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Latymer Prep School 8 Plus (8+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details 2024


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Basic information: Latymer Upper School is a coeducational public school in Hammersmith, London. It boasts a long tradition of academic achievements, ranking it among the top independent schools nationally. Its alumni include esteemed scientists, architects, geologists and politicians. Latymer Prep educates boys and girls from the ages 7-11. It was established in 1951 and initially comprised only two classes. [1][2


Curriculum: The rich curriculum in Latymer Prep covers an impressive number of disciplines, maximising pupils’ potential in the areas of art, computing, DT, English, food technology, geography, history, Mandarin, maths, music, PE & games, PSHCE, RS & philosophy, science and MFL.


Co-curricular: The wealth of enrichment opportunities on offer includes a wide selection of clubs, such as chess, zumba, drama, karate, Film Studies and ‘Young Latymerian’ – the school magazine written and designed by pupils. Bringing children from across all year groups together is one of the many purposes of these clubs, which are also at the heart of the school’s extensive pastoral care programme. [3]


Inspection Reports: Successfully exceeding all national standards for education as concluded by ISI, Latymer Prep actively encourages risk-taking when it comes to learning and strongly emphasises the importance of positive relationships between staff and pupils in the context of its exemplary approach towards teaching. [4]


The school’s ethos is rooted in the efforts to provide top-quality education for emotionally intelligent, socially responsible future citizens of the modern world. Religious and cultural diversity is loudly celebrated, allowing pupils from various backgrounds to achieve exceptional academic and non-academic standards within a calm and focused learning environment.


Latymer Prep School 8 Plus (8+) Exam Information


Address: 36 Upper Mall, Hammersmith, London W6 9TA

County: Greater London

Admissions info: or 020 8148 4515

School type: Independent, co-ed day school

Open days: In the Summer term

8+ Exam date: January of Year 3

Pass mark: Aim for 70%+ in our practice tests. See below for more details.


Open Events for Latymer Prep School 8 Plus (8+) Entry


To learn more about the school’s extensive provision and explore their fantastic facilities, you and your child should attend the Open Day event. On the day, you will take a guided tour of the campus and meet with key members of the staff over refreshments. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions about the admissions process. You can view the school’s exact location on the map below:



Latymer Prep School 8 Plus (8+) Admissions


Unlike 7+, 8+ is not Latymer Prep’s standard point of entry. Hence, in order for your child to be considered for a place, you will be asked to complete the Occasional Place Interest Form.


Subject to availability of places, your child will be invited to the school to be assessed. This is likely to take place in January of the calendar year of entry. Please note that successful applicants will be invited back to the school to attend an interview.


Offers of places are to be accepted by the deadline in early February.


Latymer Prep School 8 Plus (8+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Bursaries are only offered to 7+ applicants. Please reach out to the school to learn if there are exceptions. 


Latymer Prep School 8 Plus (8+) Exam Format


The Latymer Prep School 8 Plus (8+) exam consists of the following assessments:


  • English
  • Mathematics


The English exam tests comprehension and writing skills, including inference, punctuation and grammar, as well as the fluency of your child’s reading and oral skills.


The Maths exam assesses your child’s problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills, including knowledge of times tables.


Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Latymer Prep School 8 Plus entrance examination.


How to Prepare for the Latymer Prep School 8 Plus (8+) Entrance Assessment 


Practice tests are an effective tool for preparation for the Latymer Prep School 8 Plus exam. With the help of our practice tests, your child will learn to deal with various 8+ exam question types quickly and confidently. 


The benefits for your child are numerous: the tests provide focused practice and familiarity with a wide variety of possibilities and examples, serving as an indicator of any weaker areas that require additional work ahead of the exam. We suggest starting early with your revision so that you have plenty of time to identify subject areas that need additional work. 


The majority of our 8+ resources are accompanied by detailed step-by-step video tutorials for every question. These are available for free with all purchases. It’s like having a world-class tutor explain each question to your child at no extra cost!


Our practice tests are used successfully every year by tens of thousands of students targeting schools with a competitive entrance exam. They are age-appropriate, reflecting the demands of the actual exam.


Latymer Prep School 8 Plus (8+) Exam Pass Marks and Target Scores


Pupils who are able to score 70%+ consistently in our 8+ practice tests should be on track to pass the Latymer Prep 8+ assessment.


Whilst there are no guarantees, this has historically been a fairly strong indicator that your child should do well in the Latymer Prep School 8 plus exam.


Don’t worry if your child is not scoring well in our practice papers from the outset. With targeted practice and focus, it’s possible to make big improvements in a short amount of time!


Latymer Prep School 8 Plus (8+) Exam Practice Papers


Recommendations for each section of the Latymer Prep School 8 Plus exam can be found below:




We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the Latymer Prep School 8 Plus English assessment. They will help improve your child’s comprehension and writing skills:


Full Practice Tests


8+ English Pack 1

8+ English Pack 2

8+ English Pack 3

8+ English Pack 4

8+ English Pack 5


Comprehension Skills


8+ Reading Workbook

8+ English: Comprehension Pack 1

8+ English: Inference Skills

8+ English: Vocabulary and Grammar


Comprehension Guide


This guide covers all the key comprehension question types in a clear, step-by-step manner so that both you and your child know exactly what to expect on exam day.


The Complete Guide to 8+ Comprehension


Writing Skills


8+ English: Writing

8+ English: Rewrite & Improve

8+ English: Spelling

8+ English: Punctuation

8+ English: Dictation


Writing Guide


Starting from the foundational basics, this guide works its way through all the key skills your child needs to develop to become an excellent writer within the framework of what’s expected at the 8+ level.


The Complete Guide to 8+ Writing


If you’d like to have your child’s writing assessed and marked, you may be interested in our Writing Marking Service. Please click here to learn more.




We highly recommend the use of the following packs to help develop your child’s arithmetic and problem-solving skills within the examination context of the Latymer Prep School 8 Plus maths test:


Full Practice Tests


8+ Mathematics Pack 1

8+ Mathematics Pack 2

8+ Mathematics Pack 3

8+ Mathematics Pack 4

8+ Mathematics Pack 5


Targeted Skill Development


8+ Mathematics: Mental Arithmetic

8+ Mathematics: Problem Solving




The following pack is ideal for developing listening skills ahead of the Latymer Prep School 8 Plus entrance exam:


8+ Listening Pack 1


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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Latymer Prep School 8+ past papers. The information provided about Latymer Prep School was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.


Other entry points for Latymer School:


Click here to learn about Year 3 entry via the 7 Plus (7+) Exam

Click here to learn about Year 7 entry via the 11 Plus (11+) Exam

Click here to learn about Year 12 entry via the 16 Plus (16+) Exam

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