Gordon’s has an outstanding reputation for music, art and drama.
A team of specialist staff provide tuition in piano, guitar, percussion and the full range strings, woodwind and brass instruments. There are school orchestras, senior and junior choirs, brass bands and various instrumental groups. Concerts are held off-site at the H G Wells Theatre in Woking; and are always sold out.
A unique and well-known feature of Gordon’s is our fifty strong Pipes and Drums band. The Pipes and Drums reflect the ceremonial tradition of Gordon’s School which has been established for over 100 years. The Pipes and Drums play not only for our nine annual ceremonial parades, but are also in high demand for fetes and other events outside of the School. This year they will be performing in the 'Lest We Forget Children's Concert' at the NEC in Birmingham, to honour and remember those who lived, fought and died in the First World War. The Pipes and Drums wear a form of military uniform incorporating the Gordon's tartan, and the same uniform is worn by all students for ceremonial parades.
Drama is an integral part of the school curriculum and is a popular extra-curricular activity along with regular school productions. We are fortunate to have two specialist Drama studios with excellent lighting and sound facilities. The school has a very good reputation for its drama productions. Recent plays have included 'Guys and Dolls', 'Grease', ‘Oliver!’ and ‘Our Country’s Good’.
GCSE and A-Level students visit the theatre regularly and recent productions include ‘The Wild Bride’; ‘Beautiful Burnout’; ‘Hedda Gabler’; ‘War Horse’ and ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.’ There are several opportunities for students to perform their own practical work and we are looking forward to using our new amphitheatre.
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'Theatre and the performing arts are part of the creative industries, which are worth £92bn, and are growing at twice the rate of the economy. UK Theatre and SOLT [Society of London Theatre] believe that if the sector is to continue to thrive, it must draw on the talent base, and build audiences, from all areas of society'. The Society of London Theatre
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Welcome to Gordon's Art Department, where creativity is encouraged to flourish among all our
Ms Kathryn Moore - Acting Head of Drama Department
Welcome to Gordon's Music Department where we have an abundance of curricular and co-curricular
LAMDA is continually growing at Gordon’s.
A Year in the Life of Gordon's Creative Arts 2017 -2018