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  • 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

  • Golf Day 2018

    Bursary Golf Day 2019

    We are delighted to announce that our annual Bursary Golf Day, in association with Brewin Dolphin, will be held on Thursday 13th June 2019 at Stockport Golf Club, one of Cheshire’s premier golf venues.

    Tuesday 12th March 2019

  • summer reunion bbq

    Summer Reunion 2019

    All Old Stopfordians are invited to join us for the Stockport Grammar School Summer Reunion Barbeque on Saturday 22nd June 2019 between 12 noon and 3pm.

    Thursday 21st February 2019

  • Holly Hunt

    Holly’s GB hockey success

    Congratulations to former pupil Holly Hunt (OS 2015), who has been selected in the Great Britain Hockey women’s squad to face New Zealand, Australia and China in the FIH Pro League.

    Friday 15th February 2019

  • Old Stops Dinner 2018

    Old Stopfordian Dinner

    All Old Stopfordians are warmly invited to the Annual Dinner on Friday 15th March. Join us in the Hallam Hall for an evening of good food and company with the chance to catch up with old school friends. This black tie event is held each year on the evening of Founder’s Day.

    Tuesday 5th February 2019

  • Pupils new and old honour fallen soldiers in Remembrance Day services

    Dignitaries and almost 100 Old Stopfordians visited Stockport Grammar School for a Remembrance Day service as pupils from the Senior and Junior School commemorated the brave men and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

    Thursday 15th November 2018

  • Captain Mike Baulkwill MA BEng RAF

    Group Captain Mike Baulkwill MA BEng RAF

    Group Captain Mike Baulkwill, OS 1988, has had a distinguished and interesting career in the RAF, and over the summer took part in the RAF 100 flypast over Buckingham Palace.

    Tuesday 2nd October 2018

  • Old Stops Summer BBQ 2018

    Saturday 23rd June saw the coming together of Old Stops, Stockport Grammar staff and friends of the school for our annual summer barbecue.

    Friday 13th July 2018

  • Bursary Golf Day

    Golf Day raises over £8,000 for Bursary Fund

    Twenty teams of keen golfers took to the course on Thursday 14th June at Stockport Golf Club for the annual Stockport Grammar School Bursary Golf Day in association with Brewin Dolphin.

    Tuesday 26th June 2018

  • Higher Education conference provides invaluable insight

    Lower Sixth pupils attended a two-day Higher Education conference held at the school to assist them with their forthcoming applications for University, Higher and Degree level apprenticeships and the world of work.

    Monday 11th June 2018

  • Royal seal of approval for our real tennis stars

    A quintet of pupils relished the opportunity to learn a new skill and showcase their talents in front of a member of the Royal Family, HRH Prince Edward The Earl of Wessex.

    Wednesday 4th April 2018

  • Bursary Golf Day 2018

    We are delighted to announce that our annual Bursary Golf Day, in association with Brewin Dolphin, will be held on Thursday 14th June 2018 at Stockport Golf Club, one of Cheshire’s premier golf venues.

    Tuesday 3rd April 2018

  • Chamber Choir perform at Christ’s College, Cambridge

    The Chamber Choir braved a cold and frosty morning to make a trip to the University of Cambridge to sing Evensong with the Chapel Choir of Christ’s College.

    Tuesday 27th February 2018

  • Announcement from the OSA

    Please note that arising from a recent meeting of the OSA Committee, and in accordance with the written agreement and request of the necessary number of members pursuant to Rule 10 of the OSA Constitution, a Special General Meeting (SGM) of the OSA is to be held on Monday 12th February 2018 at 8pm in […]

    Tuesday 9th January 2018

  • New CD to feature music from Douglas Steele & John Turner (OS 1961)

    ‘The Silver Stars at Play’ is a new collection of world premiere recordings of contemporary Christmas carols sung by Kantos Chamber Choir, directed by Elspeth Slorach.  The CD features music from the late SGS Music Master, Douglas Steele, and renowned British recorder player and fellow Old Stopfordian, John Turner (OS 1961).

    Friday 15th December 2017

  • Old Stopfordians, pupils and dignitaries honour fallen at Remembrance Day Service

    Stockport Grammar School welcomed Old Stopfordians and dignitaries to take part in our annual Remembrance Day Service on Friday 10th November.

    Thursday 16th November 2017

  • The Music of Douglas Steele included in the ABRSM new singing syllabus

    The music of Stockport Grammar School’s inspirational late Music Master, Mr Douglas Steele, has been included in The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music’s (ABRSM) new singing syllabus for candidates who will be taking exams from January 2018 onwards.

    Monday 11th September 2017