Our alumni have taken their experiences from Poynton High School to achieve success in their life and careers. We find former students working not only in the UK, but all around the world. From working at the National Theatre with legends of the stage, working as an animator and Hollywood director, to improving the lives of those around them in the National Health Service - even winning multiple Paralympic Gold medals - our students are making a real difference in their community.
Film and media
- David Bowers, film director
- Ian Clark, film director
- Matt Nixson, journalist
- Sam Yates, theatre director
- Graham Evans, Conservative Party MP from 2010-2017
- Andrew Stephenson, Conservative Party MP for Pendle and Minister of State for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- William Wragg, Conservative Party MP for Hazel Grove
- Dame Sarah Storey, road and track cyclist, and Paralympic Games gold medallist
- Sophie Thornhill MBE, track cyclist
- Daniel Pepper, Paralympic swimmer, Double IPC World Champion
- Stuart Thomson- Professional Basketball Player with Newcastle Eagles
- Andy Thomson- Professional Basketball Player with Newcastle Eagles
- Ethan Laird - Footballer, currently playing as a defender for Swansea City on loan from Manchester United.