

children whose parents wish them to have individual lessons.

At the end of Year 2 children will be tested alongside new

Y3 applicants but they will automatically progress to Year 3

(See page 9 for further details on admissions).

PREP

Years 3-6

Structure

Pupils are based in form groups which are both teaching

and pastoral units. The form teacher takes primary interest

in the pastoral and academic welfare of his/her pupils.

All pupils are allocated to one of four houses: Rievaulx,

Jervaulx, Fountains or Byland. Houses are involved in

competitions in art, music, drama, creative writing and

sport.

Pupils are taught in form groups for all lessons other than

in Years 5 and 6 when mathematics and English are taught

in ability groups. Sometimes groups are taught at different

paces within classes to ensure individual needs within a

class are met.

Our maximum class size is 18.

Curriculum

40 periods per week.

Number of lessons per week

English and Drama 8

Maths 7/8

Modern Languages

Years 3, 4 1

Years 5, 6 2

Science 4

Geography 2

History 3

PE/Swimming

Year 3 3

Years 4, 5, 6 2

Religious Studies 1

Art 2

Music 2

ICT 1

Games 4

PSHE 1

Most Lyndhurst pupils move on to Pocklington School at

the end of Year 6, but they do have to sit the Pocklington

School entrance examination.


Pocklington School

(School Years 7-13) Age 11+ to 18

thE lowER School – 1St and 2nd YEaRS

(School Years 7 and 8) Age 11+ to 12+

Structure

Lower School Houses

All pupils are allocated to one of the four Lower School day

houses (Dolman, Hutton, Gruggen, Wilberforce).

The housemaster or housemistress is the teacher primarily

involved in the academic and pastoral progress of each

member of his/her house.

Boarders entering the Lower School will join either Dolman

House (boys) or Orchard House (girls). See staff list on page

7 for day and boarding House staff.

Teaching Groups

The 1st Year Teaching in English and mathematics is in

ability-based sets. For other subjects teaching is in

mixed-ability forms.

The 2nd Year Teaching in English, Latin, mathematics and

science is in ability-based sets. For other subjects teaching

is in mixed ability forms.

In the 1st and 2nd years the study of Modern Foreign

Languages (MFL) covers French, German and Spanish.

Placement and Mobility Initial placement into sets

or bands is based on entrance examination results

and on the school report. Any subsequent changes are

based on internal examination results and on general

progress. Parents are contacted prior to proposed changes.

Class size is usually not more than 20.

Curriculum

46 periods per week.

Core Humanities Creative &

Technological

English 5

Mathematics 4

MFL 5

(French/

German/

Spanish)

Latin 2

Science 4

Geography 2

History 2

Physical

Education 2

Religious

Studies 2

Additional periods are devoted to:

*Assemblies 1

Activities/PSHE 2

Art 2

Drama 2

Design &

Technology 2

Information

Technology 2

Music 2

Sport

(4 periods)

Boys

(Winter) Rugby

(Summer) Cricket

Athletics

Girls

(Winter) Hockey

Netball

(Summer) Athletics

Rounders Tennis

Church 1

* House Assemblies and Tutor Periods take place once per week at lunchtime.

MiddlE School – 3Rd, 4th and 5th YEaRS

(School Years 9, 10 and 11) Age 13+ to 15+

3Rd YEaR

(School Year 9) Age 13+

Structure

Middle School Houses

Pupils moving up to the Middle School from the Lower

School remain in the same day house, with a new

housemaster or housemistress.

The Head of Middle School oversees the pastoral and

academic welfare of all the boys and girls, day and boarding.

Pupils joining Pocklington School for the first time

are allocated to one of the four day houses (Dolman,

Gruggen, Hutton, Wilberforce).

Girl boarders aged 13+ will join Orchard House transferring

to Faircote at 14+. Boy boarders aged 13+ will join Dolman

transferring to Fenwick-Smith House at 15+. See staff list on

page 7 for day and boarding house staff.

Teaching Groups

Teaching in English, mathematics, science and humanities is in

ability based sets. Option subjects are taught in mixed ability

sets.

Class size is usually not more than 20.

Curriculum

46 periods per week.

Core

English 5

Mathematics 4

Biology 3

Chemistry 2

Physics 2

Humanities

Geography 2

History 2

Physical Education 2

Religious Studies 2

Sport (4 periods)

Major sports*

Boys (WINTER) Rugby,

Hockey (SUMMER)

Athletics, Cricket, Tennis

Girls (WINTER) Hockey,

Netball (SUMMER)

Athletics, Rounders,

Tennis

* Sport options include: Badminton, Biathlon, Cross country, Dance, Football,

Golf, Horse Riding, Personal Fitness, Running, Rock Climbing, Squash,

Swimming, Trampolining.

Options

Pupils choose 7 of the following 9 subjects, including at

least 2 modern and classical languages, each taught for 2

periods per week.

