The annual Ipswich Art Society ‘Anna Airy Award’ exhibition is currently on show in the foyer at UCS in Ipswich. Lots of RHS work is on show including some highly commended by the hanging committee. Lizzy Blackett received a Certificate of Commendation for her superb expressive portrait painting in oil (below) and Megan Langford for her three textural handbags based on wood grain in black and white. The exhibition is open 10am to 9pm daily until November 30th. Entry is free... Read More

Rugby Report week 8

1st XV vs Ipswich School (D 18-18) A midweek fixture on a blustery day vs local rivals, Ipswich School, was always going to be a tough game with injuries mounting for the home side. In the end, it took a gutsy performance from RHS to claw back a draw against an enthusiastic and combative Ipswich side. In a below par performance, RHS struggled to maintain possession and hold field position. However they went in at half time with the lead... Read More
On 22 November eight RHS pupils travelled to a new Cross Country fixture in preparation for the County Qualifiers at Alde Valley on 6 December. The event was at Alexander’s College at Bawdsey Manor. Whilst it was not hugely attended in terms of numbers, it was a lovely venue, with a beautiful course and a well-run event. Senior Boys– Matt Brown 1st Senior Girls– Marie Opielok 2nd Inter Boys– Cameron McGready 1st and Arthur Brown 3rd Inter Girls– Hellie Carter 3rd, Ruth Brown... Read More
If actors became too expensive to employ and the nations demand for low quality daytime TV was met by shows using android actors, or actoids, what would happen if an actoid laughed of its own volition, without being programmed to do so? This years Senior play is a comedy by Britains most prolific and successful living playwright, Alan Ayckbourn. The play developed from Ayckbourns idea that humans appear to be the only creatures with a sense of humour and who... Read More
All are welcome at the Royal Hospital School Barbados Cricket Tour Dinner on Friday 27 February, 7.30pm. This promises to be a hugely enjoyable evening hosted by the Former England and Kent Captain, Chris Cowdrey. To purchase tickets or reserve a table please contact as soon as possible as we are limited to 150 people. Read More
I want to start today by linking some of the experiences that you’ve had in chapel and around school over the last week and a half. Recently we have been remembering those who have given their lives so that we may live in a safe and free democratic society. Nine days ago we had a most memorable Remembrance Day Parade followed by a fantastic service of Remembrance. Last Tuesday we all stood outside on Armistice Day and observed two mi... Read More
Two recent leavers were given the once in a life-time opportunity to be involved in this year’s Volvo Ocean Race. As a result of a kind introduction by current parent, John Hawthorn of Central Oceans, Felicity Slatter and Freddie Chiddicks travelled to Alicante at the beginning of October as Race Academy Volunteers. In their support roles, the first few days were filled with organising umpire briefings, sorting out equipment for stop overs in Cape Town, Abu Dhabi, Aukland, Newport an... Read More
In the first week of half term 30 RHS sailors and four staff travelled to Messini in Greece. They made the very most of the water sports and activities on offer; from sailing and windsurfing to mountain biking, tennis and beach volley ball. There was an excellent range of high performance dinghies to enjoy including the popular RS800. Unfortunately, the weather took a turn for the worse mid-week and storms bringing lightning and heavy winds stopped sailing for a couple of... Read More
Thanks to kind donations from the RHS Community, Thomas Laurance, Hawke 2005, was able to complete his short film and is pleased to announce that the William Laurance & Sons: Marine Engineers premiere will take place at the Genesis Cinema, Mile End, London Thursday 27 November at 19:00. Tickets 4 from Read More
Well done to the Winners of the Science Photography Competition. The winning photographs will join the canvases already up along the physics and biology corridor and each winner will receive their own canvas of their work. Read More
On Monday 10 November more than 500 primary school children from across Suffolk came to the Royal Hospital School for an inspirational singing day led by the hugely charismatic musical director of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB), Dominic Peckham. The nine to 11-year olds enjoyed an energy-filled, fun-packed vocal workshop singing everything from Motown to Beyonc African street-songs to Chart Mash-Ups. Dominic explains the purpose of his popular iSing workshops I want to encourage young singers, in an un-intimidating... Read More
On Tuesday 11 November Year 8 German language pupils built their own Berlin Wall across the East-West divide in the assembly hall. The wall included facts about why the Wall was built, the differences between East and West along with its demolition. They then went on to knock down it down to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The night of 9 November 1989 was full of excitement as East Berliners poured across the newly opened border points, curious... Read More
Sixth Form Theatre Studies students travelled to the delightful Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds to see The Picture of Doreen Gray. This brilliant and hilarious production was by the Lip Service Theatre Company and after meeting members of the Company, Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding, the sixth formers were offered the opportunity to be extras when they bring the show to the New Wolsey, Ipswich, in March. Read More

