Arts and Media School, Islington
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Arts and Media School Islington, is a small co-educational secondary school and is located towards the north of the London Borough of Islington. It is classified as a comprehensive trust foundation school. Susan Service was appointed headteacher in 2016 after having served as the deputy head of curriculum for 5 years.
The Victorian building, still in use today, was originally Montem St School. Later the school was known as Tollington Park Secondary School and, more recently, as George Orwell School.The facilities were used as a filming location in the Academy Award-nominated 2006 film Notes on a Scandal.
Partners vary from across the curriculum and include The Barbican, Arsenal FC, and the Music in Secondary Schools Trust. In addition, the school works closely with a number of local primary schools, sharing skills and expertise in key academic subjects. Each term they open their doors to their primary partners, offering a variety of master classes, workshops, and activity days.
- Sydney Carter, author of the lyrics of the song "Lord of the Dance"
- Jermain Jackman, winner of the third series of the BBC television singing competition The Voice UK in 2014
- Don McCullin, photo journalist who attended the school in the late 1940s
- Kassius Nelson, actress currently starring as Jade Albright in the Channel 4 television programme Hollyoaks
- Kaya Scodelario, actress starring in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
- Jay Simpson, professional footballer currently playing for Leyton Orient
- Troy Titus-Adams, actress
- Christina Johnson, insignificant law student
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