Joining Latymer
at 11+

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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.

The Entry Process

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. 

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 Team 020 8148
Mrs Kerry WilsonAdmissions
Ms Máiréad LynchAdmissions
Miss Storm KingstonAdmissions

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