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


  • Summer Reading
    Reading throughout the summer is essential for our students to at least maintain, if not grow, their reading habits and ability. This can be paperbacks/hardbacks, e.books, magazines - whichever is their preference. Please promote 'SUMMER READING' to your child/children. Perhaps...
  • Far End Youth Club
    What a fab end to this year’s Youth Club…Skating at Oxford Ice Rink and our annual end of year party & water fight! At the Ice Rink we had some accomplished skaters (gliding, twirling, figure skating!) & some novice ice...
  • Congratulations - New Year 7 Students
    Congratulations to all students who have secured a Year 7 place at Larkmead School. We look forward to welcoming you in September 2017.
  • Open Morning
    Our open morning is on Thursday 6th July from 9am to 1pm. Tours will be taking place throughout the morning (last tour starts at 12pm). Our headteacher, Chris Harris will be giving talks at 9.15am and 11.15am.
  • Carnegie Forum
    The annual Abingdon Schools Joint Carnegie Forum was a great success on Monday 19th June. 14 Larkmead School students attended this annual event; which is the culmination of all of the reading and review work that has taken place from...