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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 […]

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 2021

Black History Month 2021

What will students be learning in their lessons during Black History Month? BHM Independent Projects Click this link to join the BHM Google Classroom Exemplary Work in BHM 2021 We have seen some fantastic work from the students over this year’s Black History Month. Students have been studying the life of Mansa Musu, the ninth […]

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

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

AMSI are host to Block C – an innovative partnership with local arts organisation, Cubitt Artists, which sees our former woodwork classroom repurposed into four artist studios. This is a unique resource, enabling AMSI students and staff to collaborate with artists and gain insights into their creative practice. Since our partnership began in 2018, we have delivered […]

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 […]

Jeremy Corbyn Visits Arts & Media School

Jeremy Corbyn Visits Arts & Media School

Labour Leader and local MP Jeremy Corbyn visited AMSI on Friday taking time to meet and chat with young people in his constituency. Jeremy heard about the students extraordinary achievements, which included some of the 30 who spent a week in Denmark on a Cultural Exchange, a group who run an emotional well-being club ‘First […]

Introducing MyEd: Our School App

Introducing MyEd: Our School App

We would like to introduce to our new school app, MyEd, which is free to download on the App Store for Apple users and the Play Store for Android users. This application is the most efficient way of two way communication open to us as a school and parents. You will be able to: Report […]

Singing Lessons at Arts & Media School Islington

Singing Lessons at Arts & Media School Islington

We would like to inform you that Jade Williams, our wonderful singing teacher, is available for singing 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 developing their singing with Jade during this year. Unfortunately, we are […]

Drum lessons at Arts & Media School Islington

Drum lessons at Arts & Media School Islington

We would like to introduce Az Khan, an excellent drum teacher, who works with us as we further develop our outstanding provision in music at AMSI. Our students are talented and enthusiastic musicians and, as a result, I would therefore expect lots of them to be interested in learning the drums with Az during the […]

Examination Results 2018

Examination Results 2018

Students and teachers met the challenge of the new tougher exams and this year we are celebrating improved outcomes in Music, Drama, French and Design & Technology. There were excellent results in Music with 100% 4+, French with 92% 4+ as well as Biology and Chemistry both 82% achieving 4+. 100% of the students entered […]

A chance to win £5000 worth of books for AMSI

A chance to win £5000 worth of books for AMSI

National Book Tokens are running a competition with a prize of £5000 worth of book tokens for one lucky school (plus £100 in tokens for the person who nominates them!) All it takes for AMSI to be in with a chance of winning is for as many of us as possible to complete an online […]

The Great Debate

The Great Debate

On 3rd July, four of our Key Stage 3 students attended The Great Debate at the House of Commons. Organised by the RSPCA, Tristan, Olivia, Thomas and Tyler took on the subject of ‘Animal Export’ in the debate with teams from other schools from across the South East. This is the first debate event for young […]

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Barcelona 2018

We took a group of 14 AMSI MFL students to visit Barcelona for 5 days to provide the students with a great experience that also allows them to build up their confidence using Spanish in a native speaker’s context. We stayed in a Hostel behind Gaudi’s La Pedrera, in the city centre where the students […]

Online Music Concert May 2018

Online Music Concert May 2018

Welcome to our Online Concert for Summer 2018. Please listen to the performances and let us know which is your favourite.   Loading…

Grand Piano from Funky Junk on Hornsey Road

Grand Piano from Funky Junk on Hornsey Road

We are extremely grateful to Funky Junk for supplying Arts & Media School with this beautiful Yamaha C7 grand piano. Our piano students love the sound it creates and the feel of playing it and we are looking forward to the next concert at the end of the year to hear it again in action. […]

Year 7 girls football team trophy

Year 7 girls football team trophy

Congratulations to the year 7 girls football team who won the Islington and Camden fair play award! They were awarded the trophy by the C&I borough girl’s football development officer. We would also like to say well done to all the girls in years 7-9 who turned up for football training. The development officer was […]

FAIR FUTURES REPORT launched at AMSI by Jermain Jackman

FAIR FUTURES REPORT launched at AMSI by Jermain Jackman

We were delighted that Jermain Jackman, chose his ‘old school’ to host the Fair Futures report which was commissioned by Islington Council last year. Jermain has chaired the Commission whilst studying Politics at Leeds University and managing his music career! Our students hosted and participated in this important event which launched the recommendation of an […]

London Boys Ballet School-AMSI Partner

London Boys Ballet School-AMSI Partner

We would like to introduce one of our Creative Partnerships who are residents at the school: Raising the Barre in Islington! In September last year, the award winning ‘London Boys Ballet School’, (LBBS), relocated to Arts & Media School Islington.  Having been featured in all major newspapers, radio, news stations and television, this school has set […]

Labour Leader praises students' Active Citizenship

Labour Leader praises students’ Active Citizenship

We were delighted that Jeremy Corbyn made time to visit AMSI last week, because constituents had praised our partnerships with Crisis at Christmas, Solace Women’s Aid and the British Heart Foundation.    Mr Corbyn met a group of young people who are actively involved in raising awareness and funds for charitable organisations which address inequalities […]

Ofsted Inspection: UPDATE 16/12/17 The Results

Ofsted Inspection: UPDATE 16/12/17 The Results

As you are aware we have recently welcomed Ofsted Inspectors to the school and we are now able to share the outcome of the recent inspection with you. We are absolutely delighted to announce that we continue to be a ‘Good’ school and have been judged to be ‘Good’ in all areas of the inspection […]

Danish Cultural Exchange

Danish Cultural Exchange

We would like to thank parents for their support and encouragement that enabled us to take 24 students from Years 8, 9 and 10 to Denmark at half-term. Students experienced a very different culture and lifestyle; they developed new friendships, they shared their skills and exchanged ideas with confidence and performed to a very high […]

Sir Matthew Bourne praises school’s commitment to creativity

Sir Matthew Bourne praises school’s commitment to creativity

  Guests at the Trustees’ Education Lecture last Thursday were treated to a very open account of Sir Matthew’s personal journey and career in dance. Most notable was his late start to this journey, at the age of 22. It was very apparent that Sir Matthew’s passion for the performing arts and commitment to achieving […]