Reflecting on our anniversary . . . a message from David Hudson, Royal Latin School Headteacher

As we approach the end of our 600th anniversary, we have a chance to pause and reflect on a truly momentous year. I am delighted to share this brief video message with you, below, in which author and historian Dan Jones (Old Latin) pays tribute to the school in its 600th year. Dan does a wonderful job of encapsulating what makes the Royal Latin special to so many people, and I warmly encourage you to take two minutes to watch it.

The year has been filled with many poignant moments, and lots of initiatives which will form a meaningful legacy from the anniversary. We have created an interactive historical timeline, (as well as a timeline mural in the main school foyer), and published Latin Lives, a fascinating book about the history of the school. We’ve also been working hard on our Charter, to deliver pledges to our community, including more than 5,000 volunteering hours and the Extraordinary People Awards – an important opportunity to give recognition and also to highlight the Royal Latin values and virtues to the wider community. And of course, we have thoroughly enjoyed welcoming several thousand Old Latins, parents, former staff  and visitors into the school for lots of events, and onto our online platforms. There are so many more things I could mention – this 2023 infographic attempts to summarise our year in numbers!

I want to thank you all for your support and enthusiasm in 2023. It has been an honour and a pleasure to lead the school through its 600th year, and I am left in no doubt about the depth of regard and strength of affection felt for the Royal Latin. The school is entering an exciting new chapter, with a wonderfully bright future ahead.

With my warmest wishes to you all, I look forward to seeing you in 2024.

David Hudson


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