Upcoming School Events

Trip to the Barbican – Music @ The Barbican
Feb 28 all-day

Trip to the Barbican for 20 KS3 and KS4 students with Mr Dow.

Year 10 GCSE Music students have composed a piece of music to be performed on the main stage at the Barbican.

Barbican Box launched in 2011 as a theatre education programme for secondary schools and FE colleges in east London. Now in its 5th year, Barbican Box now works in music, theatre, and the visual arts across 40 secondary, SEN schools and FE colleges in east London.

Inspired by the Barbican’s world class arts programme, the Barbican Box is, literally, a portable box filled with the ingredients for making and creating original theatre, photography or music.

Created in collaboration with artists and associate companies such as Serious and Complicite and inspired by the Barbican autumn art exhibition, music and theatre programmes, the Boxes contain a range of stimuli designed to encourage an imaginative, adventurous approach to arts learning. They are accompanied by a bespoke package of learning resources for teachers and students in each art form.

Schools taking part in Barbican Box receive:

– The Box itself and an accompanying learning resource
– Teacher CPD training
– Tickets to either a theatre, music or visual arts event
– Mentoring and Workshops from professional artists
– The opportunity to showcase original work at the Barbican

Year 9 Parents’ Options Evening @ Arts & Media School
Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

All year 9 parents/carers to attend for information relating to your child’s options.

Drama Trip to the Globe Theatre @ The Globe Theatre
Mar 3 @ 12:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Drama trip to the Shakespeare Globe Theatre for Year 10 drama students and tutor group 9D.

Further Details

Year 7 Residential Trip Parents Meeting
Mar 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Parents will be taken through the details of the Residential trip to the Lee Valley.

Friendship Morning for new Year 7 students
Mar 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Parents and new students starting in September 2017 are invited to meet students, pastoral staff and find out more about Transition events.

Into Film Award Ceremony @ Odeon Leicester Square
Mar 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Arts & Media School Film Club members will be attending the Into Film Award Ceremony at the Odeon Leicester Square. They are one of the three shortlisted film clubs in the category of Film Club of the Year 13s and Over.

Year 9 Parents’ Evening
Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

On 14th March we expect all year 9 parents to attend their child’s parents’ evening. This is an important opportunity to speak to teachers about your child’s progress and targets for the academic year.

Please ensure you keep this date available as parental support is vital to your child’s success at school.

Mary Seacole Statue Celebration
Mar 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Last year Arts & Media School Islington was privileged to participate in the campaign to erect a statue of Mary Seacole outside St. Thomas’s Hospital.The campaign was led by Professor Elizabeth Anionwu who inspired students by sharing the similarities between her life in medicine and Mary Seacole’s.

In June 2016 the statue was finally unveiled and Elizabeth Anionwu has been awarded in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list, she is now a Dame.
To celebrate this occasion, Arts & Media School is inviting you to a celebratory evening with Dame Elizabeth as our special guest of honour on Thursday 23 March 2017.
There will be entertainment from our pupils and a show stopping performance from, RE Teacher, Mr Wallen; if you came to the Gospel concert at the finale of Black History Month in October you will already know Mr Wallen has plenty of soul.The celebrations will start promptly at 5.30pm and food and refreshments will also be available.

Tickets are available from the school Librarian, Ms Sonia Swaby:
£5.00 for Adults
£2.00 for Children

It will be a truly wonderful event and we would be delighted if you could share it with us and we look forward to seeing you on the night.

New Year 7 Residential
Mar 27 – Mar 28 all-day

Residential trip to the Lee Valley with 65 new year 7 students.


Easter Holiday
Apr 1 – Apr 17 all-day

End of term Easter Holiday

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