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  • Mark Wood - Explorer

    Explorer Mark Wood enthrals Junior School audience

    Polar explorer and adventurer Mark Wood mesmerised Junior School pupils during two captivating talks as he visited the school ahead of his latest expedition.

    Thursday 14th February 2019

  • Thinking caps on for the SPA Quiz Night

    The Stopfordian Parents’ Association (SPA) will be holding their popular Quiz Night on Friday 22nd March 2019.

    Friday 1st February 2019

  • Curiosity sparks independent research

    Inspired by topics studied in school, a number of determined and creative Junior School pupils have taken it upon themselves to do some independent research and project work.

    Friday 25th January 2019

  • Junior programmers learn the code to success

    Starting with robotic mice in Pre-Reception through to LEGO robots in Year Six, Junior School children have been learning about programming and STEM subjects in fun and exciting ways.

    Thursday 24th January 2019

  • Netball - St Pius

    SGS Sport: Opportunity and Excellence

    2018 has seen an impressive first half to the winter season with pupils enjoying and excelling in a wide array of sport and fitness opportunities; we’ve put together a round-up of some of the highlights. Last year 97% of our First Years chose to take part in one or more co-curricular sport and fitness activity […]

    Friday 4th January 2019

  • Swimming success at AJIS gala

    Junior School swimmers celebrated a host of medals in an Association of Junior Independent Schools gala at Darwen Leisure Centre, Blackburn.

    Sunday 16th December 2018

  • Carol Services full of festive sparkle

    A magical musical term of concerts and recitals has come to a close with Senior and Junior School pupils and their parents venturing to St George’s Church for Carol Services shining with Christmas joy.

    Sunday 16th December 2018

  • Focus on friendship and kindness for Children in Need and Anti-Bullying Week

    Themes of community, kindness and friendship were at the forefront of activities and assemblies for Children in Need and for Anti-Bullying Week.

    Monday 26th November 2018

  • SPA Christmas Fair 2017

    Dashing through the snow… The SPA Christmas Fair

    The Stopfordian Parents’ Association’s annual Christmas Fair will take place on Saturday 24th November from 11am to 3pm.

    Thursday 15th November 2018

  • 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

  • Little Lowrys create a masterpiece

    Year Two pupils have been demonstrating their artistic ability by creating a Lowry-style painting of the Junior School.

    Wednesday 14th November 2018

  • Junior School K'NEX Day

    Software and engineering lessons with K’NEX

    Year 5 pupils demonstrated their teamwork, engineering and programming skills at a K’NEX workshop delivered by STEMworks scientist Simon Kettle. The pupils designed and built their own fairground model and learnt how to use computer programming software to control it.

    Tuesday 6th November 2018

  • Year Four time travellers explore ancient York

    Boys and girls in Year Four experienced life as a prehistoric settler and a Roman on their residential trip to Murton Park in York.

    Friday 26th October 2018

  • First Year Musicians perfoming

    Expert musical tuition rings true

    First Year pupils got the chance to demonstrate newly acquired instrumental skills as part of our school wide programme to provide every child with the opportunity to learn an instrument. 

    Friday 26th October 2018

  • Action-packed residential inspires Year Five pupils

    65 Year Five pupils enjoyed a busy and entertaining three days of challenging activities during their residential at the Hollowford Centre in Castleton.

    Friday 5th October 2018

  • Renowned author enthrals eager young readers

    Award-winning author Cressida Cowell mesmerised a captivated Junior School audience as she delivered a talk and book signing in the Main Hall.

    Friday 28th September 2018

  • Junior School prefects and captains ready for the year ahead

    Every pupil in Year Six can apply to be made a prefect, giving them the chance to experience a position of responsibility. The pupils relish the opportunity to lead by example and they are looking forward to being role models for children in the lower year groups.

    Friday 21st September 2018

  • Kate Richardson-Walsh At Speech Day

    Olympic Gold and poetry inspire Speech Day celebrations

    Prize giving celebrations brought the school year to a close, with former England Hockey Captain and Olympic Gold Medallist Kate Richardson-Walsh OBE returning to her home town of Stockport as the guest speaker for the Senior School and poet Matt Goodfellow presenting the Junior School awards.

    Thursday 26th July 2018

  • Grasmere adventure amazes Year Three

    Year Three pupils have been studying Grasmere in their Humanities lessons and were excited to see the village on their annual trip to the Lake District.

    Wednesday 27th June 2018

  • Inspirational talk brings motivation from adversity

    Former footballer Regan Walker spoke to Junior School pupils about how his life changed when he was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer.

    Wednesday 13th June 2018