Pocklington School: A Celebration of 500 Years
The first history of Pocklington School was published in 1950, and still remains a valuable record. However, since then research has revealed a great deal of fresh material. Some of this has helped us to reassess opinions about earlier periods in the school’s life.
Enough new information on the Founder has come to light to merit a separate biography of this remarkable man. It has also become apparent just how many of those educated at Pocklington then went on to distinguish themselves in all walks of life. Maybe they, too, deserve a book to themselves as we can mention only a few here.
500 years is a remarkably long time for a school to survive, and still to be on its original site. The new history tracks these five centuries through prosperous times and poor, revealing eras of distinction and also low points when the school all but ceased to operate. We have been fortunate in finding out much more about a number of the Headmasters, and thus can offer a more colourful, detailed analysis.
The school today is thriving as never before, and later chapters give an accurate picture of a busy, vibrant and happy community.
Edited by Darrell Buttery, published by Third Millennium, 25 Sep 2013, hardback, 280 x 240mm, 192pp, £35.00.
For further information about the book and how to order please contact the main school reception on 01759 321200.