Joining Latymer
at 11+

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We welcome applications from pupils to join Latymer Upper School in Year 7. Children from a range of primary and preparatory schools sit the exam each year.

Registration for Year 7 entry in 2023 is now open. Open Days take place in the Autumn Term, bookings are now open, for more information please click below. 

The entry process

For entry in September 2023, children should be in Year 6 at the time of the entrance exam scheduled to take place at Latymer Upper School, Hammersmith. Registrations are now open, the date of the exam is Wednesday 7 December 2022. 

All pupils registered prior to the deadline (please refer to the timetable below) will be invited to take the exam which covers English and Mathematics. 

Latymer Upper School sets its own papers in English and Mathematics; sample papers are available via the button below, these are indicative of the style of questions and we do not provide answers or a mark scheme. There is one Maths paper (60 minutes) and two papers for English – comprehension/multiple choice (35 minutes) and creative writing (45 minutes) with a 20 minute break after the Maths paper. If your child is eligible for learning support adjustments, you will be required to submit supporting documents after registration. Candidates who do well in the exam will be invited back to the School for an interview so that we can get to know them better and assess whether Latymer is the right school for them. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 10 January 2023.


If your child is registered to take an exam at another school on the same date, please ensure that you inform both schools and we will do our best to accommodate you. We do not hold an alternate day at Latymer. We have numerous sessions throughout the exam day and we can usually schedule your child’s exam to allow them to take an exam at another school before or after Latymer’s exam. Overseas candidates must sit the exam here at Latymer, we are unable to support remote assessments.

Further details about the interview process will be shared with registered candidates ahead of the entrance examination. 

Offer letters are sent out in mid-February and families have approximately two weeks to accept or refuse Latymer’s offer of admission. Those who accept the offer will be asked to confirm that they have not accepted an offer from another school and to send a non-refundable £1,000 confirmation deposit.

Please note that only verbal feedback on your child’s exam performance can be given, and parents requesting it will only be provided (by telephone) with an idea of how their child performed in any paper (low, average, above average). Should you require feedback, please contact the Admissions team towards the middle of March. 

For assistance with school fees, bursary applicants must first meet the same academic requirements for entry to the School as other pupils. 11+ and 16+ bursaries are means-tested and based on family financial circumstances. They vary in amount from 25% to 100% of fees. More information is available here.

We know that you will have many things to consider when choosing a secondary school, we have created a series of videos and frequently asked questions and hope that we have answered all your questions via the links and below.

Please do contact the Admissions Team at any time, we are always very happy to help.

11+ timetable

May 2022Registration opens on this website
10 September &
1 October 2022
11+ Open Days (please book to attend one session only)
Monday 31 October 2022 (Midday)Registration deadline (late applications will not be accepted)
TBCLatymer Upper School will write to your child's current school for a reference
Wednesday 7 December 2022Entrance exam at Latymer Upper School (morning & afternoon sessions)
TBCDecisions sent to all candidates following exam, with interview information for those being interviewed
Sunday 18 December 2022Deadline for submission of documents for a means-tested bursary (where candidates who have been selected for interview requested a mean-tested bursary at the time of registration)
TBCMusic scholarship auditions
Tuesday 10 January 2023Interviews for selected candidates at Latymer Upper School
Friday 10 February 2023Results sent by email
Early March 2023Deadline for all responses

For more information on yours and your child’s data rights, please see the school’s Privacy Notice

Admissions Team 020 8148
Laura CottrellDirector of Admissions & Bursaries020 8148 4519
Aisha Ansary
Admissions Registrar020 8148 4517
Bernadette LeesAdmissions Registrar020 8148 4515
Kerry WilsonAdmissions Registrar020 8148 4516
Martin PowerAdmissions Assistant020 8148 4518

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