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Senior School News


A list of Senior School news stories from the start of the 2020-2021 academic year to the present day.

  • Higher Education Conference and Information Evening 2024

    This year’s two-day Higher Education conference gave students in the Lower Sixth the chance to find out more about the opportunities available to them after they leave Stockport Grammar.

    Wednesday 12th June 2024

  • Fourth Year pupils pose for a photo during their History trip to Berlin

    Berlin trip offers insight into Nazi and Cold War history

    At the end of May, 44 Fourth Year historians spent time exploring Berlin, with a focus on the IGCSE course; Weimar, Nazi and Cold War history.

    Tuesday 4th June 2024

  • A scene from the 2024 Dance Show

    Dancers make moves to reach prestigious final

    Our amazing dancers are celebrating after making it to the final of a prestigious competition.

    Monday 3rd June 2024

  • U15 footballers celebrating a goal during the ISFA Shield Final against Dunottar School

    Taking Stock Issue 85 now available

    The Spring 2024 edition of the school’s termly magazine, Taking Stock, is now available to download and read from the Magazines and Publications section of the school website.

    Tuesday 14th May 2024

  • String Orchestra performing at the 2024 Leavers' Concert

    Musicians hit the right note at the Leavers’ Concert

    The Dining Hall was filled with hits from the movies at this year’s Leavers’ Concert.

    Wednesday 1st May 2024

  • The cast of the 2024 Dance Show

    Our Place – dancing on a journey through time

    This year’s dance show, This is The Place, took the audience on a dazzling journey through time, exploring the heritage and culture of SGS, Stockport and Greater Manchester. The show opened in the Pre-Industrial period with the opening number Dawn Breaks performed to Vaughan Williams’s Pastoral Symphony. Pupils from across the year groups showcased different […]

    Wednesday 1st May 2024

  • Members of the Modern Foreign Languages department

    SGS Languages receive prestigious British Council award

    The Modern Foreign Languages department at Stockport Grammar School is delighted to have been awarded Foundation Level of the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.

    Tuesday 30th April 2024

  • Brass Ensemble performing at the 2024 Summer Concert

    Ensembles shine on the stage at the Summer Concert

    The school’s musicians shone brightly as six ensembles entertained an excited crowd at the 2024 Summer Concert.

    Tuesday 23rd April 2024

  • HMC General Secretary Dr Hyde and Head Mrs Capewell

    SGS welcomes HMC General Secretary Dr Simon Hyde

    Thank you to Dr Simon Hyde, General Secretary of HMC (The Heads’ Conference), for joining us at SGS this morning. Established in 1869, HMC comprises Heads from some of the world’s finest schools and, with a membership that includes 300 Heads in the UK and Ireland, along with an additional 60 international members, HMC plays […]

    Wednesday 17th April 2024

  • Nicholas McCarthy

    Classical pianist Nicholas McCarthy wows London – Speech Day is next!

    Nicholas McCarthy’s recent performance at the Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank Centre in London drew the headline ‘So dazzling with one hand, he doesn’t need another’ from the Sunday Times. We are delighted to announce that Nicholas will be our guest speaker and will perform at Speech Day on 27th June 2024.

    Wednesday 17th April 2024

  • Hockey players pose for a photo during their 2024 tour to Barcelona

    Magical memories made on sports tour to Barcelona

    During the first week of the Easter Holidays, 49 pupils and six members of staff headed to Spain for the 2024 Barcelona Sports Tour.

    Wednesday 10th April 2024

  • Author and Old Stop Abigail Dean

    Old Stop and bestselling author delivers inspiring ‘Spotlight On’ talk

    We were elated to welcome former pupil and Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Abigail Dean (OS 2007) back to school ahead of the launch of her second book.

    Monday 8th April 2024

  • Stockport Town Hall

    Sunday Times crowns Stockport best place to live in northwest

    We’re delighted to share the news that the Sunday Times has crowned Stockport the best place to live in the northwest. We are super proud (although we knew it already, of course!).

    Monday 8th April 2024

  • U15 footballers listen to a talk during the ISFA Shield Final against Dunottar School

    National cup run delights U15 footballers

    The U15 football team embarked on a remarkable cup run as they reached the final of the Independent Schools Football Association’s National Shield.

    Tuesday 26th March 2024

  • Netballers at the Sisters N Sport Plate Finals

    Netballers impress at National Finals

    The U12, U13, U14 and U15 netball teams were excited to head to Loughborough University as they took part in their Sisters N Sport Plate Finals.

    Friday 22nd March 2024

  • Second Year pupils pose for a photo at a water fountain during their trip to Germany

    Fun-packed German trip for Second Years

    Forty Second Year pupils enjoyed a fun-packed weekend in the German cities of Cologne and Aachen on a language and culture trip.

    Thursday 21st March 2024

  • The audience listening to singers at the 2024 Spring Concert

    Music ensembles shine at Spring Concert

    St George’s Church hosted an outstanding evening of music as a number of SGS ensembles delivered exceptional performances at the 2024 Spring Concert.

    Thursday 21st March 2024

  • Bursary Golf Day 2024 Invite

    Bursary Golf Day 2024 – Play and Sponsorship Opportunities

    We are delighted to be hosting our annual Bursary Golf Day on Thursday 13th June 2024 at Stockport Golf Club, one of Cheshire’s premier golf venues.

    Thursday 21st March 2024

  • Author M A Bennett speaking to the audience in the Library

    World Book Day celebrations in the Library

    To celebrate this year’s World Book Day, the Senior School Library were delighted to welcome M A Bennett and Matt Dickinson to SGS.

    Wednesday 20th March 2024

  • Pupils pose for a photo at the 2024 Chemistry Race

    Sixth Formers enjoy enlightening Chemistry Race competition

    During the Spring half-term break, four Lower Sixth Chemistry students made the journey to the University of Cambridge to take part in the 5th Annual Chemistry Race competition.

    Wednesday 6th March 2024