Upcoming School Events

“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.

Year 8 Parents Evening @ Arts & Media School Islington
Feb 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

On Monday 10th 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.

Martins Agufana, Interim 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.

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

Half Term Holiday.

Friendship Morning for new Year 7 students
Mar 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Friendship morning for new students starting in September 2020.

A great chance to meet pastoral staff and find out about the events that we put in place to ease the transition from primary to secondary education.


Year 8 Red Nose Day Charity Walk
Mar 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Charity walk for year 8 students in Finsbury Park to raise money for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day.



Year 9 Parents’ Options Information Evening @ Arts & Media School
Mar 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This is for all Year 9 parents/carers to hear about the options process and the choice of subjects which year 9 will select from.

Please refer to the Options Booklet 2019/20 prior to attending so that you can get the most out of the evening. Heads of Subject will be available to answer any questions you have about their courses. Please note this is not an evening for individual consultations; you will be able to talk to teachers about your child on 26th March.


Year 9 Red Nose Day Charity Walk
Mar 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Charity walk for year 9 students in Finsbury Park to raise money for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day.




Year 9 Parents’ Evening
Mar 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

On Thursday 26th March (5pm to 7pm Sports Hall) we will hold our Year 9 Parents’ Evening where you will receive your child’s School Report and have the opportunity to talk to teachers about your child’s progress; this will also assist you in finalising choices regarding Options and hand in the completed form to the Head of Year 9 or Learning Mentor.

We ask that you sign the Options form included in your report pack and to hand it in to us prior to leaving Parents’ Evening.  Failing this, it must be signed and handed in to your child’s Form Tutor the following morning. If this form is late, we cannot guarantee your child’s option choices will be met.

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.

Summer Half Term Holiday
May 25 – May 29 all-day

Summer half term holiday.

School closed to students.

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