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It is with great pleasure, as Head of School at Larks Hill, that I welcome you to our website.

Our school ethos is based on the notion of mutual respect and we encourage children at Larks Hill to demonstrate a strong respect for learning and all members of the school community. I have high expectations for the children’s learning, their behaviour and personal presentation. Equally, our staff demonstrate their respect for the children by delivering high quality lessons and experiences, treating them all as individuals with differing needs.

Parents are naturally ambitious for their children. The staff at Larks Hill share your ambition and we strive to ensure that your children are provided with every opportunity to maximise their undoubted potential. Our overriding aim is to support the children towards becoming the very best version of themselves, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Providing the children with the life skills and characteristics that they need to achieve and succeed in an increasingly challenging and competitive world is of paramount importance. We aim to produce confident and versatile young people, capable of high achievement and of rising to any challenge; children who are resilient and who are prepared to take calculated risks without the fear of failure.

At Larks Hill we offer a rich and creative curriculum that is stimulating yet sensitive and which combines traditional values with innovative strategies dedicated to the development of academic and social skills underpinned by mutual respect, kindness, humility and tolerance.

I firmly believe that the days a child spends at school should be some of the happiest days of their lives. We wish for every child to excel in all aspects of their learning within an immersive, imaginative, expressive and inclusive environment, and we keep children at the focus of everything we do.

I hope that you enjoy our website and that it gives you a sense of our school, its worth and its aspirations.

Best wishes,

Mr Ian Shuttleworth, Head of School

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