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Year 7 Parents' Evening

Year 7 Parents’ Evening

4 November 2019 Dear Parents/Carers I want to write to you personally to invite you to your child’s first Parents’ Evening here at Arts and Media School, which will be held on Thursday 21 November 5pm – 7.00 pm. This first Parents’ Evening is particularly important for a number of reasons, not least to mark […]

Praise for Attitude to Learning

Praise for Attitude to Learning

We are pleased to report that the following students have demonstrated a Gold Standard Attitude to Learning in all of their subjects as well as attendance at 95% or above.         At Arts and Media School Islington we work towards a vision of every child a scholar and these students have demonstrated this […]

School Attendance – Term time Leave requests/ Illness In School /Medical Appointments.

School Attendance – Term time Leave requests/ Illness In School /Medical Appointments.

Dear Parents/ Guardians I am writing to you to inform you of a change to the attendance policy here at Arts Media School Islington. This change has been brought about due to new guidance related to health and safety and the safeguarding of young people.  The changes are as follows: Holiday request in term time  […]

Message from the Deputy Headteacher

Message from the Deputy Headteacher

Dear Parents and Carers,  I thought I would take the opportunity to write to you as I begin my second half term at AMSI. Firstly, I am delighted to be working here! Over a 17 year teaching career, I have taught in schools across London, and now find myself at a school serving the area […]

Wider Reading in KS3: Mirrors and Windows

Wider Reading in KS3: Mirrors and Windows

“Books are sometimes windows, offering views of worlds that may be real or imagined… Windows are also sliding glass doors, and readers have only to walk through in imagination to become part of whatever world has been created or recreated by the author… however, a window can also be a mirror…and in that reflection we […]

Black History Month

Black History Month

What will students be learning in their lessons during Black History Month?

Early finish and late start - OPEN EVENING

Early finish and late start – OPEN EVENING

Dear parent/carer  Early Closure/Late Start  I am writing to inform you that school will finish early at 1:35pm on Tuesday 1 October in preparation for our Open Evening.  There will be no after school activities on this day. Also, school will start late on Wednesday 2 October at 10:15am for all students. Students must go […]

Exam Results 2019: Message from the Headteacher

Exam Results 2019: Message from the Headteacher

I would like to congratulate all of the students who have received their results today. They have worked very hard and applied themselves as scholars. The support given by all staff at Arts and Media School Islington throughout the year has yielded a set of results of which myself and Governors are extremely proud. Well […]

Open Morning & Evening Dates for September & October

Open Morning & Evening Dates for September & October

Our Open Evening on Tuesday 1st October 5-7:30pm will showcase our students creative and academic achievements. It is an opportunity to view our state of the art facilities and meet our dedicated team of Teaching and Support staff. To see our school in action, visit classrooms, Q&A with the Headteacher, please attend any of our school […]

Headteacher: End of Term Letter

Homework Expectations

Homework Expectations

At Arts and Media School Islington, we recognise the importance of homework in supporting student progress and in developing independent study habits. Homework is assigned to students by their subject teachers in line with departmental policies. The type of homework that is set will vary from subject to subject, but will usually relate to content […]

Alumni News

Alumni News

Congratulations to former student Kwami Odoom who has the lead role at The Kiln Theatre in The Half God of Rainfall.Kwami left AMSI in 2009 and has travelled the world while studying Spanish & Philosophy, until he returned to his first love, which he developed at AMSI – acting! Kiln Theatre

Success at the District Sportsday

Success at the District Sportsday

Congratulations to all the students who went to Finsbury Park athletics track to take part in the district sports day. We are delighted to announce that Arts & Media School Islington were the overall winners on the day after the boys came second and the girls came fourth. This gave us a total of: AMSI […]

