AMSI Blog 2018-2019

Welcome to Arts & Media School Islington blog 2018-19 where, along with our News Page, we keep you up to date with all the fascinating events that are taking place each week at our school.


Reading Mentors

We were all very excited to finally kick off our new AMSI Peer Reading programme last week!

Twenty Year 10 students met with twenty Year 7 students to talk about their attitudes to reading. There was an air of apprehension as everyone waited to find out who they had been paired with but this soon gave way to excitement as the students got to know one another.

As part of their important role as Upper School Prefects, our Reading Mentors have each been paired up with a Year 7 student who they will meet with for a 1:1 reading session on Thursday afternoons in the school canteen.

In future weeks, the Reading Mentors will be helping to share reading strategies and build the confidence of our Year 7 readers. Watch this space for updates on how they are getting on…


AMSI 6-a-side Football Team

Well done to the boys 6-a-side football team on coming third in the Islington and Camden District 6-a-side Tournament.

Special mention must go to Rory who played really well and was approached to represent Islington. They were unbeaten in normal time only losing on penalties in the semi-final. In the group stages they were the only team to draw with eventual winners St Aloysius.

Summer School 2018

New Year 7 get off to a flying start!

We are very proud of our new Year 7 students who have made a fantastic start to secondary school life. They are confident, kind and really enthusiastic about learning.


Xirone, Lukas, Cara and Kaio who did not know anyone before they started credit their successful Transition to attending AMSI Summer School. 

“Thank you. It has been a pleasure being with you for 4 days. I have really made a lot of friends and Summer School. It was really fun and I’ve enjoyed it”.  Kaio

“I have really enjoyed my time at Summer School. Staff have been kind and supportive and the activities have been really fun. the whole experience has got me ready for when I start secondary school”. Lukas

“I am looking forward to next year’s Summer School because I hope I am a Buddy!”  Cara

“At first I was nervous, however the hospitality is amazing, and I could not dream of a better school. I also love the way summer school has helped me grow and make great friends. Thank you”.  Xirone

Into University trip to Bournemouth University of the Arts

Thanks to our education partner, Into University, a group of KS3 students spent 4 days this summer at Bournemouth University of the Arts.


As well as meeting Graduates and Lecturers, they did workshops in photography and creative writing and also spent time chilling on the beach.

Tarahan in Year 9 enjoyed it enormously. “It has boosted my confidence working with young people outside school.” 

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