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  • Urban Eats Range - Available from Monday
    Following the successful trial day and feedback received from students and staff, earlier in the month, we are pleased to announce that the Urban Eats range shall be arriving on Monday! We shall be serving the products which students told...
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  • Young Enterprise Team Success at the Finals
    Congratulations to our young enterprise team Nascent on winning the south and vale final of the young enterprise competition on Monday evening at Abingdon School. The team were judged on their stand, company report, interviews with judges and a four...
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  • Food Standards Agency Rating
    Following our assessment visit from the Environmental Health Officer on the 14th March we are pleased to announce that we have retained our very good rating of a 5. Well done to Mrs Palfrey, Mrs Baldwin and Mrs Scott and all...
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  • Carnegie Tea at Larkmead School
    The Carnegie Tea launches the Abingdon Schools Joint Shadowing scheme for 2017. The Tea was hosted here at Larkmead School on Friday 17th March. 80 students from year 7 and year 8 from across all of the secondary schools in...
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  • Jon Robinson, Year 7 Author Talk at Abingdon School
    On Thursday 16th March all of our Year 7s were very fortunate to have been invited to an author talk at Abingdon School.  Jon Robinson was soo entertaining; capturing the attention of all our year 7s with his stories...
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  • Young Enterprise Team Success
    Huge congratulations to our Young Enterprise Team Nascent who took part in the Abingdon Trade Fair competition on Saturday 11th March selling their cookbook “Oh Crumbs…” which is made up of family favourite recipes from the staff of Larkmead. The...
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  • Email Communication to Parents
    Over the next 2 weeks we will be looking at improving our parent email system with the view to moving away from the current Home Contact system. In order to test this new system we will need to send some messages...
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  • New range of Restaurant Snacks
    Following feedback from students and a panel tasting session, we have increased the range for snacks on offer in the restaurant. We are now stocking a number of new products from the “oh so Scrummy” range. This includes a...
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  • Larkmead School - Careers News
    Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2017 We are excited to share that Larkmead School was a finalist in the schools award category at in inaugural Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2017 that took place this week. Larkmead School was shortlisted from a long list....
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  • ATOM Festival
    This year the ATOM Festival of Science and Technology is holding two of its events at Larkmead, both on Thursday 23rd March. Professor Frank Close will be giving a talk entitled Eclipse: Journeys to the Dark Side of the...
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  • World Book Day 2017
    World Book Day 2017 20 Years of Book Events to celebrate the enjoyment of books and reading. Here at Larkmead we held a KS3 Inter-Tutor Group Bumper Book Quiz to find the BOOKIEST TUTOR GROUP in each year group. Our winners...
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  • LRC Refurbishment
    Let's Celebrate! We have new carpet, chairs and signage in the Library! Now that's worth celebrating! Students, governors, teachers, librarians, Head Teacher and Mark Thornton, owner of Mostly Books Book shop in Abingdon, gathered to celebrate the make-over of our school library...
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  • Urban Eats Taster Day
    Urban Eat is coming to Larkmead School! On Thursday 2nd March students and staff will be able to try out a range of products from Urban Eat at an introductory offer price. Students and staff trying these new products will be encouraged...
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  • Message from Thames Valley Police
    Thames Valley Police has received a report that a female sixth form student from John Mason School was approached by four men in a silver family sized car at a bus stop on Wootton Road on Monday at 3pm....
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  • Larkmead School Takes Historic Step By Joining Vale Academy...
    Teachers celebrated a 'key moment in history' by joining a thriving school trust. Larkmead School in Abingdon has become the first educator outside of the Wantage area to join the Vale Academy Trust, forging what was described as a 'tremendously...
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  • Billy Elliott
    You are invited to Larkmead whole school production of Billy Elliott. Performances are on Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th February 2017 at 7.30pm in the Main Hall. Ticket prices are £7.50 adults/ £5 concessions. Tickets can be obtained from student services, a...
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  • Careers Fair
    We would like to invite all students to our Careers Fair which will is on the 19th January from 4.30-6.30 in the main hall here at Larkmead School. The Careers Fair provides an excellent opportunity to speak to representatives from different...