Danish School AMSI Celebrate Cultural Exchange

Danish School AMSI Celebrate Cultural Exchange

30 teenagers from Ugelboelle Friskole spent a day with us this week as part of their annual visit to London.  A highlight was going to the Houses of Parliament where we had a special meeting with Angela Rayner, Shadow Secretary of State for Education.  AMSI students explained how the cultural exchange has improved their confidence and […]

Year 10 Student Scoops Ben Kinsella Award

Congratulations to Shauna from year 10 who has been awarded the Ben Kinsella award at the borough Civic Award ceremony. Shauna was handed the award for her work with charity Solace Women’s Aid who gave an assembly at the school as part of our PSHE programme. We are really proud of Shauna for receiving this […]

Trustees' Education Lecture 2019

Trustees’ Education Lecture 2019

SIMPLY THE BEST… Andria Zafirakou 2018 Global Teacher of the year is speaking at the Arts & Media School Islington on Thursday 4th April. Her theme: the importance of making an arts education accessible to all. Currently, schools face extreme pressure to focus on the more academic subjects – mathematics, English, sciences. As a hugely successful arts and textiles […]

Careers talk from Alistair Stewart OBE

Careers talk from Alistair Stewart OBE

We were delighted to welcome ITV News anchor Alistair Stewart OBE to our school to talk to the year 7 & 8 students about working as a journalist. In a full assembly with, two year groups, the students listened intently as Mr Stewart described what it means to work as an impartial journalist covering all […]

Year 7 Netball Team Success

Year 7 Netball Team Success

We are delighted to congratulate our Year 7 netball team for the fantastic results that they achieved in the schools netball tournament. The results were: Game 1 – AMSI Vs Mary Magdalene: We won 3-1, Waverley scored twice in the first half and Ikhlas once! Game 2  – AMSI Vs Holloway: We won 6-1, Waverley […]

After School Club Timetable for Term 2 Released!

After School Club Timetable for Term 2 Released!

Extended School Timetable Make sure your child is getting the most out of school by attending some of the fantastic FREE clubs and activities before school, at lunchtime and after school. Research shows that young people who take part in out of school activities do better in school and their attainment levels are higher. More than 250 […]

Parent Information: Autumn Term

Parent Information: Autumn Term

5th December 2018 Dear Parents/Carers The autumn term had many extra-curricular events which your child may have participated in and I would like to signpost particular highlights in each year group: Year 7: International Evening & Shakespeare Schools Festival Year 8: Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch Performances Year 9: Middlesex University Dance Project Year 10: Black […]

Success at the Speak Out Challenge Islington Final

Success at the Speak Out Challenge Islington Final

It was an absolute pleasure to see our 3 Year 10 girls, Keji, Mariam & Paris compete with 8 other Islington secondary schools in the Islington Regional finals of the Jack Petchey and Speakers’ Trust Speak Out Challenge and deliver their speeches with confidence and strength of character. Congratulations to Keji who took the title, the […]

Artists in Residence @ AMSI

Artists in Residence @ AMSI

We are delighted to welcome to our school community, 4 Artists in Residence – Janetka, Louise, Betsy and Esther – who are working in their new Studios in C block. This initiative is a unique partnership with Cubitt Arts which has revived our old woodwork room. In exchange for affordable rent the Artists will be […]

Year 7 Anti Bullying Week Winners

Year 7 Anti Bullying Week Winners

‘Respect’ goes out to Year 7 students from Arts and Media Islington Secondary school (AMSI) who have won Islington’s Anti Bullying Week competition for schools. The students produced their own version of the News at Ten on the theme ‘Choose Respect’ using Aretha Franklin’s song ‘Respect’ as inspiration. Heather Vaccianna said: “A huge round of […]

Jeremy Corbyn Visits Arts & Media School

Jeremy Corbyn Visits Arts & Media School

Labour Leader and local MP Jeremy Corbyn visited AMSI on Friday taking time to meet and chat with young people in his constituency. Jeremy heard about the students extraordinary achievements, which included some of the 30 who spent a week in Denmark on a Cultural Exchange, a group who run an emotional well-being club ‘First […]

