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Senior School News


A list of Senior School news stories from the start of the 2019-2020 academic year to the present day.

To see stories from before this date, please go to the School News Archive page.

  • Pupils in a Chemistry laboratory

    Open Events 2021 – Book your place now

    The staff and pupils at Stockport Grammar School are looking forward to welcoming you for a series of Open Events scheduled for this Autumn Term.

    Thursday 16th September 2021

  • First Years settle in seamlessly to SGS life

    First Year pupils have had a fun and full first few days as they get used to their new surroundings in the Senior School.

    Thursday 16th September 2021

  • Congratulations to the Fifth Years on their GCSE results

    GCSE Results: Congratulations to our fantastic Fifth Years

    Well done to our GCSE pupils who are collecting their results this morning, 27% of the grades are at the top mark of 9, with over 76% at 9, 8 and 7. We are very proud of you!

    Thursday 12th August 2021

  • Pleased students collect their A-level results

    A-level Results: Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

    Well done to our Upper Sixth who are collecting their A-level results this morning, with 86% of the grades awarded at A* to B and 58% at A* and A. You are a fantastic year group and we are immensely proud of your hard work and achievements!

    Tuesday 10th August 2021

  • Old Stopfordian Adrian Lord playing the piano

    Old Stops’ Review Issue 11 out now

    The latest edition of Old Stops’ Review, our annual magazine featuring news, events and more with Old Stopfordians, is out now.

    Sunday 8th August 2021

  • Taste of Dance 2021

    Dancers shine on the stage

    Fifth Year and Sixth Form dancers put on a stunning show as they performed in a ‘Taste of Dance’, a smaller scale live-streamed dance show put on towards the end of the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Tuesday 3rd August 2021

  • Nursery pupils playing outside

    Issue 77 of Taking Stock now available

    The final issue of the school’s termly magazine, Taking Stock, of the 2020-2021 academic year is now available to download and read from the Magazines and Publications section of the school website.

    Wednesday 28th July 2021

  • Discus at House Athletics

    Senior sporting pupils put their best foot forward for House Athletics

    Senior School pupils demonstrated their sporting ability by taking part in House Athletics activities.

    Friday 9th July 2021

  • Like, Literary's editorial team

    SGS showcases literary talent

    Following last year’s successful launch, we are delighted that the school’s literary magazine ‘Like, Literary’ has returned for a second edition.

    Thursday 1st July 2021

  • Variety of Life Day display board

    Endangered species project boosts Biologists knowledge

    In place of the Biology department’s traditional Chester Zoo Day, Second Year pupils had the day off timetable to work on a project about endangered species.

    Friday 18th June 2021

  • Issue Six of SGS Historian

    Latest SGS Historian edition now released

    Issue Six of the ‘SGS Historian’, a magazine created by Lower Sixth pupils in the History department, is now available to read.

    Friday 18th June 2021

  • Jonny Parks talk at the 2021 Higher Education Conference

    Higher Education Conference 2021

    Lower Sixth students attended a two-day Higher Education conference held at school to assist them with their forthcoming applications for University, Higher and Degree level apprenticeships and the world of work.

    Tuesday 15th June 2021

  • Sophia has been offered places at various Stage Schools including Laine Theatre Arts

    Talented SGS dancers secure offers at prestigious dance schools

    Four dancers from SGS have been offered places at prestigious dance schools after delivering fantastic performances at their auditions.

    Friday 4th June 2021

  • Students with their Industrial Cadets Gold Project certificates

    Students impress in Industrial Cadets Scheme

    Six Lower Sixth students utilised their problem solving and engineering skills as they took part in this year’s Industrial Cadets Gold Project.

    Monday 31st May 2021

  • Second Year Enterprise Day 2021 winners

    Second Years impress with enterprising innovations

    Second Year pupils enhanced their problem solving, teamwork and communication skills as they took part in The National Enterprise Challenge’s Key Stage 3 Challenge.

    Friday 28th May 2021

  • Year 5 Art Competition 2021 gallery image

    SGS Art Competition celebrates young artists’ creativity

    Now in its seventh year, the Stockport Grammar School Year 5 Art Competition, sponsored by Brewin Dolphin, celebrated the artwork of 220 local young artists from 59 primary schools in a virtual arena this year.

    Thursday 29th April 2021

  • Upper Sixth students celebrate University offers

    Upper Sixth students celebrate University offers

    In this most extraordinary of years, our Upper Sixth students continue to receive offers from prestigious institutions across the country.

    Tuesday 27th April 2021

  • Taster Day Chemistry class

    Senior School Taster Sessions for children in Year Five

    Each year we invite Year Five children to enjoy a day in the Senior School as they prepare for the exciting transition to secondary school.

    Tuesday 6th April 2021

  • Swimmer Eliza Pinkstone in action

    SGS pupils celebrate selection for National Swimming Trials

    We were delighted to learn that two of our Fifth Year pupils, Colleen Devlin and Eliza Pinkstone, had been selected to take part in the Olympic Swimming Trials in April at the London Aquatics Centre in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

    Thursday 25th March 2021

  • Founder's Day 2021 cover image

    Gratitude is the theme of Founder’s Day

    On the 19th March we celebrated 534 years since the foundation of Stockport Grammar School by Sir Edmond Shaa, Prime Warden of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and Mayor of London.  Pupils, staff and Old Stopfordians marked the occasion with a Virtual Founder’s Day Service directed by School Chaplain Reverend Leaver.

    Monday 22nd March 2021