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  • Kids Lit Quiz
    Our team of four from across Year 7 & Year 8; Henry Skeels, Elise Macey, Edward Frank and Barnaby Merriman represented Larkmead School on Friday 25th November in the regional heat of the Kids Lit Quiz; considered the Sport...
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  • Scholastic Book Fair
    Many Thanks to all who supported our Scholastic Book Fair last week, we had sales of £590.09 which generated £295 for us to spend on books for our school Library. A big thank you to our book club members who...
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  • Oxfordshire Book Awards 2016
    Book Club members past and present attended The Oxfordshire Book Awards Ceremony for 2015-16 on Wednesday 9th November at Oxford High School. Mark Thornton from Mostly Books Bookshop in Abingdon performed the Master of Ceremonies for the event with...
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  • Kids Lit Quiz – Read all about it!
    Thursday 20th October saw the LRC full of eager Year 7s and Year 8s individually battling for a place in this year’s Kids Lit Team. With spot questions and prizes between rounds, there were opportunities for all! Each year Larkmead...
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  • Oxfordshire Young Scientist of the Year
    Three Larkmead students were nominated for the Oxfordshire young scientist of the year. Adam Harris for Biology, Megan Holdstock for Chemistry and Henry Hall for Physics. All of the students nominated have excelled throughout year 12 and have shown commitment and enthusiasm...
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  • Parent Teacher Consultation Meetings
    Dear Parents, Carers and Guardians Please see the attached letter concerning Parent teacher Consultation Evenings (PTCEs). We are trying to make these evenings as useful and as efficient as possible. We have given the same guidance to all staff for...
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  • Academy Update
    We are pleased to announce that Larkmead gained its Academy Order in August and is now moving ahead with the legal stages needed to join The Vale Academy Trust. It looks increasingly likely that this will be completed 1st January...
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  • Open Evening 2016
    Open Evening - Thursday 6th October 2016 5.30pm - 8pm 5.45pm                      First talk from Headteacher/Liz Watkins Students in the Assembly Hall 5.30pm                      Tours...
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  • Level 2 Sports Coaches
    We are looking to support and increase our extra-curricular offer to students and would be very interested to know if there were any parents with level 2 sports coaching qualifications who would be interested in volunteering with us here...
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  • Cyber Safety Event
    Thames Valley Police will be holding a Cyber Safety Event in Didcot Wednesday 21st September 10.00am-12.30pm. Please read the details below for more information: We will be discussing how to stay safe on line, avoid scams and fraud with tips on security and what...
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  • Inspired at the Natural History Museum, Oxford
    “Galileo looked really grumpy, as if was glaring.” Second Story, the creative writing group has been meeting all year to whisk up words into tales and poems.  Some students have led the group as part of their Duke of...
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  • CARNEGIE SHADOWING SUCCESS
    Larkmead School was host to this year's Abingdon School's Joint Carnegie Forum, where 80 x Y7 & Y8 students from across all six secondary schools in Abingdon spent Monday 20th June at Christ Church, Abingdon talking books! The event was...
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  • Higher Education Fair
    In order to help students in making their choice of the route to follow after 18, the Abingdon Consortium for Education is holding a Higher Education Evening and Fair. This will be held between 6.00pm and 8.00pm on Monday 27th June 2016 at...
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  • ATOM Science Festival@ Larkmead
    As part of the “ATOM Science festival” Larkmead school will be hosting an evening lecture. Thursday 30th June at 7.00pm Stem Cells and the Promise of Regenerative Medicine Professor Paul Fairchild Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford Although the dramatic increase in...
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  • Public Academy Consultation
    I would like to confirm that the public consultations concerning academy status and then potential to join a Multi Academy Trust took place on 25th February 2016 and 21st March 2016. A hand full of parents attended both meetings and...
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  • Seeing the Message
    I would like to thank all parents, students and other contributors who helped us raise the £4500 that we needed to overhaul our AV equipment in the main hall. As you can see from the picture, we have a fantastic...
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  • Magnificent May with VPA
    ‘Telling Stories’ Arts for All Partnership Project Year 5 Carswell, and Years 5 & 6 Thameside, Primary students came to Larkmead this month to enjoy fun packed, inspirational mornings of dance, pottery and art. Focusing on their chosen story, the...
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  • 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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