Creative & Technological Modern & Classical

languages

Art

Design

Drama

Information Technology

Music

Additional periods are devoted to:

*Assemblies 1

Activities/PSHE 2

Current information for applicants 2012 – 2013 – 3 –

French

German

Latin

Spanish

Church 1

* House Assemblies and Tutor Periods take place once per week at lunchtime.


– 4 – Current information for applicants 2012 – 2013

Pocklington School

(School Years 7-13) Ages 11+ to 18

MiddlE School

4th and 5th YEaRS (GcSE)

(School Years 10 and 11) Ages 14+ to 15+

Structure

Middle School Houses

The house structure in 4th and 5th Years is the same

as that in the 3rd Year.

Teaching Groups

Teaching in English, French, mathematics and science

is in ability-based sets. Teaching in the option subjects

is normally in mixed-ability sets.

Class size is usually not more than 20.

Curriculum

46 periods per week.

Subjects Periods

per week

English 5

MFL (French/German/Spanish) 4

Mathematics 5

SCIENCE

Biology 4

Chemistry 4

Physics 4

Notes

Options

Pupils normally choose 3 of the following subjects, each

taught for 4 periods per week.

Art

Design

Geography

History

ICT

Drama

Latin

German

It may be possible for pupils to study Core and Additional

Science over 8 rather than 12 periods, subject to their ability

to cope with the academic challenge of this route. This

would allow them to choose 4 of the above subjects.

Additional periods are devoted to:

*Assemblies 1

Activities/PSHE 2

Leads to 2 GCSEs, English Language

and English Literature

additional languages can be taken as

options

Leads to 3 GCSEs

French

Spanish

Music

PE

RS

Church 1

Sport 4

(as 3rd Year with additional options)

* House Assemblies and Tutor Periods take place once per week at lunchtime.

Sixth FoRM

(School Years 12 and 13) Ages 16+ to 18

Structure

Sixth Form Houses

The house structure in the Sixth Form is the same as in the

Middle School. All pupils joining the Sixth Form from

other schools are allocated to one of the four Sixth Form

day houses (Dolman, Gruggen, Hutton, Wilberforce).

Sixth Form Boarders entering the school will join either

Fenwick-Smith House (boys) or Faircote House (girls).

See staff list on page 7 for day and boarding House staff.

Teaching Groups

Subjects are usually taught in mixed ability classes. Each class

is taught for eight periods per week.

Class size is usually not more than 16.

Curriculum

Students normally choose four subjects to study in the

Lower Sixth. From this four they normally select three to

study in the Upper Sixth. This would lead to 3 A2 (‘full A

level’) qualifications and one AS (‘half A level’) qualification.

Further mathematics counts as 2 subject choices, therefore a

mathematics student will not drop a subject in the Upper

sixth form.

Additional periods are allocated as pastoral time including

assemblies, house time, tutorials and one-to-one interview

slots. Sixth Form students also have a weekly games

afternoon and, in the Lower Sixth, participate in

Community Action or CCF.

Sixth Form Options

Initially students are given a free choice of subjects. The

timetable is arranged to accommodate as many combinations

of choices as possible.

Sports

Boys Girls

Major sports*

Athletics

Cricket

Hockey

Rugby

Tennis

Major sports*

Athletics

Hockey

Netball

Rounders

Tennis

* Sport options include: Badminton, Biathlon, Cross country, Dance, Football, Golf,

Horse Riding, Personal Fitness, Running, Rock Climbing, Squash, Swimming,

Trampolining.


LOWER SIXTH SUBJECT OPTION BLOCKS 2012-13

Block P

Art

Biology

Business Studies

Chemistry

German

History

Mathematics

Physical Education

Religious Studies

Spanish

Theatre Studies

Block Q

Biology

Business Studies

Design

English Literature

Geography

History

Latin

Physics

Psychology

Block R

Chemistry

Economics

French

Further Mathematics*

Geography

History

ICT

Photography

Physics

Psychology

Current information for applicants 2012 – 2013 – 5 –

Lower sixth form students choose one subject from each block except those opting for Further Mathematics who choose three

subjects. *Further Mathematics counts as two subject options.

ExtEnSion QualiFicationS

Further Academic Qualifications

Two further optional qualifications are offered which are

designed to allow students to demonstrate the skills of

independent and critical study. Currently all are completed

outside the normal timetable.

Open University Modules

This scheme allows students to take a course of study for a

small section of an Undergraduate Degree as a stand-alone

qualification. Course are delivered throught independent

learning, forums and online tutorials.

The Extended Project Qualification

This allows students a free choice of subject on which to

complete a major piece of evaluative research in an area of

personal interest. With its emphasis on process, presentation and

report, it provides a context for developing independent

learning, critical thinking and long term planning skills. The

EPQ carries the same weight as half an A2 subject and is

highly regarded by universities including Oxbridge, as an

important transition qualification in preparation for university

study.

