School News

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    Round Square Day 2019 - a celebration of Intercultural Understanding
    Round Square Day took place on Friday 29th March, a date aptly chosen for such a theme when we recall it was supposed to be the day for Brexit. Mr Andrew Matthews, now Schools’ Support Director for Europe and the Mediterranean at Round Square, gave a warm welcome to the speakers in the Main Hall and introduced the day.
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    Year 9 students take part in Round Square conference in Belfast
    Last week, four students from Year 9 at Latymer and the Head of Year, Mrs Kendall, went to Northern Ireland to take part in a Round Square conference, with the theme of ‘Our Changed Environment’. The conference involved around 250 students and teachers from 29 schools in 13 countries, as far flung as Canada, USA, Dubai, Germany, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Peru. Attendees had the opportunity to reflect on the legacy of Northern Ireland’s recent past but also consider how democratic process, conflict resolution and a collaborative approach can work together for positive change.
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    Latymerians spread their wings abroad
    Latymerians are encouraged to adopt an international outlook on life and so it is no surprise that some of our pupils choose to study at universities abroad. So far this year, 19 sixth formers have had 47 offers between them, from 30 leading US institutions.
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    Latymerian becomes Youth Mayor for Hammersmith & Fulham
    My name is Scarlett Knowles and I am the new Youth Mayor. I have been interested in this since I was in Year 6 when I decided I wanted to be the Prime Minister, ( I don’t anymore). However, I am very passionate about the rights of every person and Latymer has cultivated that passion into opportunities
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    Latymer’s Big Draw draws crowds!
    Latymer’s spring art extravaganza was a great success. Now in its 11th year, the Big Draw is a firm fixture in our community's artists' calendar.
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    Latymerians make finals in UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge at University of Oxford
    Congratulations to our four Latymerians who were invited to the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford as finalists in a UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge.
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    Mandarin skills: Latymerian wins a trip to China
    Latymerian Calum Harri, Yr 12, has won a trip to China after winning the Individual Intermediate Plus category at the British Council’s national Mandarin speaking competition.
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    Latymer’s girls ski team wins Bronze at the British Schoolgirls Races 2019!
    Congratulations to the Latymer girls ski team who returned with two Bronze medals from this year’s British Schoolgirls Races (BSR), held at the French ski resort of Flaine!
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    Danish Round Square school visit to Latymer
    On Wednesday 30th January we were delighted to welcome 25 students and two members of staff from Herlufsholm School in Denmark. The visitors are on a school trip to London for five days and, as another Round Square school, they were dropping in to say ‘hello’.
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    Latymer girls win Spanish debating competition at Alleyn’s School
    On Monday 28th January our Spanish debating team won a competition held at Alleyn’s School in Dulwich. The competition was between 12 independent schools from west and south east London, during which the students went through three rounds of debating.
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    Historical novelist Paul Dowswell enthrals Yr 7 with Auslander story
    Year 7 pupils were excited to meet historical novelist Paul Dowswell today when he visited Latymer to talk about his book Ausländer, the story of a Polish boy adopted by a Nazi family in Berlin during World War II.
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    Latymerians triumphant in Worldwise Geography Quiz!
    Congratulations to our Latymerians who won the Worldwise Georgraphy Quiz – an interschool competition with our fellow west London neighbours, Godolphin
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    Round Square service learning trip to Sri Lanka
    When signing up to the Sri Lanka service project we never expected the amount of memories we would return home with. Travelling straight from rainy London to humid Colombo, was a definitely shock, however when walking into a hotel of 60 unknown faces we were struck with the fear of the unknown.
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    i25 Awards team film Latymer Head – one of UK’s top 25 influencers in independent education sector
    It was great to welcome a film crew from the i25 Awards team to Latymer Upper School! The crew were here to film an interview with David Goodhew, who has been shortlisted by Independent Insight magazine as one of the UK’s top 25 innovators and influencers in the independent education sector.
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    Inspiring refugee shares personal experience with pupils
    We were honoured to welcome Riadh to our Year 10 assembly today where he shared his harrowing experience of traveling to the UK as a refugee from Iraq.
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    Early international university offers for Latymerians
    Congratulations to our Sixth Formers who have received early admission offers from top international universities.
