2023 marks 75 years since Latymer Upper School’s inspiring Head, Frederick ‘Wilkie’ Wilkinson launched a revolutionary ‘experiment in friendship’ – a school exchange with the Johanneum in Germany.
In 1948, London and Hamburg still bore the scars of war and organising such an exchange would have taken great persistence from all at Latymer and the Johanneum. We have these early pioneers to thank for helping to create the longest running Anglo-German school exchange – and of course the life-long friendships which have formed over the years, between our pupils and staff.
In 1978, Godolphin & Latymer joined forces with us, and all three schools continue to maintain strong and active links. For over 35 years there has also been an active music exchange. All these contacts bring incalculable benefits to everyone involved.
To mark the anniversary of this remarkable exchange, and to celebrate the partnership between our three schools, a celebratory Dinner was held in October 2023 at Latymer Upper School.