We are aware that some websites are suggesting that parents use The Latymer School test which is being held on the 15 July 2017 as a “free mock exam”. Under the Greenwich ruling this practice is sanctioned.
However, we would urge those who do not live in our Inner Area not to do so as this adds further costs to the school in times of financial hardship.
By taking the exam, you are ultimately taking money away from Latymer pupils as we cannot charge for the exam and have to take money from the school’s already over stretched budget to pay for the tests.
Furthermore, sitting an exam as a practice adds pressure and stress to those candidates who are eligible for a place at the school.
We acknowledge that you have every right to sit the exam but would ask you to use your discretion and common sense and think of those who live in the Inner Area and the school’s current financial pressures.
Thank you for your consideration.
Mrs Maureen Cobbett Headteacher