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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: 1321; sixth formers: 392
  • Religion: Not Applicable
  • Fees: £20,835 pa
  • Open days: Contact Registrar for details or see school website
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report
  • Linked schools: Latymer Prep School

What says..

Teachers greatly 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. ‘We attract a real mix from city investors, media types and academics living in leafy streets through to families on the White City estate, which is surely better than just those from a privileged bubble mixing with each other,’ explains the head. Parents agree, describing the school as ‘grounded’. ‘Privileged, yes, but posh, no,’ said one...

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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), originally a local boy who has now moved ‘back home’, living 10 minutes down the road with his French wife, Céline, and two young sons. Read classics at Oxford and previously deputy head of Durham School. Spends at least one hour every day walking around 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’.


Of the 170 places available at 11+, 40 come from the school’s own on-site prep. Of the remaining 130, 50 per cent come from local state primaries, with the other half coming from other preps. Some 1,200 candidates altogether. The entrance assessment consists of its own English...

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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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