Celine GeorgeHead Girl
My somewhat alternative subject choices of Geography, Drama and Theatre Studies, Economics and Physics, may have raised many an eyebrow at Latymer, but I think this shows my interest in a variety of different things (or my indecision about what I want to do in future… you decide.) I enjoy participating in football and netball matches, as well as acting in the wide range of different school productions we have, singing in Chamber Choir or getting engaged in a topical discussion at one of the schools newest societies, ACS. I mostly divide my time between the Sixth Form Study Area and LRC but you may occasionally find me in the Careers Room - which I believe is a rarely explored gem of The Latymer School - perusing through a student guide or prospectus. I'm flattered to have been chosen as Head Girl and hope that I can meet the expectations of my peers and the staff members when fulfilling this role over the school year.
Will OwenHead Boy
I am currently studying English, German, Drama and RE, and hope to study English Literature at university. Although I enjoy the academic side to school life, the highlight of my time at Latymer has been the opportunities outside of lessons. I especially love drama, having taken part in numerous musicals and plays including 'Noughts and Crosses', as well as co-writing and directing my own musical earlier this year. My subjects all overlap in interesting ways, and one of my most memorable experiences was two weeks work experience at a theatre in Bielefeld, which combined my love of theatre and German (however stilted!) Sports are definitely not my forte (despite what my performance in last sports day's 1500m may suggest), but in my spare time I enjoy reading and writing. This year, I plan to co-run LitSoc and the new school English magazine, but also look forward to taking on the role of house captain to finally guide Dolbé to long-awaited victory. I have definitely got a lot out of my time at Latymer, and as Head Boy I hope to maintain the active role of students in school life and give something back to the school as a whole. I look forward to what this year has in store.
Jessica Van De KootDeputy Head Girl
When I'm not pirouetting through the study room or breakdancing in the canteen, you'll catch me studying for my four AS levels, Biology, Chemistry, Maths and History. While I considered studying Medicine or History at university, in the end it was a simple decision for me, I want to be a dancer. Out of school I am part of the CAT scheme at Trinity Laban conservatoire which prepares me for vocational dance training as well as attending numerous other dance classes during the week. At Latymer, I played the violin in Symphony, joined Senior Choir, was a chemistry mentor, co- ran dance club and co-choreographed Trigger the musical this past year. I'm very grateful and honoured for the opportunity to be your Deputy Head Girl and hope to do well in the role.
Reuben WoolleyDeputy Head Boy
Since joining in year 7, Latymer has seen me grow from a short, loud-mouthed bookworm to a slightly taller, loud-mouthed bookworm. Through English classes and societies, school plays, and drama workshops, I’ve kindled my love of a good story, and it holds true that in year 13 you will likely find me in the English corridor, bent over a dusty book or debating the finer points of something incredibly unimportant. My love of arguing and old stuff also drew me to History from a young age, so I could also be seen in the History corridor, bent over a dusty book or debating the finer points of something incredibly unimportant. Being a general show-off has led me to the classical guitar, and several school plays, both of which I assume will play as large a part of my last year as they have every other so far. Finally, two of my subjects have brought me to a longstanding fascination with Russia’s history and language, which I hope to be taking with English at university. Thanks to this, you may find me in the Languages corridor, bent over a dusty old book...
Isabella Morgan-SmithSports Captain
I’ve been at Latymer since year 7 and have always been eager to get involved with sport and other activities within the school community. I currently study Maths, Chemistry, Biology and PE with the hope of going on to becoming a vet and being able to travel the world helping as many dogs as possible. I’ve always enjoyed being involved in sport both inside and outside of school and a major highlight of my time at school would have to be being a part of the very successful netball team since year 7. As Sports Captain I’m looking forward to helping out in any way possible with things such as house sport and sports teams with the hope that people will enjoy sport at Latymer just as much as I do and have done for the past six years
Max NaylorSports Captain
I am very proud to be one of the senior pupil Sports Captains. I am currently taking Economics, History, Geography and Maths and I hope to take Economics and Politics at university after I have gone travelling in my gap year. I'm planning on going through South America, up to Machu Picchu, through the Amazon and to the Peruvian salt flats and various other places before I go to university. I play a lot of sport, and am in the senior football and rugby teams and I also play for a football club outside of school. Whenever I go away I also always try to do as much water sports like surfing and water skiing as I can. Music is another interest of mine, I play the violin (which I play in Sinfonia Orchestra) and piano and have tried teaching myself guitar, but it hasn’t been going great.
