Joining Latymer
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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 2022 is now closed. For entry in September 2023, registrations will open in June 2022. Open Days take place in the Autumn Term, bookings will open in the Summer Term 2022, 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 on Tuesday 10 January 2023 at Latymer Upper School, Hammersmith. 

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.


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 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 happy to help.

11+ timetable

May 2021Registration opens on this website
11 September &
2 October 2021
11+ Open Days (please book to attend a session)
19 November 2021 (Midday)Registration deadline (late applications will not be accepted)
Mid-NovemberLatymer Upper School will write to your child's current school for a reference
Tuesday 11 January 2022Entrance exam at Latymer Upper School
Mid-January 2022 Decisions sent to all candidates following exam, with interview information for those being interviewed
Mid-January 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)
January (week prior to interview) Music scholarship auditions
Saturday 29 January 2022 Interviews for selected candidates at Latymer Upper School
Friday 11 February 2022Results sent by email
Monday 7 March 2022Deadline 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
Storm KingstonAdmissions Assistant020 8148 4518

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