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Picturesque Pocklington is a small market town at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It is just 15 miles from the city of York and the vibrant town centre full of shops, restaurants, and markets is surrounded by acres of quintessentially British countryside. Due to its easy access to York, many commuters call Pocklington home as they love the green spaces and village atmosphere.
Just 30 minutes from Pocklington is Britannia Olivers. They have been carrying out removals for over 100 years and are one of the founding members of the Britannia group. Located in York, Britannia Olivers is able to help with removals and storage throughout Yorkshire and the surrounding counties.
Moving to Pocklington
For families wanting to buy in Pocklington, there are a vast array of detached properties boasting four or more bedrooms. To secure a property of this nature, a minimum budget of £250,000 is needed. However, if you are after a period property, look to up this to £450,000. Smaller detached homes are on the market for under £200,000, and three bed semis fetch a very similar price. Traditional two-bed terraces start at £130,000, rising to £150,000 for three bedrooms. Flats fall between £55,000 and £100,000.
If you would prefer to rent in Pocklington, one-bedroom flats start at £425 pcm, rising to £475 pcm for two bedrooms. Quaint terraced homes with two bedrooms start at £485 pcm whereas three bedrooms will set you back £600 pcm or more. Family sized semidetached and detached homes are hard to come by, but will fall between £700 pcm and £1000 pcm on average.
Schools in Pocklington
Due to Pocklington’s size, there is just one primary school, one infant school, and one junior school. St Mary & St Joseph RC Primary is ‘good’ in the eyes of Ofsted. Pocklington CofE Infant School is also ‘good’, whereas Pocklington Community Junior School ‘requires improvement’ but the behaviour and safety of pupils is ‘good’.
Woldgate School and Sixth Form College is the only state secondary in Pocklington and was awarded ‘good’ in its latest Ofsted inspection.
Pocklington School is an independent school for pupils aged four to 19 and is split into Pocklington pre-prep, prep, senior, and sixth form. Children wanting to attend the pre-prep or prep school will be subject to an informal assessment. Those aged 11 will need to take the 11+ Entrance Exam, and children hoping to join the school in Year 9 will need to sit the Pocklington School entrance examination. Sixth Form places are given subject to availability and children must have a minimum of four B’s and two C’s at GCSE to be considered.
Transport Links Pocklington
Pocklington sits just east of the A1079 which connects the town directly to York. There are also a number of local and regional buses which serve the area.
Pocklington railway station closed in 1965 and now the nearest station is York which has direct services to Hull, Sheffield, Scarborough, London Kings Cross, Newcastle Central, Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport, London St Pancras, Peterborough, and Blackpool.