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

  • Kids Lit Quiz
    Our team of four from across Year 7 & Year 8; Henry Skeels, Elise Macey, Edward Frank and Barnaby Merriman represented Larkmead School on Friday 25th November in the regional heat of the Kids Lit Quiz; considered the Sport...
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  • Scholastic Book Fair
    Many Thanks to all who supported our Scholastic Book Fair last week, we had sales of £590.09 which generated £295 for us to spend on books for our school Library. A big thank you to our book club members who...
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  • Oxfordshire Book Awards 2016
    Book Club members past and present attended The Oxfordshire Book Awards Ceremony for 2015-16 on Wednesday 9th November at Oxford High School. Mark Thornton from Mostly Books Bookshop in Abingdon performed the Master of Ceremonies for the event with...
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  • Kids Lit Quiz – Read all about it!
    Thursday 20th October saw the LRC full of eager Year 7s and Year 8s individually battling for a place in this year’s Kids Lit Team. With spot questions and prizes between rounds, there were opportunities for all! Each year Larkmead...
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  • Oxfordshire Young Scientist of the Year
    Three Larkmead students were nominated for the Oxfordshire young scientist of the year. Adam Harris for Biology, Megan Holdstock for Chemistry and Henry Hall for Physics. All of the students nominated have excelled throughout year 12 and have shown commitment and enthusiasm...
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