Joining Latymer
at 11+

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Pupils from a range of primary and preparatory schools sit an 11+ entrance examination in January prior to entering the School in September. Latymer Upper School sets its own papers in English and Mathematics.

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.

The entry process

All pupils who registered prior to the deadline will be invited to sit the written examination which covers English and Maths. 

The entrance exam is normally held on a Tuesday in early January, here at Latymer Upper School, Hammersmith. If your child is registered to sit an exam at another school on the same date in January, 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 your child to sit an exam at another school before or after Latymer’s exam. For entry in September 2021, the exam will be held on Tuesday 5 January 2021 and for 2022, it will take place on Tuesday 11 January 2022. 

Interviews are usually scheduled for a Saturday in late January or early February. Interviews include general questions to discover more about the child and their interests.

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) and the overall quartile in which the child has been placed. For more information on yours and your child’s data rights, please see the school’s Privacy Notice.

11+ timetable

June 2020Registration opens on this website
Friday 9 October 2020 9amDeadline for receipt of applications and award applications (and any learning support documentation)
Monday 2 November 2020Deadline for submission of documents for a means-tested bursary (candidates must be registered by 9 October 2020)
Mid-NovemberLatymer Upper School will write to your child's current school for a reference
Mid-DecemberInformation for exam day sent out to candidates
Tuesday 5 January 2021Entrance exam at Latymer Upper School
Late January 2021Decisions sent to all candidates following exam, with interview information for those being interviewed
Late January (week prior to interview) Music scholarship auditions
Saturday 30 January 2021Interviews for selected candidates
Thursday 11 February 2021Offer letters sent by post
Friday 12 February 2021Results sent by email
Friday 5 March 2021Deadline for all responses


If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Team via the details below, and if you would like to book on an open day, please visit this page.

Admissions office general enquiries 020 7993
Mrs Catriona Sutherland-HawesDirector of Admissions020 8148
Mrs Kerry WilsonAdmissions Manager020 8148
Ms Máiréad LynchAdmissions Administrator020 8148

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