'We seek to value all our people and prepare them for their future lives in our changing world'
May I take this opportunity to offer you a very warm welcome to Poynton High School and Performing Arts College. I hope that you find our website gives a real flavour of our vibrant and highly successful learning community. Our School has served the communities of Poynton, Disley, Adlington and Pott Shrigley since 1972 and, as we become increasing popular further afield, we look to extend our place within those communities, serving as an exciting hub of learning, care and support to our young people.
As a large school with over 1550 students, including more than 320 in our Sixth form, we have extensive resources at our disposal that allow us to ensure we meet the individual needs of our learners, so that each and every one of our young people truly knows and feels that they matter. We believe that we are preparing our students for a future world in which they may be doing jobs that currently do not exist, using technology that has not yet been invented, solving problems that are not yet problems, and our aim is to prepare them for that future life, so that when they enter their society, they are empowered to be successful within it.
As Head Teacher of Poynton High School I am passionate about the success of each and every individual student and I look forward to welcoming you and your child into the Poynton High School community.
Mr David Waugh
Poynton High School Ofsted Inspection Report January 2014
I would like to thank all of our students for their continued exceptional performance during inspection and all parents/carers who answered the Ofsted Parent View questionnaire. The vast majority of you said that you are extremely happy with our school and the quality of teaching, with 98% of you saying you would recommend our school to other prospective parents.
We have been extremely pleased with the key findings of the report. The inspection team found that our students “…behave extremely well around the school. They are polite, friendly and respectful.” That “the overall attainment and progress of students…has been significantly above national averages”. Our “students in the sixth form achieve very well and make a valuable contribution to the school community.” “Teaching…enables students to achieve well over time. In the majority of lessons, they make good progress and learn well.”
I would like to encourage you to read the report fully as there are many findings to celebrate, especially the successes of our students. My very detailed covering letter showing the overall findings can be found by clicking the following link: Parent Covering Letter. For an electronic version of the inspection report, please click here.
Mr David Waugh