Pocklington School - Icon Education

Pocklington School - Icon Education

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Confidence
We encourage individuals to be confident and considerate; fostering self-respect and self-belief.
Responsibility
Personal responsibility and service to others are expected; both have opportunity for expression within the school and beyond.
Achievement
In all areas of school life we seek to nurture talent and aspiration, to encourage perseverance and to prepare young people for the challenges of adult life.
In addition to specialist teaching facilities for music, science, English and other academic subjects, and four boarding houses, our 50 acre campus includes the
 300 seat Tom Stoppard Theatre as well as 21 acres of grass rugby, cricket and hockey pitches.
  • William Wilberforce (1759 – 1833), British politician
  • Richard Wallace Annand (1914 – 2004), Captain
  • Prof. Mark Child, FRS, 1947–1955, Coulson Professor of Theoretical Chemistry, Oxford
  • Sir Edward Clay, K.C.M.G., 1955–63, Diplomat, High Commissioner to Kenya.
  • Sir James Cobban, 1920–29, educationalist, headmaster of Abingdon School, 1947–70.
  • Martin Crimp, 1968–74, playwright.
  • Alexandra Dariescu, 2002–2003, Piano soloist.[5]
  • Arthur Stuart Duncan-Jones 1890–1897, Dean of Chichester for 25 years, speaker on foreign affairs and on Christian attitudes to war.
  • Adrian Edmondson 1969–75, co-writer / actor of Bottom and The Young Ones.
  • Kyle Edmund, 2002–2006, tennis player.
  • Stewart Eldon C.M.G., O.B.E., 1966–71, British Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, Dublin.
  • Christopher Elliott C.B. M.B.E., 1960–65, Major General, commanded the 6th Armoured Brigade, Director of Military Operations and Director General of Army Training and Recruiting.
  • Andrew Farquhar C.B.E., DL, 1966–72, Major General, General Officer Commanding 5th Division, awarded the Legion of Merit by the U.S.A. in 2005.
  • Mark Fisher O.B.E., M.V.O., 1958–65, architect and designer of rock concerts. Chief designer of the opening and closing ceremonies for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
  • Sebastian Horsley, artist and writer.[6]
  • John How (bishop), 1894–1899, Bishop of Glasgow and Primus of the Church of Scotland. In the 1930s, he was Chaplain to George V, Edward VIII and later George VI.
  • Lord Moran, M.C. 1894–99, personal physician to Winston Churchill, author of The Anatomy of Courage and The Struggle for Survival, his personal accounts of looking after Churchill.[7]
  • Eillie Norwood, 1875–1879, actor.
  • Xavier Pick, 1982–1990, artist.
  • K. A. Pyefinch FRSE 1911-1979 zoologist and expert on brown trout
  • Robin Skelton, 1937–43, poet and literary scholar.
  • Frank Smailes, 1924–27, Yorkshire and England cricketer.
  • Sir Tom Stoppard, O.M., C.B.E., 1950–54, playwright. His portrait, presented to the school by Peter Stoppard (1949–53), hangs in the senior school reception entrance.
  • Peter Walker, C.B., C.B.E., 1959–68, Air Marshal, director, Joint Warfare Centre, Europe.
  • Rob Webber, 1994–2004, England international rugby union player (hooker).
  • William Wilberforce, 1771–1776, politician, philanthropist, and a leader of the movement to stop the slave trade.
  • Sir Dawson Williams, CBE, MD, HonLLd, DLitt, DSc, FRCP 1867–1872, consultant physician and longest-serving editor of BMJ (British Medical Journal).