International Evening

Dear Parent/Carer We are very much looking forward to our first social event of the new academic year on Thursday 8th December between 5.00-7.00 pm when parents, students and staff can all relax and get to know one another a little more. The Friends of AMSI group will be hosting a Year 7 International Quiz […]

Head's Half Termly Update

Head’s Half Termly Update

Autumn Term 1 – November 2022 Dear Parents/Carers, We have returned to school feeling very positive about the achievements of our Year 11 students this summer as they received their results from the external examinations. It has been a pleasure to see that all their hard work has been rewarded with outcomes that I am […]

Musician of the Week

Musician of the Week

After Xeniye’s fantastic performance last week of ‘Hallelujah’, for this week’s ‘Musician of the Week’ we are showcasing one of our incredibly talented YR11 singers. This extremely impressive performance of ‘Put Your Records On’,originally released in 2006 by Corrine Bailey Rae, is beautifully performed by Bethany.  Thank you, as always, to the featured students for their resilience in investing hours of practice and dedication in perfecting their incredible […]

Year 11 Parents' Evening

Year 11 Parents’ Evening

Dear Parents and Carers,  Due to ongoing technical issues with the online platform for parents evening, we have decided to move the forthcoming Year 11 parents evening to take place in person at the school from 4.00pm to 6.30pm. With the mock examinations looming, we would strongly urge you to attend the event, so that you know what you […]

Musician of the Week

Musician of the Week

After Hanna’s fantastic performance last week of ‘At Last’, for our next ‘Musician of the Week’ we are showcasing one of our incredibly talented and dedicated violinists. This extremely impressive performance of ‘Hallelujah’ originallywritten in 1984 by Leonard Cohen and then later recorded by John Cale in 1991, Jeff Buckley in 1994 and Alexandra Burke […]

Musician of the Week

Musician of the Week

After Ethan’s fantastic performance last week of ‘Primavera’, for this week’s ‘Musician of the Week’ we are showcasing one of our incredibly talented YR10 singers. This extremely impressive performance of  ‘At Last’ originally released in 1960 by Etta James, written in 1941 by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren for the musical film ‘Sun Valley Serenade’ and recorded several times by Glenn Miller in 1942 is brilliantly […]

Musician of the Week

Musician of the Week

After Matthew’s fantastic performance last week of ‘Lean On Me’, for this week’s ‘Musician of the Week’ we are showcasing one of our incredibly talented YR7 pianists. This extremely impressive performance of  ‘Primavera’ by Ludovico Einaudi is performed brilliantly by Ethan.  Thank you, as always, to the featured students for their resilience in investing hours of practice and dedication in perfecting their incredible performances and to our fantastic instrumental tutors for […]

Friends of Arts & Media School

Friends of Arts & Media School

‘Friends of AMSI’ is the platform for a wide range of partnerships we enjoy whether it be with parents and carers, governors, external agencies, other schools, international contacts and of course, the wider local community. Unfortunately, the activities of Friends of AMSI were somewhat restricted during the recent pandemic but we are now hopefully back full […]

Summer Scholar Winner

Summer Scholar Winner

Last term we ran a competition for Mrs Stubbs’ Summer Scholar and our winner is Arku in 10E; his summary of learning was excellent and scholarly in every way.

Musician of the Week

Musician of the Week

After Isabella’s fantastic performance last week of the ‘Prologue from Beauty and the Beast’, for this week’s ‘Musician of the Week’ we are showcasing one of our fantastically talented YR11 vocalists. This extremely impressive performance of the Bill Withers classic ‘Lean on Me’ is performed brilliantly by Matthew.  Thank you, as always, to the featured students for their resilience in investing hours of practice and dedication in perfecting their […]

Musician of the Week

Musician of the Week

After Michael’s beautiful performance last week of Debussy’s ‘Clair de Lune’, for this week’s ‘Musician of the Week’ we are showcasing one of our fantastically talented YR11 pianists. This extremely impressive performance of the ‘Prologue from Beauty and the Beast’ composed by Alan Menken  is performed brilliantly by Isabella.  Thank you, as always, to the featured students for their resilience in investing hours of practice and dedication in […]

Musician of the Week

Musician of the Week

After Erin’s fantastic vocal performance last week, we are showcasing one of our fantastically talented YR10 pianists as this week’s ‘Musician of the Week’.  This extremely beautiful performance of Debussy’s ‘Clair de Lune’ is performed brilliantly by Michael.  Thank you, as always, to the featured students for their resilience in investing hours of practice and dedication in perfecting their incredible performances and to our […]

