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  • Old Stopfordian Adrian Lord playing the piano

    Old Stops’ Review Issue 11 out now

    The latest edition of Old Stops’ Review, our annual magazine featuring news, events and more with Old Stopfordians, is out now.

    Sunday 8th August 2021

  • Dr Jon Bell carrying the Premier League Trophy

    Dr Jon Bell (OS 1997) honours father Colin Bell MBE

    In celebration of Manchester City Football Clubs Premier League win on Sunday Former Head Boy, Dr. Jon Bell (OS 1997), was honoured to carry the Premier League Trophy in memory of his father Colin Bell MBE, one of the finest Manchester City players of all time.

    Wednesday 26th May 2021

  • Clare Francis

    Old Stopfordian Clare Francis (OS 1994) is new President

    We are delighted to announce the appointment of Clare Francis (OS 1994) as Old Stopfordian President.  Clare’s term of office is from March 2021 until March 2023, and comes following the conclusion of Graham Earles’s (OS 1983) term as President on Founder’s Day, 19th March 2021.

    Monday 22nd March 2021

  • Founder's Day 2021 cover image

    Gratitude is the theme of Founder’s Day

    On the 19th March we celebrated 534 years since the foundation of Stockport Grammar School by Sir Edmond Shaa, Prime Warden of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and Mayor of London.  Pupils, staff and Old Stopfordians marked the occasion with a Virtual Founder’s Day Service directed by School Chaplain Reverend Leaver.

    Monday 22nd March 2021

  • Former Old Stopfordian President

    A Presidential farewell and thank you

    Founder’s Day marks the traditional end of the Old Stopfordian Presidency. A big thank you to Graham Earles (OS 1983) whose two year Presidency comes to a close today.

    Friday 19th March 2021

  • Old Stopfordian Abigail Dean

    Abigail Dean (OS 2007) takes the book world by storm

    Former Stockport Grammar pupil Abigail Dean (OS 2007) has hit the Sunday Times bestseller lists with ‘Girl A’ her shocking debut novel about siblings who flee abusive parents.

    Monday 1st February 2021

  • Senior School Virtual Carol Service

    Senior School Virtual Carol Service

    Pupils and Old Stopfordians created a Virtual Christmas Celebration to mark the traditional Stockport Grammar School Carol Service, which is usually held at St. George’s Church each year.

    Tuesday 15th December 2020

  • Remembrance Day 2020

    Stockport Grammar School Remembrance Service

    Stockport Grammar School marked this year’s Remembrance with a virtual service shared across the school.

    Wednesday 11th November 2020

  • Champion racehorse vet Dr Lucy Worthington

    Old Stops’ Review Issue 10 now available

    The latest edition of Old Stops’ Review, our annual magazine featuring news from and interviews with Old Stopfordians, is out now.

    Monday 19th October 2020

  • Old Stopfordian Alastair Lydon (2000) teams up with Gabriel Jagger to present Golden Nuggets podcast series

    Head of Physical Education at The Harrodian School and Old Stopfordian, Alastair Lydon (OS 2000), has teamed up with Gabriel Jagger to interview some of the most influential and award-winning names in education, rugby, theology and even zoology, to uncover some golden nuggets of wisdom via a new podcast series, Golden Nuggets​.

    Wednesday 1st July 2020

  • Virtual Careers Days

    Second and Third Year pupils have been participating in virtual careers days to explore a variety of career options and the necessary requirements to reach them.  Forty guest speakers, representing a wide range of industries, gave in-depth insights into their career paths with many Old Stopfordians presenting their journey after leaving SGS.

    Friday 26th June 2020

  • Old Stopfordian Sam Gilliatt (OS 2014) releases new arrangement of ‘Grow As We Go’

    Old Stopfordian Sam Gilliatt (OS 2014) has released a new virtual a capella arrangement of Ben Platt’s ‘Grow As We Go’.

    Wednesday 13th May 2020

  • Old Stopfordian Professor Sir Anthony Cheetham FRS (OS 1965) awarded Knighthood

    Old Stopfordian Professor Sir Anthony Cheetham FRS (OS 1965) has been awarded a knighthood in the New Year’s Honours List 2020 for services to materials chemistry, UK science and global outreach.  His area of research is inorganic and hybrid materials and involves their synthesis, characterisation and applications.

    Friday 10th January 2020

  • Old Stopfordian Clare Francis (OS 1994) is new President Elect

    We are delighted to announce that Clare Francis (OS 1994) has accepted an invitation to become the next Old Stopfordian President.  Clare’s term of office will begin in March 2021, following the conclusion of Graham Earles’s (OS 1983) term as President.

    Friday 13th December 2019

  • Old Stopfordian Jess Piasecki née Coulson (OS 2008) has become the third fastest female in British marathon history

    Former Stockport Grammar pupil, Jess Piasecki née Coulson (OS 2008), has become the third fastest female in British marathon history after winning the Florence Marathon in 2:25:29. The win puts Jess in third place on the British all-time list behind marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe (2:15:25) and two-time Olympian Mara Yamauchi (2:23:19).  She also […]

    Thursday 28th November 2019

  • Old Stopfordians join pupils in Remembrance

    More than eighty Old Stopfordians joined pupils for the Stockport Grammar School Remembrance Service on Monday 11th November 2019.

    Monday 18th November 2019

  • Old Stopfordians’ Golf Society review of the 2019 season

    The Society had an enjoyable season with good weather for all the competitions. The Society has about 41 members on the circulation list but only 19 have played in at least one event this year.

    Friday 4th October 2019

  • Join us for the SGS Summer Reunion Barbecue on Saturday 22nd June

    All Old Stopfordians are invited to join us for our upcoming summer reunion barbecue on Saturday 22nd June from 12 noon until 3pm.

    Wednesday 29th May 2019

  • ‘The Balmoral Suite’ a new collection of works performed by Old Stopfordian John Turner (OS 1961) and The Manchester Sinfonia

    Prima Facie has released a new collection of works performed by Old Stopfordian John Turner (recorder) and The Manchester Sinfonia.  All tracks were recorded at St. Thomas’ Church Stockport.

    Friday 26th April 2019

  • Founder's Day Service Performers

    Founder’s Day celebrations

    Chaplain to the Queen and to the House of Commons, Reverend Prebendary Rose Hudson-Wilkin joined pupils, staff, governors and Old Stopfordians for the annual commemoration of the foundation of the school by Sir Edmond Shaa in 1487.

    Wednesday 27th March 2019