Block S

Biology

Business Studies

Chemistry

English Language

English Literature

Further Mathematics*

Mathematics

Music

Photography

Physics

Politics

Psychology

The Pocklington Award

The Pocklington Award is a certificate presented to students

who have fully committed themselves to the extra-curricular

life of Pocklington School, through involvement in activities

such as sport, drama, music and CCF. It is designed to reward

pupils for their involvement in extra-curricular activities at the

end of each of the three phases of their school life, and is

awarded to pupils who have demonstrated themselves to be

responsible young adults capable of working independently

and managing their time effectively.

University and Careers Advice

All students participate in a structured programme of careers

education in the Third Year covering subject choice and

career options. From the Fourth Year upwards each student

has a one to one meeting with the Careers Adviser, and can

arrange further meetings as required. Sixth Form students can

arrange individual interviews as required throughout the two

years. The Sixth Form Tutors, House staff and Head of Sixth

Form support students in making their UCAS applications.

Specialist support is also provided for Oxbridge candidates, for

students applying to study medicine, veterinary medicine, or

dentistry and to students who are planning to take a gap year.

The service is run by a professional careers counsellor who is

based in our well equipped university and careers centre.

Students and parents are welcome to seek careers advice at any

time by making an individual appointment.


– 6 – Current information for applicants 2012 – 2013

Staff

Pocklington School

Headmaster

Mr M E Ronan BA

Deputy Head

Mr A M Dawes BSc

Assistant Head (Academic)

Miss C L Bracken MSc

Assistant Head (Boarding

& Pastoral)

Dr D B Dyson BSc, PhD

English & Drama

English

Mrs F B de L Marshall* BA

Mrs A J Bond BEd

Miss V Edgar BA

Mrs A K V Hallam BA

Miss L A Lamb BA

Mr M P Newhouse Cert Ed

Miss L J Powell MA

(Director of Teaching and

Learning)

Drama

Mr A W J Heaven* BHum

MA CFPS (SpLD)

Mrs E J Cunningham BA

Mrs E M Girling BA

Mr S Ryan

(Technical Manager)

Mrs C White

(i/c Wardrobe)

Mathematics

Mr J F Cullen* BSc

Mrs V Bell BSc

Miss C L Bracken MSc

Mrs L Deadman BEd SpLD

Miss L J Gray BSc

Mr T M Loten BA

Mrs H V Towner BSc

Modern Languages

French, German, Spanish

Mr D A Galloway * MA

Mrs C Baines BA

Mr P M H L Dare BA, MA,

RSA Dip TEFL

Mrs C J Davies BA

Mrs J E Haldane BA

Mr S C Nesom BA

Mrs M R Peel BA

Mrs N C Scott-Somers BA

* Head of Department

Science

Biology

Mr M J Butcher* BSc

Miss S J Cheadle BSc

Mrs S A Chiverton BSc

Dr K J Clow DPhil BSc

Mr A M Dawes BSc

Mrs S Davies BA (Technician)

Mrs C Miles Findlay

(Technician)

Chemistry

Mrs S J Pratt* BSc

(School Science Co-ordinator)

Dr D B Dyson PhD BSc

Mr M R Evans BSc, (Senior

Master) (OC CCF Contingent)

Mr P R Horne BEd

Mrs J R McDowell BSc

Physics

Mr G Binks* BSc

Mr D W Hutchings

BSc MInstP

Mr S D Ward BSc

Psychology

Dr S McNamee* PhD BSc

(Head of Sixth Form)

Mrs R Anderton BSc MA

Mrs L L Hutchinson BSc

Classics

Latin

Mr I J Andrews* BA

Mrs H S Biggin BA

Creative &

Technological

Art

Mr P Edwards* BA MA

Mr D A Cimmermann BA

Mrs S M Green

Mrs O Morris BA

Mrs C M W Swann BA

(Head of Middle School)

Mrs E Potter (Technician)

Design

Mr S D Ellis* BA

Miss J Chalkley BA

Mr P Dawson (Technician)

Cookery

Mrs A-M Salmon BSc

ICT

Mrs H T Alexander* BA

Mr S Spruyt BA

Mrs M S Wilson MSc BA

Music

Mr M Kettlewell* BA ATCL

(Director of Music, Director of

Co-curriculum)

Mrs H J Kneeshaw MMus,

BMus

Mr T E W Taylor MA

Flute

Mrs D E Wadsworth

GMusPGdip

Woodwind

Mrs K E Hart GRNCM

ARMCM

Mr I F Huntingford ALCM

Mr M G Smith BA

Brass

Mr K Holbrough GLCM

Violin and Viola

Miss C M Jowett BA

Violoncello

Mr I C Sharp BMus GRSM

ARMCM

Piano

Mrs J Ledger MA PGTC

Mr J Diver BSc LRSM

Miss K Ledger BA

Percussion

Mr M E Stier LRAM Dip

LCM

Mr D J Hardy

Classical Guitar

Mr M A Currey BA ATCL

Electric Guitar

Mr P Judge MA PGTC

Mr D Saint John

Voice

Mrs K Meinardi LRSM

(Music Administrator)

