Prospective Parents

We passionately believe that a child’s happiness, interest, joy of learning and mental well-being are central to the school curriculum. Larkhall is the key to opening the secret garden that will leave a legacy to improve children’s well-being and development.

We achieve so much more when we work together to bring about real success and improvement for ourselves and families. We are also so much happier when the improvements we, as individuals make, also improve the lives of those around us and our local community. Our sense of community enables us to look back at where we have come from, to see where we are today and to support us where we hope we’re going.

Underpinning all we do at Larkhall is the Larkhall Primary Campus DNA.


Our Purpose

We believe in thinking differently, to empower our staff and children to be dreamers and idealists in order to challenge the status quo. We feel inquisitive mind-sets will ensure we consistently challenge assumptions, identifying problems and adapting to solve them. This spirit of discovery will lead to continuous improvement.

We do this through constantly striving to create a culture of putting staff first, trusting them to do their job, so they enjoy coming to work; happy staff, happy children, happy parents. We understand school is essentially a collection of people brought together around a common set of values and beliefs, thus creating a culture.

How WE Will Deliver This

The Larkhall child will be:

  • Resourceful – The Larkhall child will have a creative mind, look at problems from a different angle, enabling them to become resourceful in seeking solutions and a limitless capacity to meet any challenge
  • Resilient – The Larkhall child will have strength of character enabling them to embrace challenges, withstand setbacks in order to build resilience and navigate their way through life
  • Reflective – The Larkhall child will have an appreciation that successful outcomes involve immersing themselves in practical, creative, physical and academic activities, with a focus on the arts and an enriched curriculum creating in our children the ability to think things through, allowing them to become reflective.
  • Respectful – The Larkhall child will demonstrate positive feelings toward others, have a sense of civic duty and compassion for the world they live in and at all times being respectful to all.

What we will do to provide this

Provides Experiential and Outdoor Learning

We understand an experiential topic-based approach to the curriculum creates purposeful learning opportunities for children and enables children to make connections in their learning. Built upon the foundations of reading, writing and Maths, we passionately believe that our bespoke curriculum, both within and beyond the classroom, has a relentless focus on engaging and involving all our pupils. It is shaped according to what our children need to know, understand and do in order to thrive for the rest of their lives.

We look at problems from a different angle and become Resourceful in seeking solutions. We are thoughtful and deliberate, allowing us to think things through. We feel inquisitive mind-sets will ensure we consistently challenge assumptions, identifying problems and adapting to solve them. Every child, no matter their starting point, is expected to work as hard as he or she can, and behave as well as he or she can, without qualification. This spirit of discovery will lead to continuous improvement.

Teaching and learning are personalised throughout the curriculum through tailored programmes for a wide range of pupils with differing needs, so that all are able to receive appropriate challenge or support as needed in order to participate, progress and achieve.

Provides Character Based Education

We believe in the crucial role that character plays in a child’s development. Character refers to ways of thinking, acting, and feeling that benefit others as well as ourselves. Character has many facets, incorporating strengths of heart, mind, and will. Strengths of heart (such as gratitude and kindness) enable harmonious relationships with other people. Strengths of mind (such as curiosity and creativity) enable independent thinking. Strengths of will (such as grit and self-control) enable us to achieve goals.

At Larkhall, we develop children to embrace challenges and withstand setbacks in order to build Resilience. We passionately believe that a child’s happiness, interest, joy of learning and mental well-being are central to the school curriculum. Our children make exceptional progress in their studies way beyond what even they themselves think they are capable of making, where we can be as sure as we ever can be that all our children set off into secondary school, with the personal skills, academic skills and aptitudes to thrive.

Provides Stimulating Learning Opportunities, Introducing Children to Extra-Curricular Provision

Larkhall is the key to opening the secret garden that will leave a legacy to improve children and children’s development. At Larkhall we are very proud of the extra-curricular provision we run, enabling as many children as possible to access a class, enabling them to learn a new skill and discover a new passion.

Our rich curriculum ensures that we provide world class education for all of the children. Enrichment is every pupil’s entitlement and we promote opportunities to learn beyond the classroom which inspire and motivate pupils to achieve outstanding progress in their chosen field. Focusing on the arts and an enriched curriculum creates in our children the ability to think things through, allowing them to become Reflective.

The school week also includes the opportunity for practical, creative and physical activities, both within and outside the classroom. As the children progress through the school the number of specialist subject lessons increases and the children have the opportunity to experience a variety of teachers and teaching styles. The development of health, fitness, physical activity and emotional and mental wellbeing is also a priority for all our children.

Is A School Rooted in the Community

We are committed to improving the life chances of our children, both within our local community and beyond. We achieve so much more when we work together to bring about real success and improvement for ourselves and families. We are also so much happier when the improvements we, as individuals make, also improve the lives of those around us and our local community. Our sense of community enables us to look back at where we have come from, to see where we are today and to support us where we hope we’re going.

Children leave Larkhall feeling secure and prepared to enter the wider world as active and responsible participants in society. We are confident that our curriculum prepares our children for careers in a fast changing world, developing them into global citizens who have lively and enquiring minds. Our children will demonstrate positive feelings toward others, always being Respectful to others.

Our rich curriculum ensures that we provide world class education for all of the children. Enrichment is every pupil’s entitlement and we promote opportunities to learn beyond the classroom which inspire and motivate pupils to achieve outstanding progress in their chosen field. Focusing on the arts and an enriched curriculum creates in our children the ability to think things through, allowing them to become Reflective.

We are very proud of the extra-curricular provision we run, enabling as many children as possible to access a class, enabling them to learn a new skill and discover a new passion. As the children progress through the school the number of specialist subject lessons increases and the children have the opportunity to experience a variety of extra-curricular activities.

The school week also includes the opportunity for practical, creative and physical activities, both within and outside the classroom. Further, the development of health, fitness, physical activity and emotional and mental wellbeing is also a priority for all our children. We are very proud of the extra-curricular provision we run, enabling as many children as possible to access a class, enabling them to learn a new skill and discover a new passion.

Larkhall Pre-School Offer

Larkhall Pre-School is a learning community for families and babies from birth, offering three areas of support.

Larkhall Family Centre for 0 – 5 Children

From September 2021 our Family Centre began offering a range of services for families with 0 – 5 children. These include:

  • Stay and Play followed by Story Time
  • Stay and Play followed by Nursery Rhyme Time
  • Baby Massage
  • Speech and language Educational development support
  • Paperwork support – e.g. school applications, accessing services

Little Larks Two-Year Old Nursery

Are you entitled to 15 hours of FREE funding for your 2 year-old? If so, we are currently taking applications for our Little Larks Nursery for an April 2024 Start.  If you require more information or support to find out if you are eligible for the funding please contact the office on 020 7622 3820.

Larks Three/Four-Year Old Nursery

We provide a large and creative early years environment, where children are actively encouraged to explore, imagine, play and learn. Our staff are highly committed to developing children’s personal, social and character traits. We provide a nurturing learning community. We also provide a rich and interesting environment, where children can explore and learn together.

School Tours (Come and see for yourself)

Thank you for considering Larkhall Primary Campus for your child. We are currently offering tours of the school for Early Years and the Main School. These are being held each Tuesday and Wednesday at 9:00am and will be given by the Head Teacher – please contact:

admin@larkhall.lambeth.sch.uk 

or call 

020 7622 3820 

to register your interest.

Admissions

Finally, for information on our admission procedure, please see our admissions page, under the Statutory Information heading.