On 8 March the Headmaster welcomed Air Vice-Marshal Nigel Maddox CBE, who was accompanied by his wife, Air Commodore Sue Armitage-Maddox, to the School to carry out a review of the CCF Contingent. AVM Maddox witnessed a Royal Marine abseil down the clock tower to present him with a charge which was used to fire off the Contingent Field Gun heralding the commencement of proceedings. He addressed the parade of over 300 cadets, wishing them a successful and exciting day. Over 100 Year 9... Read More

Hockey Report week 10

The last week RHS played a whole host of schools, across all age groups, with wins all round! Junior 1st XI v Langley (W 7-0) The junior first team played Langley in their second 11 a-side fixture this year. RHS soon showed the experience they had gained from the previous game as they used their height and width to break through the opposition defence. Four goals for Harvey Crallan and a goal apiece for Will Carter, Luke Tickle and Fin Anderson... Read More

Junior Swimming Gala

Over 70 junior pupils took part in a highly competitive and traditionally ‘noisy’ swimming gala on 21 March. The competition was fierce with the following results: Overall: First Chichester Second Francis Third MacArthur Fourth Shackleton Individual Medley Winners Alistair Day Francis Alice Clayton Francis Read More
RHS Juniors finished off their 7’s season with a good series of results at the National Schools 7’s. They won their group beating Brynteg and Birchgrove playing some well structured and positive 7’s. A defeat against Dartford Grammar School 24-14 was disappointing, but RHS qualified as group winners as a result of Dartford drew in their other group games. A little battered and with a small squad, the boys rallied well and went down fighting in the knockout stage to The Cr... Read More
Double Olympic hockey player, Chloe Rodgers, visited the School this week to run some coaching sessions and talk to the Middle School about her Olympic experiences. Chloe, who was born locally in Essex, made her senior England debut in 2003 and, before retiring after London 2012, she made a total of 162 international appearances. She not only competed at two Olympic Games, winning bronze in London, but can also add bronze medals from the World Cup, European Championships, Commonwealth Games and Champions Trophies.... Read More
Rosy Trewin Marshall, Year 12 Howe, is the first RHS Drama Scholar to be selected for the cast of professional touring company “LipService Theatre”, from Manchester, in their performance of ‘The Picture of Doreen Gray’. This hysterical adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ played for three days last week in the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich with Rosy performing on Monday and Tuesday evening with a matinee on Wednesday. Rosy will also be appearing in The Crucible next month alo... Read More
Rev James Tabor was born and raised in Australia. He was commissioned into the Australian Army in 1984 and served in various roles in the Infantry and Artillery, including liaison roles with the USMC. He moved to the UK in 1991 with his British born wife Tamara. James continued his service in the UK Armed Forces, first in the Infantry and latterly in the REME. After ordination in 2004 he served briefly in the Parish of Alverstoke (Hants) before joining the RN as... Read More
1200 Year 5 and 6 pupils from 52 primary schools took part in the Ipswich Primary Schools Cross Country Championships this week at the Royal Hospital School. Al Furlong, games organiser said, “RHS is a fantastic venue to hold and host this event and give the young people an amazing afternoon of sport and activity supported by teachers and parents, and we look forward to next year already.” Read More
The Royal Hospital School was rated excellent (the top rating available) in all nine areas by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. Inspectors said the School has “clear aspirations” for its pupils who are “encouraged to strive for academic excellence”. The success of the School has highlighted with inspectors stating that pupils’ achievement and learning are “excellent” and that the “curricular and extra-curricular provision” are also “excellent”. This whole school photograph was taken by the East Anglian Daily Times newspaper in celebration of the achievement.... Read More
RHS arrived at the worlds largest 7s competition full of hope after some encouraging outings at the Oakham and Reigate competitions. However, they were up against it in a particularly competitive group which included Ardingly College, Worksop College, Cheltenham College and RGS Guildford. RHS got off to a good start by putting in a competent performance to beat Ardingly 39-0. Next up was a competitive Worksop side who pushed the squad all the way providing a tight second half. In... Read More
U12s v New Hall 7s One of the biggest tournaments in the East on the Junior 7s calendar. The side had a tough group with the likes of The Judd School and Bishops Stortford High School providing tough tests early on in the day. Unfortunately RHS was unable to cope with the fire power of these much larger schools. Nevertheless, the squad were learning quickly and went through into the shield. In the first knockout stage RHS faced St... Read More
Eight Year 8 pupils traveled to St. Marys School, Cambridge, to compete in Latin Public Speaking competition. Xanthe Jones and Hector Everard Entered the Latin prose category and the full team of Megan Aslet-Clark, Treve Winchcombe, Carrick Telford, Felix Arp-Peterson, Xanthe Jones, Jack Berry, Hector Everard and Joe Worpole entered the Latin play category. The afternoon was thoroughly enjoyable and, although RHS did not manage to place in any of the prize positions, the team was praised by the judges. Read More

