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Islington Arts and Media School students chosen for free musical instruments and tuition from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Programme, Music in Secondary Schools Trust IMG_5658  IMG_6159 If you enter the corridors of Islington Arts and Media School (IAMS) there is a buzz of excitement coming from the Creative Arts Department. Year 7 students who have just started their first term at IAMS are being given an orchestral instrument, one-to-one music mentoring and classical music lessons in an instrument of their choice for three years. Being one of only six schools in London to have been selected for the prestigious Music in Secondary Schools Trust – The Andrew Lloyd Webber Programme, you can see why the students and teachers are excited. IMG_6165 The programme originated at Highbury Grove School and supported by lord Andrew Lloyd Webber who granted funding as a result of seeing the huge improvement in students’ engagement to not only music but their studies as a whole. “This project offers a life changing opportunity for our young people and we are thrilled to be part of the MISST programme. Our pupils were simply delighted when they opened the instruments for the first time and then took them home. This initiative strengthens and underpins our vision of EVERY STUDENT A SCHOLAR”.

Diana Osagie, Head teacher at IAMS.

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Alteration to the School timetable15.12.2014

From the 5th January 2015 we have a change to the school day. The new times for lessons are: 8.50 – 9.15   ...read more

Year 7 Award Afternoon12.12.2014

On Thursday 18 December we have a treat lined up for Year 7 students who have done extremely well this term wi ...read more

Music in Secondary Schools Trust10.09.2014

We are delighted to offer free musical instruments alongside three years of classical musical tuition to all s ...read more

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Head teacher’s Message

“Last week IAMS took centre stage when we joined the national debate on the role of the arts in education. We cannot imagine a world where pupils lose their entitlement to be taught mathematics or science, but nationally we allow Arts education to be trimmed almost to nothing. Within our learning community we embrace the Arts as a valuable 5 year entitlement and enrichment to the academic curriculum. The Grayson Perry Lecture affirms our commitment to the debate of Arts education in our schools today.”

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Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry CBE speaks at Islington Arts and Media School to support students fundraising for the arts

Islington Arts and Media School were pleased to welcome Grayson Perry CBE as guest speaker for this year’s Education Lecture on Wednesday 14 January speaking on the topic of ‘Why don’t you get a proper job?’ . The Trustees of Islington Arts and Media School founded the first inspiring Education Lecture in 2014 in order to celebrate and launch the school’s Barton Theatre.

Grayson Perry: Who Are You?

Grayson Perry was awarded the Turner Prize in 2003 and is well known for his ceramic works, sculpture and tapestry. He is also known for his Channel 4 series ‘Who are You?’. Islington Arts and Media School’s Year 9 students have produced an art exhibition based around this topic and the funds raised from the event will provide students with access to high quality Arts experiences.

“I wanted to write to say a huge congratulations on the fantastic event last night. Thank you very much for extending the invitations to John Jones we were delighted to attend. We are proud to be working in partnership with IAMS and look forward to working together in 2015.”

Hannah Payne – John Jones

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