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

  • Parent Teacher Consultation Meetings
    Dear Parents, Carers and Guardians Please see the attached letter concerning Parent teacher Consultation Evenings (PTCEs). We are trying to make these evenings as useful and as efficient as possible. We have given the same guidance to all staff for...
  • Academy Update
    We are pleased to announce that Larkmead gained its Academy Order in August and is now moving ahead with the legal stages needed to join The Vale Academy Trust. It looks increasingly likely that this will be completed 1st January...
  • Open Evening 2016
    Open Evening - Thursday 6th October 2016 5.30pm - 8pm 5.45pm                      First talk from Headteacher/Liz Watkins Students in the Assembly Hall 5.30pm                      Tours...
  • Level 2 Sports Coaches
    We are looking to support and increase our extra-curricular offer to students and would be very interested to know if there were any parents with level 2 sports coaching qualifications who would be interested in volunteering with us here...
  • Cyber Safety Event
    Thames Valley Police will be holding a Cyber Safety Event in Didcot Wednesday 21st September 10.00am-12.30pm. Please read the details below for more information: We will be discussing how to stay safe on line, avoid scams and fraud with tips on security and what...