The Latymer School

Greater London


The Latymer School is a selective, mixed grammar school in Edmonton, London. 2003 applicants sat the assessment tests for entry to Year 7 in September 2017. The top 650 ranked candidates will be considered for admission to the school; 192 places will be offered. A maximum of 20 places can be offered to candidates from the Inner Area catchment who show exceptional musical talent. Exceptional musical talent can be shown on any instrument/s (including voice). These pupils must also have taken the entrance exam tests and be ranked in the top 500.

GL Assessment and school's own test

Mixed grammar school

Test Month: September

Results Sent to Parents: October

Allocations: March

The Latymer School
Haselbury Road
Greater London
N9 9TN

Admissions and exam information

The exam is made up of two GL Assessment papers and a school-written paper. There will be a break between papers. This exam covers verbal reasoning, mathematics and English.


Total of 192 places in Year 7

All applicants will sit tests in mathematics, verbal reasoning and a written English paper. The maths and verbal reasoning test will be provided by GL Assessment and the school will have no advanced knowledge of the content of the test. The English paper will be set by the school and will include both reading and writing sections, it will be 45 minutes in
duration. On receipt of the standardised results for the mathematics and verbal reasoning paper, parents will be informed in writing if their child has a ranking position within the top 650 candidates who attempted this paper. Only candidates
ranked within the top 650 of the mathematics and verbal reasoning test will have their written English paper
marked. Candidates who fall below the 650 threshold in the verbal reasoning and mathematics paper will not be
considered for admission to the school.

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Exam preparation

From experience we know that the best preparation for the exams cannot be achieved in a short period of time. We believe the earlier your child can practice the better chance they have in securing a place.

How can you ensure my child gets into the best schools possible?

We know that preparing for the exam can be a major focus in your child’s education and we are here to support you throughout that journey. We do not believe in simply ‘teaching to a test’, which is why we offer individualised courses and specialist courses that complement your child’s education in the run up to and beyond the exam.

Working in small groups and independently our members grow in confidence and develop exam techniques to prepare them for the day of the exam and beyond.

Our unique approach not only uses the most up-to-date resources, our engaging and motivational tutors will guide and support your child every step of the way, whilst providing clear and honest feedback about your child’s progress.

How often should my child have extra tuition? 

At Explore we take a blended approach that involves a weekly individual session, essential to focus on your child’s core maths and English skills and vital to exam success, as well as one scheduled class-taught session each week that focuses on exam-specific techniques and content. As part of our offering we recommend regular home practice, to embed learning of new skills covered in class. We utilise bespoke online and paper-based materials to provide your child with clear activities to practise at home.

Why should I choose Explore Learning? 

We understand that you want to give your child the best opportunities in life and we are here to support you throughout their journey into secondary education. We believe every child should have fair access to exam preparation, we don’t pre-test children, and welcome children of all abilities and will give them the best possible preparation to demonstrate their potential.

Our comprehensive 11 Plus and Entrance Exam courses give children the opportunity to become confident in a range of verbal and non-verbal reasoning methods. In addition, we ensure children are developing the core maths and English skills needed to tackle any exam with confidence. We also prepare children for entrance exams into independent schools, tailoring our courses to suit the focus of schools in the local area.

How to secure a place at this school

Our centres specialise in 11 Plus exam preparation so your child has access to regular practice and the best 11 Plus tuition in the country. For more information, visit one of our recommended centre pages to see how we can cater for your child. To discuss your child’s needs we recommend arranging a visit at one of our Explore Learning tuition centres.

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11 Plus course info

Our course is open to all. We don’t pre-test; we welcome all children with the ambition and drive to go to grammar or independent school.

Students on the 11 Plus course attend twice a week; one exam preparation class (tailored to the local exam requirements) and one tailored, flexible session that focuses on developing core maths and English skills. 11 Plus members also have access to a fantastic online resource with unlimited non-verbal and verbal reasoning exam-style questions – perfect for home practice whenever you want it.

Our course starts 12 months prior to the exam for Year 5 members.

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