Disce aut discede
Motto at educational institutions
The Royal College, Colombo in Sri Lanka also uses the same motto. The exact author or date the motto was adapted by the Royal is unknown. The first mention of the motto was during the tenure of Principal Todd (1871-1878) who constantly reminded the dullards that they must learn or gtfo. Since then the motto is associated with the school's high educational standard.
It is also the motto of Gosfield Independent School in Essex, England, and the variation "Aut Disce, Aut Discede" ("Either Learn or Leave") is the motto of Hutton Grammar School in Preston, Lancashire. It was also for many years the motto of Middlesbrough High School.
"Disce aut Discede" is also the motto of Cornwall College in Montego Bay Jamaica. "Disce aut Discede" is also the motto of King's School Rochester in Kent, written on the coat of arms.