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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.

Y10 Early Finish

Y10 Early Finish

To allow for Year 11 Leavers preparation on Wednesday 21 July, Year 10 will finish school at 1.35. Free School Meals will be available for students to take away. 

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 […]

Letter to Year 11 Parents/Carers & Students

Letter to Year 11 Parents/Carers & Students

Dear Parents, Carers and Students,  We understand that there is quite a lot of uncertainty in schools at the moment with regards to Teacher Assessed Grades and finish dates in particular. This often leads to misinformation being circulated, so we wanted to take the opportunity to clarify and keep you updated on a few points.  […]

Ramadan

Ramadan

Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar and involves Muslims around the world fasting and abstaining from things considered to be impure for the mind and body. Those partaking in Ramadan abstain from food, drink and impure thoughts between the hours of sunrise and sunset, allowing them instead to focus on prayer, connecting […]

New Year 7 Parents' Morning

New Year 7 Parents’ Morning

Dear Parents and Carers,  We would be delighted if you and your child were able to join us for an Induction morning for our Y7 students due to start in September 2021. We understand that the transition to secondary school is an anxious time for parents, in particular when in many cases you have been […]

End of Term Update

End of Term Update

Dear Parents, Carers and Students, I would like to start by thanking you all for your support over what has been a strange but all too familiar situation, with learning taking place remotely for the first 2 months of term. We have been delighted to welcome back the young people and understand that it will take them time […]

Your Next Steps - Post-16 and Post-18 Choices

Your Next Steps – Post-16 and Post-18 Choices

Find out about some of the different progression pathways available to you once you leave school, including higher education, apprenticeships and further education. Open to all students, parents and carers, this webinar takes place on Tuesday 30 March, 5pm-6.45pm and Wednesday 31 March, 5pm-6.45pm. Details of how to join in the link.

COVID LFO Testing: Update 25-03-21

COVID LFO Testing: Update 25-03-21

Dear Parents and Carers,  We have now finished the testing programme for most students in school. For those that have consented to be tested, we will now be supplying students test kits to be undertaken at home.  Tests for students will be given to them in school. There are 7 tests in a pack, and […]

Bookbuzz Update: March 2021

Bookbuzz Update: March 2021

We’re so excited to be able to welcome all of our Year 7 and Year 8 students back with a free book! We can’t wait to hear what they think of their new Bookbuzz books… #mybookbuzz #readingforpleasure @Booktrust

COVID LFO Testing: Update 11-03-21

COVID LFO Testing: Update 11-03-21

Dears Parents and Carers, Over the past week, staff at AMSI have conducted nearly 500 lateral flow tests. We are thankful for your cooperation in this process so far. So that we can administer 2nd and 3rd COVID tests within the allotted time frame of the Government, we will need to stagger students’ start times on the days […]

GCSE Grades 2021

GCSE Grades 2021

Dear Parents/Carers and Students, We understand that this is a worrying time and that although the final examinations are not taking place, there is still significant stress due to the lack of information about the forthcoming grading of GCSEs. Please be assured that we will ensure that all of our students will have the opportunity […]

World Book Day

World Book Day

Thursday 4th March 2021 is World Book Day. In honour of this, we have created our very first AMSI Virtual Library. View Virtual Library

8th March Return to School

8th March Return to School

Dear Parents and Carers, I am writing to you to confirm the arrangements for reopening school from 8th March 2021. Due to the high number of parents who have now given consent to test students in school, it will not be possible to allow all year groups to return to school from the 8th March […]

Re-Opening of School from 8th March and Lateral Flow Testing

Re-Opening of School from 8th March and Lateral Flow Testing

Dear Parents and Carers, You will no doubt be aware that the government has given notice for all schools to reopen from Monday 08 March 2021. The Senior Leadership Team are currently working to draw up a plan for re-opening, which is likely to involve a staggered start (in line with government guidance) for different […]