Humanities

Economics, Business

Studies and Politics

Mr N A J Tomaszewski* BA

Mr P J Donaldson BA

Mr D Watton BA

History

Mr G J Hughes* MA

Mr A W Hall BA

Mr E G Long MA

Geography

Mr I McDougall* MA

Mr R P Bond BEd

Mrs A L G Cosby BSc

Games, Sport and PE

Mr D Byas*

(Director of Sport)

Mrs M Newhouse Cert Ed

(Assistant Director of Sport

(Planning), Head of Lower School)

Mr A E Towner* BA

(Head of PE)

Mrs J Danby Cert Ed

Mr S Houltham BPHED,

BTching

Mr G Kilsby Cert Ed

(Senior Instructor)

Mrs J S Kilsby BSc

Miss S A Metcalfe BSc

Religious Studies

Mr M J Davies*BA

Rev J Roberts BA

Miss H M Young MA


Academic Support

Services

Learning Support

Mrs L Deadman BEd,

Cert SpLD*

Miss J Craggs BA Adv Dip

AES

Miss H M Young MA

AMBDA

Careers and University

Advice

Dr R Farrar PhD BSc Pg

Dip CG

Academic Support Staff

English as an Additional

Language

Mrs W J Wright MA

(Overseas Student Co-ordinator)

School Library and Archive

Mrs A J Edwards BA

Dip CI Studies

(Librarian and Archivist)

Mrs N Ward

(Library Assistant)

Chaplain

Rev J Roberts BA

Medical Centre

Mrs L Lord RGN

(Senior Nurse)

Mrs L J East RGN

Mrs K J Eccles RGN

Mrs R B Woodhead BA,

MBACP (accred)

(School Counsellor)

Pocklington Day House Staff

Dolman

Mr M J Davies BA

(Sixth Form)

Mr S D Ward BSc

(Middle School)

Mr I J Andrews BA

(Lower School)

Gruggen

Mrs H S Biggin BA

(Sixth Form)

Miss S A Metcalfe BSc

(Middle School)

Mrs C J Davies BA

(Lower School)

Boarding House Staff

Dolman Junior & Middle

Boys

Mr & Mrs I D Wright

(Housemaster and Housemistress)

Miss M D’Arcy

(Resident House Tutor)

Mrs S A Cobb BSc

Miss L J Gray BSc

Mr J R Parker BA

Mr S D Ward BSc

(Non-resident House Tutors)

Mrs A Woodcock

(Non-resident Boarding Assistant)

Mrs J Thacker (Housekeeper)

Senior Houses

Fenwick-Smith

(Senior Boys)

Mr P M H L Dare

(Housemaster)

Mr G Kilsby Cert Ed

(Resident House Tutor)

Mr R P Bond BEd

Mr S A Houltham BPhEd

BTchg

Mr A W Hall BA

Mr D Watton BA

(Non-resident House Tutors)

Mrs J Dowson

(Day Matron)

Hutton

Mr D W Hutchings

BSc MInstP (Sixth Form)

Mr T M Loten BA

(Middle School)

Mrs N C Scott-Somers BA

(Lower School)

Wilberforce

Mr N A J Tomaszewski BA

(Sixth Form)

Mr G Binks BSc

(Middle School)

Mrs M S Wilson MSc

(Lower School)

Orchard (Junior Girls)

Mrs J E Midwinter

(Housemistress)

Miss S J Cheadle BSc

(Resident House Tutor)

Miss L J Gray BSc

(Non-resident House Tutor)

Mrs J G Smith

(Non-resident Boarding Assistant)

Mlle E Jenffer

(French Assistante)

Miss D Burn

(Resident Gap Assistant)

Mrs L Lee

(Housekeeper)

Faircote

(Senior Girls)

Mr T Hymers &

Mrs H Alexander-Hymers

(Housemaster and Housemistress)

Mrs J S Kilsby BSc

(Resident House Tutor)

Miss F Ruttledge BSc

(Resident Graduate Boarding

Assistant)

Mrs J E Danby Cert Ed

Mrs H S Biggin BA

(Non-resident House Tutors)

Mrs C Haselock

Mrs L Lord RGN

Mrs N Ward

(Non-resident Boarding Assistants)

Mrs R Simpson (Day Matron)

Mrs A Draser (Housekeeper)

