Poynton High School
Cheshire East, United Kingdom
About Poynton High School
Poynton High School and Performing Arts College is the only secondary school serving the community of Poynton and surrounding villages in the north east of Cheshire. Poynton is a pleasant residential area with excellent access both to Manchester and the Derbyshire Peak District. We pride ourselves on our excellent community links and we have won many awards for this area of work. There is a strong and active association of local schools, known as the P.D.A., consisting of feeder partner primary schools and the High School itself.
Poynton High School and Performing Arts College is an eight form entry 11-18 mixed Comprehensive School. There are 1564 students on roll, including 344 in the Sixth Form. The school enjoys a strong reputation and increasingly attracts students from out of the immediate area. Students achieve high standards both academically and in the wide range of extra-curricular activities available.
In summer 2014 one third of all of our GCSEs and A-Level examinations were graded at either A or A*. With 74% of Year 11 gaining 5 A*-C including English & Maths and 42% achieving the EBACC we have a high achieving and academically successful cohort of students. As importantly as our academic success, for the last two years we have a 0% NEET rate (Not in Education Employment or Training), meaning that every student has progressed on to further/higher education, apprenticeships or employment with training – every student has been able to progress successfully onto the next step in life’s journey.
The school has received the Arts Mark Gold award twice. We are also proud of our Investors in Careers Award, our Inclusion Quality Mark, our ICT mark, our International School Award, Cultural Diversity Quality Standard and our National Healthy School status. As a Leading Edge school we train staff in a network of schools to develop teaching and learning strategies to students of all ages.
Poynton High School and Performing Arts College is an Investor in People. We believe our staff are our biggest asset. We aim to develop all our people and to prepare them for the next stage of their lives and careers. We provide a full induction programme for NQTs and hold an induction course in June/July for all new colleagues prior to joining the school. We also support staff through the NCTL development programmes. We are fully committed to equality and diversity for all our staff and students.
Poynton High School and Performing Arts College is an exciting and vibrant educational community. Working with the Governing Body, we have written mission statements for Learning, Leadership and Management, reaffirming our central belief in the importance of student learning and the development of the whole person. Our focus is on continuous improvement. We are committed to Comprehensive Education, believing in the value of each of our students, wishing to celebrate their achievement in all fields and to support all to achieve their full potential.