RLS has a friendly and dynamic alumni network, and we are keen to hear from all former pupils, whether you left last year or a little further back!  We are passionate about involving alumni in the life of the school and regularly host archive events, visits and reunions, and have a growing network of London-based alumni. 

Please get in touch to say hello and see how you can get involved, by contacting Jo Ballantine at

Latin Life

Twice a year, we bring you Latin Life, the newsletter for RLS Alumni (download the latest edition, Issue 17, Spring term 2022, below).  Please get in touch if you would like to add your details to our alumni database to ensure that you receive Latin Life and alumni-related news updates, including notifications about forthcoming events, by emailing

Latin Life Issue 17

Latin Life Issue 16

Latin Life Issue 15

Latin Life Issue 14 

Latin Life Issue 13

Latin Life Issue 12

Latin Life Issue 11

Latin Life Issue 10 

Latin Life Issue 9

Latin Life Issue 8

The Archive

The Archive is located in the Wagland Room in Rotherfield House. We hold an annual Archive Open Day in May – this year on 4th May 2022, 4pm-6pm (visit the Archive Day 2022 web page for more details), but the archive is also open by appointment all year round in term-time. If you would like to arrange to come and browse the archive or have any items you would like to donate, please do email us at We hope to welcome you back to RLS very soon!

News and forthcoming events:

For news about forthcoming alumni events and reunions, as well as regular nostalgic glimpses into the archive, you can now find dedicated social media pages for Old Latins on the RLS Alumni Facebook and RLS Alumni Twitter pages. Using free social media accounts is the most straightforward and cost-effective way for us to create an alumni community that you can access from anywhere in the world. Please look for it, like it and share it with classmates or groups – thank you!

We are also keen to hear from you about what kind of events you would like us to organise on your behalf. We aim to have regular social and networking events, held both locally, in Buckingham, but also in London, so please let us know if you have any ideas of new events or locations we should consider in the future by emailing your thoughts to

600 Years of the Royal Latin and the 2023 Charter

Next year will be the 600th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Latin School, and our Development Office, along with a group of Old Latins, current and former staff members, parents and students are working on an exciting programme of events and activities to involve our whole school community in marking this momentous year during 2023.  More details regarding our proposed anniversary calendar will be published soon!

One idea of how we could mark our anniversary in a meaningful way is that we could create a ‘2023 Charter’ – a set of pledges the school could strive to deliver during 2023 and beyond. We’d love to hear your suggestions of things we could include in the Charter – for example how the school could give back to the community, what environmental pledges we could make, how we should preserve our heritage and how we should look to the future. 

Please use the 2023 Charter Form to jot down any thoughts you have under the headings of: Community, Planet, Heritage and Future. We’ll then amalgamate your ideas with those of our current students and alumni to create the Charter, and share it with you at a future date. Thank you for your help!  

Latin Inspires

We are seeking 100 Old Latins to lead the way in becoming founding members of Latin Inspires, a community of Old Latins passionate about supporting their old school and helping to inspire future generations of Latins. Please visit Latin Inspires to find out more. Alternatively, you can download and complete this form and return it to us either by post to Latin Life, Royal Latin School, Chandos Road, Buckingham, MK18 1AX or email to

Latin Inspires: Inspiration Bank

Alumni from across the decades have contributed to our Inspiration Bank – personal career profiles and sources of inspiration from Old Latins for new and Old Latins and members of the school community. Take a look at it here, and please get in touch if you would like to add your own inspiration, to

Your legacy . . . Their future

If you would like to consider leaving a legacy to the Royal Latin School, please read our guide.

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What a busy 2 days for RLS to end last week; Prizegiving, Founders' Day & Sports Day! As well as our special alumni guests for Sports Day, Alan, Margaret & Jose, we're so grateful to Old Latin Julian Thomas @Jools360, for being our inspiring Prizegiving guest speaker, thank you🏆 RLSAlumni photo
It was wonderful to welcome three Old Latins to Sports Day as special guests this afternoon - Alan Kiddle & Margaret Plater (Baker) from the 1970s & Jose Bassett from the 1950s. They cheered on the students and helped to present the awards. Thank you for joining us! @RLSsport RLSAlumni photo
It's a lovely day for Founders' Day. Having the courage to build on Firm Foundations. @TheRoyalLatin. RLSAlumni photo

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Open Evening Parking

Please be aware that parking is very limited on the school site. Parking will be reserved for people with limited mobility. We therefore, politely request that parents walk wherever possible or use the public car parks at the Swan Pool or Cornwalls Meadow Car Park, near Waitrose.

Important announcement

Due to the recent updated red warning, Royal Latin School will be closed today. This is also after advice from Buckinghamshire Council. Learning from home guidance for staff, parents and students can be found here.