Upcoming School Events

Christmas Jumper Day
Dec 13 all-day

13th 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.

Local Senior Citizens’ Christmas Lunch
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

As part of our cornerstone of Respect, each year our key stage 3 students entertain and serve a Christmas meal to local senior citizens.

End of Term Music Concert
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A group of our most accomplished musicians will be performing in an end of term music concert on Wednesday 18th December 2019.

The students would greatly appreciate your support for the performance.



Christmas Holiday
Dec 20 2019 – Jan 3 2020 all-day

Last day of term for students is 19th December.

Please note that, due to and Inset day on the 6th January, students return to school on Tuesday 7th January 2020 8:50am.

Inset Day
Jan 6 all-day

Staff training day.

School closed to students.


Year 11 Parents Evening @ Arts & Media School Islington
Jan 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

I would like to inform you that our annual Parents’ Evening for Year 11 parents is on Tuesday 14th January 5.00pm – 7.00pm at the school.

This will be an opportunity for you to discuss your child’s academic progress as well as their recent mock results with subject teachers and to collect their annual written report.

I would strongly advise you to attend and I look forward to seeing you.

Yours faithfully

Truman Lawson

Head of Year


“Speak Out” Challenge! Islington Regional Final
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 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.

Arts & Media School have won the Islington Regional Finals for the last two years running and will be looking to take the top spot for the third time so all support is welcome.


Keji was the winner in 2019 and Azana took the title in 2018.

Spring Half Term Holiday
Feb 17 – Feb 21 all-day

Half Term Holiday.

Easter Holiday
Apr 6 – Apr 17 all-day

Friday 3th April is the last day of school before the school closes for the Easter spring break.

School resumes on Monday 20th April 8:50am.

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Timetable: Week 1 - Mon 2nd-6th Dec