Pupils from a range of primary and preparatory schools can take the Latymer Upper School 11+ entrance exam usually in January prior to entering the School in September.
We are very mindful of the disruption many pupils have experienced due to school closures as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. We are reviewing our approach to the entrance process with these challenges in mind. We would like to reassure parents and their children that our assessment process is carefully designed by us to spot academic potential, rather than specific knowledge that has been attained.
For entry in September 2021, the exam is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 5 January 2021 at Latymer Upper School, Hammersmith. We are currently exploring a number of possible contingency plans which will enable us to adapt to the changing Covid-19 situation and we will keep everyone, who has registered by the deadline, fully informed.
The usual process is outlined below, and is currently under review given the current circumstances around Covid-19.
All pupils who registered prior to the deadline (please see timetable below) will be invited to take the exam which covers English and Maths.
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.
If your child is registered to take 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 them to take an exam at another school before or after Latymer’s exam.
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). For more information on yours and your child’s data rights, please see the school’s Privacy Notice.
|June 2020||Registration opens on this website|
|Friday 9 October 2020 9am||Deadline for receipt of applications and award applications (and any learning support documentation)|
|Monday 2 November 2020||Deadline for submission of documents for a means-tested bursary (candidates must be registered by 9 October 2020)|
|Mid-November||Latymer Upper School will write to your child's current school for a reference|
|Mid-December||Information for exam day sent out to candidates|
|Tuesday 5 January 2021||Entrance exam at Latymer Upper School|
|Late January 2021||Decisions 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 2021||Interviews for selected candidates|
|Thursday 11 February 2021||Offer letters sent by post|
|Friday 12 February 2021||Results sent by email|
|Friday 5 March 2021||Deadline 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 Team||020 8148 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mrs Kerry Wilson||Admissions|
|Ms Máiréad Lynch||Admissions|
|Miss Storm Kingston||Admissions|