Introducing MyEd: Our School App

Introducing MyEd: Our School App

We would like to introduce to our new school app, MyEd, which is free to download on the App Store for Apple users and the Play Store for Android users. This application is the most efficient way of two way communication open to us as a school and parents. You will be able to: Report […]

Singing Lessons at Arts & Media School Islington

Singing Lessons at Arts & Media School Islington

We would like to inform you that Jade Williams, our wonderful singing teacher, is available for singing lessons for interested students.  Students at AMSI are talented and enthusiastic musicians and, as a result, I would therefore expect lots of them to be interested in developing their singing with Jade during this year. Unfortunately, we are […]

NEW Piano teacher joins us at Arts & Media School Islington

NEW Piano teacher joins us at Arts & Media School Islington

Piano lessons at AMSI have been, for many years, incredibly popular and, as a result, we have some excellent pianists in our school community.  In order that more students can benefit from the outstanding piano lessons on offer we have appointed Domonkos Vadaszy to work with us as we further develop our outstanding provision in music at […]

Guitar Lessons at Arts & Media School Islington

We would like to inform you that Dan Arbiter, our wonderful Guitar teacher, is available for guitar lessons for interested students.  Students at AMSI are talented and enthusiastic musicians and, as a result, I would therefore expect lots of them to be interested in studying the guitar with Daniel during this year. Unfortunately, we are […]

Drum lessons at Arts & Media School Islington

Drum lessons at Arts & Media School Islington

We would like to introduce Az Khan, an excellent drum teacher, who works with us as we further develop our outstanding provision in music at AMSI. Our students are talented and enthusiastic musicians and, as a result, I would therefore expect lots of them to be interested in learning the drums with Az during the […]

Examination Results 2018

Examination Results 2018

Students and teachers met the challenge of the new tougher exams and this year we are celebrating improved outcomes in Music, Drama, French and Design & Technology. There were excellent results in Music with 100% 4+, French with 92% 4+ as well as Biology and Chemistry both 82% achieving 4+. 100% of the students entered […]

A chance to win £5000 worth of books for AMSI

A chance to win £5000 worth of books for AMSI

National Book Tokens are running a competition with a prize of £5000 worth of book tokens for one lucky school (plus £100 in tokens for the person who nominates them!) All it takes for AMSI to be in with a chance of winning is for as many of us as possible to complete an online […]

The Great Debate

The Great Debate

On 3rd July, four of our Key Stage 3 students attended The Great Debate at the House of Commons. Organised by the RSPCA, Tristan, Olivia, Thomas and Tyler took on the subject of ‘Animal Export’ in the debate with teams from other schools from across the South East. This is the first debate event for young […]

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Barcelona 2018

We took a group of 14 AMSI MFL students to visit Barcelona for 5 days to provide the students with a great experience that also allows them to build up their confidence using Spanish in a native speaker’s context. We stayed in a Hostel behind Gaudi’s La Pedrera, in the city centre where the students […]

AMSI celebrates School Diversity Week 6th July 2018

AMSI celebrates School Diversity Week 6th July 2018

As part of our efforts to ensure our school environment is a place where every child can realise their potential, we will be joining tens of thousands of pupils and teachers taking part in School Diversity Week 2018 to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) equality in education. One of our cornerstones is RESPECT, […]

Activity Day Update 26-6-18!

Activity Day Update 26-6-18!

8:45am!!!! This Friday please make sure that all paid activities have been paid for in advance. We would like to remind all that this is a non-school uniform school day and all students are expected to attend.  Please arrive punctually at school at 8:45am unless otherwise informed.  

New Detention System

New Detention System

For the remainder of the Summer Term, we will be trialing a new detention system within the school. Any queries can be sent to Assistant Head Teacher, Maleka Begum.

