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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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  • 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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