Latham has a reputation for being a warm, friendly and relaxed House, where year groups mix with a refreshing absence of inter-year hierarchy. There is a quiet sense of purpose during study time but Latham is no academic hot-house. Counted amongst our ranks are captains of school sports such as Hockey and Fives, musicians, choristers and actors whose contribution to House and School events is second-to-none; yet each and every Lathamite is valued for their individual talents and we are just as proud of the boy who tries his best as we are of the superstar. Lathamites are mature, polite, socially capable, and willing to give their all - long may it last!
The House itself was founded in 1857 and is the only House in Repton named after its original Housemaster, the Reverend Edward Latham. Originally based in the High Street, the House moved in 1918 to its current premises in Tanners Lane.
James Dahl, MA
James joined Repton in 2006 to become Latham’s twelfth Housemaster and he lives with Katherine, his wife, Elsie, their daughter, and Hebe, their German Pointer. Educated at RGS Newcastle and Haileybury, James then read Classics at Jesus College, Cambridge, before beginning his career at Brighton College where he became Head of Department and Pastoral Head of Sixth Form. He moved to Derbyshire specifically to take on the running of Latham House. James is a keen sportsman, with a particular interest in rugby, cricket and golf, and also lists classical music, cryptic crosswords and cookery as his 'extra-curricular' interests. He takes the U15A cricket team, regularly helps out with Opera Society trips, and occasionally blows the whistle on the rugby pitch in the Lent Term.