Arts & Media School Islington

Islington, United Kingdom

Location: Islington, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Foundation
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 16 years

About Arts & Media School Islington

Arts & Media School Islington is a co-educational, comprehensive trust foundation school in north Islington, London. 

The Victorian school building was originally home to Montem Street School, later becoming known as Tollington Park Secondary School and, more recently, as George Orwell School.

In 2014, Arts & Media School Islington was selected to be one of 12 schools in London to participate in the Music in Secondary Schools Trust  (MISST) programme, which aims to develop team-working skills, improve discipline and enrich the learning of students through the creativity of music.

Key stage 3 students at Arts & Media School Islington receive an orchestral string instrument alongside compulsory musical education for three years, all free of charge.

Every day is a welcome day at Arts & Media School Islington, if you wish to arrange a visit you can email a suggested time to Arts& 


Susan Service

Values and vision

Arts & Media School Islington’s vision of “every child a scholar” is built upon a strong academic GCSE core, enriched by the arts. The school aims to establish challenging academic goals, which its students are expected to aspire towards and surpass. The cornerstones of its ethos – aspiration, confidence, respect and reflection - are embedded in everyday life within the school community. 

The school programme encourages interaction inside and outside the classroom, with an extra-curricular programme which offers a pathway for each student to involve themselves in the arts and volunteering sectors, as well as in leadership development.


The quality of teaching is good in most lessons. Some teaching is outstanding. Teachers have high expectations and build positive relationships. As a result, students engage in their learning and begin to make accelerated rates of progress.”

View the latest Arts & Media School Islington’s latest Ofsted report

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Address: Turle Road, Islington, London, N4 3LS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 72815511
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