Welcome

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

  • Official Opening of the New Multi-Use Games Area
    Visitors and staff involved in the project to transform an abandoned area of land into a new multi-use games area were invited to attend the official opening this week. The new multi-use games area is a fantastic facility which will...
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  • Goodbye and Good Luck
    Term 6 is always a sad time for us as we have to say goodbye to our Years 11 and 13.   We have watched them grow into young adults and we are very proud of what they have achieved. This...
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  • School Games 'Silver' Award
    The Sainsbury's School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community.   Schools in England are assessed across bronze,...
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  • Carnegie Shadowers’ Success
    Students from all six secondary schools in Abingdon spent the day at The Guildhall on Thursday 18th June 2015, discussing their favourite book from this year’s Carnegie Medal Shortlist and preparing a 4 minute performance to encourage the judges...
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  • Dunmore Primary School Lunchtime Concert
    Larkmead Music students Jess, Charlotte and Polly Dipper, Beth Mawdesley & Isaac O’Shea gave a lunchtime concert for pupils, parents and teachers at Dunmore Primary School this week with a vocal quartet and guitar, accordion and piano solos. Their...
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