Iceland Trip May 2023

Iceland Trip May 2023

Parents and students Information from presentation evening  23rd September 2022 September deposits are now due in, please visit Parent Pay Email:  Miss Charlery – p.charlery@amsi.school Head of Geography

Open Evening Parking

Open Evening Parking

Please note that limited parking will be available for the Open Evening on Tuesday 22 September – Families should gain access to the school via the playground on Marriot Road. We do however strongly recommend that families take alternative means of transport where this is available. 

Musician of the Week

Musician of the Week

For our first ‘Musician of the Week’ of the school year, we are showcasing one of our fantastically talented YR11 vocalists.  This extremely moving performance of ‘As the World caves In’ by Matt Maltese is performed brilliantly by Erin. Thank you, as always, to the featured students for their resilience in investing hours of practice and dedication in perfecting their incredible performances […]

Open Evening Arrangements

Open Evening Arrangements

Please be aware that AMSI will host its annual Open Evening for prospective students and parents on Tuesday 27 September. To allow time to prepare, students will be dismissed from school at 1.20pm on this day  – take away lunches will be made available for those in receipt of Free School Meals.  Due to the sheer number of students involved in […]

Presentation from last week's Year Ahead Meetings

Presentation from last week’s Year Ahead Meetings

Please follow the link for the presentation for last week’s Year Ahead Meetings as requested by some of our parents/carers.

Bank Holiday to Commemorate the Reign Of Queen Elizabeth II

Bank Holiday to Commemorate the Reign Of Queen Elizabeth II

Dear Parents,Carers and Students,  Due to the Bank Holiday to mark the funeral of the late Queen Elizabeth II, school will be closed on Monday 19 September. We will reopen as normal on Tuesday 20 September. 

Open Evening and Open Mornings

Open Evening and Open Mornings

Our Open Evening on Tuesday 27th September 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. Tuesday 27th September 5.00-7.00pm with the Headteacher’s speech at 6pm in the theatre. To see our school in action, […]

Year 7 Head Start Day/Year Ahead Evening

Year 7 Head Start Day/Year Ahead Evening

Dear Parents and Carers,  A reminder that term begins for our new Year cohort on Monday 5th September. Students should arrive before 8.40 at the font of the school, in full school uniform. The day will be a mixture of transition activities and lessons, and students will be dismissed at the end of their period 4 lesson at 1.20pm.  […]

Start of Term Arrangements/Year Ahead Evenings 

Start of Term Arrangements/Year Ahead Evenings 

Dear Parents and Carers,  We hope that you have had a restful summer – this a reminder that school will begin again for Y8-11 on Tuesday 06 September. All students must be in school for 8.40 in full school uniform.  In addition to this, each year group will have a  ‘Year Ahead’ evening, which will […]

2022 Results Statement

2022 Results Statement

I am extremely pleased with the scholarly results that our students have received today. It has been a pleasure to see that all their hard work has been rewarded with outcomes that I am very proud of. I am particularly proud of the growth of our scholars, especially those who achieved an average Grade 6 […]

Head’s Half Termly Update

Head’s Half Termly Update

Summer Term 2 – July 2022 Dear Parents/Carers, We are now at the end of the summer term which also signals the end of the academic year 21-22. Overall, it has been a challenging but equally positive year which also presented us with a heatwave in the last week that was just as unpredictable as […]

AMSI Summer Radio Show

AMSI Summer Radio Show

Have a great summer everyone! Enjoy the break everyone and stay safe.

Cultural Week

Cultural Week

Many thanks go to the Student Council who were heavily involved in the design of the AMSI ‘Cultural Week’ (4th July 2022- 8th July 2022) and they supported staff to organise the festivities. It was a huge success! AMSI staff and students enjoyed dishes from around the world being cooked by the students to celebrate […]

Year 6 Transition Activities: 'The Unmorrow Curse'

Year 6 Transition Activities: ‘The Unmorrow Curse’

If you are enjoying reading your copy of ‘The Unmorrow Curse,’ why not have a go at completing some of the activities in this pack?  Tasks include: making your own Nordic Rune Stones, drawing the Gods and imagining what it might be like to be stuck in a time loop! If you do complete any of […]

