We offer a rich choral programme, including KS3 Girls' Choir, KS3 Boys' Choir, KS4 Choir and Year 7 choir, which involves the entirety of Year 7 in their first term at AGFS. Alongside our choral programme we offer a KS3 Bands club and instrumental lessons in piano, voice, electric guitar, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, violin and drums. The music enrichment activity is ukulele club. These ensembles and any keen soloists are given the opportunity to perform in our performing arts events, such as the Black History concert, Christmas concert and AGFS Cabaret. In addition to this, the Performing Arts department stages an auditioned musical each year involving scholars from Years 7-9.
We also benefit from being part of the Ark Schools Network and their excellent network-wide music programme. Designed to foster a life-long love of music, the Ark Music Programme offers a wealth of experience for all pupils at all levels, including an annual Music Gala where pupils have the opportunity to perform at a national level.
We offer a club every day, including KS3 elite performance, enrichment rehearsal, technical theatre club, Year 10 drama surgery, Year 11 drama surgery and a KS4 drama drop-in club to provide additional support. Scholars develop their creative skills and work towards performance pieces that are then shown to a live audience in our school concerts and end of term assemblies. We have a selected group of KS3 scholars who spend the second half of the academic year rehearsing once a week towards the school musical. We have a technical theatre team which supports backstage during the shows, and experience training in operating the lighting and sound desks.