Online Music Concert May 2018

Online Music Concert May 2018

Welcome to our Online Concert for Summer 2018. Please listen to the performances and let us know which is your favourite.   Loading…

Grand Piano from Funky Junk on Hornsey Road

Grand Piano from Funky Junk on Hornsey Road

We are extremely grateful to Funky Junk for supplying Arts & Media School with this beautiful Yamaha C7 grand piano. Our piano students love the sound it creates and the feel of playing it and we are looking forward to the next concert at the end of the year to hear it again in action. […]

Parent Governor Election

Parent Governor Election

Dear Parents / Carers PARENT GOVERNOR ELECTION(S) There is a vacancy for a parent governor on our school’s governing body and I am writing to invite nominations to fill the vacancy. Parent governors play an important role as members of the governing body, which is responsible for directing the conduct of the school and for […]

Year 7 girls football team trophy

Year 7 girls football team trophy

Congratulations to the year 7 girls football team who won the Islington and Camden fair play award! They were awarded the trophy by the C&I borough girl’s football development officer. We would also like to say well done to all the girls in years 7-9 who turned up for football training. The development officer was […]

Exam Timetable

Exam Timetable

The exam timetable for Summer 2018 is now live. Please follow the link below or use the Student drop down to jump to the timetable: Exam Timetable (Summer 2018)    

Spring End of Term Letter

Spring End of Term Letter

Dear Parents/Carers Enclosed is communication from the school regarding your child’s progress to date as well as other information as we take advantage of the whole school mail out to support cutting postal costs. The spring term had many extra-curricular events which your child may have participated in and I would like to signpost particular […]

The Poetry Games 2018: Truth or Dare? - North London!

The Poetry Games 2018: Truth or Dare? – North London!

Congratulations to all the students whose work have just been published in The Young Writers: The Poetry Games 2018: Truth or Dare? – North London! The Poetry Games inspires students to write for what they believe in! From voicing their opinions to what ignites a passion within them, students can be inspired by something or […]

The Great AMSI Year 7 Spelling Bee!

The Great AMSI Year 7 Spelling Bee!

Dear Parents/Carers, Re: Extended Schools Programme – Spelling Bee As part of AMSI’s Extended Schools Programme, we are very happy to offer your child the opportunity to take part in the 4th Great AMSI Spelling Bee competition. This is a charitable event where pupils are asked to independently raise £5 to enter. This year we […]

Art Now 2018!

Art Now 2018!

Every year the AMSI art department takes part in Islington Museum’s Art Now exhibition and this year is no different with five pieces having been selected to be exhibited for 2018. This year’s theme is ‘Rights and responsibility, identity and inclusion’ which is linked to and inspired by ‘Islington’s Pride’. This is a Heritage Lottery […]

FAIR FUTURES REPORT launched at AMSI by Jermain Jackman

FAIR FUTURES REPORT launched at AMSI by Jermain Jackman

We were delighted that Jermain Jackman, chose his ‘old school’ to host the Fair Futures report which was commissioned by Islington Council last year. Jermain has chaired the Commission whilst studying Politics at Leeds University and managing his music career! Our students hosted and participated in this important event which launched the recommendation of an […]

Online Music Concert Feb 2018

Online Music Concert Feb 2018

Welcome to our very first Online Music Concert.  In addition to our fantastic End of Term Concerts we will now be posting a selection of student performances once every term.  Once you have watched the performances you can vote for your favourite!  Loading…

London Boys Ballet School-AMSI Partner

London Boys Ballet School-AMSI Partner

We would like to introduce one of our Creative Partnerships who are residents at the school: Raising the Barre in Islington! In September last year, the award winning ‘London Boys Ballet School’, (LBBS), relocated to Arts & Media School Islington.  Having been featured in all major newspapers, radio, news stations and television, this school has set […]

Islington Council: Snapchat Safeguarding Risk Warning

Islington Council: Snapchat Safeguarding Risk Warning

Please find attached a letter outlining current safeguarding risks about Snapchat, shared by Croydon Council where children in 11 of its schools have been directly or indirectly affected and the police have been involved. All London boroughs are being asked to share this information with their schools to consider as part of their usual safeguarding […]

Sobell Centre trip to the new trampoline extreme park.