Extreme Weather Update

Extreme Weather Update

Dear Parents and Carers, Due to unacceptable temperature levels in the school building and our limited capacity to move students to cooler spaces, we will release students from the school site to work remotely from 11:30 for KS4 and 11:45 for KS3. Students eligible for Free School Meals will be able to collect a packed […]

Extreme Weather

Extreme Weather

With the extreme weather we are anticipating, we have and will be putting the following contingencies in place: students do not need to wear ties, jumpers or blazers to school and are allowed to wear hats. students should bring water bottles and sunscreen to school. We will take a view on the intensity of the […]

Last Day of Summer Term

Parents and Carers are reminded that the school term ends on Wednesday 20th July. The last day will be our Sports and Games Day. Students should wear their PE kit, bring water, sunscreen and ideally a hat!  All students will then be dismissed at 12.30pm. Free School Meals will be available for students to takeaway. We […]

Musician of the Week

Musician of the Week

For ‘Musician of the Week’ this week, in a slight change to the advertised feature, we are showcasing one of our incredibly talented YR7 musicians. After Kacper and May’s incredible performance last week of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, our ‘Musician of the Week’ this week has recorded a fantastic drumming performance. Thank you, as always, to the […]

Year 11 Leavers 2022

Year 11 Leavers 2022

Teaching & Learning Form Dear Students, Please complete the Teaching & Learning Google form from the link below.  You will need to use your school email address.  Please be honest and frank with your responses and do not forget to give some shout-outs to the teachers that you would like to thank. I share this information […]

Musician of the Week

Musician of the Week

For ‘Musician of the Week’ this week we are showcasing two of our incredibly talented musicians.  After Aqua’s amazing ‘Push 2’ performance last week, our two ‘Musicians of the Week’ this week, have recorded a fantastic ensemble performance. Thank you, of course, to the featured students for their resilience in investing hours of practise and dedication in perfecting their incredible […]

AMSI’S Green Helpers Club

AMSI’S Green Helpers Club

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO IMPROVE THE GREEN SPACES AROUND OUR SCHOOL! The aim of our club is to promote the importance of environmental education in our school, our local community and nationally. We are doing this by learning how to action eco-friendlier strategies around our school grounds. In doing so, we are doing our […]

Musician of the Week

Musician of the Week

For ‘Musician of the Week’ this week we are showcasing one of our fantastic YR10 GCSE musicians.  After last week’s amazing performance of ‘Don’t Know Why’ by Maria, our ‘Musician of the Week’ this week is Aqua performing their own composition ‘Banshee’ using Ableton Live 11 and the Push 2. We are incredibly excited to have our brand new Music PC suite with 20 workstations running Ableton […]

Strikes by rail unions - Tuesday 21st June 2022

Strikes by rail unions – Tuesday 21st June 2022

Dear Parent/Carer As you will be aware, the rail unions are taking industrial action next week with the greatest impact being felt on Tuesday 21st June because both the tube and the rail network will have severe disruption. This will impact the school in the following ways: Staff will not be able to attend or […]

Attendence & Punctuality

Attendence & Punctuality

Dear Parents and Carers,  I am writing to inform you of a few changes that we will be trialling in the summer term with regards to behaviour and attendance ahead of the new school year in September.  I am sure you will agree that it is vital for our students to be in school on […]

Musician of the Week

Musician of the Week

For ‘Musician of the Week’ this week we are showcasing one of our incredible YR9 musicians.  After last week’s amazing performance by Shantae of her own song, ‘End Up Fine‘, our ‘Musician of the Week’ this week is Maria singing Norah Jones’ ‘Don’t Know Why’.  Thank you, of course, to all of our ‘Musicians of the Week’ for […]

Musician of the Week

Musician of the Week

For ‘Musician of the Week’ this week we are showcasing one of our incredibly talented Year 7 musicians.  After last week’s amazing ensemble performance of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers classic ‘Dani California’, our ‘Musician of the Week’ this week has also written the song that she is performing so beautifully. Shantae was one of a number of Year […]

Head's Half-Termly Update May 2022

Head’s Half-Termly Update May 2022

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Musician of the Week

Musician of the Week

For ‘Musician of the Week’ this week we are showcasing five of our incredibly talented musicians.  After Oliver’s fantastic opening week performance of ‘Mr Blue Sky’, our ‘Musicians of the Week’ this week have recorded an incredible ensemble performance. Thank you, of course, to the featured students for their resilience in investing hours of practise and dedication […]

