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  • Latymer Upper School
    237 King Street
    W6 9LR
  • Head: Susan Wijeratna
  • T 020 8629 2024
  • F 020 8748 7523
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • Latymer Upper School is an English independent school for pupils aged 11 to 19 with a linked junior school, both located in Hammersmith, west London. It educates over 1,300 boys and girls and was founded by Edward Latymer in 1624.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Pupils: 1,270; sixth formers: 401
  • Religion: Not Applicable
  • Fees: £24,222 pa
  • Open days: Contact school registrar or see website.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report
  • Linked schools: Latymer Prep School

What says..

The academic pace is dizzying. Rounded and grounded these kids may be, but they are all also unashamedly high flyers. ‘It can be a miserable experience if you’re not able to keep up,' acknowledges the head, ‘which is why we discourage tutoring for the entrance test.’ Only maths is set (from year 8)—no need for the rest. Seven classes per year group, 24 children in each, all working at full tilt. ‘My daughter was in the bottom maths set,' a mum told us, ‘and it was still charging along at break-neck’. Teachers are energetic and ...

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What the school says...

Latymer Upper School 11+ entrance examination in January in Maths and English followed by interview for those children who pass the exam. Means-tested bursaries up to 100% of fees.
Scholarships and awards for music available at 11+ range from free tuition on up to two instruments to 40% reduction of fees.

Around 35-45 places are available for Sixth Form entry every year, for boys and girls. For further information see the school website. Means-tested bursaries, up to 100% of fees and scholarships in art, music, drama are available at Sixth Form.
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Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2023, Susan Wijeratna, previously lower master (senior deputy head) at Eton College and before that, deputy head (pastoral) at St Paul’s Girls’ School. Read geography at Birmingham. Her stellar CV reflects her career progression at high profile and internationally renowned schools - co-ed, single sex, day and boarding. These include Epsom College, Eastbourne College, St Benedict’s and Haberdashers’ Boys’ School. Her interests span sports (she is a QPR season ticket holder) and the arts (she is a governor and chair of the academic committee at the Royal Ballet School).


Of the 170 places available at 11+, 40 are snapped up by the school’s own onsite prep (these children are not required to sit the upper school’s entrance exams). Over 1200 candidates vie for the remaining 130, half from local state primaries, half from...

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Special Education Needs


Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Genetic Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment Y
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability Y
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired Y
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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