School Announcements

Start of Term Arrangements

INSET – 1st September 2015
Years 12 (from 12.45pm) and 13 (from 11.00am) in school

INSET – 2nd September 2015
Year 12 in school from 8.45am

Year 7, 12 & 13 only – 3rd September 2015

All students in school – 4th September 2015


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 2015
    Come and see why OFSTED rated Larkmead 'Good' in all six key performance areas Open Evening: Thursday 24th September Open Day: Friday 25th September We would like to take this opportunity to invite parents/carers to the Larkmead School Open Evening on Thursday, 24th September,...
  • A Level Results
    A Level results 2015 – another record year for Abingdon Consortium for Education Students in the Abingdon Consortium for Education (Larkmead School, Abingdon and Witney College, Fitzharrys School and John Mason) are once again celebrating record A Level exam results. The...
  • Larkmead Art for Literacy Exhibition at Abingdon Library
    Larkmead School has a clear focus on improving the literacy of all our students and we have been exploring innovative ways to engage reluctant readers in developing their literacy skills and inspire wider reading. Art workshops at Larkmead School...
  • Second Hand Uniform Sale
    Lark Rise PTA are organising a second hand uniform sale to take place at the Preston Road Community Centre in October. If you have any good quality second hand branded and other uniform items* that you would like to donate you can do...
  • VPA Arts Ambassadors
    Larkmead Visual & Performing Arts Year 12 student Scarlett O'Shea receives her Bronze VPA Ambassadors Badge and Certificate, from Head of VPA Faculty Ms Phillips, for her outstanding creativity in, and contribution to, the Arts at Larkmead during 2014/15,...