7 plus (7+) Exam – Latymer Prep School – What you need to know
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With a beautiful river setting, Latymer Prep is a popular co-ed school known for its caring attitude. They provide a ‘deep and broad’ curriculum in which is instilled a set of ‘Learning Habits’ identified to develop a positive attitude to learning in all of their pupils. Examples include, ‘Persistence’, ‘Questioning and Posing Problems’ and ‘Listening and Understanding with Empathy’. A holistic education is really something this school believes in.
The school’s extracurricular activities bring together children from all age groups. The current offer includes chess, zumba, drama, karate, art and film studies, but it is an ever-changing mix.
Excellent facilities – some of which are shared with the Upper School include a 200-seat theatre, a performing arts building with a recital hall and a new sports centre with a six-lane swimming pool and climbing wall.
Latymer Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information
School Name: Latymer Prep School
Description: Co-ed; day school
Age range: 7-11
Size: 160 approx.
Fees: £5,620 per term
Address: 36 Upper Mall, Hammersmith, W6 9TA
Telephone: 020 7993 0061
Latymer Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions
Applications & Registration
About 150 children go for the approx. 40 places available at 7 plus for Latymer Prep School. It’s a good strategy to get your child in at 7+ as they can then progress to the Upper School and stay until age 18.
The closing date for 7+ registrations for 7+ entry to Latymer Prep is in November. Bursaries have been awarded in the Prep since 2014, and families who are interested in a means-tested bursary should indicate this at the time of registration.
Click here for Latymer Prep’s 7+ registration form. Registration fee: £100
Those who have made early registrations will be sent a form to confirm that their child still intends to sit the 7+ entry exam in the following January. Once confirmation is received, Latymer Prep will send out sample English and maths papers in the October half term. Full details of the assessment day will then be sent out at the end of the Autumn Term.
Latymer Prep has a really comprehensive list of open mornings. They take place on Mondays or Fridays and booking is essential. To view all of the dates, click here.
To book your spot email the registrar, Margaret Peploe at email@example.com with the following information:
- Preferred date of visit and an alternative
- Your child’s name, date of birth and their current school
- Parents’ names, home address and telephone contact number
Latymer Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format
Latymer Prep’s 7 plus exam will take place in January.
Children will be asked to sit papers in:
- English Comprehension (45 mins)
- Creative Writing (30 mins)
- Maths (45 mins)
Those who perform well in the exam will be asked back to attend an interview.
Latymer Prep works hand-in-hand with many West London prep schools, providing them with guidance on how to prepare for their exams. In particular they share the maths syllabus with them. As an overall guide for both maths and English they say that as long as a child is following the National Curriculum and aiming towards the top of Level 3, they should be in a strong position to perform well.
Latymer Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Practice Papers
If you are at the very beginning of your 7+ journey, you may wish to start with our range of 6+ resources. These cover the core Maths and English skills your child needs to develop but at a slightly easier level.
Our 6+ range will help your child develop confidence and a strong foundation before they progress further with the 7+ material listed below.
7+ English practice papers, ideal for Latymer Prep 7 plus exam preparation:
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7+ Maths practice papers, ideal for Latymer Prep 7 plus exam preparation:
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7+ Listening practice papers, ideal for Latymer Prep 7 plus exam preparation:
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Latymer Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries
Latymer Prep aims to offer at least two means-tested bursaries in Year 3.
Parents wishing to apply for a bursary should indicate this at the time of registration. They will then be sent a form in which to provide further details of their financial situation. This allows the school to determine the level of financial support it can provide. All bursaries are contingent upon a strong academic performance in the 7+ exam.
In the past, bursary support of between 95-100% has been given. Assuming satisfactory academic progress, this support will continue up to A Level.
Latymer Prep School: Destination Schools at 11+
It is Latymer Prep’s expectation that all children will progress to the Upper School. However, if they believe that a child is struggling to keep up, they see it as their professional responsibility to speak to parents and support and advise on a different school for the child’s secondary education.
In the case of relocation or changing family circumstances, Latymer Prep will support families who are having to make these decisions, but they do not prepare children for entrance exams to other schools.
Other entry points for Latymer School:
Click here to learn about Year 4 entry via the 8 Plus (8+) Exam
Click here to learn about Year 7 entry via the 11 Plus (11+) Exam