“In the years since becoming Head I’ve learned that there is no such thing as a ‘typical’ Latymerian. Try to pigeon-hole our eclectic student body and you pretty quickly come unstuck. Ours is not a one size fits all school. To be a Latymerian is to be part of a diverse community and I’m always keen to make the point to prospective parents that, outside of academic ability and an enquiring mind, there is no archetypal Latymer pupil, and that all teachers nurture and celebrate their students’ individuality.
I’m hugely proud of our Latymerians; they’re academic, rounded and grounded – and they care about each other as well as those who may need help in the local and global community.
As a result, in 2018 the School received three national awards from the TES: one for independent-state school partnerships (we partner with over 50 local schools, to the benefit of 1,000 children each year), one for ‘senior school of the year’ and one for ‘independent school of the year’.
Latymer offers a diverse and dynamic environment in which pupils from all walks of life learn together and are exposed to different perspectives – a valuable lesson in itself. This is in part due to our ambitious bursary programme. Through our campaign, Inspiring Minds, we aim to raise enough funds to be able to offer one in four of our pupils a means-tested bursary, making Latymer one of the most inclusive independent schools in the country.
David Goodhew – Head Teacher”