Chiagoziem NwosuSports Captain
Joining Latymer in year 12 was definitely the right choice as the vibrant and welcoming community I was faced with on the first day made it so much easier for me to settle in; I haven't looked back since! I currently study Biology, Chemistry, Maths and P.E and I aspire to study medicine at university. Sport has played a major role in my school life, as I captained the basketball, netball and athletics team in my previous school. I am on the basketball and netball team at Latymer and I enjoy every training session and fixture that the P.E department organise for us. As well as sports, I attend Medical society and I am a key member of the African Caribbean Society. I am proud to have been elected as sports captain by my peers and teachers. By assuming this role, I aim to promote sport and an active healthy lifestyle to all the students here at Latymer.
Oliver WickSports Captain
Since I joined Latymer in 2010, sport has been a huge part of my school experience. From captaining the rugby team in year 7, and representing the school in football, athletics, tennis and cricket; I started my Latymer life very much involved in the sporting scene. Since then, not much has changed. Through the years 7-10, rugby, football, cricket, athletics and tennis continued and became the highlight of my weeks during each school term. Since year 11, I have been lucky enough to represent the school at both First XI football and First XV rugby, with the highlight of playing at the Allianz Arena (the home ground of Saracens RFC) in the final of the county cup. A large amount of time outside of school is also spent playing sport. With the pleasure of playing for a cricket and tennis club, and this year moving onto Under-18s and Under-21s semi-professional football, I am hoping my time spent in my last year at Latymer will be filled with as much sport as possible. Sport at Latymer has not only personally helped my studies, but the teamwork skills and leadership qualities gained through the teaching of the PE Staff at Latymer will help me endlessly in later life. Since last year, I have studied History, Government and Politics, Economics and Maths at AS level with the hope of studying the latter three at A2. These subjects provide a great basis for the PPE course, provided at a number of universities, which I would love to study at a higher level. University also brings the massive attraction of an amazing three years of sport, with the main ambition of playing First XI football. I hope that this ambition can be achieved.
Aysha BurtonSenior Pupil
I currently study Biology, Chemistry, Maths and English Literature at A-level, and hope to study Medicine at university. I've been involved in multiple societies including Afro-Caribbean society, MedSoc and FemSoc. As Keats house officer I have strived to help Keats succeed in house music and drama, though we have not always succeeded. Playing the tuba, a rare instrument in Latymer's musical community, I have been part of almost every orchestra, currently performing with Symphony, Wind Orchestra and Senior Brass. I have also enjoyed performing in the school's plays and musicals, from Hairspray in year 7 to Noughts and Crosses in year 12. As senior pupil I hope to be a role model and helping hand to all pupils at Latymer, and a mediator between pupils and teachers alike.
Anthony DuncalfSenior Pupil
I joined Latymer in Year 12 and am currently studying AS/A2 Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths in order to pursue my dream of becoming a doctor. I enjoy helping to run Chemistry Society and of course Medical Society. When not in lessons you will find me reading. Mrs McAllister will vouch for me - if you ever need to find me, I will have my head in the pages of a book in the school library. I am not only interested in becoming a medic, I am also very keen on most sports, with a real passion for karate and rowing. I am a black belt at karate and won the national Shotokan karate championships in 2015. Rowing has taken up a lot of my spare time and just last weekend (July 2016) our rowing quad won a Silver medal at the British Junior Rowing Championships. My 12 month goal however is to win at Henley Royal Regatta next season and I aim to train 6-9 times a week to achieve this. I also play the guitar and have a soft spot for classical music and opera – don’t judge! As a new student it has been a real privilege to become a senior pupil and I hope I do the role justice.