Current information for applicants 2012 – 2013 – 7 –

Lyndhurst

School

Head of Lyndhurst

Mr I D Wright BSc

Deputy Head

Mr R Stewart BEd

Lead Teacher of Pre-Prep

Miss J K Denison BEd

Director of Activities

Mr J R Parker BA

Director of Teaching &

Learning

Mr P Allen MA

Teaching Staff

Mrs J Bousfield BA

Mrs S A Cobb BSc

Mrs L Cooke BSc

Mrs C J Dance BA

Mrs S M Green Art

Mrs A Hughes BA

Mrs L Kennedy BSc

Mr J Ott BA

Mrs V E Peart BA

Mrs R Handley-Ryan BA

Mr D G Tyrrell BEd

Learning Support

Mrs S E Lyon Cert Ed

AMBDA

Teaching Assistants

Mrs C V Adamson

Mrs H Currie

Support Staff

Matron

Mrs W Gilmour

After School Care

Mrs A Thompson

Office

School Secretary

Miss N A S Milsom

Office Assistant

Mrs G Briggs


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Support

Staff

Bursar

Mr P S Bennett BSc FLS

Deputy Bursar

Mrs J L Knott

Domestic Bursar

Mr A D’Arcy MIH

Cert Ed

Bursar’s Secretary

Mrs C L Haselock

Premises Manager

Mr M G Partis

Health and Safety Advisor

Mr A P Clark

ICT Network Manager

Mr S Hodgson

PA to Headmaster and

Administration Manager

Mrs J M Whatford

Admissions Secretary

Mrs F A Lambert

Marketing Officer

Mrs M Stefanini BA DipM

ACIM

Pocklington 500 Officer

Mrs R Dare BA MBA

Communications Officer

Mrs E L Frankish BA

The Board of Governors

Chairman

Mr C M Oughtred MA DL

Vice-Chairman

Mr T A Stephenson MA FCA

Governors

Mrs J Atkinson

Mrs E Bryers

Mr J L Burley BSc MRICS

Mr D G Buttery BA DL

Mr S C Elliot BSc

Nominated, representing

Pocklington Town Council

Father C G Everitt OSB MA

DPhil

Mr J A Farmer FCA

Rt Hon The Earl of Halifax

JP DL, representing the

Lord Lieutenant

Canon J Harrison MA

Nominated, representing the

Archbishop of York

Rev G Hollingsworth MA

Ex-officio, Vicar of Pocklington

Mrs N Jennings

The Rt Hon G Knight MP

Ex-officio, MP for Yorkshire East

Constituency

Mr R C Nolan MA

Nominated, representing

St John’s College Cambridge

Ms D A Nott BA MA Dip

Mrs S M Oughtred BSc

Mrs F C Sweeting BSc MSc

MIPD AKC

Dr A J Warren MBE MA

DPhil FRHS

Nominated, representing

the University of York

Life Patrons

Mr K Appelbee OBE MA

Mrs J S Carver DL

The Rt Hon D M Davis

MP

Mr B Fenwick-Smith MA

Mr R E Haynes MA

Mr J L Mackinlay DL FCA

FCMA

Mr D V Southwell

Major General H G Woods

CB MBE MC DL MA DLitt

(Hon) FRSA FBIM

Clerk to the Governors

Mr P S Bennett BSc FLS

The Governors are the directors of

Pocklington School Trust Limited


Enquiries Entry examinations –

further details

Visits and Open Mornings

Individual visits can be arranged at any time. Families are

also encouraged to come to an open morning. Dates are:

Lyndhurst Open Morning 6 October 2012

Pocklington School Open Morning 6 October 2012

Sixth Form Open Morning 2 February 2013

See www.pocklingtonschool.com for up-to-date information

Registration

Registration of a prospective pupil means that the school

admissions office will, at the appropriate time for each stage,

proceed with arrangements for entry. It also means that the

school will stay in touch with your family, sending out

information about open mornings and other school events.

Parents can register a son or daughter by completing and

submitting the registration form enclosed with this brochure.

Admissions

Admissions Policy

Subject to the entry criteria given below, we seek to admit

candidates who will benefit from what the school has to offer

and whom it will be able to support. Children with mild

learning difficulties can be supported, as can those who will in

due course seek entry to the most demanding university

courses. We uphold a non-discriminatory admissions policy in

respect of disability, gender, race or any factor which is

unlawful or unreasonable.

Years of Entry

The most common entry points are at Reception and

School Year 3 at Lyndhurst and the 1st Year (School Year

7), 3rd Year (School Year 9) or the Sixth Form in

Pocklington School. Pupils can however be accepted for all

school years, subject to vacancy.

Entry Criteria for Offer of Places

Offers of places at Pocklington School and at Lyndhurst are

subject to vacancy and to a satisfactory entry exam result and

school report. An interview may also be held. Entry

Examinations at the various stages are:

Lyndhurst School Reception –Year2 Informal assessment

Years 3-6 Lyndhurst

entry examination

Pocklington School Years 7-10 Pocklington School

(1st -4th Year) entry examination

Year 9 Common entrance or the

(3rd Year entry) Pocklington School

entry examination

Year 12 GCSE grades to include

(Sixth Form) 4B grades and 2C grades

Lyndhurst School

Pre-Prep Entry Assessments

Pupils are assessed on an individual basis. Applicants are

invited to join the appropriate class at a convenient time.

Lyndhurst Entry Examination

Lyndhurst Year 2 pupils automatically progress to Year 3.

