Headteacher’s welcome

Welcome to Lime Academy Larkswood.  Larkswood is the founding school of the Lime Trust.

Larkswood has places for 800 children between the age of two and eleven.  We are a multi-cultural school with over 20 nationalities represented.

Our ethos is clear-we put children first, we always look for ways to be brilliant and are values led, believing in displaying: courage, partnership, equality, enjoyment, trust and excellence in all we do.

Our curriculum is broad, balanced and motivational, encouraging all pupils to become independent thinkers and learners.  We place a vital importance on life-long learning, aiming to prepare our pupils for the future workplace and to become global citizens.

Our pupils’ behaviour is exemplary, they are proud of their learning and of their school.  Their efforts and successes are constantly celebrated.

Larkswood pupils, at the end of Key Stage 2, achieved in line with the national average in 2017, and our younger pupils are achieving above the national average at the end of Early Years and Year 1.

The school was inspected by OFSTED on 23rd January 2018 and it deemed that we continue to be a good school.  We are very proud of this achievement especially as the lead inspector particularly commented on the fact that;

‘The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection, setting high expectations for what pupils can achieve’.

The school ‘have created a learning environment that promotes your core values. Your curriculum meets the needs of all your pupils because you are constantly reviewing its effectiveness’.

‘One of the strengths of the school is the pupils’ attitudes to learning. They work hard to support each other, are polite and resilient, and take a pride in their school’.

‘Parents and pupils agree that the school is a safe place to learn’.

Our key priorities are:

  • Raise outcomes in reading
  • Increase whole school attendance

We continue to review our processes and procedures in order for our pupils to achieve at the highest standards.

The staff team at Lime Academy Larkswood are ambitious for every child in the school. We make sure that they are given the best possible education, are safe and are valued.

Visits to the school are encouraged and we look forward to meeting you.


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Important Update – GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

As of the 25th May 2018, new regulations will be introduced which affect how our School handle people’s data. This is called the General Data Protection Regulation. Compliance with the regulations will be an ongoing process and we have appointed a data protection officer to advise and manage compliance with the regulation.

We will be publicising policies, procedures and notices that are compliant with the new regulations in the coming months and will keep you informed of any developments. For the time being, your child’s data will be handled in the same manner, in accordance with legal principles.

In the meantime; we thank you for your patience whilst we take the necessary steps set by the new legislation and guidance with handling data.

Our Data Protection Officers details are:

Craig Stilwell
Judicium Consulting Ltd, 72 Cannon Street, London Ec4N 6AE


Attendance Matters

Children must be educated between the school term after their 5th birthday and the last Friday in June in the school year they turn 16 years old.  As a parent/carer it is your responsibility to ensure that your child gets a full-time education that meets their needs. You can send your child to school or educate them yourself.

There are 190 days in a school year, leaving 175 days to spend on family time, shopping, appointments and other things.  Our aim is for all children to achieve 100% attendance.

Spring term whole school attendance


Autumn term whole school attendance

We need all children, parents and carers to help us to turn our attendance green throughout the school.

Attendance Policy

Our partners and accreditations

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