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Welcome from the Vale Academy Trust



My name is Richard Evans. I am the CEO of the Vale Academy Trust. Larkmead is one of eight schools within the Trust spread over Abingdon and Wantage. There are two secondary schools in the Trust that work very closely together to share best practice and provide mutual support.

Our strapline is- ‘ Building Brilliant Futures Together’

The essence of this strapline is being part of a team that creates and innovates. We want the very best for all children, students and adults. We want to ensure that everyone has a wonderful future and gains purposeful employment. We are one team that supports and works to together for the benefit of the children in the Trust.

Larkmead and the Vale Academy Trust is a wonderful place to work and learn. We want the best for everyone regardless of need.


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