Details are given in the booklet ‘Entrance to Lyndhurst’

which gives information for all year groups and includes

sample questions. For entry in September 2013 the entry

examination will be held on 19 January 2013. Details

of Lyndhurst Scholarships are given in the next section.

Pocklington School

Entry Examinations

Current information for applicants 2012 – 2013 – 9 –

Lower School

1st and 2nd Year (School Years 7 and 8)

Lyndhurst Year 6 pupils are required to sit the Pocklington

Year 7 (11+) Entrance Examination and are automatically

entered for this examination. Details are given in the

booklet ‘Entry Procedures for the Lower School for

September 2013’. This is available on request, and is also sent

to all those who register for Lower School entry.

The entrance examination will be held on 19 January 2013.

Middle School

3rd and 4th Year (School Years 9 and 10)

Arrangements for entry into the Middle School are similar to

those into the Lower School. Details are given in the booklet

‘Entry Procedures for the Middle School for September 2013’

sent to families after registration. The entrance examination

will be held on 23 February 2013. The scholarship

examination will be held on 9 March 2013.

Preparatory School Candidates

Candidates joining the Middle School (3rd Year, School

Year 9) from preparatory schools either sit Common

Entrance (June 2013) or Pocklington School entry/

scholarship examinations on the dates given in the section

above entitled Middle School. Advice about examinations is

available from the school or from the head of the

preparatory school.

Sixth Form

There is no separate entry examination for the Sixth Form.

Internal candidates must achieve the required GCSE grades

to progress into the Sixth Form. Means tested bursaries

and scholarships are available (See page 12).


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Fees 2012–2013

POCKLINGTON SCHOOL FEES

with effect from September 2012

Pocklington School

Boarder £7,208 £21,624

5-Day Boarder £6,824 £20,472

Day pupil £3,990 £11,970

Lunch - Day pupil £225 £675

Lyndhurst School

Boarder* £5,830 £17,490

5-Day Boarder £5,570 £16,710

Day pupil £3,345 £10,035

Year 3 Day pupil £2,594 £7,782

Reception, Year 1 and 2 day pupil £2,132 £6,396

Lunch - Day pupil £198 £594

Lunch – day pupil (Recep, Yr 1 & 2) £170 £510

Extended Day Pupil

Per Term Per Academic

Year

2 nights £286.00 £858.00

3 nights £430.50 £1,291.50

4 nights £571.50 £1,714.50

5 nights £688.00 £2,064.00

Boarding for day pupils £38.00 per night

Optional Extras and Additional Charges

Some items are provided at additional cost: these include Music Tuition;

fees for extra tuition; bus charges, Old Pocklingtonian Association

subscription, House charges, clothing and equipment, some educational

visits, photographs and other items ordered by parents or pupils.

Music lessons Pocklington School £19.00 per lesson

Music lessons Lyndhurst School £18.50 per lesson

Old Pocklingtonain Association Lifetime Membership £375 (page 11)

English as an additional language (page 11)

Fees

Fees are averaged over the entire course of learning at

Lyndhurst and Pocklington Schools. Fees are calculated

with reference to the expected pupil cost over the whole

academic year: costs are fixed for that year whether or not

a pupil is present or on leave preparing for GCSE, AS or

A2 examinations. Fees are charged termly in advance

in three equal instalments. A rebate is made for meals not

taken by day pupils during exam leave. GCSE and A2

students do not return to school after their last examination

– we feel they have earned the reward of a good rest – but

they can do so if they wish to participate in sport and other

school activities. Pupils may also attend to use study facilities

during periods of exam leave: staff are available to help with

exam preparation with individual advice or by means of

tutorials and revision sessions.

Governors reserve the right to alter the amount of any

fee or charge with one term’s notice. A full term’s notice

must be given, in writing, before the withdrawal of a pupil

or a change of status from boarding to day. In default of

such notice one term’s fees are chargeable.

Payment of Fees

Terms applying to payment of fees are given in the parent/

school agreement. The following should however be noted:

All fees are charged termly in advance and accounts are

payable on or before the first day of term. Optional extras

are charged to the account for the term following that

in which the charges are incurred.

Parents can elect to pay by direct debit at the beginning of

the academic year. The fees for the year including optional

extras can be paid in 10 monthly instalments. Payments

begin in the July before the start of the Academic Year in

question and those wishing to use this service should contact

the Bursar before that date.

Fees can also be monthly by direct debit through

a scheme administered by Premium Credit Limited.

A service charge is made by the Company

and there is no long term commitment to the scheme.

It may be possible to arrange for lump sum payments

to meet fees over periods in excess of 6 terms.

Further details of any of these methods of payment are

available from the Bursar or the School Accountant.

Fee Discounts (including Sibling and Forces)

Sibling discounts are offered to families with three

or more children concurrently attending Pocklington

and Lyndhurst schools. The annual discount rates are:

£1,250 reduction for the third child

£1,750 reduction for the fourth child

£2,500 reduction for the fifth child

Discounts are only available to parent(s) with full financial

responsibility for the children. Discounts cannot be

combined except in cases where academic awards have been

made.

