Quizzers win Schools’ Challenge regional round

Schools' Challenge team

Stockport Grammar are into the last 16 of Schools’ Challenge after winning the Manchester and Merseyside round of the UK-wide general knowledge competition for schools.

The team of Will Johnson, Will Spence, Emily Howling and Sam Howard – from the third year through to our sixth form – will now pit their wits against Bradford Grammar in the inter-regional final for a place in the quarter-finals of the tournament.


In the group stage of the competition, the team:

  • beat Merchant Taylors’ B 480-330
  • beat Calday Grange Grammar 480-330
  • beat Manchester Grammar 450-310

Our pupils then beat Merchant Taylors’ A team 770-690 in the final to win the regional shield and their place in the next round.

Competition format

Schools’ Challenge has been running since 1978 and follows a similar format to University Challenge, with pupils having to buzz in to correctly answer starter questions to give their team a chance of winning more points from a series of bonus questions.

Parents’ association quiz night

For any parents, friends and family inspired by our pupils’ success, there’s still time to enter a team in the Stopfordian Parents’ Association quiz night on Friday 7th March.

Tickets cost £5 per head (price includes a cheese platter) and teams of up to six people can enter. Please note that this event is for over-18s only.

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