We welcome around 170 girls and boys from a wide mix of Primary and Prep schools into Year 7 each year. They will have reached the age of eleven before 1st September in the year of entry, and will be in Year 6 when they sit their entrance exam. To really experience what Latymer Upper School is all about, come to one of our Open Days
REGISTRATION FOR 2020 will open 1 May 2019
Places at Latymer Upper School are highly sought after and admission at 11+ (Year 7) is through competitive examination. Those pupils who do well are invited back for an interview. Last year just over 1200 pupils sat our Entrance Exam.
Alongside a full range of extra-curricular activities, the School provides a challenging academic education that is suited to the ablest young minds. We hope that the information below will help parents make a realistic and informed decision before they register their child to sit our entrance exams.
The entrance examination
We set our own examination papers in English and Maths designed to identify the most naturally able candidates who will thrive in an environment that fosters academic excellence and independent thinking. We also seek to identify over prepared candidates who may perform well in the written papers but who would find the academic pace in the classroom over challenging.
The Entrance Exam is normally held on a Tuesday in mid-January here at Latymer Upper School. Please follow the link below to find sample mathematics questions and guidance as to the required level of English; please note that the format may change year on year and we do not provide answer sheets. We will send sample papers to parents when they register their children. Registration for entry in September 2020, will open late summer 2019.
Overseas candidates are asked to contact the Admissions Office before registering to the sit the exam.
Successful applicants are invited back for an interview on a Saturday in late January or early February. The interview includes academic-style questions and your child will be asked about their areas of interest to ensure that they will enjoy the pace of learning at Latymer and all of the other opportunities on offer. Our aim is to put your son or daughter at ease so that we can get to know them and be sure that they will be happy at Latymer should they be offered a place.
Offer letters are sent out mid-February and families have approximately three weeks to accept or refuse Latymer's offer of admission. Those who accept the offer will be asked to confirm that they have not accepted an offer from another school and to return a non-refundable £1,000 confirmation deposit.
The process may sound daunting but our Admissions Team are on hand to answer any questions that you might have. If you think that Latymer might be the right school for your son or daughter we really recommend that you come and visit us at one of our Open Day events when your child is in Year 6. Please click here to go to the Open Day page.
Please note that only verbal feedback on your child's exam performance can be given, and parents requesting it will only be provided (by telephone) with an idea of how their child performed in any paper (low, average, above average) and the overall quartile in which the child has been placed. For more information on yours and your child’s data rights, please see the school’s Privacy Notice.
Sample papers will be sent to parents when children are registered. These are intended as guidance only and the format of the papers may change year on year.
Please click here for more information on the English exam and one, or two, sample Mathematics questions.
Learning Support Requirements
If your child has any Learning Support requirements, please provide the relevant additional information with the registration form. All requests are passed to our Academic Mentoring team for assessment and you will be advised of any allowances before the entrance exam.
Please note that Latymer Upper School enrols only students who are UK or EU Nationals, or who can demonstrate that they are dependants of people legally entitled to live in the UK for the duration of their education here. The School does not sponsor Tier 4 student visa applications.
The fee to register to sit the exam is £125.00. This fee is non-refundable. Should you wish to apply for a full bursary, please contact the Admissions team on the numbers show below to discuss this.
Admissions Office General Number - 020 7993 0063 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mrs Catriona Sutherland-Hawes (Director of Admissions) – 020 3004 0478 (email@example.com)
Mrs Kerry Wilson (Admissions Manager) - 020 3004 0480 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mrs Mairead Lynch (Admissions Administrator) - 020 3004 0481 (email@example.com)
Mrs Emma Rodriguez (Admissions Administrator) - 020 3004 0479 (firstname.lastname@example.org)