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

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    BBC Arts Editor, Will Gompertz, spent the day with the VPA Faculty at Larkmead this week following his 6th form careers advice talk through Speakers for Schools in March. He enjoyed watching lessons including an 'inspirational' drama class, as...
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    On Friday 15th May, Oriel College in Oxford kindly hosted a pathways taster day for some of our year 10 students. They were given the opportunity to learn about applying to Oxford University including the courses on offer, the tutor system & graduate...
  • Carnegie Shadowing
    Our Carnegie Shadowing Group took part in the joint Abingdon schools Carnegie Quiz on Tuesday 12th May at Fitzharry’s School. All 21 students were entered into mixed teams from across the six Abingdon Schools (state and independent) and lots of...
  • Thank you Lark Rise!
    Trash to Fash Larkmead students in the Upcycling Club send a huge thank you to Cyd and Lark Rise for donating two sewing machines to help them redesign and upcycle clothes and accessories for themselves and to sell in Oxfam...