Latymer Upper School 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information

NOTE: Due to Covid, the 11+ Admissions Process for 2021 entry to Latymer Upper School has changed. Click here to learn how to prepare for the new assessment.

Introduction

 

Latymer Upper School is a fully co-educational independent school based in Hammersmith, London. The school is maintained by a charitable trust, The Latymer Foundation, which has a long history. It was founded in 1624 when a wealthy lawyer named Edward Latymer bequeathed money for the education of eight poor boys from Hammersmith.

 

The modern school educates around 1200 students, girls and boys, aged 11 to 18 and The Latymer Foundation awards a number of bursaries each year to ensure that the school remains accessible to students of all backgrounds. With its 400th anniversary just a few years away, the Foundation recently launched a campaign to raise sufficient funds to be able to support 1 in 4 students with a bursary.

 

Despite being a city school, Latymer Upper School has a large campus on which historic buildings sit side-by-side with exceptional modern facilities, including a sports centre and two arts centres. A virtual tour of the school is available on its website.

 

The school won the TES independent school of the year award for 2018.

 

A video about student life at Latymer Upper School can be viewed on the ‘Our School’ pages of its website.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Latymer Upper School

 

Address: Latymer Upper School, King Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 9LR

County:  London
Admissions info
: admissions@latymer-upper.org or 020 7993 0063

School Type: Co-educational independent day school

Number of Students: 1200 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 170 (approx.)

Open Day Date: September / October

Exam Date: January

Exam Type / Board: School’s own

 

Latymer Upper School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Latymer Upper School has approximately 170 places available in Year 7 each year. Admission is highly competitive, with over seven applications received for each available place last year.

 

All applicants sit an entrance exam in January. The exam consists of papers in English and mathematics, which are set by the school. Shortlisted candidates are then invited back for interview in late January / early February. School references are also taken into consideration as part of the selection process.

 

Offer letters are sent out in mid-February. All candidates who are offered a place are invited to attend an offer holders’ evening at the school in February and can visit the school during a working day, to take a tour and meet with the Head, ahead of the acceptance deadline in early March.

 

Places are offered to selected students regardless of background and means-tested bursaries, which vary from 25-100% of fees, are available. Academic and music scholarships are also available at 11+.

 

A copy of the school’s full admissions policy can be downloaded via its website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Latymer Upper School

 

Two open days are held by Latymer Upper School for prospective students and their parents in September and October. Booking opens in April.

 

The deadline for registering to sit the 11+ entrance exam for Latymer Upper School is in mid-October of the year preceding entry (whilst the applicant is still in Year 6). There is a non-refundable registration fee of £125.

 

Information about exam day will be sent out to all registered candidates in mid-December.

 

For further information about Latymer Upper School’s application and admissions process, please contact the admissions office: admissions@latymer-upper.org or 020 7993 0063

 

Latymer Upper School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

Latymer Upper School sets its own exam papers in English and maths. The papers are intended to identify students with natural ability rather than focusing on prior learning.

 

The English paper assesses both reading comprehension and writing skills. The latest sample papers indicate that the English comprehension paper is multiple-choice.

 

The maths paper has a strong focus on problem-solving. Section A is multiple-choice format and Section B is open-answer.

 

The format of the tests changes from year to year. However, relevant sample papers are sent to parents when they register their child.

 

How to Prepare for the Latymer Upper School 11 Plus Exam

 

Your child will understandably be apprehensive and nervous about sitting the 11+ entrance exam for Latymer Upper School. Our practice papers, which are available for immediate download, print and use after purchase, offer excellent practice and preparation. They cover all the key skills and can be used to identify any weaker areas that require additional work ahead of the exam and to help build confidence.

 

The practice papers are designed to be age appropriate but challenging, to reflect the demands of a competitive independent school’s entrance exam.

 

English: multiple-choice comprehension + writing

 

To prepare for Latymer Upper School’s English paper, we would recommend using the following practice papers, which will help to improve comprehension and writing skills, including spelling and vocabulary:

 

Full Practice Tests

 

11+ English Pack 1

 

11+ English Pack 2 

 

11+ English Pack 3 

 

11+ English Pack 4

 

Technical English + Skill Specific Practice

 

11+ Punctuation

 

11+ Sentence Completion

 

11+ Spelling Pack 3 

 

11+ Comprehension Pack 1

 

11+ Inference Skills

 

Writing

 

11+ Writing Guide

 

11+ Writing Prompts

 

11+ Spelling Pack 1

 

11+ Spelling Pack 2

 

Mathematics – Section A (multiple-choice)

 

To prepare for maths paper in multiple-choice format, we would recommend using the following practice papers:

 

Full Practice Tests

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 1

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 2

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 3

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 4

 

Skill Specific Practice

 

11+ Problem Solving Pack 1

 

11+ Problem Solving Pack 2

 

11+ Angles & Degrees

 

11+ BODMAS

 

11+ Estimation & Place Value

 

11+ Factors & Multiples

 

11+ Operations

 

11+ Probability

 

11+ Ratio & Proportion

 

11+ Sequences

 

Mathematics – Section B (standard format)

 

To prepare for maths paper in standard format, we would recommend using the following practice papers:

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 1

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 2

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 3

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 4

 

11+ Problem Solving

 

11+ Mental Arithmetic 

 

Mark Schemes

 

Latymer Upper School 11+ Mathematics 2019 Sample Paper 1

 

Latymer Upper School 11+ Mathematics 2019 Sample Paper 2

 

 

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Why do some of the recommendations above show me grammar school papers?

 

The main difference between independent and grammar school papers is the question format. Independent schools usually assess with standard format questions, which means students need to write out full answers. Grammar schools usually use multiple-choice format questions.

 

Whilst Latymer School is an independent school, they actually use the grammar school (multiple-choice) format for some of their exams, which is why they are included in the recommendations above.

 

 

Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Latymer Upper School 11+ past papers. The information provided about Christ College 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.

 

 

 

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