Latymer Upper School

Overview of Latymer Upper School and 11 Plus information

Address: Latymer Upper School, King Street, London, W6 9LR



Boys – Yes

Girls – Yes

School Size – c. 1100 – 1300

Latymer Upper School Scholarships and bursaries available – Yes

Latymer Upper School 11 Plus Exam – English and mathematics


Latymer Upper School – Overview

Founded in 1624, the Latymer Foundation at Hammersmith comprises Latymer Upper School, established in 1895, and Latymer Pre School, which in 1951 was part of Latymer Upper School and became an independent free-standing school, accommodated a short distance away in 1995. Developments to the school have included a sports pavilion, re-landscaped playing fields, a performing arts centre, and a new science and library building.  A revised curriculum, including an extended school day, was introduced in 2010.

The school owes its origins to the will of Edward Latymer, making provision for the education and maintenance of “eight poore boies” of Hammersmith. It is now a charitable trust administered by a governing body and is fully co-educational.  The school lays great emphasis on the pastoral care of pupils and embraces academic rigour, encouraging a love of learning and the pursuit of excellence.  It aims to provide a welcoming, tolerant community where individual talents are nurtured.  Pupils of all faiths or of none are welcome.  Pupils come from a variety of ethnic and economic backgrounds and most are from local, professional families.

Admission is based on the school’s own selection procedures. Latymer Pre School pupils demonstrate at least above average ability nationally.  The ability profile in Latymer Upper School is far above the national average, with almost all pupils demonstrating at least above average ability.  Almost all Latymer Prep School pupils transfer to Latymer Upper School.  The school does not carry out ability tests for pupils entering the sixth form but conducts interviews.  Pupils’ suitability to courses is determined by examining personal statements, school references and reports.

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