Yunzila MirzaSenior Pupil
I am a proud to be a member of the senior pupil team. I am currently undertaking five subjects, which are Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Further Maths (which means I get three free periods per week, which is probably as tiring as it sounds, but is definitely worth it), with the hopes of going on to study Medicine at university. I also co-run Origami Society, which I set up in Year 12, and collaborate with the Charities Committee to produce decorations for charity events (and other decorations such as the large family of dragons currently residing in Lab 41). Recently, I have started co-running Medical Society, and look forward to researching and presenting interesting topics in Year 13. My other hobbies include reading (particularly re-living my childhood re-reading the Harry Potter series, but in French this time), climbing trees and Shotokan karate. I also enjoy playing the piano and guitar. Since I joined Latymer in Year 12, I was really surprised that I was chosen to be a senior pupil. It’s an amazing privilege and I hope that I can help to give back to the school community while I am in this role.
Ishaan VermaSenior Pupil
I am currently studying Further Maths, Physics and German and wish to study Engineering at university, hoping to spend a year abroad during my degree to merge my love of sciences with the German language and culture. The highlights of my time here at Latymer have definitely been the trips, from visiting Cwm in Year 7 to the German Exchange in Year 10 to the Senior and Junior ski trips in the Alps. I have also enjoyed being part of the cricket team, winning the league three years in a row, and am a proud Violist, steadily moving up the ranks from Junior Strings to now playing in Sinfonia Orchestra. Otherwise, I can mostly be found on the football field playing or having some (heated) discussions ranging from the weekend’s football to the latest Netflix releases. I look forward to running Engineering Society next year while being a Senior Pupil, making sure the students voice is heard to make a positive impact on the Latymer school community.
Ella CoxSenior Pupil
Having moved to Latymer this year, I have been surprised by how welcoming and helpful everyone has been, despite being known as a ‘heathen’ by some due to my subject choices. I study English, History, Politics and R.E. so you’ll often find me no more south than the small hall other than my twice-daily trek from form all the way in maths. I aspire to study English Literature at university and from there I’d love to become a writer. When I’m not drowning in a sea of essays, I spend my time debating, playing the guitar or piano, reading lots and exploring London. At school I’m also a keen (though not particularly talented) member of Senior Choir and I enjoy stopping in on the plethora of societies Latymer has to offer. I look forward to co-running LGBT+ Society and Literature Society in the coming year.
Azmat HabibullahSenior Pupil
I have relished the last six years at Latymer, and one of my favourite things about Latymer is the community spirit; the inclusiveness of everyone here is something that I will definitely miss once I leave, along with memories from Cwm. I studied Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Russian for AS level and did not drop anything; I'm likely to go into a STEM field but I enjoy Russian lessons too much to drop it. Due to a recently-found passion in baking I have helped contribute to the garden party with the Charities Committee and have also been an active member in Model United Nations, house music, and sports day, amongst other things. A keen athlete, I can often be found playing football or in the gym, and other things I enjoy doing are playing guitar and spending time with friends. I look forward to the role of senior pupil and the new experiences that it will bring.
Anushka ShahSenior Pupil
Having been in Latymer since year 7, I have greatly enjoyed the opportunities thrown at me over the years. I studied Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Russian at AS level, and wish to study Dentistry at University. During my time here, I have been lucky enough to go on the St. Petersburg Exchange where I was exposed to a unique and rich culture as well as the weather, which prepared me for the cold but wonderful trip to Iceland. I have enjoyed being involved in many extra-curricular activities at Latymer from being in the girl's cricket and netball teams to organising fundraising events in charities committee. Outside of school, my main hobby is dance as well as recently taking up ice skating where I spend most of my time trying not to fall. I look forward to continuing to be a house officer for Wyatt, helping to organise and taking part in house events throughout the year. I also look forward to being a senior pupil and contributing to the Latymer community.
Joseph YoungSenior Pupil
Much of my time at Latymer seems to have been spent on sports pitches playing in almost every sports team, from the successes in year 7 rugby where we won the Middlesex cup all the way through to playing in the first 11 last season. In my spare time I continue this passion for sport, representing County teams at both football and running. In between sports, I have enjoyed being Chair of the Economic society, mentored other students and even found time to study. I am taking Maths, Economics, Biology and Chemistry at A level and hope to read either economics or sports science at university, with the aim of getting a job related to sport. I look forward to my role as senior pupil and am excited to take on the responsibility to represent a year group.
