Music is a particular strength of STAHS and is an integral part of daily school life; the girls actively engage in musical activity and often lead the music-making. Corporate music making, both instrumental and choral is of the highest order, and music provision caters for the very advanced (with a special programme for the Music Scholars, many of whom are members of junior departments of London conservatoires) as well as for new and more recent starters. Each year members of the A level set go on to study music at tertiary level and a steady number go on to Oxbridge with choral scholarships and instrumental awards. Curricular music is stimulating and challenging and based upon on the main building blocks: listening, understanding, performing and composition. To cater for the very wide range of abilities in curricular music (and possibly unique to STAHS), Key Stage 3 classes are taught in small sets that are streamed; girls who are advanced players are taught at a level that is commensurate with their practical musicianship while girls who have never learned an instrument receive a course based upon playing the keyboard. GCSE and A level sets are large, lively and rewarding, and public examination results reflect the high achievement within the Department.