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  • 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

  • Christmas Card Carols by John Turner

    Renowned British recorder player and fellow Old Stopfordian, John Turner (OS 1961), has released his new album ‘Christmas Card Carols’.  The album includes a collection of striking and varied new carols composed by John Turner, and features the work of Stockport Grammar’s inspirational former music master, Mr Douglas Steele.

    Thursday 7th September 2017

  • Summer Reunion 2017 - Class of 2007

    Summer Reunion brings Old Stops together

    Stockport Grammar School welcomed 200 Old Stopfordians, current and former staff and their guests to this year’s Retirements and Summer Reunion barbecue on Saturday 24th June.

    Monday 10th July 2017

  • Old Stops catch up in London

    Old Stopfordians, Governors, staff and guests attended this year’s London event for Old Stops, held at The Churchill War Rooms on Tuesday 9th May. 

    Thursday 18th May 2017

  • Pupils get refreshing insight into medical profession

    Nicola Williams (OS 2010) returned to the school to speak to the Medical Society about her experiences in the medical profession.

    Thursday 30th March 2017

  • OSA Dinner 2017

    73 Old Stopfordians, Governors and guests attended the annual Old Stopfordians’ Association Dinner in the Hallam Hall on Friday 17th March, capping off a thoroughly enjoyable day which began with the Founder’s Day Service at St George’s Church.

    Thursday 23rd March 2017

  • Finance expert gives career top tips

    Clare Francis (OS 1994) returned to the school to speak to Business Studies and Economics pupils about her career in the finance industry and answer questions from the A-level pupils.

    Wednesday 8th February 2017

  • Old Stopfordians and Cheadle MP attend Remembrance Day service

    Stockport Grammar School welcomed over 100 former pupils – Old Stopfordians – and Cheadle MP Mary Robinson to take part in our annual Remembrance Day Service.

    Wednesday 16th November 2016

  • Wet but wonderful times at the Wasdale reunion

    A group of intrepid adventurers spent a weekend in the Lake District for the third Wasdale reunion event.

    Wednesday 10th August 2016

  • Retirements & Reunion BBQ

    Staff at Stockport Grammar School were delighted to welcome back Old Stopfordians, former staff and their families to the School on Saturday 18th June for the annual Summer Reunion & Staff Retirements barbecue.

    Wednesday 3rd August 2016

  • Hallam move celebrated at Heritage Open Event

    2016 marks the centenary of the re-foundation of Stockport Grammar School at the current Hallam site and the school is holding a Heritage Open Morning to celebrate the occasion.

    Friday 8th July 2016

  • Buckingham Palace visit celebrates the Duke of Edinburgh Award

    Former pupils Gabriella Watkins and William Sheard, Headmaster Mr Andrew Chicken and Duke of Edinburgh (D of E) Co-ordinator Mr Steve Pownall were invited to Buckingham Palace for a special event celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

    Friday 10th June 2016

  • OSA Dinner 2016

    Fine food, quality conversation and treasured memories were the order of the day for 71 Old Stops attending Old Stopfordians’ Association Annual Dinner in the Hallam Hall following the Founder’s Day Service.

    Wednesday 16th March 2016

  • Duke of Edinburgh: going for gold

    Old Stopfordians got the royal treatment when they collected their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards at St James’s Palace.

    Monday 18th January 2016

  • Carol services celebrate Christmas ahead of festive break

    Congregations of pupils, staff, governors, Old Stopfordians and their families gathered for both the Junior and Senior School carol services at St George’s church this week.

    Friday 18th December 2015

  • SPA annual Christmas Fair raises thousands for school

    This year’s SPA Christmas Fair took place on Saturday with amazing results.

    Thursday 26th November 2015

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    Summer Reunion 2016

    All Old Stopfordians are invited to join us for the Stockport Grammar School summer reunion barbeque on Saturday 18th June 2016 between 12 noon and 3pm.

    Wednesday 25th November 2015