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    Mandarin skills: Latymerian wins a trip to China
    11/02/2019
    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!
    01/02/2019
    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
    31/01/2019
    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
    29/01/2019
    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
    24/01/2019
    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!
    22/01/2019
    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
    18/01/2019
    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
    17/01/2019
    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
    16/01/2019
    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
    15/01/2019
    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
    14/12/2018
    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
    29/11/2018
    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
    27/11/2018
    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
    15/11/2018
    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
    09/11/2018
    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
    09/11/2018
    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
    09/11/2018
    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
    08/11/2018
    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
    06/11/2018
    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
    13/09/2018
    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
    23/08/2018
    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
    21/08/2018
    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
    16/08/2018
    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
    15/08/2018
    For students with minimum 8 A*s at GCSE or Equivalent
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    Welcome to the Class of 2025!
    27/07/2018
    Big smiles and the buzz of lively conversation created an exciting atmosphere at the School today, as David Goodhew and class tutors welcomed the new Year 7 intake to Latymer Upper School.
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    Latymer Upper School has most entries at National Schools’ Regatta 2018
    12/06/2018
    Congratulations to Latymer Upper School Boat Club, which entered the most crews of any school or club in this year’s National Schools’ Regatta. Our rowers brought their best performances to each day of racing, which saw them join the top four schools and clubs in winning; ‘Most Medals’, ‘Most Gold Medals’ and ‘Most Champ Medals’. The Boat Club was also quoted on twitter as being ‘the model boat club’ encouraging rowers to ‘train hard have fun get results’.
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    End of Year reflections from the Head
    10/06/2018
    David Goodhew reflects on this academic year at Latymer
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    Latymer pupils volunteer for Care4Calais
    06/06/2018
    This summer term 20 of our Year 12 pupils volunteered to work with ‘Care4Calais’ - the refugee charity. The aims of the trip were for pupils to help the charity with their operations, take some much needed donated items and enhance their understanding of the refugee crisis and the situation in Calais.
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    Latymerian wins Young Composer Award
    15/05/2018
    Congratulations to Lilly, who won the National Centre for Early Music Young Composers Award 2018 (18 years and under).
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    UK and international University Offers
    03/05/2018
    It’s an exciting time for our sixth formers, who are holding offers from many of the best universities both here in the UK and abroad.


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