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  • Tree of War

    Rave reviews for WW1 musical directed by Oliver Mills (OS 2012)

    Current and former Stockport Grammar School pupils collaborated to give an outstanding production of new WWI musical ‘The Tree of War’.  The production was co-written and directed by Old Stopfordian and emerging composer, Oliver Mills (2012), to commemorate 100 years since the First World War.

    Monday 28th September 2015

  • Rugby First XV win inaugural Ben Stollery Challenge Cup

    The Rugby First XV won 40-27 against Manchester Grammar School in the inaugural Ben Stollery Challenge Cup held at Stockport Rugby Club.

    Friday 25th September 2015

  • Retirements and reunion BBQ

    Retirements and reunion BBQ

    Over 200 Old Stopfordians and current and former staff attended this year’s Retirements & Summer Reunion barbecue on Saturday 27th June 2015.

    Tuesday 30th June 2015

  • Rebecca Coles

    Old Stops Review: issue five now available

    Issue five of Old Stops’ Review, featuring news from our community of former pupils, is now available to download.

    Thursday 4th June 2015

  • Old Stops London event panel

    High-profile Old Stops give media insight

    Old Stops, staff and friends gathered at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London in March for an exclusive insight into the media world with a panel of three high-profile guests.

    Wednesday 20th May 2015

  • Girls' cricket match

    Richard John Griffiths (OS 1969)

    It is with regret and great sadness that we have to inform you of the death of Richard John Griffiths (OS 1969).

    Wednesday 4th February 2015

  • Poppies at memorial

    School falls silent to remember war dead

    The school fell silent at 11am on Remembrance Day as our recent trip to the first world war battlefields helped us remember those members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty.

    Tuesday 11th November 2014

  • Old Stops 1964 reunion

    Old Stops reunite 50 years on

    Former pupils from the class of 1964 met up in the newly-refurbished Hallam Hall to mark 50 years since leaving Stockport Grammar.

    Wednesday 8th October 2014

  • Old Stop cyclists at Eiffel Tower

    London to Paris ride raises £1,200 for charity

    Old Stops Tom McKelvey, William Gray and Simon King (all OS 2007) cycled from London to Paris in seconds under 24 hours – and raised over £1,200 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

    Tuesday 7th October 2014

  • Old Stops' Review issue 4

    Old Stops’ Review issue four out now!

    Issue four of Old Stops’ Review, featuring news from our community of former pupils, is now available for free in digital and physical formats.

    Wednesday 11th June 2014

  • Elaine, James and Emily Griffiths

    Birth of Emily Kate Griffiths

    Congratulations to Old Stopfordians James and Elaine Griffiths (nee Sills, both OS 2003) on the birth of their daughter, Emily Kate, on 29th April 2014.

    Wednesday 21st May 2014

  • Stockport Golf Club

    Golf day: team places still available!

    Stockport Grammar School will be holding its annual golf day in association with Vernon Building Society on Thursday 12th June 2013 at Stockport Golf Club, one of Cheshire’s premier golf venues.

    Thursday 15th May 2014

  • Nicholas Henshall writing for History Today

    Former Head of History, Nicholas Henshall (OS 1964) continues his respected academic career as a contributor to the monthly journal History Today.

    Monday 3rd February 2014

  • Old Stops’ London event with Marianne Elliott

    150 former pupils and staff gathered at the Royal Institute of British Architects on Wednesday for a drinks reception and an exclusive Q&A with Old Stopfordian and award-winning National Theatre director Marianne Elliott (OS 1985).

    Wednesday 29th January 2014

  • Old Stop Barry Rickson publishes first fiction novel

    Barry Rickson (OS 1954) self-published his first fiction novel, The Reluctant Warrior, through AuthorHouse in October.

    Tuesday 14th January 2014

  • Carol service: candlelit pupils

    Carol services celebrate Christmas

    Two dazzling candlelit carol services at St George’s church brought families together and the autumn term to a close ahead of the Christmas break.

    Friday 20th December 2013

  • Old Stop Dan Livingstone awarded Medicine prize

    Three years into his medical degree at the University of Nottingham, Daniel Livingstone (OS 2010) has been awarded the Bart Prize for outstanding achievement in the third year of his medical course. 

    Tuesday 17th December 2013

  • Octaves featuring Old Stop Mark release Christmas single

    If you’re looking for a new festive single that will brighten your Christmas and also raise money for charity then look no further! Old Stop Mark Griffiths (OS 2005) and his vocal harmony group, The Octaves, have a new Christmas single that should be right up your street.

    Wednesday 4th December 2013

  • Old Stop Kate Mitchell to trek in Guatemala for Hope for Children

    Kate Mitchell (OS 2012) will be trekking across volcanoes in Guatemala in July 2014 to raise money for Hope for Children, alongside other students from the University of York.

    Tuesday 3rd December 2013

  • James Boulding talking to pupils

    Kiteboarding Old Stop talks about career

    Kiteboarder, filmmaker and Old Stopfordian James Boulding (OS 2003) returned to school to speak to pupils about his exhilarating lifestyle during a careers talk with a difference.

    Monday 2nd December 2013