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Community Musical Recitals
Deb Aldred / 08 February 2019 / Categories: Creative Arts

Community Musical Recitals

AKS are excited to announce the creation of a lunchtime recital series in conjunction with local churches.  This will give pupils opportunities to take their talents out into the community and gain crucial performance experience as they continue to develop their musical abilities.  The concert series will start at St Thomas’ Parish Church on Tuesday 12th February.  All the concerts will be from 1:00-1:45pm and will be free of charge.

Mr Thomas added “This is a fantastic opportunity to take AKS Music out into the local community and to create a lunchtime concert series, supported by our local churches. This will be a great chance for the general public to see how much talent we have here at AKS and I also add my thanks to the churches for accommodating us and supporting us with this series. Tickets are free and we hope to see as many of our AKS parents and friends supporting the new event!”

Our next concert after St Thomas’ will be held at The Drive Methodist Church on Tuesday 26th February. This will feature a brand new programme showcasing other students from our growing department.  The final concert of our series will be held at The White Church on 5th March and the beautiful building will be the perfect end to our musical journey.

Tickets for all events are free and we hope to see you there.

AKS Music department





5 April 2019

Connecting with our heritage: QMS

An interview with Miss Joan Charlton, a well-known former headmistress of Queen Mary School (QMS) by our archive volunteers

The archives comprise five collections of material relating to Arnold, King Edward VII School, Queen Mary School, KEQMS and AKS. Each consists of a diverse collection of school records containing all kinds of items as well as pupil files.  We have architects’ plans, admissions registers, correspondence, speech day addresses, commemorative albums, school magazines, some text books and pupils’ exercise books,  drama and music programmes, photographs, trophies, items of uniform, framed portraits and paintings, pottery, furniture and even a rug.  There is always room for more and we welcome the donation of relevant items.

The archives span over 120 years of history. They contain a wealth of information relating to local history and many accounts of social and historical importance, especially with regard to the wartime years and the impact of education on women’s role in society. 

A small team of volunteers is dedicated to each archive and is wholeheartedly supported by school.  New volunteers to help with cataloguing via the dedicated computer software or with identifying photographs are always welcome. AKS pupils can join the Archive Club to learn about conservation, cataloguing and how to identify items for the new AKS archive.  To get in touch:

5 April 2019

Poetry in Performance

Our Year 7s take their performances to Lytham Church of England School

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