The Latymer Foundation at Hammersmith was established in 1624 by Edward Latymer, a lawyer and local landowner, with the aim of offering financial support to eight children living in the area, providing them with clothes and giving them an education. An education which would not otherwise have been possible for them to access.
The impact of that single act of philanthropy is felt today more than ever, and the vision of Edward Latymer lives on in all corners of the Foundation’s work.
Today, the Foundation runs Latymer Upper and Prep School and one of its main aims is to provide bursaries (financial support for school fees) to as many local children as possible, ensuring that any promising and talented child can access a first-class Latymer education, regardless of their family’s financial situation.
As of September 2023, the Foundation is supporting bursaries for 1 in every 5 students at Latymer Upper School, and is aiming to increase this to 1 in 4 students by 2024.
was the total income of the Foundation in 1656
What we've done Foundation in numbers
has been raised for our Inspiring Minds campaign
young people have joined Latymer thanks to a bursary funded by the Latymer Foundation
people have provided financial support to our Inspiring Minds campaign
members of the Latymer community belong to the 1624 Society and remembered Latymer in their will
of the young people joining our Sixth Form in 2022 received a bursary
individuals from the Latymer community have attended a Foundation event since 2014