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 closed at midday on Monday 31 October and we do not accept late registrations. We will open registration for entry into Year 7 in 2024 in May 2023.


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 closed, 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 asked to submit supporting documents after registration. Selected candidates will be invited back to School for an Interview Session after the entrance examinations.  Interview Sessions will be held in School on Tuesday 10 January 2023 and comprise  a half day of immersive learning activities in small classroom settings and a 1:2:1 interview . The Session will contain elements our academic team will use to learn about character, curiosity and ‘teachability’. We will ensure appropriate adjustments are made for those with a learning difference.

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 exam 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 overseas assessments. 

Offer letters are sent out in mid-February and families have approximately two weeks to accept or decline 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.

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)
8 October 2022Music Scholar's Open Morning (please book to attend)
Monday 31 October 2022 (Midday)Registration deadline (late applications will not be accepted)
Friday 11 November 2022Latymer 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)
by Friday 16 December 2022Decisions 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)
Saturday 21 January 2023Music scholarship auditions
Tuesday 10 January 2023Interviews for selected candidates at Latymer Upper School
Friday 10 February 2023Results sent by email
Friday 3 March 2023Deadline for all acceptances

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

Admissions Team020 8148
Laura CottrellDirector of Admissions & Bursaries020 8148 4519
Aisha Ansary
Admissions Registrar020 8148 4517
Bernadette LeesAdmissions Registrar020 8148 4515
Jane PowellAdmissions Registrar020 4522 8491
Martin PowerAdmissions Assistant020 8148 4518

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