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  • The Buck Project - Making the Most of Life...
    If you want to feel less stressed about life and take control then this course is for you: Dealing with negative thoughts Finding ways to make life feel easier Relaxation techniques and personal coping strategies Sleep and health improvements Coping with panic and anxiety Powerful...
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  • Summer Reading
    Reading throughout the summer is essential for our students to at least maintain, if not grow, their reading habits and ability. This can be paperbacks/hardbacks, e.books, magazines - whichever is their preference. Please promote 'SUMMER READING' to your child/children. Perhaps challenge...
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  • Carnegie Forum 2018
    The annual Abingdon Schools Joint Carnegie Forum was a great success on Monday 18th June. 18 Larkmead School students attended this annual event; which is the culmination of all of the reading and review work that has taken place from...
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  • Long Furlong - Summer Extravaganza
    Long Furlong School are holding a Summer Extravaganza on the 7th July from 12pm - 4pm. Celebrating their 25th anniversary there will be lots going on and fun for all the family. For more details and how to contact the...
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  • Yeah Baby - Family Friendly Music Festival
    Yeah Baby is a free, family friendly music festival taking place in Abingdon Market Square on the 7th July between 11-5pm. The festival is completely non-profit making and run by a team of local friends who want to raise...
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  • Kingfisher School Summer Fete
    The Kingfisher School fete is being held on Saturday 16th June from 12 - 3pm. The fete will be officially opened by Nick Cope and there will also be a BBQ, bouncy castle, arts and craft stalls and lots more. For...
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  • Thomas Reade 40th Birthday Festival
    This year to celebrate the 40th Birthday of Thomas Reade School there will be a Music Festival/Birthday party in the school grounds on Saturday 9th June from 4 pm to 10 pm. This will be a fun family event...
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  • Award Winning Success
    Recently the hard work and effort of our Careers department and wider school was recognised by the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2018 where we won the schools award. The judges were impressed by the wide variety of activities that are...
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  • Abingdon Music Centre - Half Term Activities
    The Abingdon Music Centre have some half term activities planned including a fun holiday music workshop for children who are reception class age and a folk music workshop for those in years 3-6. The Fun Holiday Music Workshops are on Tuesday 29th...
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  • Model United Nations and Magdalen College School MUN 2018
    Politics and international relations. What is it that springs first into your mind when you read those words? Is it Brexit and Britain’s decision to leave the EU? Is it Trump and his border walls and travel bans? Is...
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  • Abingdon Schools Carnegie Quiz 2018
    Well Done to our Y7 & Y8 Carnegie Shadowers for taking part in the Annual Abingdon Schools Joint Carnegie Quiz. This year’s event was hosted by Fitzharrys School. Students were placed into mixed teams from across all of the schools...
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  • Chris Bradford Author Talk
    Chris Bradford’s entertaining, inspiring talk captivated our year 7 students. Not only were they treated to an author talk but lessons in how to be a BODYGUARD too! Students also met with Chris for book signings. Many Thanks to Abingdon School for...
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  • Practice Expedition DofE Bronze Award
    Practice Expedition DofE Bronze Award 21–22 April 2018 Bury Down to Court Hill on the Ridgeway On what was then the hottest weekend of the year, a group of 26 enthusiastic Larkmead Year 10 students took part in their...
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  • 100 Word Short Story Competition
    Tim Pears, local author, had kindly judged the LRC’s recent 100 Word Short Story/Poem Competition with the theme of ‘ICE’.  Tim wrote the following of the entries he received: Wow, lots of pieces and lots of them great! Soo much...
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  • ParentMail
    Communicating with parents is an important part of what we do, making sure you get the correct information about activities, events and things that really matter is something we care about. From 16 April 2018, we will be using ParentMail,...
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  • Carnegie Tea
    The launch of this year’s Abingdon Schools Carnegie Shadowing Programme commenced with the Carnegie Tea on Monday 19th March, hosted by Larkmead School in our School Library. Year 7 student Mollie-Mae said of the event: On Monday 19th March children in...
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  • ATOM Festical Of Science & Technology 2018
    Saturday 17th March 2018 Science Dome - CANCELLED Due to the weather forecast this weekend and subsequent safety concerns the Science Dome has been cancelled and the organisers hope to reschedule it later in the year. Keep an eye on the ATOM website and sign...
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  • School Health News - Term 3 2018
    This newsletter aims to provide families and young people with some useful tips for keeping healthy. Childhood is an important time to instill healthy habits and learn crucial life skills. Establishing these habits early on will help to improve...
