School News

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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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    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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    Welcome to the Class of 2025!
    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
    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
    David Goodhew reflects on this academic year at Latymer
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    Latymer pupils volunteer for Care4Calais
    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
    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
    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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    Latymerians retain West London Junior Debating title for second year in a row
    Congratulations to our 10 fearless debaters from Year 7 and 8, who retained our West London Junior Debating title for the second year in a row.
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    The Latymer Theatre Company performs ‘Accidental Death of an Anarchist’
    The Latymer Theatre Company is a troupe of talented professional actors comprising predominantly former Latymer students. Their performance of the political farce Accidental Death of an Anarchist will run from 1-9 May at the OSO Arts Centre in Barnes.
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    Latymerians showcase plays in New Voices festival, Southwark
    Four Latymerians showcase their plays in the New Voices festival at the Bunker Theatre, Southwark
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    Latymer Upper School wins three awards at the prestigious Tes Independent School Awards 2018
    Latymer celebrated a hat trick of awards at the sector’s most prestigious ceremony – the Tes [Times Education Supplement] Independent School Awards 2018, winning: Independent-state school partnership, Senior school of the year and the icing on the cake - Independent school of the year!
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    Budding scientists enjoy a Particle Physics Masterclass at Queen Mary University of London
    Fifty-five Year 12 Latymerians enjoyed a Particle Physics Masterclass at Queen Mary University London today (Monday 19 February).
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    'RAISE' launches at Latymer Prep
    We are thrilled to announce that Latymer Prep School has launched ‘RAISE Prep’. RAISE started as a student-led fundraising club in the Upper School, raising money for the Upper School Bursaries Appeal, which provides financial support for pupils to attend Latymer regardless of their family circumstances.
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    New Latymerians find Peer Mentoring ‘Buddy’ scheme ‘an amazing experience’
    Starting a new school is the beginning of an exciting new chapter for our Year 7 pupils. To help them settle into school life, Latymer Upper ensures a peer mentor team of 46 Year 10, Year 11 and Sixth Form students are on hand to support and care.
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    Nicholas Crane, President, Royal Geographical Society talks to Latymerians
    Nicholas Crane, the President of the Royal Geographical Society visited Latymer Upper to give Latymerians a fascinating talk entitled ‘The Making of The British Landscape’. Crane is a geographer, author and broadcaster who in recent years has become best known for presenting such BBC Two series as Coast and Great British Journeys and Towns.
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    Ravenscourt Park Tube Station open; traffic diversions in place
    Water completely subsided but please check local travel reports for diversions
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    Latymer selected for international study by RSI and Harvard Graduate School of Education
    Latymer Upper School is delighted to be announced today (Monday 4 December 2017) as one of 12 schools worldwide selected for a study to be led by Dr Christina Hinton from Harvard GSE and her team at Research Schools International (RSI).
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    Latymer Consort at St Paul's Cathedral
    On 20 November the Latymer Consort was privileged to sing at the St Paul's Evensong.
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    Cath Hopley
    It is with great sadness that I share the news that Cath Hopley, our much loved Biology teacher, friend and colleague, passed away yesterday evening (29 November).
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    Future Skills 2017
    Panel debate and networking event with creative industry experts and entrepreneurs.

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