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    Latymer students head for Calais to help refugees keep warm
    Today, the last day of term, 30 Latymer students and four teachers headed off to freezing conditions in France to volunteer with Care4Calais, a humanitarian aid charity distributing much needed aid to the 1500+ refugees sleeping rough in and around Calais
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    Latymer Students in Sri Lanka for Round Square International Service trip
    Two Latymer students and two members of staff arrived safely in Wasgawuma, Sri Lanka and are about to embark on their two week Round Square International Service trip. Nelly and Anna Lucia will be working on a construction project that will consist of building facilities for the local community.
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    Lord Heseltine gives Latymerians an impassioned talk on Brexit
    The “greatest constitutional crisis of modern times”; Lord Heseltine’s opening gambit on Brexit set the tone to his fascinating speech in Latymer Upper’s Main Hall today.
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    Modern Languages tour of Beijing and Xi'an
    During October Half Term a group of 30 students went on a trip to Beijing and Xi’an for ten days. For most of us it was our first trip to China and our favourite trip with Latymer so far. It was a completely different experience for all of us; Beijing and Xi’an were busier and more lively than London by far with all the skyscrapers, markets and lights.
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    Latymer wins ISP Social Mobility Award
    We’re thrilled to announce that Latymer Upper School has won the Independent School Parent magazine Independent Schools of the Year 2018 award for Outstanding Contribution to Social Mobility.
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    Future Leadership skills
    On Thursday 8 November Latymer Upper School hosted our Annual Future Skills debate and networking event. This year our panel of industry leaders turned their attention to leadership so our audience of pupils, parents and partner schools could begin to unpick the implications for the world of work they will enter in the future.
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    Latymerians honour the fallen on the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One
    Latymerians gathered together today to mark the centenary of the end of World War One. At 11am the traditional playing of ‘The Last Post’, performed by Ethan Gillespie, was followed by a two minute silence. Always an emotional occasion, the marking of the end of WWI is particularly poignant this year as we remember those who died in the’ war to end all wars’, 100 years ago.
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    Lord Alf Dubs and Ishmael Hamoud inspire Latymerians
    The Main Hall was abuzz with anticipation this morning as Latymer Upper’s sixth form awaited a talk from Lord Alf Dubs and Ishmael Hamoud on the plight of refugees. They were not disappointed; our guests spoke passionately about the need for more to be done to support refugees - a social issue close to Latymerians’ hearts and one they are focused on supporting this academic year.
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    Latymer Uganda Project 2018: Latymerians report on their experiences in Uganda
    Over October half-term, 50 Latymer students, between Years 10 and Upper Sixth travelled to Uganda, in order to visit the charities that are currently supported by the Latymer Uganda Project. Prior to our visit, through a combination of fundraising events, including bake-sales, a sponsored run/cycle and t-shirt sales, the group was able to raise £20,624 that would later be split between the four charities.
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    Latymerians rise to the World Challenge, 2018
    Fourteen Latymerians travelled to Costa Rica this summer for the adventure of a lifetime. They successfully completed this year’s World Challenge – an exciting, fun and demanding experience that builds life skills and gives young people a unique chance to engage with different cultures and develop themselves in a safe environment. Read on for Edward’s review of this year’s trip.
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    Celebrations all around as students achieve over 70% A* GCSE grades
    Hard work, resilience and effort has paid off as pupils at Latymer Upper School celebrate another excellent year of GCSE results with over 90% of the grades at A* or A.
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    Latymer Upper - only school shortlisted for UK Social Mobility Awards
    We’re honoured to have been the only school shortlisted for the UK Social Mobility Awards in not just one, but two categories: Latymer is in the running for the ‘Community Programme of the Year Award’, for the School’s partnership work with local state schools and our Head, David Goodhew, is a finalist for the Champion of the Year Award for launching our ambitious Inspiring Minds bursary campaign.
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    Latymerians celebrate A Level results
    David Goodhew said today: "I’m proud of all our pupils, who work hard both in the classroom and in their many co-curricular activities, making them the well-rounded and lively individuals Latymerians are known for being."
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    Sixth Form Entry September 2018 for applicants with minimum 8 A*s GCSE or equivalent
    For students with minimum 8 A*s at GCSE or Equivalent

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