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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

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 Testing 05-02-21 Dear Parent ...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

End of Term Arrangements: Updated

End of Term Arrangements: Updated - 15th December 2020

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 tomo ...READ MORE

Chromebook for Learning Scheme

Chromebook for Learning Scheme - 07th December 2020

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 ...READ MORE

URGENT NOTICE UPDATE

URGENT NOTICE UPDATE - 27th November 2020

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 t ...READ MORE

Inform and Advise Parent Letter

Inform and Advise Parent Letter - 27th November 2020

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. Thi ...READ MORE

URGENT NOTICE

URGENT NOTICE - 26th November 2020

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 an ...READ MORE

AMSI Newsletter

AMSI Newsletter - 20th November 2020

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. Work ...READ MORE

Parent Governor Elections

Parent Governor Elections - 06th November 2020

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 i ...READ MORE

Praise for Attitude to Learning

Praise for Attitude to Learning - 22nd October 2020

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 t ...READ MORE

New Guidance on Face Coverings

New Guidance on Face Coverings - 21st October 2020

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 se ...READ MORE

Record Store Day 2020

Record Store Day 2020 - 19th October 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 19t ...READ MORE