As you explore the Larkmead website, you’ll discover that ours is a school community unlike any other. A carefully fostered, ordered community where each individual is encouraged to take advantage of the exceptional range of opportunities offered to them, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Progress at Larkmead over the past few years has been phenomenal. At a time when national attainment levels have fallen, ours have increased. Not just by 1% or 2%, but sometimes as much as 10%. This is no fluke. This has happened because of the continued monitoring and commitment by students, teachers and parents to ‘get it right’ for our students.

But Larkmead is not just about results. We enable all students to make appropriate progress but we make sure that their experience along the way is broad, exciting and challenging.

We believe that everyone can achieve. We value diversity and want every student to realise their potential and to recognise that their potential has no limit. We create positive learning spaces, where students and teachers learn together: each challenging the other to get better and better at what they do; each having a voice and being actively supported in the running and decision making of the school.
It is no coincidence then that our students are proud to be Larkmead students or that our existing parents are happy to recommend us to others.

There is confidence that we can inspire and enable a child to achieve, irrespective of background or individual challenges.

This is the uniqueness that is Larkmead School.

But don’t take our word for it, come along and see for yourself, we’d love to meet you.

Chris Harris – Headteacher

Our Carnegie Shadowers having junk fun! Models for each book


Larkmead 2nd Hand Uniform Sale. Saturday 22 June at Preston Road Community Centre, 9am–10am. Come & grab a bargain. If you have any good quality donations drop them to the school office. Help us recycle unwanted items while raising valuable funds for our school.

Larkmead celebrating @Artsmarkaward Artsmark Gold Award at the Ashmolean museum. @AshmoleanMuseum

7I marched into their morning learning a challenging routine for their new Michael Jackson SOW! A focus on timing and accuracy! Celebrating their achievement through a culture of performance - boosting their confidence!!! #dancedepartment #larkmeaddancedepartment #MichaelJackson

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  • Larkmead 2nd Hand Uniform Sale
    The next 2nd Hand Uniform Sale is on Saturday 22nd June at Preston Road Community Centre from 9:00am – 10:00am. Please do come along and grab a bargain, plus free refreshments! If you have any good quality donations please drop...
  • Larkrise PTA Quiz Night
    Larkrise PTA are holding a quiz night on Thursday 9th May 2019, 7.00pm-9.00pm (doors open at 6:45) in the LRC (school Library). Tickets are available on the door: Entry fee £3.00 per adult, Children £2.00 - must be accompanied by...
  • Abingdon Airfield Run
    Walk, jog or run 2km or 5km around the iconic Abingdon airfield and support your air ambulance. Register before 30th April for the chance to win a family ticket to the Abingdon Air Show. For more information and details on how...
  • Whats been happening in the LRC
    Busy times in the LRC, with many memorable activities around books and reading; supporting and encouraging our students to READ! Book Blind Date to celebrate Valentines Day StarBOOKS café for Y10+ New Magazines Rack, courtesy of Abingdon School Taran Matharu, Novice Series, Author...
  • National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
    Radley College Sports Centre are running National Pool Lifeguard Qualifications over the Easter holidays. They are running from Monday 8th April - Friday 13th April with an assessment on the Saturday morning. The NPLQ is a nationally recognised qualification which can...