In true Latymerian spirit, at the beginning of the lockdown our staff volunteered alongside Hammersmith Academy to come in and run The Latymer Hub, open to students from across Hammersmith and Fulham. Working with Let me Play, this Easter Hub provided a fun and safe space for the children of key workers, the most vulnerable and those with EHCPs to come to. Over the Easter holidays, we had 20 children sign up from 10 local secondary schools, with staff putting on various activities – from cooking to model making – for them every day whilst observing social distancing guidance. The hub has stayed open since the start of term, supporting those families who need us.

We are making sure all our students and particularly our bursary holders are able to access the support they need over the next few months. Alongside providing computer equipment for all students, we are supplying access to broadband where necessary for remote learning, lunch grants and a place at the Latymer Hub to ensure they have a space to concentrate and learn.