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The Latymer School 11 plus: 2024 entry guide

By Atom | Jun 29, 2023, 9:10 AM

The Latymer School, Enfield

Are you considering The Latymer School for your child? We've collated all the information you need to know about entry to Year 7 in 2024. Keep reading to find out key admission dates, the content of the 11 plus exam and how to help your child excel.

About The Latymer School

The Latymer School is a grammar school for boys and girls aged 11 to 18 in Edmonton, northeast London. Since the school was founded in 1624, the community has expanded and diversified to become an inclusive school dedicated to providing a first-class, liberal education.

Students at The Latymer School are encouraged to develop confidence in their abilities and to be considerate in their attitudes. They study a broad and balanced curriculum which offers a range of options alongside traditional subjects, including business studies, media studies, computer science, and four modern languages.

Extracurricular activities are an essential part of education at The Latymer School. Students can get involved in a variety of clubs and societies, as well as musical ensembles, drama productions and sports teams. A visiting team of instrumental and singing teachers deliver around 400 lessons each week and the school is home to a bespoke Saturday Music Centre, offering musical classes and tuition to all children within the North London area.

  • Address: The Latymer School, Haselbury Road, Edmonton, N9 9TN

  • Local authority: London Borough of Enfield

  • School type: mixed grammar

  • Headteacher: Maureen Cobbett

  • Number of pupils: 1,350+

  • National rank (Sunday Times Parent Power): 24

  • A level results: 86% A*–B

  • GCSE results: 91.6% 9/8/7

Key info for Year 7 admissions

  • Admissions contact: [email protected]

  • Number of places in Year 7: 192

  • Open evening: 27th April 2023

  • 11 plus registration opens: 3rd May 2023

  • 11 plus registration closes: 16th June 2023

  • Exam date: 1st, 2nd and 3rd September 2023

  • Exam type: GL Assessment and school's own papers

  • Common application form (CAF) deadline: 31st October 2023

  • National school offer day: 1st March 2024

The Latymer School term dates

The 2023–2024 term dates at The Latymer School are:

  • Autumn term: 6th September – 20th December 2023

  • Half term: 23rd–27th October 2023

  • Spring term: 8th January – 28th March 2024

  • Half term: 19th–23rd February 2024

  • Summer term: 26th April – 24th July 2024

  • Half term: 27th–31st May 2024

How to apply to The Latymer School

1. Register for the 11 plus

As The Latymer School is an academically-selective school, children applying for entry take the 11 plus to be considered for a place. The 11 plus is a challenging exam designed to select children working within the top academic ability range for their year group. Before registering for the exam, speak to your child's teacher to see if the 11 plus and a grammar school education is right for them.

Year 7 online application for The Latymer School will open on 3rd May 2023 and close on 16th June 2023. You will be able to complete the form through the school website.

2. Apply for a school place

You will receive your child's results in the 11 plus in mid-October 2023. You will be able to use your child's results to decide whether to name The Latymer School as a preference on your common application form.

The common application form must be submitted to your home local council by 31st October 2023. The form must be completed for your home local authority – i.e. if you live in Enfield you will need to complete the form on the Enfield Council website. If you live in a different local authority, make sure to apply through the relevant website for that council.

What's on The Latymer School 11 plus exam?

The 11 plus exam at The Latymer School will take place on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd September 2023. Your child will be invited to sit the tests at the school on one of the three dates.

The 11 plus consists of two papers:

  • Maths and verbal reasoning: a one-hour multiple choice paper provided by GL Assessment

  • English: a one-hour written paper (30 minutes for reading comprehension, and 30 minutes for creative writing) produced by the school

Learn about the exam in more detail in our full guide to the Enfield 11 plus:

Enfield 11 plus guide

How is The Latymer School 11 plus marked?

Your child's maths and verbal reasoning papers will be marked first by GL Assessment. The results from both sections will be combined and age-standardised, then placed in a rank order with the combined marks from other candidates.

Children who are ranked between 1 and 700 will then have their English papers marked by staff at The Latymer School. The English score will then be added to the verbal reasoning and maths raw scores to produce new age-standardised results.

What is the pass mark for The Latymer School?

There is no specific pass mark for The Latymer School. Children with the highest results will be considered for a place at the school and priority criteria will be applied to allocate 192 places.

The Latymer School admissions criteria

There are 192 places available at The Latymer School. If more than 192 children apply to the school, places will be allocated in accordance with the school's oversubscription criteria. This is in priority order:

  1. Looked after children and previously looked after children (within the top 900 ranked candidates) living within the Inner Area

  2. Up to 20 children who are eligible for pupil premium (within the top 900 ranked candidates) living within the Inner Area

  3. Up to 20 children who show exceptional musical talent (within the top 700 ranked candidates) living within the Inner Area. A separate music form will need to be completed for this criterion

  4. All other children within the top 700 ranked candidates living within the Inner Area

The Latymer School catchment area

The Latymer School has a strict catchment area and does not allocate places to children who live beyond this area. This is known as the Inner Area and incorporates the following postcodes:

  • E2, E4, E5, E9, E17

  • EN1, EN2, EN3, EN4

  • EN5 1, EN5 2, EN5 4, EN5 5

  • EN8 7, EN8 8, EN8 9

  • N1 (excluding N1C or others)

  • N2, N3, N4, N5, N6, N7, N8, N9, N10, N11, N12, N13, N14, N15, N16, N17, N18, N19, N20, N21

How to help your child prepare for the 11 plus

Here are our top tips on how to best prepare your child for The Latymer School 11 plus.

Cover all the content

The 11 plus for entry to The Latymer School is academically rigorous and assesses a large breadth and depth of learning objectives across and beyond the Key Stage 2 curriculum.

We recommend that your child starts revising content at least one year before the test. Setting aside study periods using a 'little and often' approach will give them time to build the skills and knowledge they need. When preparing, avoid falling into the trap of over-focusing on either the topics your child enjoys or the topics they find hardest.

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