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

A few of our new additions to the Library - come & see for yourself!

#RemembranceDay A minutes silence held this morning on the school field. The last post was played by one of our music students and Head of Music.


PLEASE BUY YOUR TICKETS! Rock n Roll Party! Friday 15th November 7:30-11:30pm. Abingdon Rugby Club. Live covers band ‘Gaffer Tape’, disco, licensed bar and a raffle. Bring friends and family! (No under 18’s). Tickets - £5.00 via Parentpay. Thanks Larkrise PTA

Y11 & Y12 Students enjoying the morning at Clifford Chance Law Firm (London), taking part in their Raising Aspirations Day

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Audrey Screen January 1984-July 2019

I am sad to say that Mrs Screen who has taught at Larkmead for nearly 36 years and who was married to Mr Crowe and had both of her sons, Tom and Jack as students at Larkmead sadly passed away last night, Wednesday 16th October 2019, after a long battle with illness.

She was utterly committed to this school and she touched the lives of many generations of Larkmead students and their families.

She will be greatly missed but her contribution to our school will be her lasting tribute.


Thank You Mrs Screen from all the generations of students/parents and staff for the un-paralleled time and commitment that you have given to this school and its community.

Mr C. Harris

  • Rock n Roll Party
    Rock n Roll Party! Friday 15th November 7:30-11:30pm Abingdon Rugby Club. Live covers band ‘Gaffer Tape’, disco, licensed bar and a raffle. Please come and support this event and bring friends and family (No under 18’s). All monies raised will go directly to buy...
  • 2nd Hand uniform sale
    2nd hand uniform sale, Saturday 12th October, 9-10am at the Preston Road Centre
  • Larkrise Family Bingo Night
    Come along to the Larkrise PTA Family Bingo Night and enjoy an evening of family fun on Thursday 17th October 7:00 – 9:00pm, in the LRC at Larkmead School. Tickets on the door £3 adults, £2 children and there will be...
  • What makes me happy?
    Before the Summer, Larkmead School took part in a global art project. Year 7 students created art work for the theme ‘What makes me happy?’ and they were sent to Australia and displayed in an exhibition along with 63...
  • Cycle Maintenance Workshop
    Cycle Maintenance Workshop Wednesday 3.15pm to 4.15pm. Limited to 8 students per term on a first come first served basis Contact Mr Barber for further information