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  • The Latymer School
    Haselbury Road
    N9 9TN
  • Head: Maureen Cobbett
  • T 020 8807 4037
  • F 020 8887 8111
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  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Enfield
  • Pupils: 1,369
  • Religion: None
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 25th January 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

A peek back in time shows that some well-known former pupils like Baroness Claire Tyler (chair of CAFCASS and president of the National Children's Bureau), footballer Johnny Haynes and Sir Bruce Forsyth CBE all did well here. Pupils clearly still do. This is a zealously traditional school with pupils who show a healthy balance between hard work and play.

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What the school says...

Entrance examinations consists of: Age 11 two 45 minute tests taken in September of year 6. The tests have verbal reasoning and numerical reasoning/ non-verbal reasoning components. At 16 - Entrance test, which about 400 external applicants take, followed by conditional offers to about 50 based upon at least 6 GCSEs at grade A or A*. ...Read more

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Biology at an English Grammar School (GCSE)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Chemistry at an English Grammar School (GCSE)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Physics at an English Grammar School (GCSE)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Russian at an English Grammar School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Geography at an English Grammar School (GCSE)

School associations

State grammar school

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2015, Maureen Cobbett (50s), previously head of All Saints’ Catholic Voluntary Academy in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

Academic matters

Excellent GCSE results, making it the top performing school in Enfield borough and within the top six per cent in London, with 82 per cent A*/A grades in 2016. Pupils must choose a MFL from French or German in Y7 and they can then choose between French, German, Russian or Latin in Y8. ICT is not taught as a separate subject but incorporated across the whole curriculum.

Students study 10 GCSEs and the vast majority take the EBacc subjects with some opting for religious studies instead geography or history. It is important that academic success is supported by 'a life outside school’ and students are encouraged to take part in the wide variety of...

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Special Education Needs

The Latymer School has a thriving Learning Support Department that works across the whole school. We offer help to any student that needs it and have a particular focus on students with any identified SEND issue. It is a pleasant surprise to students, parents and visitors that we offer such help. We firmly believe that bright students can have SEND issues, which need to be taken seriously, in order that they achieve fully. The approach we take is to involve the students and parents in compiling a one page ‘inclusion profile'. This profile includes the strengths of the student concerned, what they find tricky, and what techniques are most effective in helping them learn. It is then the professional duty of the subject teachers to read and act on this profile. All students with an inclusion profile also have an annual review meeting to check the support that is in place continues to be appropriate. The Learning Support Department also runs supported private study groups for students in year 10 and 11. Students in these groups get help with academic subjects and organisation. The 6th form also volunteer to be mentors to the younger students in the school.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
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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