***BAD WEATHER UPDATE NOTICE ***
Tuesday 12th December:
We have looked carefully at the weather forecast and our decision for tomorrow is that we will close completely to students and staff.
We have taken this decision for the following reasons:
- The temperature is set to drop to significantly below freezing tonight and for most of the school hours tomorrow. The site has clear pathways prepared by our site team but it is very wet and there is a good deal of melting snow on site. This will freeze hard despite the copious amounts of salt that we have spread.
- The icy roads will present a hazard, greater in fact than today, to students and staff trying to make their way to school.
It is therefore our firm belief that the school will be open as normal on Wednesday for all students and staff. I would not intend to send a further communication to confirm this so please assume that the school will be completely open to all staff and students on Wednesday 13th December.
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