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Why Choose The Sixth Form?

If you want exceptional teaching and expert guidance to prepare you for the opportunities which lie ahead then Stockport Grammar School is the perfect place for you to study. Every year we welcome students from state and independent schools to join us for the two years of Sixth Form.

We offer small class sizes with 15 students in each form group. Combine this with outstanding co-curricular and personal development opportunities and you’ll not only enjoy yourself and make long lasting friendships but you will also have the best possible foundation for life beyond school.

Our students achieve exceptional results and with our support are able to progress to their first-choice universities and careers. In 2023 the ISI Inspectors found:

Inspired by the school’s aim for them to be academically ambitious, pupils are interested and motivated in their learning.

Our Sixth Form offers the opportunity to make a strong start in four subjects, supported in small groups containing students passionate about their subjects who are inspired by gifted teachers. The phased transition to independent study possible within the framework of the school environment adeptly balances structure with a new dynamic, giving Sixth Formers more flexibility in their timetable and their own study and social spaces.

Central to the benefit gained from Sixth Form at SGS is the individualised support given in preparing students for application to university or other next steps, such as apprenticeships. The expertise and wise counsel offered from the Careers department and to each student from their UCAS Adviser ensures that at every step of the journey, there is a familiar face to guide, reassure, advise and assist.

We encourage our students to be creative and flexible thinkers, with high self-esteem and an awareness of the needs of others. We provide many opportunities to work collaboratively and take on leadership roles, including the Model United Nations programme, Young Enterprise and the Duke of Edinburgh Award, alongside a host of sporting, musical, theatrical and many more co-curricular activities. We were delighted to have been awarded a Platinum Artsmark Award, the highest possible grading, by the Arts Council England.

Founded in 1487, we are one of the oldest schools in the country and very proud of our place in the history of the region and the nation. Our former students share that pride, returning regularly to school to inspire their younger peers and to help them find their paths in the world. From the West End stage, to the corridors of Westminster and the worlds of business, international diplomacy and law, the routes which Old Stopfordians take reflect confidence, a determination to embrace opportunities and pursue ambitions.

If you need help or guidance at any time during the admissions process please contact our Admissions Officer, Margaret Connor, by telephone on 0161 419 2409 or by email at