Edward Latymer’s vision was to offer his wards a life-changing education that would equip them to flourish in the wider world. This vision remains firmly at the heart of the School – although today we teach rather more than those original eight Hammersmith boys. Latymer Upper School now consists of a vibrant, co-educational student body of 1,400 girls and boys from a diverse range of backgrounds, and a further 170 pupils at Latymer Prep School.
The School’s ongoing Inspiring Minds bursary campaign is Latymer’s most ambitious to date. The aim of Inspiring Minds is to raise £40m by the Latymer Foundation’s 400th anniversary in 2024, enabling the School to support one in four pupils with a means-tested bursary.
As the Head, David Goodhew explains:
“I want Latymer to be a school for young people from right across the community, where the only criteria for admission are ability and potential.”