The Latymer Foundation

The Latymer Foundation was established in 1624 ‘to clothe and educate eight poore boyes’ in Hammersmith. It remains true to the vision of its founder Edward Latymer to this day, offering a first class education to academically able students from all walks of life.

Find out more about our history

What the Foundation does

£30 18s 11d

was the total income of the Foundation in 1656

The objective of the Latymer Foundation (registered charity no. 312714) is to promote the education of boys and girls by the maintenance of a school or schools in the London Borough of Hammersmith.

The Governors oversee our work - meet the Governors 



One of the main purposes of the Foundation is to ensure that any child is able to access a Latymer education regardless of their financial circumstances. The Latymer Foundation funds access to a Latymer education for those who qualify for a place at the Upper School or the Prep, but whose family cannot afford to pay the fees. The Inspiring Minds campaign, which aims to raise £40 million by 2024, will help to fund bursaries for as many as one in four of our pupils.

Find out more about Inspiring Minds and how you can help/get involved. 


The Alumni Relations team, who maintain and build on relationships with Latymerians after they have left School, sit within the Latymer Foundation. The Alumni Relations team run a yearly programme of events for former pupils, and keep Latymerians up to date with news through the Latymerian newsletter, on exclusive alumni networking platform Latymer Connects, and via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



The Foundation in numbers



young people have joined Latymer thanks to a bursary funded by the Latymer Foundation. 


has been raised for the Inspiring Minds campaign 


members of the Latymer community belong to the 1624 Society and have pledged/left a gift in their will


people have provided financial support to the Inspiring Minds campaign



individuals from the Latymer community have attended an event since 2014

1 in 3

young people joined our Sixth Form on a bursary during the 2021/22 academic year.