Hockey Report week 6

1st XI vs Kings Ely (L 1-4) The first team made a fantastic start against Kings Ely and took an early lead through a brilliantly executed short corner by Charlie Baldwin-Cole. Millie Orr and Cesca Morelli played well in midfield, taking RHS into half time in the ascendency. However, the team could not capitalise on their early lead and Kings Ely made a strong come-back in the second half to leave RHS disappointed. 2nd XI vs Ipswich (L 0-1) This... Read More

Hockey Report week 7

U13A/B vs St Josephs (L 1-3) An RHS U13A/B team travelled to St Josephs on Wednesday to play their U13A team. A slow start saw RHS go 1-0 down with the opening 30 seconds, but a goal from Mollie Entwistle levelled the score almost immediately. Unfortunately, this just stirred the home side into life and the teams went into the break with RHS trailing 3 goals to 1. A spirited second half saw RHS create a number of... Read More

Rugby Report week 7

RHSA Old Boys The Annual Old Boys Match was the pre-cursor to the 1st XV match vs Greshams this weekend. A fantastic spectacle for the neutral, played in high spirits with some free-flowing, champagne rugby. 1st XV vs Greshams (W 15-10) After an uncharacteristic performance vs Felsted the 1st XV were keen to put any hangover behind them. However, fresh off the back of a mid-season tour to Portugal and having played one fixture already Greshams would be a tough... Read More
On Friday 24 October the Equestrian Team competed at the National Schools Equestrian Association National Championships at Addington Manor. The team qualified for the Championships by beating all of the other Suffolk Schools to win the Suffolk County Qualifier in the spring. The team; captain Chloe Tribe, Millie Ainsworth, Rose Arbuthnot and Fliss Gossett rode very well to finish the first round with a zero score – one of only three teams to do so and therefore qualified to go through to th... Read More
On Tuesday 11 November, a group of Year 8 pupils travelled to the original site of the Royal Hospital School in Greenwich. They took with them six oak boards naming 151 former pupils who attended the School between 1889 and 1918 and lost their lives during WW1. Year 8 pupils deliver memorial boards to Greenwich The School party, dressed in their ceremonial naval uniforms, paraded the boards to the Queens House where a wreath was laid, followed by the Last Post and a two minutes silence.... Read More
Around 100 families are expected for Open Morning at 9am on Saturday, there’s an Old Boys Rugby match at 12.30 and more than 150 former pupils are returning to RHS for Remembrance Weekend. We have the international a cappella sensation, Swingle Singers. here for pupil workshops a concert preceded by fireworks on night. Nelson House have their Trafalgar Night Dinner and the School is exhibiting at the Independent Schools Show in London on both and Sunday. is the main event with more th... Read More
On Monday 10 November more than 500 primary school children from across Suffolk will come to the Royal Hospital School for an inspirational singing day led by the hugely charismatic musical director of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB), Dominic Peckham. The nine to 11-year olds will enjoy an energy-filled, fun-packed vocal workshop singing everything from Mo town to Beyonc African street-songs to Chart Mash-Ups. Dominic explains the purpose of his popular iSing workshops, I want to encourage young singers,... Read More
Last month Alex Rayment, Year 12 St Vincent, played for the Northampton Saints U19 side against Bedford with the Saints running out 36-22 winners. The Saints never trailed away from home going into half time 17-12 for the better. Three further tries in the second half saw them secure victory against a spirited Bedford side Read More