We’re embarking on a ten year campaign leading to the foundation’s 400th birthday in 2024, by which time we hope to be able to double the amount of financial assistance available for bursaries, making us one of the most socially inclusive independent schools in the countryDavid Goodhew, Head, Latymer Upper School
Help us break down the financial barrier to a Latymer education
Fifty years ago up to 80% of Latymer Upper's student body received either total or partial financial support from their local councils. Today we rely on the generosity of the Latymer community to help increase the number of bursaries available to deserving children and are immensely proud of our bursary programme - one of the most ambitious in the UK. Currently 118 pupils are in receipt of a bursary - the majority receiving more than 75% support. However, our ultimate goal is to ensure that the annual school fees are not a barrier to entry for any child who is awarded a place at Latymer Upper.
Over the next 10 years, as we approach the Latymer Foundation’s 400th anniversary, our aim is to double the financial assistance available in order to ensure that the School continues to be accessible to bright young people from a wide range of backgrounds. In order to be able to welcome such pupils, the School's Development Office seeks support for the bursary programme in various ways; from individuals who sponsor a bursary for a single student, to those who endow a place in perpetuity, or from group funding such as the annual Bursaries Appeal which attracts hundreds of gifts, both large and small, from across the whole School community.