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  • Latymer Upper School
    237 King Street
    W6 9LR
  • Head: Mr David Goodhew
  • 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: 1255; sixth formers: 392
  • Religion: Not Applicable
  • Fees: £21,459 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 2012, David Goodhew MA (Oxon) FRSA (50s). Read classics at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, then taught classics at Eton College and Bancroft’s School; became head of classics at Bristol Grammar School in 2000, director of studies at Arnold School from 2005 and senior deputy head at Durham School in 2008. Serious, not stern. A local boy who made good, Mr Goodhew grew up in a London tower block opposite Grenfell. He attended the local comp and was the first in his family to take A levels or go to university – the perfect champion for Latymer’s trailblazing bursaries programme.

After his educational odyssey, our conquering hero moved ‘back home,’ now living 10 minutes from Latymer with his French wife, Céline. Their two young sons attend school nearby, and Mr Goodhew...

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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
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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