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Transition Day Postponement

Transition Day Postponement - 18th June 2021

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 ...READ MORE

Year 10 Update: Friday 18th June

Year 10 Update: Friday 18th June - 18th June 2021

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 ...READ MORE

Lateness to School

Lateness to School - 15th June 2021

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 1 ...READ MORE

Update on Year 10 Exams

Update on Year 10 Exams - 11th June 2021

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 ...READ MORE

Year 10 Update

Year 10 Update - 11th June 2021

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 ...READ MORE

Year 6 Transition Day

Year 6 Transition Day - 11th June 2021

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 transit ...READ MORE

AIM Sessions to commence for Year 10 Students

AIM Sessions to commence for Year 10 Students - 28th May 2021

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, ...READ MORE

Issues in the Middle East

Issues in the Middle East - 24th May 2021

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 ne ...READ MORE

The Big Ask

The Big Ask - 24th May 2021

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 t ...READ MORE

Enter the Heroes Stamp Design Competition

Enter the Heroes Stamp Design Competition - 13th May 2021

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 ...READ MORE

Letter to Year 11 Parents/Carers & Students

Letter to Year 11 Parents/Carers & Students - 28th April 2021

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 circul ...READ MORE

Ramadan

Ramadan - 31st March 2021

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 ...READ MORE

New Year 7 Parents' Morning

New Year 7 Parents’ Morning - 30th March 2021

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 ...READ MORE

End of Term Update

End of Term Update - 29th March 2021

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 de ...READ MORE

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

Your Next Steps – Post-16 and Post-18 Choices - 26th March 2021

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 Tue ...READ MORE

COVID LFO Testing: Update 25-03-21

COVID LFO Testing: Update 25-03-21 - 25th March 2021

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 student ...READ MORE

Bookbuzz Update: March 2021

Bookbuzz Update: March 2021 - 12th 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 ...READ MORE

COVID LFO Testing: Update 11-03-21

COVID LFO Testing: Update 11-03-21 - 11th March 2021

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 t ...READ MORE

GCSE Grades 2021

GCSE Grades 2021 - 08th March 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 GC ...READ MORE

World Book Day

World Book Day - 04th March 2021

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

8th March Return to School

8th March Return to School - 03rd March 2021

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 ...READ MORE

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

Re-Opening of School from 8th March and Lateral Flow Testing - 23rd February 2021

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 ...READ MORE

Royal Academy: Young Artists' Summer Show

Royal Academy: Young Artists’ Summer Show - 22nd February 2021

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! R ...READ MORE

Year 9 Options Process

Year 9 Options Process - 12th February 2021

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, car ...READ MORE

Parent Mobile Details

Parent Mobile Details - 10th February 2021

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 ...READ MORE

Excellent Home Learning in Music

Excellent Home Learning in Music - 09th February 2021

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 ai ...READ MORE

Teaching & Learning Update

Teaching & Learning Update - 05th February 2021

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 Februar ...READ MORE

COVID-19: Updates

COVID-19: Updates - 05th February 2021

11-06-21 Year 10 Update 25-03-21 COVID LFO Testing: Update 25-03-21 11-03-21 COVID LFO Testing: Update 11-03-21 03-03-21 Details for the return to school from 8th March 2021 23-02-21 Re-Opening of School from 8th March and Lateral Flow Test ...READ MORE

February Half Term

February Half Term - 02nd February 2021

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 ...READ MORE

Inter Faith Calendar Art Project

Inter Faith Calendar Art Project - 20th January 2021

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 deadlin ...READ MORE

Consultation on how GCSE, AS and A level grades should be awarded in summer 2021 - 19th January 2021

Dear Students, On Friday, the DfE launched a joint consultation with Ofqual on how GCSE, AS and A level grades should be awarded in summer 2021. The consultation closes at 11:45pm on Friday 29 January. They want to hear the views of stude ...READ MORE

Parent Engagement

Parent Engagement - 13th January 2021

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 h ...READ MORE

COVID MASS TESTING

COVID MASS TESTING - 04th January 2021

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 acros ...READ MORE

All Students: January Return to School

All Students: January Return to School - 31st December 2020

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 ...READ MORE

Remote Learning: 4th January 2021

Remote Learning: 4th January 2021 - 31st December 2020

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) learnin ...READ MORE

Year 11: Return to school and Mock Exams

Year 11: Return to school and Mock Exams - 31st December 2020

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 ...READ MORE

Season's Greetings

Season’s Greetings - 17th December 2020

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 (mad ...READ MORE

Contact Tracing

Contact Tracing - 16th December 2020

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 aft ...READ MORE

Important Message from Islington Council

Important Message from Islington Council - 16th December 2020

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Islington School Closures Message

Islington School Closures Message - 15th December 2020

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 fa ...READ MORE