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Former Students

Tom Odgen, Joe Donovan and Josh Dewhurst (The Blossoms)


Attended Stockport School between 2008 - 2013

Blossoms have come fourth in the BBC Music Sound Of 2016 new music list, which aims to showcase the rising stars to watch in the year ahead.

After playing with other bands Josh, Tom, Joe, Myles and Charlie decided to form Blossoms just over two years ago. Their rehearsal room is based at the scaffolding yard belonging to bass player Charlie Salt's granddad, in their hometown of Stockport.

Peter Barkworth 1929  -  2006 


Attended Stockport School between 1940 and 1948

BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor 1975 and 1978.

Famous films include Where Eagles Dare, Patton, Manhunt, International Velvet and TV shows Telford’s Change, Winston Churchill, The Wilderness Years, Doctor Who, The Avengers and Colditz.

Good at work, hopeless at games, after he played the role of Macbeth, the producer rewarded the cast with a trip to see John Gielgud’s Hamlet at the Opera House, Manchester. Peter was duly impressed. Whilst at schoolhe appeared with the Frank H Fortescue weekly repertory company at the Hippodrome, Stockport in For What We are in 1942. (Year 8)His headmaster wanted him to go th university but Peter applied for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and gained the Michelhill Scholarship.

Alan Gowling


Attended Stockport School between 1960 - 1968

Started his football career at Manchester United 1966 - 1972. Played 87 times for United and is now the Secretary of the Manchester United Old Boys Association and summarises Bolton Wanderers games on BBC Radio Manchester.

Simon Stephens


Attended Stockport School 1982 - 1990

Award winning playwright. 

Now artistic Associate at the Lyric Hammersmith.

Olivia Award for Best New Play  On the Shore of the Wide World 2005

Nominated for Evening Standard Award  -  Best New Play  -  Punk Rock 2010

Won Critics Award for Theatre Best New Play 2008

One Minute won Tron Theatre Awards Best New Play 2003

Port won the Pearson Award Best New Play 2001.

Wayne McGregor CBE

Attended Stockport School between 1981 - 1988

Highly successful choreographer of contemporary modern dance. His work is highly distinctive in vocabulary of movement, for its integration of dance with film and visual art. Now artistic director of Random Dance Company at Sadlers Wells, Resident Choreographer of the Royal Ballet and amongst other works, he served as Movement Director for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

He has received a most impressive array of awards and has been nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance.

We would like to thank Wayne for his generous pledge to the Arts College Sponsorship which made the application possible.

Rebecca Scholes 


Attended Stockport School between 2006 - 2011

England RFU Under 20s