Hockey Reports weeks 8 & 9

The last two weeks have seen the juniors play away at Holmwood House, while the rest of the school have been competing in inter-house competitions. The junior first team played an end to end game which could have gone either way. RHS opened the scoring through Fin Anderson before the home advantage of the grass pitch began to tell as Holmwood soon shot into a 3-1 lead. The boys started to recognise the difference in style required and Harvey Crallan... Read More
Since the start of the hockey season in September, a total of 17 RHS pupils have represented their county at both JDC (Junior Development Centre) and JAC (Junior Academy Centre) level. These pupils are: Suffolk Frankie Stenning Year 7 Blake U13 Girls Yasmin Grawick-Light Year 8 Drake U14 Girls Charlotte Stenning Year 8 Drake U14 Girls Tor Williams Year 9 Hood U14 Girls Catie Bennet Year 9 Hood U14 Girls Lottie Jordan Year 10 Howe U16 Girls Henry Alabone Year 8 Drake U13 Boys Fin Anderson Year 8 Drake... Read More
On Thursday 12 March Academic Scholars attended their annual dinner in the Jellicoe Room. The guest of honour was Professor Simon Hands from the Physics department at Swansea University. Professor Hands gave a fascinating talk on the state of his subject, elementary particle physics, including slides showing the construction of the giant particle accelerator at CERN (the European centre for Particle and Nuclear physics research just outside Geneva) which recently discovered a new particle named after Professor Higgs from the University... Read More
A ruthless Independent Schools LAMBS display dispatched a spirited Boys Club of Wales side to finish their domestic season in style, with a 73 26 victory at Maidenhead RFC. A try for Toby Eaton (Year 13, Nelson) within the first minute set the tone for the first half as Connor Hein-Jones (Framlingham College) added a second within five minutes, both converted by Guy Mawhood (Reeds School), back for his first game since facing Crawshays Welsh three weeks ago. The next 20 minutes saw six... Read More
On behalf of the Under 15 and Under 14 young cricketers and staff who will shortly be departing to the Caribbean, may I thank the many partners who have contributed to our cricket tour of Barbados. From our two main sponsors: Hill & Abbott Solicitors of Chelmsford, and our Tour Programme official printers, ColourplanPrint of Ipswich, to the many other companies who have helped us along the way, we are indebted to you all. Read More
On Friday 13 March RHS swimmers took park in the annual Bath Cup at the London Aquatic Centre in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This was the first time the School has competed at this event and the team consisted of five boys and five girls to compete in the various relays throughout the day. The first race of the day was the girls’ freestyle relay. Charlotte Heley, Charlene Tait, Hannah Dixon and Arabella Murrison took their place in lane nine to... Read More
On Monday 16 March, Royal Hospital School golfers competed in the Suffolk Schools Golf Association Team Championship at Hintlesham Golf Club. This is a very competitive annual event which attracts the very best golfers in the county, many of whom are earmarked as professionals of the future. The RHS team consisted of Tom Miller (Handicap 4), Callum Hensby (Handicap 5) and Riley Faulkner (Handicap 8), and the format was full handicap stableford, with the best two scores per teams to count. The quality of... Read More
Royal Hospital School Information Systems Technician, Josh Coleman, will be travelling to De Uithof in The Hague, at the end of March to compete in the UK Long Track British Championships. Josh will be competing in the 500, 1000 and 1500m with the hopes of improving his personal bests and winning a medal in the longer distance. Josh started Inline Skating 5 years ago with Ipswich Skating Club and began competing nationally in Cat 4 six months later. He continued to compete at this... Read More

