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Year 6 Transition

Joining Larkmead from Primary School

We know that moving from primary to secondary school is exciting but can also be a bit daunting. Our aim is to make this transition as easy, stress-free and successful as possible both for parents and students. To help us to do this we have developed our Transition Journey which provides many opportunities for us to get to know each other, answer all your questions to ensure that you feel confident and happy about joining our community in September.

We come to visit you in your Primary school to find out all about you, answer your questions and support your smooth start at Larkmead.  We welcome you to our Meet the Tutor Evening, followed by two full days of Induction where you will find your way around Larkmead, meet key staff, make lots of new friends and be ready for a great start to your new school. Some students benefit from an extra induction session and additional visits to support their confident transition. 

Students and parents really value our supportive and caring approach to transition. We can't wait to meet you and for your Larkmead adventure to begin. 



Virtual Welcome Event 2021


Our 'virtual' welcome event features Mr Dennett, Ms Watkins and Mrs Holme our specialist Year 7 Director of Learning. We know that getting ready for the move to secondary school is really exciting and that you will have lots of questions. The videos and information will provide information and reassurance and boost that sense of excitement.

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We are really looking forward to our primary school visits and the chance to get to know everyone as we prepare for a great start in September.


NEW Year 7 2021/22 Dates

3 September 2021- Opening date for applications to OCC

31 October 2021 – Closing Date for Application to OCC

01 March 2021 – National Offer Day from OCC

05 May 2021 – NEW Year 7 Virtual Welcome Evening

W/c 24/05 & 07/06 – WK Visits Primaries

05 July 2021- Extra SEN/Pastoral Session Starts 09:30am - Invitation only

10th July 10-11am - 2nd Hand Uniform Sale- On the Playground - all are welcome to attend.

03 September 2021 – NEW Year 7 Start



  • Online recorded video tour of the school and the different curriculum areas
  • Online self-navigation tool you can use to familiarise yourself with the school site
  • Online recorded FAQs featuring current Larkmead students


  • Tutor Group information sent out
  • Online recorded ‘Who’s Who’
  • Online recorded ‘Meet Your Tutor’ event


  • Thursday 2nd of September: afternoon transition event in the Hall for pupils who will benefit from a little extra support
  • Friday 3rd of September: first day of transition for all Year 7
  • ‘Meet Your Tutor’ event, with details to follow


Send admissions

Larkmead is an inclusive school which attracts students with a range of special needs. To address the demands made on SEND provision at Larkmead we use Provision Mapping. This allows for a range of group and individual interventions to be put in place which to appropriately and effectively meet student needs.

Support for students with Education and Health Care Plans (EHCP) will be prioritised through the provision mapping system. Group interventions are targeted towards those with similar needs whilst recognising that some students will need more support than others.

occ admissions

Applying for a school place can leave you confused and raise many questions.  The Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) ‘Starting School’ pages will help you with everything from advice on choosing a school, help with the  Online Application Process through to available transport routes serving the schools.

*Larkmead School is not responsible for the accuracy of external websites or documents linked to this site.



Oxfordshire County Council Admission Rules for Community Secondary Schools

In accordance with legal requirements, children who have a Statement of Special Educational needs naming the school in Part 4 of the Statement will always be admitted. The admission rules for community secondary schools can be found at the link below:

Admission Rules and Codes

*Larkmead School is not responsible for the accuracy of external websites or documents linked to this site.