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The Griffin Arts Festival (GAF) is the annual June celebration of the arts across each Griffin Schools Trust (GST) school.

The Griffin Arts Festival was set up in 2014, to acknowledge the importance of the arts to our founders who value the creative as much as the academic in the lives of our children, young people and the adults who work with them. We continue to deliver rich, artistic experiences for our children and colleagues on themes that are engaging and challenging.

How does the festival manifest itself in school?

A week of art activities across every GST school, with the normal timetable suspended and an innovative and exciting programme planned and delivered for every single GST child and young person.

Art can help us understand not just ourselves but the times we live in

Grayson PerryArtist

GAF 2023


In 2023 our GAF theme of ‘Family’ enabled us explore how ‘Family’ in its broadest definition can mean many things and involved helping children to feel a sense of belonging as well as thinking about their wider responsibilities from a local and global perspective.

In the curriculum, the theme was used to stimulate thinking about difference and diversity, individual loyalties and priorities, and mutual obligations, exploring what we have in common as opposed to our differences.



To find out more information about this year’s Griffin Arts Festival.

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GAF is currently solely funded by the schools and GST. It is through the hard work of our staff that GAF has been such a great success.

As GAF grows, we want to sustain the quality of experiences each students receives during the two weeks. By donating to GAF you are helping our students see beyond their immediate surroundings and become exposed to the wonders of classical art.

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