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

Wow! A successful Kids Lit Quiz in the LRC @ lunchtime today to select our team of 4 to represent Larkmead School at the Oxfordshire heat in Nov - Team will be announced on Friday!


* CELEBRATING * An epic well done to Oliva and Leo on creating the beginning of their dance. Year 8s have been exploring and choreographing their own dances based on the narrative of ‘conflict’ through contact dance #dancedepartment #larkmeaddance

A few pics from the Vale Cross Country at Buscott Park


Well done to our year 11 footballers. 4-2 winners over Fitzharrys.

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  • Larkrise PTA - Family Bingo Night
    Come along to the Larkrise PTA Family Bingo Night and enjoy an evening of family fun on Thursday 18th October 7.00 - 9.00pm in the LRC at Larkmead School. Tickets on the door £3 adults £2 children and there will be drinks...
  • Nicki Thornton with Mostly Books – Packed Lunchtime...
    What a wonderful welcome for Nicki Thornton! The LRC was packed for the 1st of our lunchtime talks. There was mystery and magic! Nicki, 2016 Winner of Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition, gave an inspiring, interactive talk both here at Larkmead...
  • Abingdon Futures Evening: Post-16 Education Options
    You are invited to Abingdon and Witney College on Tuesday 16th October, 5.30-8.00pm. Exhibiting are Abingdon and Witney College, Fitzharrys, John Mason and Larkmead schools. Find out more about your options post 16; A levels, apprenticeships, sixth form blended offer,...
  • Election of Parent Governors
    Dear Parents/Carers Election of Parent Governors The Local Governing Body (LGB) of the school has two parent governor vacancies, and we are writing to ask you if you would be interested in nominating yourself. Becoming a governor is a very rewarding and...
  • Nicki Thornton Talk in the LRC - 28th Sept
    Nicki Thornton, 2016 Winner of the Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition will be here in the LRC to host the first of our Lunchtime Talks;  there’ll be mystery and magic! In this interactive talk, children’s book expert, Nicki, will be talking...