Ofsted & DfE

C7521A40553ED23D02DC01960583E27EArts and Media School Islington was last inspected on 7th and 14th-15th November 2017 and was graded as GOOD across every single criteria.


Download Full ReportDateJudgement
OFSTED REPORT 20177 & 14–15 November 2017Good
OFSTED REPORT 20136−7 November 2013Good
OFSTED REPORT 201122–23 June 2011Good
OFSTED REPORT 20089-10 January 2008Good

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DfE Table for Arts & Media School, Islington


What the Inspection team said about AMSI:

  • ‘Pupils make good progress from years 7 – 11…’
  • ‘Staff know their pupils well. Pupils’ needs are considered carefully in teachers’ planning, particularly those who have education, health and care plans.’
  • ‘Pupils attitudes to learning are positive. They arrive well prepared for lessons and have good relationships with teachers.’
  • ‘Pupils benefit from a broad and balanced curriculum that effectively supports their personal development and welfare. Pupils’ welfare is at the heart of the school’s work.’
  • ‘Pupils describe the school as ‘a caring community’
  • ‘Leaders have an accurate view of the school’s strengths and areas for improvement.’
  • ‘The arrangements for safeguarding are effective….. As a result, staff have a keen understanding of the local and regional issues that their pupils face……. They [pupils] reported to inspectors that bullying is rare but that teachers deal with it effectively when it occurs.’
  • ‘teaching and learning are good because expectations are high. Teachers are ambitious for pupils’ progress and pupils recognise that teachers are there to help them learn well.’
  • ‘Teachers plan activities that aim to stretch the most able ….’
  • ‘Some pupils told inspectors that they had improved their attendance and behaviour as well as their self-confidence because of the school’s work with them.’
  • ‘Pupils know how to be successful learners and value their education.’
  • ‘The behaviour of the pupils is good. Pupils want to learn and most give their full concentration in lessons, meeting the school’s high expectations.’
  • ‘From their different starting points pupils make good progress across year groups and subjects.’
  • ‘Pupils’ work including of disadvantaged pupils and the most able, demonstrates that Teachers’ planning considers their needs and typically challenges pupils to make good progress from their starting points.’