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.



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
: 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: 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




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+ 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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