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    Outside the Classroom
    Clubs and Societies

    The activity programme continually evolves to meet pupil interests. Please click here for the most recent handbook of Activities Beyond the Classroom.


    If you are passionate about competitive sport, Pocklington is a great place to be. We take our team sport very seriously, and we are very successful. However, if sport for fitness and enjoyment is more your style, you can choose from a wide range of options.

    Music and Drama

    In the limelight, or firmly behind the scenes, you will have plenty of opportunities to get involved in our busy schedule of performances. Whatever your interests or talents, the Sixth Form leads by example. The Upper Sixth organise and produce individual House entries for the fiercely contested House Music and Drama competitions which involve almost everyone in the school.


    Whether your creative talents are to be found in painting, drawing, sculpting, video making or animation there are opportunities outside the curriculum. The only limit is your imagination and the art department regularly participate in competitions and stage exhibitions of students’ work outside school.

    Combined Cadet Force (CCF)

    Optional membership of the CCF will provide you with a wealth of opportunity to gain citizenship and leadership training and experience. Sixth Form Army and Air Force Cadets become Non-Commissioned officers (NCO’s) whose role is to organise and be responsible for junior cadets. There are also opportunities to develop individual skills by attending leadership courses run by the the National Cadet Training Centre (CTC) or at HQ Air Cadets. We often have winning teams in national and regional competitions.

    Community Action

    Our Community Action programme allows students to use their many and varied talents in the wider community. Options vary slightly from year to year but generally include: helping out at local primary schools; social visits to senior citizens or less mobile local residents in local day care centres or retirement homes; visits to the Sue Ryder Home for disabled adults; to King’s Mill School for disabled children, and conservation volunteers.

    Duke of Edinburgh Award

    If you would like to design your own own adventure then perhaps the Duke of Edinburgh Award is for you. Achievement of this award provides the opportunity to play to your strengths as you gain important teamwork and leadership skills whilst working through bronze, silver and gold levels as well as becoming fitter and healthier.

    Full details of the Award programme can be found on their website.

    The Pocklington Award

    This is our scheme of recognition and reward for individual participation in the co-curricular life of the school. Achievement of a Gold Award in the Sixth Form shows that you have demonstrated an adult level of responsibility and maturity using inter-personal, team-building and teamwork skills – all of which are highly regarded by employers and invaluable in adult life.


    In addition to regular day visits, field work and language exchanges in support of your studies, you will have the opportunity to join one of the many overseas trips which are run by the Classics, Music, Art or History Departments. There are also overseas sports tours and charitable expeditions to locations in Southern Africa. Recent visits have included Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.