The Latymer School 

Use this site for specific admissions and 11 Plus exam information for The Latymer School. We hope to help you to find out how to be successful with an 11 Plus exam application to The Latymer School.

11 Pus Entry Information for The Latymer School

Students travel from considerable distances across north London to attend this extremely popular and successful school. The main school and the sixth form are always heavily oversubscribed. Students’ attainment on entering the school and the sixth form is higher than average and the proportion with special educational needs is exceptionally low. Almost a half of the students are from minority ethnic groups and about a third of the students speak English as an additional language. Twenty places for students with exceptional musical talent are allocated each year. The school holds many prestigious awards including the international schools award and the Ofsted award for particularly successful schools and colleges 2004/5. It has recently acquired Specialist School Status for art, media and drama.

County Hertfordshire/London Borough of Enfield
Address Latymer School, Haselbury Road, London N9 9TN
Type Mixed Grammar
Pupils 1,369
Places in Year 7 192
Open Days July
The Latymer School 11+ Resources Maths resources                    English resources                      Verbal Reasoning resources
Competition 10+ applicants for every place
Exam Format GL 11 Plus- VR/Maths                      School Written- English
School Website

The Latymer School 11 Plus Exam Format

The 11 Plus test for Latymer is set by GL for paper 1 and written by the school for paper 2. The exam format is as follows:

Paper 1 30 minute long Mathematics paper. All questions are multiple choice.
Paper 2 30 minute long Verbal Reasoning paper. The test is made up of 9 questions, each of which start with a worked example with an explanation.
Paper 3 60 minute long English paper. This includes a 30 minute comprehension section followed by a 30 minute writing task.

The Latymer School 11 Plus Exam Paper

Some publishers do have access to the exam format and produce their own mirror papers which aim to replicate what an 11 Plus exam for this school might look like.

We understand that these publishers get the information from familiarisation packs sent to parents, teachers, local tutors and pupils who have sat the test. The tests can of course change at any time and these papers only aim to give a good idea of what to expect, however, they are very useful and most parents use them at some point.

The ones we would suggest are from Learning Street. They are of high quality and cheaper than any others we have seen. Direct links to the papers are below and Learning Street produce them as mock exams which is unique (so you can run your own mock exam at home). Links to the papers are below:

The Latymer School 11 Plus Mock Exam 1

The Latymer School 11 Plus Mock Exam 2

The Latymer School 11 Plus Mock Exam 3

The Latymer School 11 Plus Mock Exam 4

The Latymer School 11 Plus Mock Exam Papers Bundle ( packs 1-4)

How to prepare for The Latymer School 11 Plus Exam

Essentially you have 5 options when it comes to helping your child to prepare.

1/ Some parents use a Private Tutor. If you want to start your search for a suitable one, we provide links to some Private tutors in London-Enfield to help you. These can cost between £2500 and £6000 a year. For help thinking about which private tutor might be right for you see our guidance page.

2/ Other parents use a Tuition Centre with group tuition. If you want to start your search for a suitable one, we provide links to some Tuition centres in London Enfield to help you. These can cost between £1500 and £3500 for a year. For help thinking about which tuition centre might be right for you see our guidance page.

3/ If you are thinking of preparing at home using books then our 11 Plus Exam papers and books section provides lots of links and advice to help you choose which books to use and what to focus on. Preparation plans are also provided. Using this method is great for those parents prepared to take a more hands on approach. The average parent using this method spends about £300 on books and papers during the final year of preparation.

4/ A great option is a structured course. These courses gradually build up skills so you can focus on helping your child with the work provided. The best supplier is Learning Street which helps you prepare your child from home, ranging in price from £12 to £89 ( full cost – not monthly cost) it is the cheapest method of preparation. To find out their course suggestions for The Latymer School 11 Plus preparation click the link.

5/  Online preparation. This is not something we recommend. Online solutions are growing more useful and reliable and for some aspects of preparation they can be useful but certainly not for all your preparation needs. They are also very expensive for what they provide with some coming in at £600- £1000 for a year depending on which options you select. For our rationale on why we believe online preparation is not a good solution yet click through to the page 11 Plus online preparation.

The Latymer School 11 Plus Exam – Further Help

This website has lots of information which can help you aside from the ones we have directed you to above:

If you are thinking about doing an 11 Plus Mock Exam, then we have a page with 11 Plus Mock Exams in London Enfield.

We have all sorts of pages related to preparing for the exam and getting ready for the exam day itself including:

Top Ten 11 plus Preparation Tips

Last Minute Preparation Solutions

11 Plus Exam Day Tips

11 Plus Exam Forum – London Enfield Pages- where we have pre-answered the most common questions

And of course there is a wealth of information including preparation plans in our exam papers and books section for London Enfield.