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Double celebrations at opening of new Nursery and new Sixth Form Centre

The official opening of the Sixth Form Centre

Speech Day at Stockport Grammar School was an extra-special occasion this year with the official openings of the new Nursery and Sixth Form Centre buildings by Chairman of Governors Mr Christopher Dunn.

The new single-storey Nursery building, complete with exciting new play areas and an eco-friendly living green roof, sits within the grounds of the Junior School.

Junior School Headmaster Mr Matthew Copping said: “Our new Nursery facilities provide an amazing learning environment both within the classroom and outdoors. The large bi-fold doors mean that indoor and outdoor learning blends seamlessly giving access to a huge range of learning opportunities including a mud kitchen, huge covered sandpit, water play and our woodland area. Our Nursery provision is very much focused on developing a thirst for learning and encouraging curiosity in children. The stimulating environment is a fantastic place for the children to begin their learning journey at SGJS.”

The Sixth Form students also have a new modern space to call their own, featuring a large social space with a stunning glass roof, study rooms and a café. The café, called Edmond’s, is named after the School’s foundation in 1487 by Sir Edmond Shaa.

Senior School Headmaster Dr Paul Owen said: “We are absolutely delighted by the success of our new Sixth Form facilities. They were designed with a great deal of input from our wonderful Sixth Form pupils and have transformed the space. We now have excellent social facilities to promote mixing between the Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth pupils as well as a stylish café area and some fantastic study and work spaces. The students have warmly welcomed the developments which support their academic endeavours as well as reinforcing the sense of community that underlies Stockport Grammar School.”

The Speech Day address was given by Climate Change Communicator David Saddington and the openings were attended by special guests and supporters of the school including Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester Carl Austin-Behan OBE and Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths’ Company The Lord Mark Bridges KCVO.