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

  • Visit from BBC Arts Editor, Will Gompertz
    A-Level students from Larkmead, St Brinius, St Helen and St Katharine, John Mason and Fitzharrys schools were treated to an entertaining, insightful talk from BBC Arts Editor, Will Gompertz recently. Larkmead organised the event through the Speakers for Schools programme,...
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  • 24 HOURS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
    As part of the ’24 hours to make a difference’ challenge, Larkmead Skillforce students undertook voluntary work at the Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary in Stadhampton.   This Challenge enables students to complete projects which benefit their local communities. The Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary...
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  • Atom Science Festival - Printing Hearts Saving Lives
    Larkmead were invited to play a part in the ATOM Science Festival this year. ATOM is the official closing highlight event of the Oxfordshire Science Festival. It is a celebration of science and technology in Abingdon-on-Thames, bringing together many of...
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  • Charity Teacher Karaoke
    On the 20th March we hosted a charity teacher karaoke in the main hall at lunch time. We had a great response from teachers who were willing to get involved, our line-up included Mr Harris, Mr Adams and Mr Whiting,...
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  • Message in a Bottle Exhibition
    We have collected 1,400 self-portraits from children including Larkmead and Marlborough Secondary, Rush Common and St Nicolas Primary, and schools in Cape Town and Uganda to raise awareness of the 1,400 children who die every day from water-related diseases...
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