Ibukun DomolekunSenior Pupil
Currently I am studying Biology, Maths, Latin and Drama; I hope to become a psychiatrist after completing a medicine degree. Since year 7, I have been known to do a lot of extra-curricular activities, from performing in all the drama productions and school plays to football and reading groups. Now that I'm in year 12 however, I have toned down a bit and started African-Caribbean Society which has been a huge success and I hope that next year, we move on to greater things. My passion for music (and 'creating the beat to life' ft. Chi Chi) has been evident by my performances in Pop, Jazz and All That as well as chamber concerts and generally around school. Being the house captain of Keats this year, I plan to lead us to victory as well as having a great time. Out of school, I play for a football club as a goalkeeper and sing in my church choir. I have thoroughly enjoyed the last six years of my time at Latymer and I hope that my time as a senior pupil will enable me to serve the Latymer community to the best of my abilities.
Alex HarrisSenior Pupil
I am studying Maths, Physics, Media and Russian for my AS year at school and I really want to study Computer Science at university as the world of IT fascinates me. Last year I drummed for the band in the student run musical "Trigger" as well as playing rugby for the 1st XV. Outside of school I am a keen cricket player for North Middlesex CC and love competing in and watching eSports. I can't wait to help out with the younger years and events at school and I hope I can make a positive impact on the school.
Lily EastonSenior Pupil
I joined Latymer in Year 12, studying History, Politics, English and Economics (because I couldn't justify doing ALL humanities). I tend to spend my time running from one side of the school to another, with an unjustifiable quantity of bags, fighting my way through crowds of younger (and taller) students. I have been involved in the school History magazine (Clio) and look forward to joining the team of the English Magazine. Basically, I do way too much writing. I am thoroughly enjoying my time at Latymer and intend to continue dividing my free time between reading, sleeping and baking. I knew I had picked the right school when Benedict Cumberbatch appeared on the stage at the Barbican and I would definitely say that the extra-curricular activities are a highlight here. I hope to study English Literature at university, where I can spend even more time reading.
Gideon LeibowitzSenior Pupil
I am currently studying English, Maths, Politics and History A Levels with the aim to study Politics at University. My interests include playing different musical instruments, being political and being terrible at football. Within school I am in the Symphony Orchestra and, alongside others, run the school’s Politics Society. Politics has always been something which has interested and inspired me, especially in today’s unprecedented political climate. As a senior pupil I hope to instigate greater political debate around the school. Musically, whilst being in Symphony Orchestra at school, outside of school I sing in a choir and play the drums in a band. I have really enjoyed my years at Latymer, and as a senior pupil I hope to give back something to the school community which has served me so well for nearly seven years.
Lily GuenaultSenior Pupil
For my A Levels I am currently studying German, Music, History and English, and I'm hoping to study Languages and Music at university. If you need to find me then the music department is your best bet, where I spend most of my time either in rehearsals for Chamber Choir, Symphony Orchestra and Cut Above or composing something in PA29. You might have heard about Trigger, the musical which I co-wrote with none other than the Head Boy, which was definitely my proudest achievement to date. One of the best things about Latymer is the House system, and as a proud member of Lamb House I've taken part in countless House events, including Gardenology in year 7 as I'm so versatile. I've been a House Officer this year and I'm so excited next year to help with organising and winning House Drama. Ever since year 7 I've been a member of School Council because I love to make suggestions and complain. I hope to pursue these passions of mine as Senior Pupil, a role I'm honoured to hold and that I'll use to try and make the Latymer experience even greater.
Sam RobertonSenior Pupil
Ever since my triumphant cricketing season in year 8, where my batting scores managed to resemble a binary number when lined up next to one another, I knew that my contribution to this school would be unmatched. Outside of my sporting glory, I've attended Economics Society, written in the economics magazine, and I currently run Politics Society; clearly here avoiding anything remotely science-related as soon as I had the chance. I study Politics, Economics, History and Mathematics with the intention of studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics at university, and I'm also Head of Lamb House and have enjoyed participating in house drama and music down the years. As a senior pupil, I hope I can let students assume a wider role in the running of the school and I look forward to the year ahead.