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Years 7-11 Students

Creative Arts Extra Curricular

There are opportunities for students of all age ranges and abilities to engage with a variety of different Creative Arts activities outside of the classroom. In addition to showcasing artwork, singing, dancing, acting and/or playing a musical instrument, students can secure a role directing the school production, managing sound, lighting, set painting or creating props and/or decorative dressings for events.

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Tickets are now available on ParentPay.

We advise you purchase tickets for Thursday evening in advance to avoid disappointment.

Access to the events on Wednesday evening and Thursday's Art/Photography exhibition are free of charge, with a suggested donation of £3. 

View a skeleton programme of our upcoming Creative Arts Festival


Monday lunch:

Orchestra (Week B in C9)

Y9 Drama Devising Club (B8)

Brass Band (Week A)

Monday after school:

Rock and Pop Bands (C8, C9 & CYC)

Orchestra (Week A in C9)

Brass Band (Week B)

Tuesday lunch:

Ukulele Club (C8)

Jazz Band (Week A in C9)

Tuesday after school:

Jazz Band (Week B in C9)

Wednesday lunch:

Composition club (C8)

Backstagers group (Week A & B in B7)

Thursday lunch:

Samba band (C8)

Pop choir (C9)

Y7 Drama club (Week A & B in B7)

Thursday after school:

Year 7 & 8 band night (C8, C9 & CYC)

Friday lunch:

Year 8 Drama club (Week A & B in B7)

Guitar club (C9)

Senior Choir (Week B in C8)

*There are a number of art clubs offering different opportunities (such as origami, block printing, character illustration). Please sign up for these (sheets are by the Art Office) or speak to your art teacher for more information.

For the latest schoolwide Extra Curricular Timetable please visit the main Extra Curricular Activities page HERE.


Music Showcase / Battle of the Bands

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The IGS Music Department was proud to present this new event in November 2022 which, due to its huge popularity, will be held as an annual event.

Bands are formed at the start of the school year in September and are busy practicing to stand a chance of being crowned the IGS Band Heroes to cement their place in IGS folklore and their name in the IGS Music Hall of Fame. The audience also gets their chance to vote for their favourite band and award the Audience Choice Award.

2023 IGS Music ShowcaseThis year we are holding also showcasing the vast array of musical talent we have at IGS with a concert including performances from a variety of our music groups, ranging from the orchestra and jazz band, to pop choir and ukulele group. Part of the evening will involve the second iteration of the IGS Battle of the Bands, with bands battling to be crowned by independent judges as this year’s IGS Band Heroes. The winning band will go forward to represent IGS at the inaugural Red Kite Battle of the Bands at The Wardrobe, Leeds on Thursday 18th January 2024.

Read about this year's Battle of the Bands in the Ilkley Gazette

Read about  last year's inaugural event

Countdown to Christmas

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Our evening of carols, readings & music involving IGS music & drama departments is held at St. Margaret's Church, Ilkley and free for anyone to attend. We really look forward to seeing everyone at this time of year as it is a fabulous way to celebrate the festive season together! 

  • Click here to read about our 2022 concert
  • Click here to read about our 2021 concert

School Production

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We aim to involve as many students as possible in our school productions by collaborating with the whole creative arts team.

This year the school production is 'Grease' involving over 100 students as actors, singers, dancers, musicians, backstagers, set and costume designers.

Dates: Monday 5th - Thursday 8th February 2024

Click below to read about our previous productions:


The Sound of Music

We Will Rock You


Rehearsal Residential

A fantastic opportunity for all involved in each annual school production. The residential brings the whole company of musicians, singers, dancers, actors and backstage crew together for a stay at Ingleborough Hall to rehearse the show.

Read about our last residential in November 2023

Spring Music Concert

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An evening celebrating the phenomenal work students have been doing as part of their performance coursework and extra-curricular activities.

  • Click here to read about our 2023 event

Creative Arts Festival

JulyCreative Arts Festival

An exciting event showcasing the best of our student performances, art and photography work throughout the year.

Students across all years are involved.

Full programme and ticket details to be announced in May.

  • Click here to read about our 2022 event
  • Click here to read about our 2019 event


Further opportunities for our students to engage with the arts each year include trips to the theatre and art galleries, as well as drama workshops run by industry professionals.

  • Please visit our News pages HERE to read about the recent opportunities we have arranged for our students.
  • Keep up-to-date by checking out latest information and announcements on Twitter HERE

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