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Spring term sports success

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Spring-time energy is everywhere at SGS, particularly in the pupils’ enthusiasm for all things sporty – from the fields, to the netball courts, dance studio, climbing wall, sports hall and swimming pool – in lessons and co-curricular. And our teams have also tackled the term full on, with success in an array of national competitions – read on for a snapshot of the Senior School term so far!


The U12 netball team are in the North Final of the Sisters N Sport Plate after winning 36-18 against King Edward VI High School for Girls in the semi-final. The decider will take place at Loughborough University.

The U14 netball squad are also in the North Final of the Sisters N Sport Plate following their 39-32 victory over Kirkham Grammar School.


It has been a busy term of football so far with plenty of fixtures across all age groups.

The U15 boys’ team have an Independent Schools’ Football Association (ISFA) National Shield final to look forward to after winning against ACS International School Cobham in the last four tie. They will face Dunottar School in the final at Burnham FC on 19th March.

The U15 girls’ team narrowly missed out on getting an ISFA Shield semi-final slot as they were just edged out in a fantastic game against Rossall School.


The school’s hockey players have enjoyed great moments this term with some testing block fixtures on Saturdays.

The U15 girls’ team made it all the way to the National Finals of the inspiresport Girls Independent Schools’ Plate competition. The team beat Framlingham College 2-1 in the semi-final with some incredible hockey, and faced Surbiton High School in the final. The players gave a great account of themselves and ended as runners-up – a huge achievement.

The emergence of the U13 boys’ hockey team has been a massive positive, along with their success against The Grange School in A (6-0) and B (5-1) team fixtures. This was immediately followed with a second placed finish in the Manchester Grammar School Power Play Plate competition.

The U13 girls’ team had a great run in the National Plate before being narrowly defeated by Sedbergh School in the quarter finals.


Rugby players from all year groups have enjoyed taking to the pitch as they proudly represent SGS.

They have faced competitive opposition from schools across the country and have been on their travels for a range of 7s competitions – these include the Cheshire 7s, Wirral Grammar School 7s, Leicester Grammar School (LGS) 7’s and Birkenhead School 7s.

The Senior First Team triumphed in their group at the 36th Annual North of England School 7s, making it through to the semi-finals and a narrow defeat by one try scored in the last minute by St Mary’s School. The U14s also came top in their group at the SOCS LGS Invitational 7s, making it through to the semi-finals.


There are just days to go to this year’s Annual Dance Show, and the Dance Clubs are busy preparing! Tickets are available on Wisepay for the performances of ‘This Is The Place’ on 7th and 8th March at 7.30pm. SGS will also be performing in March at U-Dance at the Lowry Theatre.

Cross Country

Well done to the SGS students who represented Stockport at the Greater Manchester Secondary Cross Country Championships at Heaton Park.

The borough was represented by over 55 runners from 15 schools and colleges and they medalled in six of the eight categories. A special shout out to Stockport Grammar representatives on their placings:

  • Tom Clark – 3rd Senior Boys
  • Zach Rose – 4th Inter Boys
  • Chris Parikh – 11th Inter Boys
  • Matthew Savage – 6th Minor Boys
  • Matthew Owens – 22nd Minor Boys
  • Charlotte Underwood – 12th Junior Girls


Nine pupils ventured to Summit Up Climbing in Oldham to represent SGS in the Independent Schools’ Climbing Competition.

In the Fifth Year to Sixth Form category Caitlin Hill came first, Ella Clayton finished second and Alexa Ashwood placed third.

Sam Hill came second in the Third and Fourth Year category and Owen Morriss placed third in the Fifth Year to Sixth Form category.


Well done to everyone who competed in the First to Third Year House Swimming Gala.

Once the totals from all of the races were calculated, Nicholson amassed 22 points, Warren won 20 points, and Arden and Vernon both got 9 points.

Here are the standings from the races:

  • First Year – 1st Nicholson; 2nd Warren; 3rd Arden; 4th Vernon
  • Second Year – 1st Warren; 2nd Nicholson; 3rd Vernon; 4th Arden
  • Third Year – 1st Nicholson; 2nd Warren; 3rd = Arden and Vernon

Reflecting on the term so far, Director of Sport Mr Andrew Marsh said: “It has been great to see the pupils compete across the various sports. The practices and lunchtime clubs continue to be well attended and the introduction of the winter nets will see our cricket provision go from strength to strength as we look to prepare them for the upcoming season.”