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 governors of Larkrise Primary School, we would like to welcome you to our school.

We hope that you and your child will get the best out of the opportunities that Larkrise has to offer. As parents/carers, you are the first educators of your child, and 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 new Headteacher joined the school in January 2020, and in the first term, we worked to develop our new Mission, Vision and Values. These will be used to shape our journey in seeking excellence in all that we do.  Our main focus of improvement will be to provide a world-class curriculum with high expectations for every child and within which 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 a diverse range of schools, which will benefit our staff and children. The Trust schools are also involved in working with 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 most diverse and international cities in the UK. Our children come from a wide range of economic and cultural backgrounds. They speak several different languages, at the last count, we had twenty different languages 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 are looking for. Please contact the school directly with any queries you may have.


Best wishes


Jon Gray (Headteacher)                                            Charlotte Stewart (Deputy Headteacher)                      Morag Scott (Assistant Headteacher)