School Announcements


15th August 2019 -  A level and AS examination results will be available for collection from the Learning Resource Base on Thursday 15th August from 8am – 10am.

22nd August 2019  - GCSE results will be available for collection from the Learning Resource Base on Thursday 22nd August from 10am -12pm

School will re-open on Wednesday 4th September for Year 7, Year 12 and Year 13 only.  All other years will return to school as normal on Thursday 5th September. Please note late buses will not resume until week beginning 9th September 2019.


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

Larkmead School highest A-Levels ever! Congratulations to students staff and parents. 59% A*-B and 28% A*-A. Fantastic. Pictured some happy parents and students.


New water bottles have arrived. On sale, filled with fresh cold water, from Sept from the Cold Service Shop at break & lunch time. Reducing the amount of single use plastic throughout our community. #onecommunity #plasticfree #ourplasticfeedback @abcarboncutters @plastic_cutters

Zip wire fun at Bournmouth with the Larkmead daredevils.

Our 2nd day of activities include climbing wall and reptile encounter!

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  • Nicki Thornton – Book Launch in the LRC
    Abingdon’s Nicki Thornton, 2016 Winner of Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition was here in the LRC for the launch of her second novel; The Bad Luck Lighthouse, her sequel to The Last Chance Hotel. We were honoured to host Nicki’s...
  • Oxfordshire School Health Nurses
    Oxfordshire School Health Nurses can provide with the agreement and support of the Head Teacher, a range of services to protect and promote the sexual health of young people, easily accessible on school premises. Full information can be found here
  • Non Uniform Day
    Non School Uniform Day - Thursday 18th July 2019. £1.00 to be paid to tutors.
  • Author Katherine Rundell Visits
    Katherine Rundell Talks Katherine Rundell, author of ‘The Explorer’ and ‘Roof Toppers’, was here and gave engaging, spellbinding talks to our Year 8s, Y7 Book Club Members and KS2 guests from 5 local primary schools (as part of the Launch...
  • Year 8 3D Art
    Miss Tiley's year 8 Art group have been learning 3D making skills. They have been looking at cakes.  Students designed their own slice of cake and then developed 3D making skills using cardboard construction and papier mache.  Students applied...