NEW Piano teacher joins us at AMSI

NEW Piano teacher joins us at AMSI

Piano lessons at AMSI have, for many years, been 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 Milda Vitartaite to work with us as we further develop our aspiring pianists.  Milda is a […]

Musician of the Week

Musician of the Week

Welcome to ‘Musician of the week’, our brand new weekly celebration, showcasing our incredibly talented musicians.  Each week we will feature a different student or group of students who have performed or created something really special. Thank you, of course, to the featured students for their resilience in investing hours of practise in perfecting their performance, […]

AMSI Website Improvements

AMSI Website Improvements

Dear Parents/Carers, We are in the process of updating and making our school website more user friendly. As an information tool for parents/carers, staff and students, it would be incredibly useful if you could help us in the decision making proces. We would therefore like to ask you to complete the below AMSI Website Feedback […]

Head's Half-Termly Update April 2022

Head’s Half-Termly Update April 2022

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Easter Revision Sessions

Easter Revision Sessions

Easter Radio Show

Easter Radio Show

Enjoy the break everyone and stay safe. Happy Easter and Ramadan Mubarak.

Ramadan

Ramadan

“O You who believe, fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may be mindful of God.” (Quran 2:183) Ramadan marks the start of the 9th month of the Islamic calendar and involves healthy, able Muslims (those who are mature and in good health) around the world, […]

Early Finish This Friday

Early Finish This Friday

Parents and Carers are reminded that the school term ends on Friday 01 April. On this day, KS3 students will finish at 11.45, and KS4 students will finish at 12.35. Free Schools Meals will be available for students to takeaway. We wish you and your families a restful break.

Arsenal Tickets

Arsenal Tickets

We are grateful to our friends at Arsenal who have supplied us with tickets for Arsenal Womens UEFA Champions League tie against VFB Wolfsburg at the the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday 23 March. We have 40 or so to give away in pairs or 4s. If you would like some tickets for this game, please email Mr McLoughlin  – […]

Eat. Sleep. Revise. Repeat

Eat. Sleep. Revise. Repeat

With summer examinations fast approaching, we know that many parents/guardians also feel the pressure. Here are our top tips for parents on how to help young learners during exam season. Revision revulsion Young learners need to understand and believe how much of a difference revision will make. From you, encouragement is key. Learners will need […]

Head’s Half-Termly Update February 2022

Head’s Half-Termly Update February 2022

AMSI Valentine's Radio Show 2022

AMSI Valentine’s Radio Show 2022

Happy Valentine’s Day From Arts & Media School Islington

Options Evening Thursday 24th February 2022

Options Evening Thursday 24th February 2022

Ahead of the event, please watch the video presentation on the overall process, careers information, advice and guidance and the specific subject information. The live event will consist of a brief presentation from key staff followed by live drop in sessions where Heads of Faculty will answer any questions you might have about the course. […]

AMSI Students Excel  in Jazz Workshop With Nikki Yeoh

AMSI Students Excel in Jazz Workshop With Nikki Yeoh

On Tuesday 18th January two groups of AMSI student musicians were fortunate enough to be involved in a fantastic Jazz workshop with Nikki Yeoh (Piano), Binker Golding (Sax), Chelsea Carmichael (Sax), Michael Mondesir (Bass) and Rod Youngs (Drums). If you are an aspiring young musician and you’d like the opportunity to work regularly with Nikki to develop […]

Year 9 Options Process 2021/22

Year 9 Options Process 2021/22

Options Process Explained 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. Options Assemblies 2021/22 Students will have assemblies from January 5th onwards where Heads of Subject talk to the cohort about their subject as an option.   9th […]

The Young Songwriter 2022 Competition

The Young Songwriter 2022 Competition

The Song Academy Young Songwriter 2022 competition is open for entries from the 1st February to the 31st March, from young people around the world aged 8-18. It’s a golden opportunity for your pupils who are already writing songs to get their songs heard & connect with other talented young songwriters. Plus it’s a perfect […]

AMSI Newsletter

AMSI Newsletter

We are delighted to announce the publication of our latest newsletter: After a break, due to the disruption to the normal school day from the pandemic, the newsletter is back! Produced termly, it provides both an informative, as well as entertaining read about all the latest developments within our school community. Working in partnership with others […]

