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  • 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

  • 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