Royal Academy: Young Artists' Summer Show

Royal Academy: Young Artists’ Summer Show

AMSI Art Dept has registered for the Royal Academy Young Artists competition, and YOU are encouraged to create a piece of Artwork for the COMPETITION! The Deadline is in a few weeks so you have time. Take a look at the website. Good luck! Royal Academy Young Artists’ Summer Show

Year 9 Options Process

Year 9 Options Process

GCSE Options Evening 25 February 5.30-6.30Join us for a virtual presentation on the GCSE Options process for students going into Year 10 in September 2021. Ahead of the event, please watch the video presentations on the overall process, careers information, advice and guidance and the specific subject information. The live event will consist of a […]

Parent Mobile Details

Parent Mobile Details

Dear Parents, The department of education in agreement with most Mobile Phone suppliers have agreed to offer students an increase in mobile data until 31 July 2021. Who can get help? This scheme is open to children and young people in years 3 to 11 who: do not have access to a fixed broadband connection (the […]

Excellent Home Learning in Music

Excellent Home Learning in Music

8th February 2021 Students have been working really hard over the last 6 weeks, developing their Bandlab skills and making music online. We already have 165 students making use of this fantastic resource and, fingers crossed, we are aiming for 250 users by the end of this week so, if you haven’t registered yet for your […]

Teaching & Learning Update

Teaching & Learning Update

Dear Parents, We hope that you and your families are well.  As we approach the end of this unusual half term, I am writing to inform you about some changes with our Remote Learning Offer that we will be piloting from Monday 8th February. We have been pleased with the level of engagement from a […]

COVID-19: Updates

COVID-19: Updates

08-07-21 02-07-21 29-06-21 11-06-21 25-03-21 11-03-21 03-03-21 23-02-21 05-02-21 Dear Parents/Carers, Please complete the following Google Form to give us your feedback on AMSI Remote Learning. Loading… Thank youMrs Stubbs 02-02-21 February Half Term 18-01-21 Remote education provision: information for parents 08-01-21 Letter from Whittington NHS Trust Whittington Health Services 04-01-21 COVID MASS TESTING 31-12-20 All […]

February Half Term

February Half Term

Dear Parents and Carers,  I am writing to confirm the arrangements for the closure of school for February half term. The last day of remote learning and onsite provision for priority students will be Thursday 11 February, as Friday 12 February is staff INSET. Remote learning and priority student provision will begin again on Monday […]

Inter Faith Calendar Art Project

Inter Faith Calendar Art Project

All pupils in Islington are warmly invited to take part in contributing artwork to our new Inter Faith calendar this year. Please see the slideshow for the competition instructions. The theme is “One Planet, Many Faiths” and the deadline is 15th February 2021. Full details (requires school Google login): IFF Calendar KS3 We look forward […]

Parent Engagement

Parent Engagement

13th January 2021 Dear Parents/carers I hope this communication greets you safe and well as we start 2021. We are currently providing remote learning for all students and I am writing to ask for your support with regards to this.  We have ensured that teachers are delivering remote learning through Google Classrooms using a variety […]

COVID MASS TESTING

COVID MASS TESTING

5th January 2021 NHS Test and Trace: COVID-19 testing for staff and students Dear Parents and Carers, We are working to keep AMSI as safe as possible. You may have heard that testing for those without coronavirus symptoms is beginning across the country using new, quicker COVID-19 tests known as ‘lateral flow tests’. Along with […]

All Students: January Return to School

All Students: January Return to School

Dear Parent/Carer, You may have seen in the news that the government has announced a staggered return for pupils at the start of next term. Monday 4th January will be a remote learning day for all students – the school itself will be closed to students. From Tuesday 05 January,  school will be open for […]

Remote Learning: 4th January 2021

Remote Learning: 4th January 2021

Daily Student Attendance Register Dear Parents/Carers, Re: Remote Learning Protocols At Arts and Media School, we are committed to providing continuity of education to our learners and will do so through a process of remote (online) learning. Staff will be delivering remote lessons during this period of closure. Both students at home and vulnerable students […]

