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In year admissions

Joining the Latymer School outside of normal admission rounds.

Occasionally, pupil places within year groups do become available. This gives students who missed out on applying, did not originally secure a place, or who are new to the area an opportunity to join the Latymer School. On such occasions, we are always delighted to welcome new faces to the school.


To be considered for In Year admission to the Latymer School, applicants must reside within our published Inner Area (see below). Applications will be accepted from applicants living outside the Inner Area, such applications are rarely successful because the school is heavily oversubscribed with applications from those living in the Inner Area. If an application from an out of area applicant was successful, the school will not offer the place until the applicant and family show evidence that they have relocated to the published Inner Area.

The following postcodes are the only areas from which applicants are admitted:

E2, E4, E5, E8, E9, E17, EN1, EN2, EN3, EN4, EN5 (Sectors 1, 2, 4, 5 only), EN8 (Sectors 7, 8, 9 only), N1 (not N1C or others), N2, N3, N4, N5, N6, N7, N8, N9, N10, N11, N12, N13, N14, N15, N16, N17, N18, N19, N20, N21, N22.

For those applicants who took the assessment tests at the secondary transfer stage (Year 6), the ranking list is maintained until 31st December. Therefore, if a Year 7 vacancy was to arise between the start of the academic year in September and 31 December, the next applicant on our initial waiting list of 50 would be offered the place. 

Otherwise, for all vacancies that may arise in Years 7-11, parents must complete the Enfield Borough's In Year admissions form. Enfield Admissions will be coordinating any In Year vacancies that may arise at the school. 

In the event of a pupil’s name being removed from the school register, the school will contact and test all applicants on the relevant waiting list within 4 weeks of the date of removal (this does not include school closures).  We will continue to accept applications up to one school week before the test is due to take place. Unsuccessful applicants will remain on the list for any further vacancies that may arise during the academic year. The Governors will base their decisions to offer any places(s) on the results of tests in English and Mathematics. Applicants will be ranked in order of the test results (rank 1 being the highest).  

For any vacancies that may arise in Year 11, the same procedures apply as for other In Year vacancies (as above), testing in English and Mathematics with the addition of the Sciences. Applicants will be ranked in order of the test results (rank 1 being the highest).

All tests are age appropriate for the curriculum being studied at Latymer and are written papers constructed by Heads of Department at the school; they are not multiple-choice tests.

The school will offer places up to the number of vacancies available in a particular year group (e.g., if one vacancy arises in Year 8, we will only fill that vacancy).

Please note that in all cases the school will only admit applicants deemed to be of Grammar School standard.  This will include any applications for Looked After Children.

In the event of a ‘tie’ situation for the available place(s), due to the top ranked applicant(s) achieving identical test scores, the applicant(s) living closest to the school (using distance measurements by the local authority) will be offered the place(s).

We aim to provide the results of any tests taken within 15 school days of the tests being administered. However, this may depend upon circumstances which are out of our control. Unsuccessful applicants have the right of appeal; further information will be included in our results letter.

There are no practice papers available for In Year tests but please check our Curriculum page for further information on the school curriculum.

The waiting list will close at the end of the school year.  You will need to make a fresh In Year application (via Enfield Admissions) each new academic year if you wish your child to continue to be considered.