Problem Solving in Maths: Free Webinar

Problem Solving in Maths: Free Webinar

Eedi would like to announce that they are back with a free webinar aimed at parents. After many requests the focus is on problem solving. Rachel, at Eedi, uses a combination of research and her own experience to describe the issues students have with problem solving, and most importantly of all to offer a series of practical strategies […]

My Voice and Me

My Voice and Me

‘My Voice and Me’ with Jermaine Jackman and Bad Lay-Dee starts on Tuesday next week (14:15-15:45)! This is a creative project exploring singing, rapping, storytelling and poetry for YR7 students. Any students wanting to sign up OR find out more should contact Mr Dow (j.dow@amsi.school)

Facemasks in School

Facemasks in School

Dear Parents, Carers and Students, Happy New Year. We hope that you had a restful break, and managed to stay safe. In line with government guidance, students will be required to wear facemasks in all indoor spaces, including classrooms. This arrangement will be in place until 26 January, when it shall be reviewed by the Government. Please […]

Head's Half-Termly Update December 2021

Head’s Half-Termly Update December 2021

AMSI Christmas Radio Show 2021

AMSI Christmas Radio Show 2021

Many thanks to our student Radio DJs and performers: Craig, Arthur, Charlie, Guiliarose, Maria, Yassir, Luna, Erin, Elvija, Patricia, Carmen, Averlynne and Juliana.

Remote Learning

Remote Learning

Dear Parents  and Carers,  I wanted to write to update you as to our situation with COVID-19 in this last week and our ability to keep the school open. As of today, we have a high level of staff  absence, which has meant that we have taken the decision to move to remote learning for […]

January 2022 - Testing Arrangements

January 2022 – Testing Arrangements

Dear Parents and Carers,  As you will no doubt be aware, the government has asked schools to again test students for COVID on their return after the Christmas break.  We will be undertaking the testing regime at the start on Tuesday 4th January. Children that have received parental consent will be given a date and […]

Year 7 Extended School Clubs

Year 7 Extended School Clubs

Dear Parent/carer  In response to high demand and parent/carer feedback, we are pleased to inform you that year 7 students will be taking part in an exciting AMSI Clubs pilot program from January 2022. Students in their respective tutor groups will participate in a range of activities and the various clubs will take place on […]

Government COVID-19 Update

Government COVID-19 Update

Dear Parents and Carers, Following an update from the Government, we will require all students to wear face masks in communal areas. Please ensure your child brings a face mask to school each day until further notice.  The full update from the DFE can be found below:  Information for all education and childcare settings on new measures in response to […]

Fortnightly Behaviour Focus

Fortnightly Behaviour Focus

Dear Parents and Carers, Please find details of our new fortnightly behaviour focus. You must ensure you child is equipped for school – particularity in terms of their uniform – they should be wearing jumpers and blazers, as they are not allowed to wear coats in lessons. Hoodies are not appropriate for school. Thank you […]

Final Day of Autumn Term

Final Day of Autumn Term

Dear Parents and Carers,  All schools in England and Wales have been given a day off in lieu of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday, which falls during Summer half term. This will be placed on 17 December 2021, meaning that we shall break for the Christmas holidays on Thursday 16 December 2021. Further details on the […]

Anti-Bullying Week 2021: One Kind Word

Anti-Bullying Week 2021: One Kind Word

Anti-Bullying Week 2021 was coordinated in England and Wales by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. It took place from 15 to 19 November 2021 and had the theme ‘One Kind Word’. At Arts & Media School, we started the week with assemblies on the theme of ‘One Kind Word’ and then students took part in Odd Socks […]

Year 11 Update

Year 11 Update

Dear Parents, It has been a productive first half term of Year 11 and our students and teachers have been working hard towards returning to a version of ‘normal’ teaching and learning. I am writing to you to share with you the most recent data collection for ‘Attitude to Learning’. The report has some data […]

Head’s Half-Termly Update October 2021

Head’s Half-Termly Update October 2021

Important message from Islington Public Health

Important message from Islington Public Health

In addition, there will be further opportunities for 12-15 year olds to get vaccinated, click the link below for details. Another chance for 12-15 year olds to get vaccinated against COVID-19 – North Central London CCG

