Larkrise Primary SchoolInspire Through Creativity, Kindness and Adventure.

River Learning Trust

Welcome toLarkrise Primary SchoolInspire through Creativity, Kindness and Adventure.




On behalf of the staff, children, parents/carers and Larkrise Primary School governors, we welcome you to our school.

We hope you and your child will get the best out of Larkrise's opportunities. As parents and carers, you are your child's first educators, so we actively seek and value your contribution and commitment to working with us to give your child the very best educational experiences.

Larkrise is a special place for its children, staff and the wider community.  We are a vibrant and caring school within the city of Oxford, which proudly reflects the diversity of our community. Our current Headteacher joined the school in January 2020, and in the first term, we worked to develop our new Mission, Vision and Values. These are used to shape our journey to seek excellence in all we do.  Our main improvement focus will be to provide a world-class curriculum with high expectations for every child, where well-being is nurtured, and learning is limitless. A curriculum that inspires through creativity, kindness and adventure. 

It is an exciting time for Larkrise Primary School. In February 2019, we joined the River Learning Trust (RLT). The RLT is a Multi-Academy Trust responsible for several schools and a school-centred initial teacher training provider (SCITT) within Oxfordshire; the schools and SCITT are united by their commitment to the principles of the Trust and a common belief in the benefits of everything that is gained by working together.  Information about the growing River Learning Trust by visiting

Being part of RLT allows the school to work more closely with diverse schools, benefiting our staff and children. The Trust schools are also involved in working with the Oxfordshire Teaching School Alliance (OTSA), which provides further access to support and development opportunities. Larkrise is a strategic partner school within OTSA (Click here for more information).

The school serves one of the UK's most diverse and international cities. Our children come from a wide range of economic and cultural backgrounds. They speak several languages; at the last count, thirty-two languages were spoken at the school. We believe that this diverse and vibrant catchment of East Oxford should be celebrated and reflected in our curriculum.

We hope you enjoy your virtual visit and find the information you seek. Don't hesitate to contact the school directly with any questions.


Best wishes


Jon Gray                       Charlotte Stewart                       Morag Scott

(Headteacher)              (Deputy Headteacher)                 (Assistant Headteacher)