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  • World Book Day Entries
    We've submiited 9 entries to this year's World Book Day Design a National Book Token Competition. Fingers crossed we get a Winner or Runner Up! All are worthy! National Judges will select a Winner & A Runner Up later in the...
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  • Closed Curriculum Plan
    We would invite you to please ensure you are familiar with Larkmead School's closed curriculum plan which can be viewed here  
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  • Letter from Mr Harris regarding school shutdown
    HT Letter to Parents 19:3:2020
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  • COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - School Advice
    Dear parents and carers The situation regarding exhibiting symptoms of (COVID-19) and the decision to self-isolate and therefore not to send your child in to school is understandably very difficult. As a school we do not wish to give our own...
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  • KS3 Art Skills
    KS3 Larkmead students have been demonstrating their artistic skills and have submitted their own personal Artwork to our open exhibition. There are some beautiful and creative pieces of Art that have been created using a range of media. We...
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  • Scholastic Book Fair - Thank You!
    Thank you to everyone who supported our recent Scholastic Book Fair in the LRC – there was much excitement in the library, with a variety of titles selling out daily - we had sales of just over £800 (our...
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  • Kids Lit Quiz
    Kids Lit Quiz Our team of four from across Year 7 & Year 8; Jacob Corbett, Isaac Lavers, Millie Surrey & Charlotte Wilson successfully represented Larkmead School on Tuesday 26th November in the regional heat of the Kids Lit...
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  • Larkmead Christmas Celebration
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  • New Headteacher Announcement
    Dear students, parents and carers,   I am very excited to be returning to Larkmead School to become Headteacher.   I began my teaching career as an English teacher, working in Cheltenham, Chipping Norton and at Gosford Hill school in Kidlington where I...
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  • LARKMEAD ART EXHIBITION 2020
    LARKMEAD ART EXHIBITION 2020. Our students are invited to submit paintings, drawings, collage, sculpture, mixed media and photography pieces for our VPA gallery, no later than 10th January. Please see Mrs Green for more details.
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  • Headteacher Update
    Dear Parent/Carer I would like to inform you all of the outcome, of a very extensive Headteacher interview process. We had twelve strong candidates and shortlisted six for the first day of the interview process, calling three back for the...
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  • Schoolastic book fair
    Scholastic Book Fair We’ve joined up with Scholastic and are having a Book Fair in the LRC from Tuesday 19th November to Monday 25th November. An opportunity to purchase some new reads ready for Christmas! As part of the Book Fair...
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  • Rock n Roll Party
    Rock n Roll Party! Friday 15th November 7:30-11:30pm Abingdon Rugby Club. Live covers band ‘Gaffer Tape’, disco, licensed bar and a raffle. Please come and support this event and bring friends and family (No under 18’s). All monies raised will go directly to buy...
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  • 2nd Hand uniform sale
    2nd hand uniform sale, Saturday 12th October, 9-10am at the Preston Road Centre
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  • Larkrise Family Bingo Night
    Come along to the Larkrise PTA Family Bingo Night and enjoy an evening of family fun on Thursday 17th October 7:00 – 9:00pm, in the LRC at Larkmead School. Tickets on the door £3 adults, £2 children and there will be...
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  • What makes me happy?
    Before the Summer, Larkmead School took part in a global art project. Year 7 students created art work for the theme ‘What makes me happy?’ and they were sent to Australia and displayed in an exhibition along with 63...
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  • Cycle Maintenance Workshop
    Cycle Maintenance Workshop Wednesday 3.15pm to 4.15pm. Limited to 8 students per term on a first come first served basis Contact Mr Barber for further information
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  • Larkrise PTA Meeting
    Larkrise PTA are meeting at The Prince of Wales Pub, Shippon 7.30pm Tuesday 17th September to discuss ideas for events for this year and how we can raise some much needed funds for the school. Please do come and...
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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...
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  • 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
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  • Non Uniform Day
    Non School Uniform Day - Thursday 18th July 2019. £1.00 to be paid to tutors.
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • Abingdon Schools Joint Carnegie Forum
    Another successful Abingdon Schools Joint Carnegie Forum on Monday 17th June! 15 Larkmead School students attended this annual event; which is the culmination of all of the reading and review work that has taken place from March 2019 to June....
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  • Global Art Project
    Our year 7 Art groups are taking part in a Global Art Project where they are asked to create a picture on the theme 'What make me happy?' Our students' cards will be sent to an Art Teacher in...
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  • Larkmead 2nd Hand Uniform Sale
    The next 2nd Hand Uniform Sale is on Saturday 22nd June at Preston Road Community Centre from 9:00am – 10:00am. Please do come along and grab a bargain, plus free refreshments! If you have any good quality donations please drop...
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  • Larkrise PTA Quiz Night
    Larkrise PTA are holding a quiz night on Thursday 9th May 2019, 7.00pm-9.00pm (doors open at 6:45) in the LRC (school Library). Tickets are available on the door: Entry fee £3.00 per adult, Children £2.00 - must be accompanied by...
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  • Abingdon Airfield Run
    Walk, jog or run 2km or 5km around the iconic Abingdon airfield and support your air ambulance. Register before 30th April for the chance to win a family ticket to the Abingdon Air Show. For more information and details on how...
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  • Whats been happening in the LRC
    Busy times in the LRC, with many memorable activities around books and reading; supporting and encouraging our students to READ! Book Blind Date to celebrate Valentines Day StarBOOKS café for Y10+ New Magazines Rack, courtesy of Abingdon School Taran Matharu, Novice Series, Author...
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  • National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
    Radley College Sports Centre are running National Pool Lifeguard Qualifications over the Easter holidays. They are running from Monday 8th April - Friday 13th April with an assessment on the Saturday morning. The NPLQ is a nationally recognised qualification which can...
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  • Fundraising - FINAL PUSH
    We're in to the final week of the fundraising for our IT Suites.  We are so close to reaching our target with just £330 needed. If you're able to donate, share with friends, family, colleagues, neighbours please click the link below. https://rocket.fund/p/LarkmeadCR1-2Screens Thank you...
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  • Abingdon Music Centre - Easter Holiday Activities
    Abingdon Musical Instrument Trail From Sat 6th – Mon 22nd April see how many musical instruments you can spot in windows in Abingdon town centre. Collect an entry sheet (£1 minimum donation) from Mostly Books for a chance to win a Ukulele! Lets All Make Some...
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  • Fundraising Update
    So for we have received donations totalling £2,936 which is 70% of our target.  We are incredibly grateful for the support we have received on this project so far. If you're able to donate, share with friends, family, colleagues, neighbours please click...
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  • Fundraiser - Amazing Start
    What an amazing start to our fund raiser for screens in our IT Suites! We have been overwhelmed by the generous response so far. The donations are currently sitting at £2,276 which is an incredible 55% of our target in...
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  • Open Evening 2019
    Our open morning & evening dates for 2019 are as follows; • Thursday 4th July 2019 – Open Morning • Thursday 3rd October 2019 – Open Evening • Friday 4th October 2019 – Open Morning
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