COVID VACCINATION UPDATE

COVID VACCINATION UPDATE

Dear Parents and Carers, As you will no doubt be aware, the government has given families the option of the COVID vaccination for all 12-15 year olds. Please be aware that this is strictly for those students whose parents have consented to the vaccination. We have emailed information and the consent forms directly to the […]

Late Start: 17th September

Late Start: 17th September

Dear Parents and Carers, Due to the late finish of Open Evening on 16th September, and the sheer number of students who will be helping out on the evening, we will begin the following day at 9:40am for all students. Doors will open at 9:30am and students will make their way straight to P2. Students […]

KS4 Prep/Homework Support & the Library

KS4 Prep/Homework Support & the Library

Dear Parent/Carer, We are writing to inform you about two opportunities that are being introduced this year to support student progress and independence. AMSI Library We will shortly be relaunching the AMSI Library for students, with a range of fiction, non-fiction and study guides available. To respond to the changing needs and demands of the […]

KS4 Early Finish

KS4 Early Finish

Dear Parents and Carers, To allow for preparations for Open Evening, KS4 students will finish school at 1.35pm on Thursday 16 September. Free School Meals will be available for eligible students to take away. KS3 Students will finish at 2.15pm as normal.  Please note that detentions will run as normal on this day – should students receive a detention you […]

Instrumental lessons at AMSI

Instrumental lessons at AMSI

Dear Parent/Guardian, I am writing to inform you that it is now possible for students to receive instrumental lessons at Arts & Media School Islington.  Students at AMSI are talented and enthusiastic musicians and, as a result, I would expect lots of them to be interested in learning to play an instrument.  We have a […]

Year 9 Science Books

Year 9 Science Books

Year 9 start their Science GCSE course this year with Triple Science; this will be three GCSE qualifications. We have created our GCSE course using the CGP Science textbooks. Your child will use three text books throughout the course up to their final examinations in year 11.  I am writing to inform you of how […]

Information from Public Health for parents and carers: Islington

Information from Public Health for parents and carers: Islington

Information from Islington Public Health Department regarding changes to Covid-19 guidance. Covid-19 guidance September 2021

Open Events

Open Events

We are delighted to be able to host physical open events again this autumn! We would like to invite all prospective students and parents to visit us on the following dates. Open Evening Thursday 16 September 2021 5.00pm-7.30pm Book tickets via Eventbrite for the AMSI Open Evening Open Mornings Thursday 23 September 2021 9.00am-10.15amThursday 30 […]

COVID Testing Update

COVID Testing Update

Please be advised that we have made a slight change to the Lateral Flow COVID testing programme we will run at the start of term. Testing dates will now be as follows;  Tuesday 31 August  Y7 students tests from 9.00.  Thursday 02 September  Y8-11 students test from 9.00 Friday 03 September  2nd Tests for Y7 students from 9.45 […]

Return to School: September 2021

Return to School: September 2021

Parents are reminded of the following dates for the return to school in September.  Friday 03 September – Year 7 Head Start Day 8.30-12.30Monday 06 September – Year 7 onsite only. Tuesday 07 September – Year 8-11 return to school.  KS3 students’ window for entry to school is 8.15-8.30 and KS4 students from 9.10-9.25. All students will now […]

Examination Results 2021

Examination Results 2021

Arts and Media School is proud of all of our students and the work they put in towards their GCSEs. As with all schools across the country our students faced the challenge of periods of school closure throughout their courses and the subsequent cancellation of their examinations which they had been working towards. As a […]

End of Term Letter

End of Term Letter

Dear Parents and Carers,  This school year has certainly been the most challenging that we have faced but we are now at the end of the academic year 20-21. I have been impressed with the dedication of my staff and the resilience of our students who have come to school and worked hard given the […]

Last Day of Term Arrangements

Last Day of Term Arrangements

Parents and Carers are reminded that the school term ends on Friday 23 July. On this day, KS3 students will finish at 11.45, and KS4 students will finish at 12.35. Free Schools Meals will be available for students to takeaway. We wish you and your families a restful break.

