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

  • Open Evening 2016
    Open Evening - Thursday 6th October 2016 6pm - 8pm 6.00pm                        First talk from Headteacher/Liz Watkins Students in the Assembly Hall 6.00pm                        Tours begin from LRC to all areas in the school 6.30pm                        Tours arranged from the hall for those who listened...
  • Inspired at the Natural History Museum, Oxford
    “Galileo looked really grumpy, as if was glaring.” Second Story, the creative writing group has been meeting all year to whisk up words into tales and poems.  Some students have led the group as part of their Duke of...
    Larkmead School was host to this year's Abingdon School's Joint Carnegie Forum, where 80 x Y7 & Y8 students from across all six secondary schools in Abingdon spent Monday 20th June at Christ Church, Abingdon talking books! The event was...
  • Higher Education Fair
    In order to help students in making their choice of the route to follow after 18, the Abingdon Consortium for Education is holding a Higher Education Evening and Fair. This will be held between 6.00pm and 8.00pm on Monday 27th June 2016 at...
  • ATOM Science Festival@ Larkmead
    As part of the “ATOM Science festival” Larkmead school will be hosting an evening lecture. Thursday 30th June at 7.00pm Stem Cells and the Promise of Regenerative Medicine Professor Paul Fairchild Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford Although the dramatic increase in...