The Latymer School

school in Enfield, UK

The Latymer School is a grammar school in Edmonton, London, England. It was started in 1624 by merchant Edward Latymer. In their 2008 report Ofsted graded the school as 'outstanding'.[1] Bruce Forsyth was a student.[2] The school is selective and co-educational.

The Latymer School
Motto Qui patitur vincit
(Latin: He who endures wins)
Established 1624 (present site 1910)
Type Voluntary aided grammar school
Headteacher Mark E.Garbett, MA, M.Ed, NPQH
Founder Edward Latymer
Location Haselbury Road
N9 9TN
LEA Enfield
Ofsted number yes
Students 1,369
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11 to 18
51°37′30″N 0°04′28″W / 51.6250°N 0.0744°W / 51.6250; -0.0744

About 186 pupils are admitted to Year 7 (aged 11 or 12) annually. Places are awarded by a competitive examination. 20 places are reserved for pupils with exceptional musical talent. The examinations taken by prospective pupils cover non-verbal reasoning, verbal reasoning and numeracy.[3]

Around 60-70 pupils join the sixth form in Year 12 (aged 16 or 17) per year, mixing with Latymer pupils who have made the transition from Year 11. External applicants to the sixth form sit entrance examinations and generally require 6 A grades at GCSE (or equivalent) level.

References change

  1. "The Latymer School - The Latymer School".
  2. Kennedy, Maev (22 December 2006). "Profile: Bruce Forsyth" – via
  3. Admissions to year 7 in the normal annual admissions round. [1][permanent dead link]