Islington Arts and Media School
Islington Arts and Media School, is an Arts and Media specialising secondary school in the Borough of Islington, London. It was formerly known as George Orwell School. It was attended by Jay Simpson of Millwall. Other well-known ex-pupils are the actors Troy Titus-Adams and Kaya Scodelario. The school also achieved 81% A* to C in 2011 GCSEs, with 45% achieving 5 A*-C including English and Maths. 12% of pupils gained 3 or more A*-A grades.
It was used as a filming location in the Academy Award-nominated 2006 film, Notes on a Scandal. It was classified as a "School Of Creativity" in 2009. The Headteacher is Diana Osagie who has been Head since September 2010 and was previously Deputy Head for 9 years.
Prior to becoming the George Orwell School it was known as Tollington Park Secondary School. One of its notable students was worldwide-renowned photojournalist Don McCullin. McCullin attended the school in the late 1940s. The Victorian building still in use today was originally Montem St School, and was attended in the 1920s by Sydney Carter, the author of the words for the song Lord of the Dance.