Forces Discount

A 5% discount is offered to boarding pupils whose parents

are members of the Armed Forces. The discounted fee is

approximately equivalent to the Continuity of Education

Allowance (CEA) for a boarder plus the 10% that service

parents have to pay from their own resources as part of the

MOD’s conditions for receiving the allowance. Pocklington

School is a senior school from the age of 11 for the purposes

of CEA. Further details are available from the Bursar and from

unit administrative offices.


Boarding Fees

Boarding fees for pupils aged 8 - 13 include all weekend

outings and activities as these are compulsory for all junior

boarders. Boarders aged 13+ can choose whether or not to

participate in an outing or activity away from school and are

charged extra for these trips.

Occasional Boarding for day pupils is subject to availabilty of

beds in the appropriate boarding house. Stays must be

agreed and booked in advance with the relevant

Housemaster or Housemistress. Fees for this service will be

billed at the end of the term in which the stay occurs.

Boarding Categories

Full Boarding

Pupils live in school for 7 days a week during term time. Only

going home or to guardians for Exeats, holidays and other

special occasions.

5-Night (Weekly) Boarding

Pupils live in school Monday to Friday going home at

weekends after Saturday games for Pocklington School pupils

or after school on Fridays for Lyndhurst pupils.

Flexible Boarders

Pupils elect to regularly spend the same 2 to 4 weekday

nights as boarders. This option is subject to availability of

beds in the appropriate boarding house. Full and weekly

boarders have preference over casual boarding applicants.

Casual Boarders

Pupils board on an occasional/ad-hoc basis at a frequency

below that of a Flexible Boarder not necessarily on the same

weekday nights each time. This option is subject to

availability of bedspace in the appropriate house.

Extended Day Boarders

Pupils are assigned to the age appropriate boarding house

and may join boarders for breakfast before school starts and

also join boarders for meals, study and boarding activities

before going home by 8 p.m. Casual options of between 1

and 3 nights per week are also available for Extended Day

Boarders.

Current information for applicants 2012 – 2013 – 11

old Pocklingtonian association lifetime Membership

The Old Pocklingtonian Association was established over

100 years ago for former pupils, and has traditionally

provided a link to the school once pupils have left through

regular sporting and social events as well as offering career

and welfare support for current and former pupils.

Membership is open to all former pupils of Pocklington

School. Lifetime membership is currently £375. This is

paid via the school bill in equal termly installments from Y7

until the end of Y11 or over two years in the Sixth form

for those pupils who enter the school for the Sixth Form.

Further details about the Association and membership

benefits are available from Mrs Rachel Dare, OP Liaison

Officer. Email: darer@pocklingtonschool.com

Lyndhurst After School Care

Parents of Lyndhurst pupils who would like their children

to stay in school after normal closing time can make use

of the After School Care facility either on a regular basis

or on a drop in basis. There are separate supervised sessions

for Prep and Pre-prep pupils. After School Care at

Lyndhurst starts at 3.45pm and ends at 5.45pm. There is no

charge for the first 15 minutes of the session.

Lower School Prep Room

This provides a supervised quiet room for Lower School

pupils until 5.00pm. No charge is made.

English as an Additonal Language

English lessons are available to pupils whose first language is

not English. The frequency of lessons depends on the

fluency of the student. The termly cost ranges from £178

for a weekly lesson to £679 for 5 lessons per week.

Charges are added to the end of term bill.


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Scholarships and exhibitions

Academic Awards

Academic scholarships and exhibitions are offered to

candidates for Lyndhurst and to candidates for the 1st Year,

3rd Year and Sixth Form of Pocklington School. Awards are

available to both internal and external candidates. The aim

of the awards is to recognise and promote academic

excellence.

Tenure

Pocklington School awards are tenable for the duration of

the pupil’s time at Pocklington. Lyndhurst awards are tenable

for the pupil’s time at Lyndhurst. Tenure of all awards is

subject to continued satisfactory performance and behaviour.

Summary of Academic Awards

(Academic Year 2012-2013)

Academic Awards

Year of Award Maximum Value

Entry Number

Lyndhurst

Pre-Prep No awards

Lyndhurst Lyndhurst Scholarship 2 £1,000

Y3 -Y6 Lyndhurst Exhibition 2 £500

Pocklington

1st Year Dolman Scholarship 3 £1,000

Y7 Dolman Exhibition 3 £500

3rd Year Gruggen Scholarship 3 £1,000

Y9 Gruggen Exhibition 3 £500

Sixth Form Hutton Scholarship 2 £1,000

Y12 Hutton Exhibition 2 £500

Music Scholarships

Pocklington School awards a maximum of four scholarships

annually to the value of £500 each. A part or the whole of

the award may be used, with parents’ permission, to fund an

exceptional musical activity beneficial to the scholar. The

award, whole or balance remaining, will be received at the

end of the academic year.

