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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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  • 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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