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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.

Brian Rawlinson

Brian Rawlinson (12 November 1931 – 23 November 2000) was an English actor and writer for films and TV from the 1950s.

 Rawlinson was born in Stockport, Cheshire. He appeared in several films (including several in the Carry On series) but was more frequently on television, a regular role being Robert Onedin in the BBC TV serial The Onedin Line. He also played character roles in many other TV programmes such as Coronation Street, The Baron, Z-Cars, Market in Honey Lane, The Bill, Heartbeat, Danger Man, Goodnight Sweetheart and Last of the Summer Wine, in which he played Cyril Gridley, which was his final appearance. He was also in the series The Buccaneers, playing Gaff Guernsey.

As a writer, Rawlinson wrote several plays, but was most involved in the mid-1970s BBC serial Churchill's People, an adaptation based on Winston Churchill's book A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, a heavily misconceived venture. He was later interviewed about his association with the series on TV Hell, a theme night that BBC Two ran in 1992 on bad television programmes.

He died in Exeter, Devon on 23 November 2000 aged 69.


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.

Nathan Aspinall

Nathan Aspinall (born 15 July 1991) is an English darts player currently playing in Professional Darts Corporation events. He hails from Stockport, England having been a former student at Stockport School. He won the 2019 UK Open with a 170 checkout in the final leg against former World Champion Rob Cross.

Rebecca Scholes 

Attended Stockport School between 2006 - 2011

England RFU Under 20s

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.

Taylor Harwood-Bellis 

Taylor Harwood Bellis is a footballer who recently signed a professional contract for Manchester City. In July 2019, at the age of 17, he played his first team debut while on the pre-season tour of Asia. He has also represented England at multiple age levels and recently played his first game for the England Under 19s.

Taylor attended Stockport School between 2013-2015 before moving to St Bede’s College on a scholarship attached to Manchester City. Taylor continues to maintain a strong relationship with the school and has recently been back to meet some promising Year 7 & 8 footballers, handing over a signed England shirt in the process.