Auditions will be held in the Lent term. Pupils interested in

applying for a music scholarship should contact the Director

of Music, to arrange an audition.

The entry points with minimum achievement are:

Year Group First Instrument Second Instrument

1st Year Grade 5 Grade 3

3rd Year Grade 5 Grade 5

4th Year Grade 6 Grade 5

Sixth Form Grade 8 Grade 5

Further Notes on Awards for Pocklington School

Dolman Awards for Lower School

Dolman awards are open to all pupils entering the 1st Year

(School Year 7) in September 2013. Awards will be made

to the best performing pupils in the entrance examination.

Gruggen Awards for Middle School

Gruggen awards are open to pupils entering the 3rd Year

(School Year 9) in September 2013. Awards will be made to

the best performing pupils in the 13+ scholarship examination.

Hutton Awards for Sixth Form

Hutton awards are offered to high performing GCSE

candidates, both external and internal. Normally awards are

made to those achieving in the region of 7 A* and above.

Awards Held

Pupils may not hold more than one Dolman, Gruggen

or Hutton Award at any one time. It is however possible

for holders of exhibitions to advance to become a scholar

at a subsequent award (e.g. a Dolman exhibitioner would

not become a Gruggen exhibitioner but could become

a Gruggen scholar).

Bursarial Assistance

If funding is available after supporting the Sixth form

bursary scheme, bursaries are available on a means-tested

basis and are primarily intended to support scholars and

exhibitioners who would not otherwise be able to attend

the schools.

It may be possible to provide support to current pupils

when financial circumstances change at an important

stage of the pupil’s school career. It is also possible for

parents to approach external trusts for additional support.

Sixth Form Bursaries

A limited number of Sixth Form Bursaries are available,

worth up to 100% of the day fee, to Sixth Form applicants

for September 2013. Bursary applications must be made

by the 25 February 2013 and bursaries will be awarded on

merit as a result of examination, recital, performance or trial

in March 2013 and after assessment of the means of parents

or guardians. The candidate must also achieve the GCSE

grades required for Sixth Form entry i.e. a minimum of

4Bs and 2Cs. Full details are available from the Bursar.


Bus routes

key

School and other

private services

Public services

COACHES

& MiNiBUSES

From York

York B & Q - 7.40am

Elvington

Sutton upon Derwent

Newton upon Derwent

Pocklington

From North Ferriby

North Ferriby – 7.25am

Swanland

Walkington

Bishop Burton

Pocklington

From Rillington

Rillington – 7.30am

Old Malton

Norton

Burythorpe

Skirpenbeck

Full Sutton

Fangfoss

Pocklington

From Lund

Hemingbrough – 7.25am

Babthorpe

Wressle

Breighton

Bubwith

Ellerton

Pocklington

From Molescroft

(AM only)

Molescroft – 7.30am

Leconfield

Kilnwick

Lund

Pocklington

Please contact the Bursar’s

Secretary 01759 321204

EAST YORkSHiRE

BUS COMPANY

PUBLiC TRANSPORT

From Driffield

744

Driffield – 7.30am

North Dalton

Pocklington

From Central &

North Hull

X46

Hull – 7.10am

Beverley

Bishop Burton

Market Weighton

Shiptonthorpe

Pocklington

For information regarding

any of the above local

service buses, please contact

East Yorkshire Bus Company

01482 222222

www.eyms.co.uk

From The West Of Hull

Colin’s of Goole

Elloughton – 7.25am

South Cave

North Cave

Hotham

North Newbald

Sancton

Market Weighton

Pocklington

Please contact Colin’s of

Goole, Mr Tom Wheeler

07763 738606

tom@colinsofgoole.co.uk

From Howden

Central Taxis Minibus

Ferry Bridge Inn – 7.45am

BP Garage, Howden

Water Tower, Spaldington

Road End, Holme on

Spalding Moor

Pocklington

Please contact Mr Robinson

07703 335460

Current information for applicants 2012 – 2013 – 13 –

Bus route information is provided

for general guidance. Routes are

reviewed annually and adjusted in

line with pupil demand. Parents

whose children depend on buses for

transport are advised to contact the

Bursar’s Secretary, or the provider

listed, for up-to-date information,

on routes, places and prices. School

minibuses and private services must

be booked in advance. Early

booking is recommended to

ensure places.


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How to find us

Lyndhurst School Admissions

the School Secretary,

Lyndhurst School, West Green,

Pocklington, York YO42 2nH

tel: 01759 321228

email: lyndhurstoffice@pocklingtonschool.com

Web: www.pocklingtonschool.com

Pocklington School Admissions

the Admissions Secretary,

Pocklington School, West Green,

Pocklington, York YO42 2nJ

tel: 01759 321200

Fax: 01759 306366

email: enquiry@pocklingtonschool.com

Web: www.pocklingtonschool.com

Pocklington Centre

For more details see campus map on

inside front cover

Registered Charity Number 529834 – Printed 2012

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