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Open Evening / Mornings 2020

Open Evening / Mornings 2020 - 09th September 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and the need for social distancing, the old style programme of Open Evenings/Open Mornings is no longer viable. We are awaiting Public Health information from Islington, which we are expecting imminently. There ...READ MORE

September Opening – Behaviour and Movement - 06th September 2020

Dear Parents and Carers, Earlier this week, I wrote to you outlining the safety measures we have put into place here at AMSI, and the expectations we will have of our students when we welcome them back. I wanted to follow this up with a rem ...READ MORE

September Opening - Safety Measures

September Opening – Safety Measures - 01st September 2020

Dear Parents and Carers, We at AMSI are looking forward to welcoming all our students back in September. Despite remaining open throughout the lockdown period for priority students and Year 10s we have missed our students who are the key co ...READ MORE

GCSE Results 2020: Headteacher’s Message - 20th August 2020

20th August 2020 Dear Students and Parents, RE: GCSE Results 2020 I’m delighted that we have been able to share your GCSE results with you today. These are a testament to your hard work and perseverance over many years at AMSI. I wanted t ...READ MORE

GCSE Exam Support - 20th August 2020

Emotional Support Signposting handout from Islington CAMHS ...READ MORE

Year 7 2020: Welcome to Arts & Media School Islington - 18th July 2020

To our new Year 7 students, we are delighted that you have accepted a place at Arts & Media School Islington and we look forward to meeting you and your parents soon. We know that you might be a little nervous about starting your new sc ...READ MORE

September Opening

September Opening - 17th July 2020

Date: 14.07.20 Dear Parents and Carers, As we come to the end of what has to be the strangest school term in modern history, I wanted to write to you thank you for your efforts in assisting with the students remote learning, and ensuring th ...READ MORE

COVID-19: Updates - 06th July 2020

01-09-20 September Opening – Safety Measures September Opening – Behaviour & Movement 26-08-20 Returning to secondary school: what parents need to know (HM Government) 17-07-20 Information re: September Opening 17-07-20 Year 7 2 ...READ MORE

GCSE & Btec Results

GCSE & Btec Results - 03rd July 2020

How to receive your results by email Due to safety measures AMSI will not be open on Results Day, Thursday 20th August. Results (and the additional information) will be posted to students in hard copy via Royal Mail but may take a few days ...READ MORE

‘Continue’ by Maya Angelou - 26th June 2020

We love this poem and would like to share it with our students and parents: May 6, 2020 by Maya Angelou Into a world which needed youMy wish for youIs that you continue Continue To be who and how you areTo astonish a mean worldWith your ac ...READ MORE

AMSI Newsletter

AMSI Newsletter - 09th June 2020

We are delighted to announce the publication of our latest newsletter: The newsletter is produced half-termly and provides both an informative, as well as entertaining read about all the latest developments within our school community. ...READ MORE

Keeping in touch: Years 7-10 - 08th April 2020

Dear Students, I hope you are doing well during these unusual times and coping with the new restrictions. There are many ways of keeping in touch with each other via social media so I hope you are making the most of your skills to facilitat ...READ MORE

Year 9 Final Option Form - 06th April 2020

Dear Students, The day has arrived for you to select your final options.Please click here to complete the final options form.Do not forget that order matters, as does your reserve choice; think long and hard…Would you be happy if  ...READ MORE

Guitar Lessons at Arts & Media School Islington - 06th March 2020

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 l ...READ MORE

AMSI 2020 Annual Lecture: Learning through Life – Sir Michael Palin - 06th March 2020

The Arts and Media School Islington Trust (AMSI) and A New Direction invite you to attend the AMSI 2020 annual lecture delivered by Sir Michael Palin on April 1 at 6.30pm. With a distinguished career ranging from film, television, come ...READ MORE

Staffing changes for year 7

Staffing changes for year 7 - 05th March 2020

I am writing to inform you that having been a part of our school community for nearly 4 years, I have made the difficult decision to leave my position as Head of Year 7 at Arts and Media School Islington for a role in the charity sector. I ...READ MORE

Advice on the coronavirus for places of education

Advice on the coronavirus for places of education - 02nd March 2020

Dear Parents,You may be aware that advice for travellers from affected areas has recently changed and it has come to our attention that this may affect children and staff returning from school trips. Please be aware that this is a fast evol ...READ MORE

Year 9 Parents’ Events - 27th February 2020

Options Information Evening Thursday 12 March 5.30-6.30pm As I am sure you are aware, this is a very important time for Year 9 students as they make their GCSE options choices for the next two years. We are holding a Parents’ Option Infor ...READ MORE

Praise for Attitude to Learning

Praise for Attitude to Learning - 04th February 2020

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 ...READ MORE

Being on site after school - Years 9-11

Being on site after school – Years 9-11 - 24th January 2020

To all parents/carers in Years 9-11 Dear Parents/Carers, At AMSI, we pride ourselves on the fact that we go over and above the timetabled lessons to support our students in both their learning and extra-curricular activities. When the stude ...READ MORE

Year 8 Parents' Evening 10th Feb 2020

Year 8 Parents’ Evening 10th Feb 2020 - 23rd January 2020

Dear Parents/Carers I am writing to remind you about parents’ evening which is on Monday 10th February 5:00pm-7:00pm in the Sports Hall. At the beginning of the evening you will be given your child’s report which. details progre ...READ MORE

Year 11 Parents' Evening 14th January 5-7pm

Year 11 Parents’ Evening 14th January 5-7pm - 10th January 2020

I am writing to remind you that our annual Parents’ Evening for Year 11 parents is on Tuesday 14th January 5:00-7:00pm at the school. This will be an opportunity for you to discuss your child’s academic progress as well as their ...READ MORE

Year 7 Parents' Evening

Year 7 Parents’ Evening - 08th November 2019

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 ...READ MORE

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

School Attendance – Term time Leave requests/ Illness In School /Medical Appointments. - 31st October 2019

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 ...READ MORE

Message from the Deputy Headteacher

Message from the Deputy Headteacher - 29th October 2019

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 ...READ MORE

Wider Reading in KS3: Mirrors and Windows

Wider Reading in KS3: Mirrors and Windows - 28th October 2019

“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 rec ...READ MORE

Black History Matters

Black History Matters - 03rd October 2019

Parent’s guide to Black Lives Matter What will students be learning in their lessons during Black History Month? ...READ MORE

Early finish and late start - OPEN EVENING

Early finish and late start – OPEN EVENING - 19th September 2019

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. ...READ MORE

Exam Results 2019: Message from the Headteacher

Exam Results 2019: Message from the Headteacher - 22nd August 2019

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 ...READ MORE

Homework Expectations

Homework Expectations - 24th May 2019

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 poli ...READ MORE

Alumni News

Alumni News - 20th May 2019

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 f ...READ MORE

Success at the District Sportsday

Success at the District Sportsday - 08th May 2019

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 ca ...READ MORE

Danish School AMSI Celebrate Cultural Exchange

Danish School AMSI Celebrate Cultural Exchange - 08th May 2019

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 ...READ MORE

Year 10 Student Scoops Ben Kinsella Award - 22nd March 2019

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 par ...READ MORE

Trustees' Education Lecture 2019

Trustees’ Education Lecture 2019 - 14th March 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. ...READ MORE

Careers talk from Alistair Stewart OBE

Careers talk from Alistair Stewart OBE - 01st March 2019

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 des ...READ MORE

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