Upcoming School Events

“Speak Out” Challenge! Islington Regional Final
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 14 @ 8:30 pm

Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out” Challenge! is a programme run by Speakers Trust and funded by the Jack Petchey Foundation.

We believe everybody should have the skills, confidence and desire to speak in public, and are dedicated to helping people of all ages and levels achieve this.

We are a registered charity, and work in partnership with the not-for-profit and social enterprise sectors – from prisons to schools, charities and community groups.
Events Information

Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out” Challenge! is available to every state secondary school in London and Essex.

The training scheme is offered to at least one group of 25 students from Year 10 (the school can opt to take more workshops if desired). The school decides which pupils will participate. Speakers Trust strongly recommends that the training is offered to a cross-section of students in the year.

The project is run throughout the year to coincide with the three school semesters although training may take place any time during the school year:

  • North & North West London: Winter Term – September to December
  • South London: Spring Term – January to March
  • East London: Summer Term – April to June
  • Essex: Spring to Summer Term – January to June

All Regional Finals commence at 6:30pm sharp and finish by 8:30pm unless otherwise noted.

Christmas Jumper Day
Dec 14 all-day

14th December is Christmas Jumper Day where we will be joining in on the fun and raising money for Save the Children. Students are to wear their usual uniform, replacing their school jumper and blazer with a Christmas jumper.

Anyone not wearing a Christmas Jumper should attend school in their normal uniform as usual.

Careers Fair – Year 11
Dec 14 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Arts & Media School host a careers fair which consists of various colleges, 6th Forms and opportunity providers who provide information and advice about life after Arts and Media School.

“Students at Arts & Media School, Islington will always have the opportunity to be influenced by employers and leading high performing colleges when considering their moving on plans from Arts & Media.”

Truman Lawson – Arts & Media School Careers Practitioner

Music Concert
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We are very excited to announce our Music Concert Performance from our music scholars.

We will have  performers on stage highlighting the musical talent that we have at Arts & Media School.

Last day of Term: Early Finish
Dec 20 @ 8:45 am – 12:30 pm

This term ends on Thursday 21st December.  This is a shortened day, with students being dismissed at 12.35pm. Please make sure that your child attends school with their books and equipment for normal lessons in Periods 1 and 2. This will be a non-school uniform day, and students who choose not to wear school uniform will be expected to pay a £1 charitable donation. This is an important occasion for us as it gives us an opportunity to give something back to the community.

Inset Day
Dec 21 all-day

Staff training day.

School closed to students.


Christmas Holiday
Dec 22 2018 – Jan 6 2019 all-day

Last day of term for students is 20th December due to Inset day on 21st December.

Please note that students return to school on 7th January 2019 8:50am.

Year 11 Parents Evening @ Arts & Media School Islington
Jan 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

On 16th January we expect all Year 11 parents/carers to attend their child’s Parents’ Evening.

Please ensure you keep this date available as parental support is vital to your child’s success in their final year at Arts & Media School.

Spring Half Term Holiday
Feb 18 – Feb 22 all-day

Half Term Holiday.

Year 8 Parents Evening @ Arts & Media School Islington
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

On Tuesday 26th February we expect all Year 8 parents/carers to attend their child’s Parents’ Evening. This is an opportunity for Year 8 parents/carers to come and discuss the progress of their child with all the subject teachers.

Charlie Cohen, Head of Year 8, will be available to discuss any wider issues you may have that are not restricted to tutors or subject teachers.

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

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