New Head of Sixth Form promotes fee-assisted places at Pocklington School

Posted: 30th November 2020

Tim Morris, the new Head of Sixth Form at Pocklington School, is keen to encourage students from across the region to consider applying to the School’s Sixth Form as they consider their Post 16 options. Up to 100% fee assistance is available to applicants who have the spirit and drive to make the most of the many opportunities the School offers but would otherwise not be able to afford to attend.

Mr Morris said: “As someone who is new to the independent school sector, I am amazed at the depth and breadth of the opportunities available to our Sixth Form students, all here on one campus.  In this most extraordinary year, the teaching quality, pastoral support and enrichment opportunities provided for each individual student have been outstanding.

The facilities the students enjoy include a dedicated Sixth Form centre with a café, plenty of places for independent study, extensive sports facilities, a theatre, a music school, a swimming pool and much more. Our students have a truly extraordinary experience with small class sizes, specialist teachers for every subject, expert in-house careers advice, all within an incredibly friendly and welcoming community. I would urge all students looking at post 16 options to consider applying here, especially as there is fee assistance available if required.”

2020 leavers from the School’s Sixth Form went on to study subjects as diverse as banking and finance, psychology, civil engineering, marketing management, law, sports journalism, modern languages and cultures, social anthropology, music, computer science, medicine and arts foundation courses. Others joined school leaver apprenticeship schemes or went directly into employment or the armed forces.

Pocklington School focuses on helping every student to achieve their aims by boosting their confidence, leadership and life skills, alongside solid academic achievement. Students are given every chance to follow their passions through a huge range of academic courses and co-curricular activities, which are highly valued by employers and universities.

A former student who received fee assistance as she studied in the Sixth Form said: “The fee assistance to allow me to attend Pocklington School was a life-changing opportunity. The teachers are truly focussed on the individual – helping you in every way possible to achieve your ambitions and become a well-rounded, compassionate individual.  While I was there, not only did I have a brilliant time but the skills it gave me in terms of time management and achieving a good work/life balance have been invaluable. Looking back, I see how it was fantastic preparation for life after school, and the work ethic it instilled in me enabled me to achieve a 1st Class Certification at Medical School.”

Fee assistance doesn’t depend on previous academic success. The school is looking for students who will work hard and take full advantage of the co-curricular activities on offer. There are over 80 leadership opportunities and students choose their own programme of study from a broad curriculum of A Levels and BTECs. They have access to a thriving Careers and Business Network, plus presentations from visiting speakers on a range of topics which helps to prepare them for life after school.

The Pocklington Foundation community (which includes Pre School through to Sixth Form, ages 3-18) attracts families from all walks for life. The diverse backgrounds of its pupils are highly valued by parents, who recognise that it helps nurture their children into grounded and capable young men and women.

To find out more about fee assistance to Pocklington School’s Sixth Form contact Fiona Lambert on 01759 321200 or download the booklet and information at

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