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Careers Leader- Mrs Bibby

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Phone number: 01625 871811 Ext 283

The Careers department provides all students with access to information advice and guidance to help them make realistic choices to reach their goals. We aim to guide students to reach their full potential and to progress to their next best step.

Please use the tabs on the right, and the attachments below, for further information for Parents/Carers, Employers/Providers, Students and Teaching Staff.

Latests news...

Year 10 Careers Day 29th February 2024

On the 29th February, Year 10 experienced a Careers Day. This gave our students the opportunity to meet representatives from a variety of organisations and find out more about their workplaces and the changing face of employment in the Cheshire area. We are very grateful to the following organisations for giving their time to provide such a useful day for our students.

Submarine Attract Team, Royal Navy

Learn more about the life and careers on Royal Naval Submariners.

Astra Zeneca

Meet current apprentices who are PHS Alumni and learn what it takes from conception to production of a new drug. Find out more about the roles of apprentices in this whole process from the laboratory to marketing and release of the drug.

Lloyds Bank Skills Builder

A workshop delivered by Lloyds Bank to develop skills to successfully transition into and achieve your full potential in the world of work.

National Health Service (Cheshire East)

Meet an Operating Department Practitioner and two ODP apprentices. Explore what it takes to work in a busy operating room with the East Cheshire NHS and what roles are needed there.

WizeUp Financial Education

Learn about money, budgeting, tax etc, everything you’ll need to know when you start work.

British Army

Learn about the diverse careers available in the Army


Sygnature Drug Discovery

Meet scientists involved in the conception and development of new drugs, take part in experiments guided by the scientists to experience life in a science lab.

Macclesfield Careers Hub

A workshop delivered by our local Careers Hub informing students of local Labour Market Information, what industries and roles are experiencing growth locally and what skills are local employers looking for when recruiting young people.

Proseal Manufacturing

Meet one of our largest local employers, Proseal who manufacture a huge range of food packing technologies. See what’s involved and find out what careers are available in this sector.

Uni of Chester Digital on Tour

Hands on workshop delivered by representatives from the University showing new emerging technologies and their use in the working world, Drone Photogrammetry and Virtual and Augmented reality, 3D printing and scanning.

Year 11 student exploring their post-16 options. Please see the attachment below (Y11 Post 16 Options September 2023) for  current information on post 16 options, Open Evening and applications information for local colleges and providers.

Our Careers Programme is reviewed annually, with the next review taking place Autumn 2024. Parents, students and teachers are regularly asked for feedback on our careers programme via parental questionnaires, staff questionnaires and student feedback requests following careers events and lessons. Students are also periodically asked to complete the Compass+ Future Skills Questionnaire to give us an overview of their careers learning and understanding. This information is used to inform our programme moving forward. 



An important element to our careers activities is the input of previous students. If you are an ex-PHS student and you would be willing to come in to school to share your career journey, please get in touch with Mrs Bibby.



The Careers Team
Careers Leader Mrs A Bibby
Careers Advisor TBC
SLT Careers Link Mr A Bennett
Governor Careers Link Mrs M Aldridge

The National Careers Service can help you with your career, learning and training choices. Find out more about the service and the different ways they can support you at:

This service is available to people who live in England.

Speak to an adviser

Wherever you are with your decisions, you can call the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900 , they are open:

  • 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday
  • 10am to 5pm Saturday and bank holidays

They’re closed Sunday, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Calls are free from landlines and most mobile numbers. 


Poynton High School & Performing Arts College

Yew Tree Lane, Poynton, Cheshire SK12 1PU

01625 871 811