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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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  • Welcome Back - School Update
    Welcome Back A very big welcome to all our students and their parents, carers and guardians and a particular welcome to those starting with us at Larkmead for the first time and an enormous congratulations to students and staff and...
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  • School Celebrates best ever GCSE Results
    Larkmead School GCSE Results 2017 These results coupled with excellent GCE results represent a significant step forward for the school. Headline figures for English 9-4 and Maths 9-4 and combined look on or around what we assume will be national average...
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  • A Level Results August 2017
    Dear parents, carers and students and prospective students Larkmead School is delighted with the contribution it has made to the Abingdon Consortium Results. It is testimony to the skill and hard work of students and teachers that more than a...
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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...
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  • Far End Youth Club
    What a fab end to this year’s Youth Club…Skating at Oxford Ice Rink and our annual end of year party & water fight! At the Ice Rink we had some accomplished skaters (gliding, twirling, figure skating!) & some novice ice...
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  • Congratulations - New Year 7 Students
    Congratulations to all students who have secured a Year 7 place at Larkmead School. We look forward to welcoming you in September 2017.
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  • Open Morning
    Our open morning is on Thursday 6th July from 9am to 1pm. Tours will be taking place throughout the morning (last tour starts at 12pm). Our headteacher, Chris Harris will be giving talks at 9.15am and 11.15am.
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  • Carnegie Forum
    The annual Abingdon Schools Joint Carnegie Forum was a great success on Monday 19th June. 14 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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  • Higher Education Fair
    ACfE are holding a Higher Education Fair on Monday 26th June from 6.00 – 8.00pm at Abingdon & Witney College. There will be talks on Apprenticeships, Choosing the Right Course, Higher Education Options, Student Finance, Student Life, UCAS Application Process. Various universities and...
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  • Carnegie Quiz 2017
    All six secondary schools quizzing! Eleven of our Y7 & Y8 students attended the Abingdon Schools Joint Carnegie Quiz at Abingdon School on Tuesday 9th May. All six schools in Abingdon joined together to celebrate this year's Carnegie Medal Shortlist with...
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  • Young Enterprise Team Success
    On Thursday 4th May one of our year 12 Young Enterprise Teams – Team Nascent took part in the Young Enterprise County Final at the Said Business School in Oxford along with 9 other teams. The team did a fantastic...
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  • DofE Bronze Award Training Sessions
    On the 8 November 2016, there was a meeting with 27 students & their parents where they excitably signed up for the DofE Bronze Award and all that it entailed! During the first three months of 2017 the students enthusiastically...
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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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