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.



The entry process

For entry to Year 7 in September 2024, children should be born between 01 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 and  in Year 6 at the time of the entrance exam scheduled to take place at Latymer Upper School, Hammersmith. The date of the exam is Wednesday 6 December 2023. 

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. Please note that we cannot accept registrations after the deadline of midday Friday 13 October 2023.

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 which can be expected and we do not provide answers or a mark scheme. There is one paper for Maths (60 minutes) and two papers for English – comprehension/multiple choice (35 minutes) and creative writing (45 minutes) – with a 20 minute break after the English paper. If your child is eligible for learning support adjustments, you will be asked to indicate this at the point of registration. Supporting documents will be required to evidence any requested adjustments and these must be submitted by the registration deadline of midday Friday 13 October 2023 .

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 9 January 2024 and will comprise a half day of immersive learning activities in 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 the Latymer exam. Overseas candidates must sit the exam here at Latymer, we are unable to support overseas assessments. 

Offer letters are sent out in early February and families have three 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 202311+ Registration will open May 2023
Saturday 16 September 2023 &
Saturday 7 October 2023
11+ Open Days.
Saturday 23 September 2023Music Scholars Open day.
Friday 13 October 2023 (Midday)Deadline for receipt of applications and Scholarship award applications (and any learning support documentation)
Wednesday 1 November 2023Latymer Upper School will write to your child's current school for a reference.
Wednesday 6 December 2023Entrance exam at Latymer Upper School (morning & afternoon sessions).
Tuesday 12 December 2023Decisions sent to all candidates following exam, with interview information for those being interviewed.
Thursday 14 December 2023Deadline 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).
Tuesday 9 January 202411+ Interview Day.
Saturday 13 January 2024Music scholarship auditions.
Saturday 20 January 2024Bursary home visits
Friday 9 February 2024Results sent by email (By end of day).
Tuesday 5 March 2024 (Midday) Offer acceptance deadline.

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

Admissions Team020 8148
Aisha AnsaryDirector of Admissions & Bursaries020 8148 4519
Jane PowellAdmissions Registrar020 4522 8491
Erica LeeAdmissions Registrar020 8148 4517
Martin PowerAdmissions Assistant020 8148 4518

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