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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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  • Can You Help Us?
    As part of our ongoing programme of improvement, we plan to upgrade equipment within our computer rooms. We are seeking support to fund the provision of larger, more modern screens within CR1 and CR2. Click the link if you...
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  • Fun Holiday Music Workshops
    "Superheroes" for children in Reception to Year 2 Date: Tuesday 19th February 2019 Time: 9.30am-12pm Cost: £14 Come and try out instrumental work, singing, composing, movement plus craft activities "The Blues" for children in Year 3 to Year 6 Date: Tuesday 19th February 2019 Time: 9.15am-3.15pm Cost:  £26 Come and try...
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  • Ofsted Visit 15th January 2019
    I am happy to confirm that following our Ofsted inspection on the above date the school remains “Strongly Good”. It is four years since our last very strong inspection but the letter sent following the recent Section 8 inspection is...
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  • National Storytelling Week
    What a treat for National Storytelling Week… Abingdon’s very own ‘Beefeater’ here ‘Telling Tales from the Tower’, sharing the history of the Tower of London and his journey to become a Yeoman Warder with our Y7s. Students were shocked by torture,...
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  • Showtime - Charity Concert
    Larkmead School is proud to present a charity showcase of dance, drama and music in aid of Cancer Research and Maggie's Oxford from Tuesday 12th to Thursday 14th February at 7.30pm in the Main Hall. Tickets are £5.00 for adults...
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  • Unwanted Christmas Gift?
    Turn unwanted gifts or consumables into valuable resources for our school – Appeal by LarkRise PTA   If you receive something over Christmas which is not quite what you’d hoped for, get three of the same shower gel, or need to...
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  • Christmas Concert
    Come along and join us for our Christmas Concert on Thursday 13th December at 7pm in the Main Hall. Tickets will be available at the door at a cost of £3.
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  • Kids Lit Quiz 2018 – Oxfordshire Heat
    Didn’t we do well!  Our team did us proud, they came 7th with 70/100! Alice Downes, Jacob Corbett, Rosie Miller, Izabel Koeman 100 Literary questions; 10 x rounds of 10. The Kids Lit Quiz is an extremely challenging literary quiz, featuring questions...
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  • Minibuses
    With monies raised from recent Larkrise events (Bingo, Second-hand Uniform sales and even teas and coffees at parent evenings), the PTA was able to give £800 to help get the minibuses, donated by Abingdon School and Radley College, on...
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  • Oxfordshire Book Awards 2018
    Celebrating 10 years of the Oxfordshire Book Awards - It was a star studded day! We were rubbing shoulders with BBC Radio 1 DJs; Greg James & Chris Smith & our very own Abingdon Award Winning Author Nicki Thornton. Tom Fletcher...
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  • Scholastic Book Fair
    You are invited to our Scholastic Book Fair after school on Thursday 15th November from 3.30pm to 6pm in the Library. Books, stationery items & posters for all ages, book prices start at £2.99. All purchases create awards for our...
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  • An Audience with Heather Morris & Mostly Books
    We were very privileged to have held an audience with Heather Morris, author of The Tatooist of Auschwitz during her UK tour promoting her debut novel. Heather’s novel (based on a true story) of love in the horrific world that...
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  • 16+ Choices Evening
    Come along to our 16+ Choices Evening on Thursday 15th November from 5.30pm - 7.30pm. There will be a talk about 16+ choices at 5.45pm and you will have a chance to have a look around and speak to...
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  • Larkmead Book Club Recommended Reads
    The Larkmead Book Club is pleased to recommend the following reads. Please click on the link below to open our recommended reading list. Larkmead Book Club Recommnded Reads
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  • Fun Holiday Music Workshops
    "Owls" for children in Reception to Year 2 Time: 9.30am-12pm Cost: £14 Come and try out instrumental work, singing, composing, movement plus craft activities "African Arts" for children in Year 3 to Year 6 Time: 9.15am-3.15pm Cost:  £26 Come and try out singing, African drumming, composing,...
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  • Larkrise PTA - Family Bingo Night
    Come along to the Larkrise PTA Family Bingo Night and enjoy an evening of family fun on Thursday 18th October 7.00 - 9.00pm in the LRC at Larkmead School. Tickets on the door £3 adults £2 children and there will be drinks...
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  • Nicki Thornton with Mostly Books – Packed Lunchtime...
    What a wonderful welcome for Nicki Thornton! The LRC was packed for the 1st of our lunchtime talks. There was mystery and magic! Nicki, 2016 Winner of Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition, gave an inspiring, interactive talk both here at Larkmead...
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  • Abingdon Futures Evening: Post-16 Education Options
    You are invited to Abingdon and Witney College on Tuesday 16th October, 5.30-8.00pm. Exhibiting are Abingdon and Witney College, Fitzharrys, John Mason and Larkmead schools. Find out more about your options post 16; A levels, apprenticeships, sixth form blended offer,...
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  • Nicki Thornton Talk in the LRC - 28th Sept
    Nicki Thornton, 2016 Winner of the Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition will be here in the LRC to host the first of our Lunchtime Talks;  there’ll be mystery and magic! In this interactive talk, children’s book expert, Nicki, will be talking...
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  • Larkmead School GCSE Results 2018 - Best Attainment Ever!
    Larkmead is delighted to report our best attainment ever, even surpassing our previous best year in 2017. 80% of students achieved a 9-4 in English which is a record for the school. 68% of students achieved 9-4 in maths beating last...
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  • A Level Results 2018
    Congratulations to all of the Larkmead year 13s who are collecting their results today. We are very proud of all of you. Particular congratulations go to Jenny Blackmore and Charlie Stevens who each gained an A* and two A...
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  • First Story & Page Turners Book Club
    First Story at Radley College 3 of our students took part in an 8-week creative writing club at the invitation of Radley College, working with First Story. First Story changes lives through writing, utilising writers in residence. We were very fortunate...
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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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