School celebrates 525th anniversary at London’s Goldsmiths’ Hall

525th anniversary reception at Goldsmiths' Hall

Old Stopfordians, governors, parents, representative staff and pupils and members of the Goldsmiths’ Company gathered at Goldsmiths’ Hall in London last week as part of the school’s 525th anniversary celebrations.

The reception marked the 525th anniversary of the school and celebrated the ongoing relationship which began with the foundation of the school by Sir Edmond Shaa, prime warden of the Goldsmiths’ Company and mayor of London.

Speeches by cerk to the Goldsmiths’ Company Dick Melly, chairman of governors Richard Rimmington and headmaster Andrew Chicken focused on the connection between the company and the school, the present day achievements of pupils and staff, and the importance of the bursary campaign that accompanies the 525th anniversary celebrations.

The evening was one of a series of activities to celebrate the anniversary year with the next occasion being the 525th anniversary speech day to be held at Stockport Plaza on the 28th June.

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