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

  • Just Read… Anthony McGowan Author Talk
    Just Read… The Story So Far Enthusiastic, entertaining and engaging; this was the feedback from our Year 8 community and students from Thameside Primary School, who were privileged to attend an author talk, by Anthony McGowan, here on Thursday 5th...
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  • The Duke of Edinburgh Award Bronze Expedition
    Over the weekend of 7th and 8th May 2016, 51 of Larkmead’s Year 10 students took part in their DofE Bronze Award Expedition. Working in small groups, students had to navigate their way from Duxford on the Thames (near...
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  • Oxfordshire Arts Week Abingdon
    14th-23rd May 'Telling Stories' Larkmead and Rush Common Primary students are exhibiting work from their art project 'Telling Stories' in the Oxfam shop window in Abingdon this week for Oxfordshire Arts Week. Using old frames Oxfam were unable to sell the students...
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  • Save Our Summer School Campaign Update
    We have been fundraising hard over the last two months to ensure that our summer school for the new year 7 pupil premium students will be able to run this year, after having the funding stopped by the government. We...
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  • Kirkland Rowell Survey
    Dear Parents and Carers It is very important to us as a school that we are able to gather feedback on how the school operates and its outcomes. Every two years, we ask parents and carers, students, staff and governors to...
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