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A History of Stockport Grammar School

Stockport Grammar School has a long and distinguished history. One of the oldest independent schools in the country, it was founded by Sir Edmond Shaa in 1487.

From the then rural and remote North-West of England, Shaa enjoyed a dazzling rise to national influence as the Court Jeweller to three kings of England, Prime Warden of The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and Lord Mayor of London. Generations of local boys and girls have benefited from his legacy.

The 'A History of Stockport Grammar School’ brochure

On the History of SGS page of the new SGS Community Website you can:

  • Download the ‘A History of Stockport Grammar School’ brochure;
  • Read Old Stopfordian Laura Cooper’s (OS 2016) research article about the history of Stockport Grammar and the town in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries;
  • Take in recollections from former pupils of school life following the school’s decision to become fully co-educational;
  • Order School Archivist Stuart Helm’s summary of the SGS’s years of expansion between 1980-2012 following the acquisition of the content buildings and the introduction of girls;
  • Access the school’s digital archives.