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  • World Book Day 2018
    Independent bookshop Mostly Books, Abingdon, will be at Larkmead School on Thursday 1st March, hosting a book fair in honour of World Book Day. Students will be given the opportunity to browse a selection of titles, discuss the book content...
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  • Abingdon Music Centre - Half Term Activities
    The Abingdon Music Centre have some half term activities planned including a fun holiday music workshop for children who are reception class age and a folk music workshop for those in years 3-6. The Fun Holiday Music Workshops are on Tuesday 13th...
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  • We Will Rock You
    We are proud to present this years school production of We Will Rock You. Performances are on Tuesday 6th to Thursday 8th February at 7.30pm in the Main Hall. Ticket prices are £7 for adults and £5 for concessions and...
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  • Bad Weather Update - Tuesday 12th December 2017
    Dear parents, carers and guardians Thank you for your patience today. I can confirm that year 11 mock exams went ahead and as did many sixth form lessons. We have looked carefully at the weather forecast and our decision for tomorrow (Tuesday...
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  • Term 2 in the LRC - OBA, Robin...
    Oxfordshire Book Awards (OBA) Book Club students attended the annual Awards Ceremony of the Oxfordshire Book Awards on 9th November at Oxford High School. We had an array of authors accepting their awards (all voted for by Oxfordshire School Students)....
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  • January 2018 Return to School Dates
    Dear Parent/Carer, We are approaching the end of a long term and it is a good opportunity for me to explain a little more about the works being carried out on site both to restore and refurbish the sports hall...
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  • Rob Jarvis - Author Visit
    A dark, creative, magical, mysterious, mind… Robin Jarvis, best selling  author, came in to school this week to inspire our Year 7s, along with students from Caldecott Primary School and St Helen & St Katharine School. Robin started writing fiction...
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  • Have you Considered a Career in Teaching?
    Join us for a presentation on 5th December 2017 from 6.30 - 7.30pm at the King Alfred's Centre Site in Wantage. Information about a career in teaching and initial teacher training and teaching and learning in the Vale Academy Trust. The...
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  • 16+ Choices Evening
    Statistically Larkmead students have more opportunities.... 55% of Larkmead Students got A*-B at A-Level, above the National Average In one Larkmead maths set 12 students achieved A*'s 36% of students attend Russell Group Universities* Continuing tradition of first student in family to...
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  • Abingdon Music Centre - Half Term Activities
    The Abingdon Music Centre have some half term activities planned including a fun holiday music workshop for children who are reception class age and a musicals workshop for those in years 3-6. The Fun Holiday Music Workshops are on Tuesday 24th...
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  • School Health Newsletter
    This newsletter aims to provide families and young people with some useful tips for keeping healthy. Childhood is an important time to instill healthy habits and learn crucial life skills. Establishing these habits early on will help to improve...
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  • DofE Bronze Award Expeditions
    Practice Expedition DofE Bronze Award 25 – 26 March 2017 Streatley to Court Hill on the Ridgeway  Over the weekend of 25 and 26 March 2017, 26 of Larkmead’s Year 10 students took part in their DofE Bronze Practice...
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  • Post 16 Choices
    Dear Parents and Carers We are writing to invite you and your child to an event to learn more about your child’s options as they finish Year 11 and make crucial choices to allow them to fulfil their career ambitions. The...
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  • Larkmead School - Open Evening & Morning
    Larkmead School will be opening its doors on the 12th & 13th October for parents and prospective students. Come and have a look around, listen to our headteacher talk and hear what our pupils have to say about being a...
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  • Carnegie Shadowers Reunion
    Many Thanks to St Helen & St Katharine’s School and Our Lady’s Abingdon for hosting and inviting students from Larkmead School to the First Ever Carnegie Shadowing Reunion at Exeter College, Oxford University on Wednesday 20th September 2017. Students from...
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  • Larkmead student awarded an Organ Scholarship at Jesus College
    On 13th September, Barnaby Merriman (Year 8) was invited to attend an audition with Jesus College for an organ scholarship after being nominated by his music teacher, Mrs McAuley. The Dr Martin Clarke Young Organ Scholars' Trust (YOST) was founded...
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  • J.R.R. Tolkien Talk
    A group of Y8 and Y9 students were fortunate to attend a talk at St Helens & St Katharine’s School on Monday 18th September on the life and publications of J.R.R Tolkien; famous author of The Hobbit (1937) and...
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