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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.

Further reading on our MiSST programme 

Latest School NewsNews Archive

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

School EventsMore Events

Open Days Feedback

“Best School Tour I’ve been on. Commitment, enthusiasm of staff blew me away.  So proud of the school and excited about their work”

Parent at Yerbury Primary School, Islington

“An excellent open day! I go away feeling very positive about the school. Thank you and Well Done!”


“The school far exceeded my expectations. I’ve been here twice and I’m very impressed. Thank you!”

 Christmas Lunch For Senior Citizens

Every year in December at Islington Arts & Media School we invite a 100 local senior citizens for lunch in the school dining area. Our guests are treated to a Christmas meal prepared and served by students and teachers with musical performances from the students in our theatre.

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This year we are very happy to announce that much of the feast was kindly donated by local butchers, Godfreys, located in Highbury Barn.

“Many thanks for a lovely time we had at the Christmas dinner on the Friday the 12th Dec 2014. We also would like to thank each and everyone who worked so hard and especially the pupils for a wonderful show.

We wish you all a Happy Christmas and a Happy Healthy Peaceful New Year.”

Barbara and Michael

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