Great school libraries are about space – a space that provides safety and comfort, a space that welcomes all students, and gives all equal access. A space that questions, and entices, and excites. A space where all students are free to travel on their learning journey and are supported and inspired by knowledgeable librarians.

We’ve long known that a love of reading and writing can help children flourish at school and go on to succeed at work. At a time when children and young people are facing a multitude of pressures at school, at home and in their social lives, it is vital that we do everything we can to help them develop the resilience they need to cope with life’s challenges — something that we know a love of reading and writing can help deliver.

With over 8000 books in the library, including fiction, non fiction, graphic novels, manga, newspapers, journals, A level textbooks and GCSE Revision books we have something for everyone!

At the Royal Latin we encourage students to use the library as a perfect place to study as the quiet working atmosphere inspires diligent and purposeful independent learning and preparation for the use of a university library.

To provide students the opportunity to complete coursework or homework, either during supervised study sessions or before/after school, break/lunchtime, we offer comfortable seating for up to 85 students. 17 computers are available along with a printer and copier for student use.

The library is open :

Monday to Thursday: 8.00 am – 4:30 pm

Friday: 8.30 am – 3:30 pm

Librarian: Mrs Goddard

Deputy Librarian:


If you can read, thank a teacher. If you can find something to read, thank a librarian!

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Sixth-form students did a wonderful job representing the school last night as part of the event team at the 600th anniversary Gold Gala Ball. @RLS6thform @theroyallatin #leadership #teamwork

Wonderful performances from Miles (jazz piano) and Ms Cherry (our singing teacher) playing harp to entertain the guests before dinner. Such a special occasion celebrating 600 years. @TheRoyalLatin

A huge thank you to Mrs Kitson, Mrs Ridout and our MFL team, Mrs Barnes and students today, who ran a fantastic cake sale in aid of Macmillan for European Day of Languages. Such a fantastic atmosphere and some very yummy cakes! @TheRoyalLatin @RLS_Year7

Our Gala Ball commemorative programmes have arrived and look very smart! Thank you to @vitalograph for kindly sponsoring the programmes for this event. @TheRoyalLatin

A huge thank you to the army of volunteers - Old Latins, parents, staff and students - who have been working so hard on Gala Ball preparations. You are all amazing and we feel very lucky to have you! @TheRoyalLatin

Our Sixth form stars of the week are Louis, Mia, Soumya, Grace and Sophie. Nominated by the MFL dept for leading awesome European Language Day assemblies this week. Merci! Danke! Gracias! ⭐️@rls_mfl @RLS6thform @TheRoyalLatin

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Save the Date

The Sixth Form Open Evening will be held on 17th November 2022.

Important announcement

We are open today, Tuesday 13th December. If the situation changes with the weather we will update the website and social media accordingly.