Sobell Centre trip to the new trampoline extreme park.

As a reward to our KS3 scholastic programme students, we took the top 40 to the new trampoline park at the Sobell Centre. The trampoline park has only just opened and our students were some of the first to try it out as they had worked so had to complete various stages of the Scholastic […]

Labour Leader praises students' Active Citizenship

Labour Leader praises students’ Active Citizenship

We were delighted that Jeremy Corbyn made time to visit AMSI last week, because constituents had praised our partnerships with Crisis at Christmas, Solace Women’s Aid and the British Heart Foundation.    Mr Corbyn met a group of young people who are actively involved in raising awareness and funds for charitable organisations which address inequalities […]

School Attendance – Term time Leave requests/ Illness In School /Medical Appointments.

School Attendance – Term time Leave requests/ Illness In School /Medical Appointments.

I am writing to you to inform you of a change to the attendance policy here at Arts and Media School Islington. This change has been brought about due to new guidance relating to health and safety and the safeguarding of young people. The changes are as follows: Holiday request in term time Term time […]

Letter to Parents 5th January 2018

Letter to Parents 5th January 2018

Dear Parents/Carers A very happy new year to you all, and welcome back to the Spring Term 2018. We have made a good start to the beginning of 2018, and I wanted to share with you some updates and good news about our students. New Staff We are very pleased to welcome the following new […]

Year 9 Options Process

Year 9 Options Process

To keep you informed about this important year for the Year 9 students, we have compiled a list of key dates relating to the options process. Students will have assemblies from January 9th onwards where Heads of Faculty talk to the cohort about their subject as an option. 27th  February  – students make their provisional […]

Azana in Year 10 crowned winner of Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out” Challenge! Islington Regional Final 2017-18

Azana in Year 10 crowned winner of Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out” Challenge! Islington Regional Final 2017-18

We are incredibly proud to announce that Azana of Arts and Media School Islington Year 10 was crowned the winner at the 2017-18 “Speak Out” Challenge! Islington Regional Final with a speech entitled ‘Kiss My Teeth’. Congratulations Azana!! Well done also to Honey of Year 10 who delivered her speech at Elizabeth Garrett Anderson school in front […]

Ofsted Inspection: UPDATE 16/12/17 The Results

Ofsted Inspection: UPDATE 16/12/17 The Results

As you are aware we have recently welcomed Ofsted Inspectors to the school and we are now able to share the outcome of the recent inspection with you. We are absolutely delighted to announce that we continue to be a ‘Good’ school and have been judged to be ‘Good’ in all areas of the inspection […]

Get Up Close & Personal with...Film Composer DAVID ARNOLD

Get Up Close & Personal with…Film Composer DAVID ARNOLD

PSA Fundraising event on Wednesday 29 November 7pm   Film Composer DAVID ARNOLD in conversation with music critic (and parent) Neil McCormick David Arnold is Britain’s leading film and TV composer. He’s the man behind the music for the hit Sherlock Holmes TV series and five classic Bond films. David scored such Hollywood blockbusters as Independence Day, Stargate, Godzilla, Chronicles […]

Danish Cultural Exchange

Danish Cultural Exchange

We would like to thank parents for their support and encouragement that enabled us to take 24 students from Years 8, 9 and 10 to Denmark at half-term. Students experienced a very different culture and lifestyle; they developed new friendships, they shared their skills and exchanged ideas with confidence and performed to a very high […]

Pupil Library Support

AMSI Library is a very busy and vibrant part of the school. The library is exceptionally busy during lunch times and we need responsible, mature and helpful pupils working together in the library to provide good customer service to pupils as well as colleagues around the school. If you work in the library you are […]

Exam Results 2017

Exam Results 2017

Amidst a year of national change and uncertainty, staff and students worked with determination to achieve a very impressive set of examination results for summer 2017. The results below are provisional due to awaiting national data. This is the first year that English Literature, English Language and Mathematics have been graded from 9-1 replacing the […]

Arts and Media School visit Disneyland Paris for a show stopping performance!