Year 11: Return to school and Mock Exams

Year 11: Return to school and Mock Exams

Dear Students, We hope you have had a good break thus far and that you and your families are well.  In light of the announcement from the Government on 30/12/20, you will not be returning to school until 11/1/21. However, we will be delivering remote learning from 4/1/21 and it is expected that you engage fully in order […]

Season's Greetings

Season’s Greetings

School is now closed and we will reopen on  the 4th January 2021 with our normal provision on site. Season’s Greetings to all students, parents and carers from the AMSI community. We wanted to share with you the Christmas cards (made by the Art Club) that our students wrote to senior citizens in the local community. […]

Contact Tracing

Contact Tracing

Dear Parents and Carers, Public Health England has agreed on a six-day window after the final day of teaching in which schools are asked to remain contactable so they can assist with contact tracing where necessary. For the first 6 days after teaching ends, if a pupil or staff member tests positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), […]

Important Message from Islington Council

Important Message from Islington Council

Message from Council link

Islington School Closures Message

Islington School Closures Message

Dear Parents and Carers, It is regrettable that we have had to communicate different messages to you within the last 48 hours and for this myself and the Chair of Governors apologise. All decisions taken prior to today were taken in good faith upon sound advice; with safety always the main concern. However the action […]

End of Term Arrangements: Updated

End of Term Arrangements: Updated

15-12-20 Update School WILL be open tomorrow, Wednesday 16th December, for ALL students and Thursday will be an Inset day so the school will be closed to students. The Department of Education has directed Islington schools to stay open tomorrow. We apologise for the inconvenience of the changed message but I am sure you will understand […]

Chromebook for Learning Scheme

Chromebook for Learning Scheme

Arts and Media School plans to introduce a Chromebook Scheme for students to enhance the teaching and learning experience. We believe that using Chromebooks will empower our students to become well informed, responsible digital citizens and lifelong learners.  Once our students have access to their own devices, we firmly believe the scheme will bring enormous […]

URGENT NOTICE UPDATE

URGENT NOTICE UPDATE

Dear Parents and Carers  As promised, I am writing to update you with the current situation regarding the staff absence at Arts and Media School Islington.  Since writing to you yesterday, our staff shortage has increased due to the fact that we have had 2 more positive cases reported in Year 7 and 9 because […]

Inform and Advise Parent Letter

Inform and Advise Parent Letter

Dear Parents,   We have been advised that there has been three confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the school in years 7, 9 & 10.   We are continuing to monitor the situation and are following government guidance. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. […]

URGENT NOTICE

URGENT NOTICE

26th November 2020  Dear Parents and Carers  Regrettably, we have had to take the decision to close the school tomorrow. Students must not attend; if they do we will send them home. This is due to the current impact of COVID-19 and other sickness absences at Arts and Media School Islington.  You will be aware […]

AMSI Newsletter

AMSI Newsletter

We are delighted to announce the publication of our latest newsletter: The newsletter is produced termly and provides both an informative, as well as entertaining read about all the latest developments within our school community. Working in partnership with others is crucial to the success of our pupils and #AMSINEWS we hope is a further way […]

Parent Governor Elections

Parent Governor Elections

Dear Parents / Carers, There is a vacancy for a parent governor on our school’s governing body and I am writing to invite nominations to fill the vacancy.  Parent governors play an important role as members of the governing body, which is responsible for directing the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards […]

Praise for Attitude to Learning

Praise for Attitude to Learning

We are pleased to report that the following students have demonstrated an ATL of 1 or 2 in all subjects and attendance of 95% or higher.         At Arts and Media School Islington we work towards a vision of every child a scholar and these students have demonstrated this in all of their […]

New Guidance on Face Coverings

New Guidance on Face Coverings

We must now inform you that, with the move for all London boroughs to the High Alert Level, all students (excluding those who are exempt) must now wear a face covering as per the Government Guidelines. We draw particular attention to the section below for advice on the wearing of face coverings in secondary schools. […]

Record Store Day 2020

Record Store Day 2020

In the run up to the “socially distanced” Record Store Day event on Saturday 24th October we will be releasing five of our best YR11 student compositions from June 2020. There will be one track available each day from Monday 19th October. The pieces that you will be able to hear were created by Justice, […]

Message from Islington Council Re: Covid-19 Alert Level

Message from Islington Council Re: Covid-19 Alert Level

Link to Letter

Online Access Form

Online Access Form

Dear students Please complete this form with your parents. The form needs to be completed by 16 October 2020.The information from this form will help the school determine which students require assistance if the are future disruptions to you attending school.

