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Sixth Form News


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

  • 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

  • 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 […]

    Friday 10th 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Students pose with their certificates form the National Cipher Challenge

    Mathematicians pick up medals at birthplace of UK codebreaking

    Congratulations to Mia Krywonos, Thomas Mo and Luke Constantine-Williams who have been awarded silver medals in this year’s National Cipher Challenge.

    Tuesday 5th March 2024

  • An image of the front of the Sport's Centre

    Spring term sports success

    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 […]

    Monday 4th March 2024

  • A girl abseiling on an outdoor trip

    ‘Vibrant and Welcoming’: Inspection 2023

    We are delighted to share the results of our Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) Routine Inspection Report from November 2023. Our school is one of the first in the North West to be inspected under the new ISI Inspection Framework which came into effect in September 2023. vibrant and welcoming community children are happy and thriving […]

    Thursday 29th February 2024

  • Sixth Formers celebrate University offer success

    Sixth Formers celebrate University offer success

    Following the recent ISI Inspection observation that “pupils are well prepared for life beyond school and for the next stage of their education”, it is no surprise that many of our Upper Sixth students have already received news of exciting future opportunities.

    Thursday 29th February 2024

  • Pupils pose with posters for the 2024 Dance Show

    Dancers excited to take to the stage

    The school’s dancers have a busy few weeks ahead as they display their talent on the stage at a number of events. Spring Dance Show The excitement is ramping up as we approach this year’s Spring 2024 Dance Show, ‘This Is The Place’. The show, which takes place at 7.30pm on Thursday 7th March and […]

    Thursday 29th February 2024

  • Pupils enjoy the sunshine during the 2024 Art and Religious Studies trip to Spain

    Pupils deepen subject understanding in southern Spain

    Nineteen Art and Religious Studies pupils from Fourth Year to Sixth Form enjoyed the chance to explore architectural jewels in southern Spain.

    Wednesday 21st February 2024

  • The cast of the 2024 Classics Play

    Students shine in Classics Play performances

    Sixth Form students had the Hallam Hall audience ‘quacking’ up during performances of this year’s Classics Play, ‘Birds’.

    Monday 5th February 2024