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Poynton High School

and Performing Arts College

01625 871811

Examination Information


Publication of GCSE and A-level exam results by the local press

Parents are reminded of their right to have their child’s name removed from any published list of examination results in summer 2020. Grade results are never included but local papers usually request lists of the number of passes to print in August. If you do not wish your child to be included in such a list, please write to Mrs Ferneyhough at school or email ( to make this clear.  This request needs to be made before the end of the summer term 2020.

GCSE and A level results collection

Please note results cannot be given out over the phone or by email, and can only be collected by the student or a person authorised by them. Therefore if your son/daughter is unable to collect their own results an alternative person can be nominated by them. This must be by prior arrangement before results day. 

There are two ways to do this:

  • A letter of authorisation to the school signed by the student concerned for the attention of Mrs Ferneyhough clearly stating who can collect their results
  • Via email with Exam Results as the subject sent to Mrs Ferneyhough at from the student’s own email address and clearly stating who can collect their results

Please note that we are unable to accept emails or letters from parents and we cannot give out results on the day to anyone other than the student unless a letter or email (from the student) has been received into school prior to Results Day.


Summer Results Days:

A Level Results Day Thursday 13th August. 8 am in the Sixth Form Centre


GCSE Results Day Thursday 20th  August. 9 am in the Sixth Form Centre


Students should now collect certificates from school reception during office hours. 

Please note: it must be the student who collects the certificate and they must sign to say they have been collected.

If a student would like another person to collect their certificates on their behalf, the person collecting must have authorisation from the student in the form of a letter or a printed email.  The school will retain the letter or email as proof of collection.

It is important to keep examination certificates safe as they will be required by employers in future years.  It is no longer possible to get replacement certificates from some examination boards.

If any student has not collected their 2018 certificates then they should collect from the main school reception during office hours.