Poynton High School

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Poynton High School
Established c. September 1972 (1972-09)
Type Community School
Headteacher David Waugh
Chair of Governors Mike Bird
Location Yew Tree Lane
SK12 1PU
53°20′38″N 2°06′42″W / 53.34399°N 2.11163°W / 53.34399; -2.11163Coordinates: 53°20′38″N 2°06′42″W / 53.34399°N 2.11163°W / 53.34399; -2.11163
Local authority Cheshire East
DfE URN 111436 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1700
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Newton, Legh, Vernon, Davenport
Publication The Poynton High Flyer
Website www.phs.cheshire.sch.uk

Poynton High School and Performing Arts College is a mixed comprehensive secondary school located in Poynton, Cheshire East. The school is maintained by the Local Education Authority in England. It was founded in 1972, and was awarded Arts College status in 2002. It has 1,511 pupils between Years 7 and 13 (ages 11–18). This includes a sixth form of 285 pupils.

Ofsted have rated the school as "'Good" following their most recent inspection in December 2015.[1] Poynton High School was previously ranked the best state school in Cheshire East Local Education Authority in 2012,[2] and was rated as an 'outstanding school' by Ofsted at the previous inspections in October 2008.[3]

It is non-denominational, although its roll is 96% white British and predominantly Anglican. It serves a relatively advantaged area where a high proportion of adults have received higher education.[3] The proportion of students entitled to free school meals is small.[3] The number of students with learning difficulties or disabilities is well below the national average.[3] The number of students whose first language is not English is well below the national average.[3]


The school is involved with many external organisations and groups and links with foreign education establishments: Comenius, Heaton Special School & Music Academy are all vital to the school as a community and these strong relationships have been established over time.

The school has a wide range of extracurricular activities for students after and during school hours such as chess, badminton, and dance. Students can also take part in many activities for their respective houses: Newton, Davenport, Legh and Vernon.

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  1. ^ Ofsted. "Inspection report: Poynton High School". Ofsted. Retrieved 2016-06-20. 
  2. ^ McDowall, Rhiannon (February 1, 2012). "Pupils are at top of the class with great results". Macclesfield Express. 
  3. ^ a b c d e OFSTED (22 October 2008). Poynton High School Inspection report. 
  4. ^ "Flushed away with success!". Manchester Evening News. 2007-09-05. Retrieved 2014-07-24. 
  5. ^ Stephanie Merritt; Laura Barnett; Luke Jennings. "Rising stars of 2014". The Observer. Retrieved 2014-02-15. 
  6. ^ Carr, Tim; Dale, Iain (2015). The Politicos Guide to the New House of Commons 2015. ISBN 978-1849549233. 
  7. ^ a b Hudson, Elizabeth (31 December 2013), "Paralympic sport's ones to watch for 2014", BBC, retrieved 23 July 2014 
  8. ^ http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/other-sport/massey-and-pepper-set-to-make-a-splash-896123

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