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Majority of teachers hugely admired, with several references to them going the extra mile and being ‘very imaginative in their teaching methods’. ‘Staff really care, not just academically but in a pastoral way,’ summed up one parent. DT is fantastically equipped, with an emphasis on creativity. ‘The people who maintain the school use this room, so it’s built to industrial standard,’ raved one excited pupil. ‘The arts aren’t considered an alternative to academia here,’ said one pupil. ‘There’s room for people to excel in both’...


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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. Scholarships and awards for music, ranging from 40% of fees to free tuition on two instruments, are available at 11+. A small number of places may are available for entry at 13+ every year via exams in the year of entry.

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 scholarships, up to 100% of fees and scholarships in art, music, drama are available at Sixth Form.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking History of Art at an English Independent School (GCE A level)

Other features

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2012, Mr David Goodhew (MA Oxon), originally a local boy who has now moved ‘back home’, living 10 minutes down the road with his French wife, Céline, and their young son. Read classics at Oxford and previously deputy head of Durham School. Spends at least one hour every day walking round the school – visits lessons for a few minutes, which both pupils and parents say sums up his ‘hands-on approach’ and ‘openness to ideas for change’. Not stereotypical headmasterly, parents and pupils describe him as ‘very approachable.’

Academic matters

Grades have been steadily improving over recent years and although research from the University of Durham found pupils are achieving either in line with – or better than – their abilities, results remain a notch short of stunning. A levels in 2016 saw 76...

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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
Not Applicable
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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