Teaching & Learning Update

Teaching & Learning Update

Dear Parents and Carers,  As we approach the end of our fifth week back at school, we would like to thank you for your continued support; students in all years have been a credit to themselves and their families. We would also like to take this opportunity to provide further information regarding teaching and learning […]

Quarantine and Isolation

Quarantine and Isolation

Dear Parents and Carers, RE: COVID-19 related absence  – Quarantine and Isolation Procedures  In order to keep our community safe and minimise the risk of infection, we would ask parents to abide by the following rules if their child or anyone in their household exhibits any of the symptoms of COVID-19, or if anyone in […]

How to find Homework set on Classcharts

How to find Homework set on Classcharts

Please watch the video below for advice on how to check what homework has been set, via classcharts.If students have any issues or questions regarding their homework, they should speak to their class teacher in the first instance. If parents have any concerns or questions regarding the homework that has been set, these should be directed to the […]

September Opening - Behaviour and Movement

September Opening – Behaviour and Movement

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 reminder of some of our new expectations of behaviour and […]

September Opening - Safety Measures

September Opening – Safety Measures

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 component in #TeamAMSI! We have had to balance the need to give all our students […]

Returning to secondary school: what parents need to know (HM Government)

Returning to secondary school: what parents need to know (HM Government)

GCSE Exam Support

Emotional Support Signposting handout from Islington CAMHS

September Opening

September Opening

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 that the students stayed safe and out of harm’s way. We […]

Reflecting on the Year

Reflecting on the Year

GCSE & Btec Results

GCSE & Btec Results

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 to arrive.  Students can, if they wish, opt in and they […]

‘Continue’ by Maya Angelou

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 acts of kindness Continue To allow humor to lighten the […]

Keeping in touch: Years 7-10

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 facilitate the current requirements for you to stay at home. Please complete […]

Year 9 Final Option Form

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 you got your 1st, 2nd and Reserve choice or 1st, 3rd and Reserve choice?The deadline for the submission is 23/4/20 and you will […]

Guitar Lessons at Arts & Media School Islington

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 lots of them to be interested in studying the guitar with Daniel during this year. Unfortunately, we are […]

AMSI 2020 Annual Lecture: Learning through Life – Sir Michael Palin

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, comedy, travel documentary, journalism, writing, activism and arts and culture – we are honoured to host such […]

Advice on the coronavirus for places of education

Advice on the coronavirus for places of education

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 evolving situation and we will continue to share any new advice at the earliest […]

Year 9 Parents’ Events

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 Information Evening on Thursday 12 March in the school theatre starting at 5.30pm […]

Being on site after school - Years 9-11

Being on site after school – Years 9-11

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 students are not in an AIM, detention or an organised extra-curricular activity, they are expected to go […]

Year 8 Parents' Evening 10th Feb 2020

Year 8 Parents’ Evening 10th Feb 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 progress in all subjects and you will be able to meet all of your child’s teachers to discuss […]

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

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

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 mock results with the subject teachers and to collect their annual written report. I […]

Year 7 Parents' Evening

Year 7 Parents’ Evening

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’ Evening is particularly important for a number of reasons, not least to mark […]

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

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

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 young people.  The changes are as follows: Holiday request in term time  […]

Message from the Deputy Headteacher

Message from the Deputy Headteacher

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, and now find myself at a school serving the area […]

Wider Reading in KS3: Mirrors and Windows

Wider Reading in KS3: Mirrors and Windows

“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 recreated by the author… however, a window can also be a mirror…and in that reflection we […]