September 2021 - Testing Arrangements

September 2021 – Testing Arrangements

Dear Parents and Carers,  As you will no doubt be aware, as we reach Step 4 of the government’s ‘roadmap’, the need for many of the COVID-19 safety precautions have been removed, such as keeping students exclusively in bubbles, wearing of face masks, and closing of changing rooms etc.  There are, however, some requirements that […]

St Mellitus Film Workshop Easter 2021

St Mellitus Film Workshop Easter 2021

During the Easter holidays in 2021, the St Mellitus Organ Restoration Project ran a virtual documentary filmmaking workshop for young people aged between 12 -18 years old. AMSI sent two of our year 11 students, Lenny and Rania, to participate.  The films produced can be viewed on this link: https://stmellitusorgan.co.uk/film-workshop/ “The course was an incredible […]

Year 9 COVID Closure

Year 9 COVID Closure

Dear Parents and Carers,  We are writing to let you know that due to the fact that we have had several cases of COVID-19 in Year 9, we have taken the decision to move to remote learning from Friday 9th July This means that all Year 9 students should stay and learn at home.  We understand […]

Year 8 COVID Update

Year 8 COVID Update

Dear Parents, Carers and Students,  When we wrote to you earlier in the week to inform you about moving the Year 8 bubble to remote learning, we said that we would keep you updated on the situation as it evolved. Unfortunately, we have had several other positive cases of COVID-19 confirmed through PCR tests, and […]

Year 8 COVID Closure

Year 8 COVID Closure

Dear Parents and Carers,  We are writing to let you know that due to the fact that we have had several cases of COVID-19 in Year 8, we have taken the decision to move to remote learning from Wednesday 30 June. This means that all Year 8 students should stay and learn at home.  We […]

Transition Day Postponement

Transition Day Postponement

It is with regret that we will have to cancel our Primary School transition day on 01 July. With the postponement of the final set of lockdown restrictions, the Department for Education has said that traditional taster days cannot go ahead as planned.  We understand that the young people will be disappointed, so wanted to […]

Year 10 Update: Friday 18th June

Year 10 Update: Friday 18th June

Dear Parents and Carers,  This morning we were made aware that there was a positive case of COVID 19 within Year 10. We acted quickly to identify the students that were close contacts of the positive case, and these students were sent home in accordance with Public Health guidance.  We also made the additional decision […]

Lateness to School

Lateness to School

As of Monday 21 June, students that are late to school without a reasonable excuse will be given a 30 minute detention after school on the same day, where they will have to fill in their Punctuality Reflection Form.    The Education Act 1996 states that all learners should attend school regularly and punctually: This […]

Update on Year 10 Exams

Update on Year 10 Exams

Dear Students and Parents, In light of the time lost for revision today, and quite a few students having to isolate themselves for the coming week, we have made the decision to push back the Y10 exams one week so that they begin on Monday 21 June. We will update the dates on the timetable and send […]

Year 10 Update

Year 10 Update

Dear Parents and Carers,  I wanted to write to you to explain to you the decision that we made to send our Year 10 cohort home today to undertake remote learning. This morning, we were made aware that there was a positive case of COVID 19 within Year 10. We acted quickly to identify the […]

Year 6 Transition Day

Year 6 Transition Day

Dear Parents, Carers and Students,  We are delighted that you have formally accepted the offer of a place in the new Year 7 cohort at AMSI. I am writing to you to introduce myself as the Head of Year 7, and to update you on the transition programme ahead of you starting at the school […]

AIM Sessions to commence for Year 10 Students

AIM Sessions to commence for Year 10 Students

Dear Parent / Carer,  We are writing to inform you that from Tuesday 8th June, Year 10 students will be invited to attend after school AIM sessions in some of their GCSE subjects. These sessions will run from 3:10pm to 4:10pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The exact days on which your child will be […]

Issues in the Middle East

Issues in the Middle East

Some of our students have shown an interest in the issues that have occurred in the Middle East in recent weeks.  The situation is nuanced and complicated, and we would recommend that those interested in the events look at reputable news sources and history books rather than relying on social media, which can often lead […]

The Big Ask

The Big Ask

A message from the Children’s Commissioner for England. The Children’s Commissioner’s survey of childhood, The Big Ask, is the largest ever survey of children in England. Already more than 400,000 children and young people have had their say about what matters to them for their future. The findings of this survey will be used to show […]

Enter the Heroes Stamp Design Competition

Enter the Heroes Stamp Design Competition

Honouring the heroes of the coronavirus pandemic… on stamps The closing date for entries is Thursday 27th May 2021. AMSI Students aged 14 and under, this competition could see you win £1000 in high street vouchers AND £1000 for your school too!  The royal mail have set us the challenge of designing a stamp to […]