Primary Transition

Joining Larkmead from Primary School

We understand that moving from Primary to Secondary school can be a daunting prospect.  At Larkmead we want to take away some of the worries and make the transition as easy as possible both for parents and students.

To help us to do this we have developed a ‘Transition Journey’ which will give you time to get used to us and answer all of those nagging doubts and queries.

Dates for Your Diary

By 31st October 2016 – Parents/carers complete and return choices form to the Local Authority.  This can be done online.

1st March 2017  – Acceptance letters to parents/carers, email if you applied online offering a school place.

Wednesday 3rd May 2017 – New Year 7 Welcome Evening. Two sessions, 6:00pm & 7:00pm in Main Hall.  Welcome from Headteacher and Ms Watkins KS3 Co-Ordinator.  Parents/carers, students and grandparents all welcome.

During May 2017 – Your child will be visited at their primary school by Ms Watkins KS3 Co-ordinator.

Wednesday 21st June 2017 – Induction Evening. Two sessions, 6:00pm & 7:15pm in Main Hall.  For parents/carers and students.  Opportunity to meet other students in tutor group.  Welcome from Headteacher. Other key staff will be there including, SENCO, Attendance Officer and Student Welfare Officer.

Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th June 2017 – Induction Days. New Year 7 students spend two days in school.  Arrive in school before 8:45am. School ends at 3:10pm.  Students to wear their primary school uniform.

September 2017 – Start of Term 1. Only New Year 7 and New 6th Form students in school.  New Year 7 students start a day earlier than the rest of the school during which they start and end the day with their Tutor

In Year Transition

In-year Admission Information

In-year transfers are for those children looking for a school place during the academic year.

Prospective students and their parents are invited to visit Larkmead before making an application to Oxfordshire County Council. For admission enquiries please contact

01235 520141 to arrange a tour of the school with Keystage 3 or 4 Coordinator before admission takes place.

School admissions are managed by Oxfordshire County Council’s Schools Admissions Team.

For more information contact:

School Admissions Team
County Hall
New Road

Tel: 01865 815175

Fax: 01865 783198



Oxfordshire County Council will notify parents/carers in writing offering a school place if available.  On receipt of this letter please contact us to finalise admission arrangements.  Details of current education will be required before admission takes place.

SEN Admissions

SEN Admissions

Larkmead is an inclusive school which attracts students with a range of special needs. To address the demands made on SEN provision at Larkmead we have moved in the direction of Provision Mapping where a range of group and individual interventions are devised to appropriately and effectively meet student needs.

Students with heavily resourced Statements of Special Needs will be considered as having significant needs which will be prioritised through the provision mapping system. Group interventions are targeted towards those with similar needs whilst recognising that some students will need more support than others.

OCC Admissions Information

Oxfordshire County Council Starting School

Applying for a school place can leave you confused and raise many questions.  The Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) ‘Starting School’ pages will help you with everything from advice on choosing a school, help with the  Online Application Process through to available transport routes serving the schools.

*Larkmead School is not responsible for the accuracy of external websites or documents linked to this site.

OCC 'Starting School' Page

Oxfordshire County Council Admission Rules for Community Secondary Schools for 2014/2015

In accordance with legal requirements, children who have a Statement of Special Educational needs naming the school in Part 4 of the Statement will always be admitted. The admission rules for community secondary schools are shown in the document available for download*.

*Larkmead School is not responsible for the accuracy of external websites or documents linked to this site.

Download OCC Admission Rules