Arts and Media School visit Disneyland Paris for a show stopping performance!

On Monday 3rd July fourteen students from Arts and Media School embarked on an overseas residential trip to Disneyland Paris to perform in front of Disney choreographers and show officials. The students then had the opportunity to work with the Disney show officials in a special workshop which was held by Kylie, one of the […]

Sainsbury's Active Kids Voucher Scheme: UPDATE

Sainsbury’s Active Kids Voucher Scheme: UPDATE

Thank you to everyone who collected the vouchers for the school. I have just received a delivery of some new Badminton racquets, nets, shuttles and netball bibs from Sainsburys. Mr. Errington Head of Sport and Nutrition, Mr Errington, has signed the school up to the Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers Scheme We are therefore asking all […]

Stay Safe

Stay Safe

This week Assemblies have focused on British Values and reassured students that our school community is stronger when we stand together. We will ensure staff and students understand the STAY SAFE advice issued by government and practise what to do in an emergency situation. More information on Activity Day on Friday 30 June will follow.

Islington Headteachers’ Public Statement

Islington Headteachers’ Public Statement

A public statement by Headteachers in the London Borough of Islington. For many years, head teachers, school staff, governors and the education authority have worked tirelessly together to create high-quality provision across the borough which has resulted in excellent outcomes for children in Islington. An example of this is that in the last decade, the […]

Sir Matthew Bourne praises school’s commitment to creativity

Sir Matthew Bourne praises school’s commitment to creativity

  Guests at the Trustees’ Education Lecture last Thursday were treated to a very open account of Sir Matthew’s personal journey and career in dance. Most notable was his late start to this journey, at the age of 22. It was very apparent that Sir Matthew’s passion for the performing arts and commitment to achieving […]

Team London Young Ambassadors Accredited School

Team London Young Ambassadors Accredited School

We are delighted to inform you that we have just been approved as a Team London Young Ambassadors Accredited School. “This accreditation is a clear testament to all of the hard work that your school has invested in supporting your students to partake in volunteering/social action”. The award will link us to valuable support for our Community […]

Jeremy Corbyn Visits AMSI

Jeremy Corbyn Visits AMSI

Jeremy Corbyn paid the school a visit on 25th November 2016 and was warmly received by the Head, staff and students. He held an impromptu question and answer session with year 7 in their Science lesson. They asked a variety of questions which ranged from finding out about life in the Houses of Parliament to […]

Into University opens 22nd Centre at AMSI

Into University opens 22nd Centre at AMSI

We were delighted to see so many influential educators and guests at Into University’s opening of their new Centre on our school campus. Our students are already benefitting from their After School Study Support twice a week and Year Groups have begun their Focus Day events. This partnership is of enormous benefit to our school […]

Art on the Underground - Update

Art on the Underground – Update

Crafting The Line Arts & Media School Islington has been selected by Art on the Underground as one of six schools to work with artist Jasleen Kaur for Crafting the Line. This project explores the artists’ filmic journey along the Victoria Line, above ground, along with shops and cultural sites along the Line as inspiration for the pupils to […]

Family Holidays and Special Leave in Term Time

Family Holidays and Special Leave in Term Time

Arts and Media School Islington’s policy on leave during term time. The law requires parents to ensure their child’s regular attendance at school and normally we would not expect you to take your child out of school for a holiday or other family commitments. There is no automatic right to leave in term time. When […]

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Timetable: Week 1 - Mon 18th-22nd Nov

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