Black History Month 2020

Black History Month 2020

What will students be learning in their lessons during Black History Month? BHM Independent Projects Click this link to join the BHM Google Classroom Verse of the Day Wednesday 21st Oct Rapid Eye Movement Pharoahe Monch Vocally twice as magnifying as ever hearing Chewbacca screamThrough a megaphone with the significance of Dr. KingPhilanthropicCause I’m trying […]

Early finish and late start - OPEN EVENING

Early finish and late start – OPEN EVENING

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. Also, school will start late on Wednesday 2 October at 10:15am for all students. Students must go […]

Exam Results 2019: Message from the Headteacher

Exam Results 2019: Message from the Headteacher

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 yielded a set of results of which myself and Governors are extremely proud. Well […]

Headteacher: End of Term Letter

Homework Expectations

Homework Expectations

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 policies. The type of homework that is set will vary from subject to subject, but will usually relate to content […]

Alumni News

Alumni News

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 first love, which he developed at AMSI – acting! Kiln Theatre

Success at the District Sportsday

Success at the District Sportsday

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 came second and the girls came fourth. This gave us a total of: AMSI […]

Danish School AMSI Celebrate Cultural Exchange

Danish School AMSI Celebrate Cultural Exchange

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 State for Education.  AMSI students explained how the cultural exchange has improved their confidence and […]

Year 10 Student Scoops Ben Kinsella Award

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 part of our PSHE programme. We are really proud of Shauna for receiving this […]

Trustees' Education Lecture 2019

Trustees’ Education Lecture 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. Currently, schools face extreme pressure to focus on the more academic subjects – mathematics, English, sciences. As a hugely successful arts and textiles […]

Careers talk from Alistair Stewart OBE

Careers talk from Alistair Stewart OBE

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 described what it means to work as an impartial journalist covering all […]

Year 7 Netball Team Success

Year 7 Netball Team Success

We are delighted to congratulate our Year 7 netball team for the fantastic results that they achieved in the schools netball tournament. The results were: Game 1 – AMSI Vs Mary Magdalene: We won 3-1, Waverley scored twice in the first half and Ikhlas once! Game 2  – AMSI Vs Holloway: We won 6-1, Waverley […]

After School Club Timetable for Term 2 Released!

After School Club Timetable for Term 2 Released!

Extended School Timetable Make sure your child is getting the most out of school by attending some of the fantastic FREE clubs and activities before school, at lunchtime and after school. Research shows that young people who take part in out of school activities do better in school and their attainment levels are higher. More than 250 […]

Parent Information: Autumn Term

Parent Information: Autumn Term

5th December 2018 Dear Parents/Carers The autumn term had many extra-curricular events which your child may have participated in and I would like to signpost particular highlights in each year group: Year 7: International Evening & Shakespeare Schools Festival Year 8: Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch Performances Year 9: Middlesex University Dance Project Year 10: Black […]

Success at the Speak Out Challenge Islington Final

Success at the Speak Out Challenge Islington Final

It was an absolute pleasure to see our 3 Year 10 girls, Keji, Mariam & Paris compete with 8 other Islington secondary schools in the Islington Regional finals of the Jack Petchey and Speakers’ Trust Speak Out Challenge and deliver their speeches with confidence and strength of character. Congratulations to Keji who took the title, the […]

Artists in Residence @ AMSI

Artists in Residence @ AMSI

We are delighted to welcome to our school community, 4 Artists in Residence – Janetka, Louise, Betsy and Esther – who are working in their new Studios in C block. This initiative is a unique partnership with Cubitt Arts which has revived our old woodwork room. In exchange for affordable rent the Artists will be […]

Year 7 Anti Bullying Week Winners

Year 7 Anti Bullying Week Winners

‘Respect’ goes out to Year 7 students from Arts and Media Islington Secondary school (AMSI) who have won Islington’s Anti Bullying Week competition for schools. The students produced their own version of the News at Ten on the theme ‘Choose Respect’ using Aretha Franklin’s song ‘Respect’ as inspiration. Heather Vaccianna said: “A huge round of […]