Hockey Report week 6

Juniors at the County Cup The junior first team travelled to Framlingham on Monday for the county round of the schools’ mini hockey tournament. Although the boys returned with only one point from four games, there were some great performances throughout the day. The highlight was definitely the game against South Lee School, who progressed to the semi-final stage. In this game, only a late equaliser from South Lee denied RHS a well-deserved win. South Lee (D 1-1) Ipswich (L 0-5... Read More

Hockey report week 7

Junior 1st XI vs Norwich (L 0-1) The Junior 1st team played their first 11 a-side game of the season on Wednesday against Norwich. In an open game it was the visitors who struck first with a short corner strike beating the RHS defence at the left hand post. However, as the boys acclimatised to the larger pitch, some lovely patterns of play began to shine through. The height and width, provided by Harvey Crallan and Will Carter respectively, created numerous... Read More

Senior Inter-House Hockey

On Tuesday 3 March the senior boys took part in the Senior Inter-House Hockey Tournament. Collingwood came out victorious with St Vincent in second and Raleigh in third. It was a great competition for everyone. Results Teams Result Hawke v Collingwood 0-1 Raleigh v St Vincent 0-0 Hawke v Raleigh 0-0 Collingwood v St Vincent 1-1 Hawke v St Vincent 0-0 Collingwood v Raleigh 0-0 Final Standings Position Team Short Corners Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Points 1 Collingwood 3 2 1 +1 5 2 St Vincent 1 1 1 0 3 3... Read More
On Tuesday 3 March, Alex Rayment (St Vincent) played for the U17 Northampton Saints Academy side against fellow Royal Hospital School pupils, Toby Eaton and George Butt who were representing the Lambs U18s National side. The games was played under lights at the Boys’ Brigade Old Boys (BBOB) RFC in Northampton. The Saints started as expected, with a very physical and tight game, earning themselves a penalty in front of the posts in the opening minutes (0 3). Some sustained territory allowed th... Read More
On 7 March the Royal Hospital School held its annual inter-House swimming gala. With many excellent races and results there were also some new school records set: Senior Girls 1l Freestyle Arabella Murrison Hood 23.05 Senior Boys 4 x 1 Freestyle Relay Collingwood 1.23.67 Read More

Netball Report week 7

U13A v Southend High School for Girls (SHSG) (L 32-9) Despite a disappointing end result, the U13A team played well against SHSG this week. Their slow start in the first quarter allowed Southend to obtain an impressive goal difference in the first quarter of the game. A quick team talk at quarter time saw the girls in better spirits and they re-entered the court with fight and determination to catch up to the Southend lead. Charlotte Stenning played... Read More

Netball Report week 8

U14A v Norwich (W 22-10) The U14A team played with confidence from the outset and were able to stamp their dominance on the game. With the main focus for the squad being on consistency, RHS were working hard throughout all court areas to make sure this target was achieved. Lydia Torrington and Libby Parker worked tirelessly in the defending circle applying maximal pressure, ensuring Norwich were forced to make poor decisions giving RHS possession. The team worked well... Read More
On 7 March the Royal Hospital School held its annual inter-House swimming gala. The atmosphere was vibrant and pupil participation was excellent with Houses supporting teams with passion from the pool balcony. What was particularly encouraging was that many Houses had spent time preparing for this event not only by using squad training time but by bringing the House team to the pool to conduct additional training making many teams well prepared and confident. This year there were two dominant Houses... Read More
In cold, windy and thoroughly unpleasant weather, 148 members of Years 7 and 8 competed for the Junior Intra-House Orienteering Trophy on 28 February. In a tough competition, 76 orienteers successfully completed the challenging course and returned full control cards. Giles Lennox (MacArthur) was the fastest to navigate around the 24 controls in a very impressive time of 47 minutes 17 seconds over 9 minutes faster than his closest rival, Hamish Moore (Chichester) 56.39, with Ilia Mate (Shackleton) close on his heels on 56.41. Lily Mason (MacArthur), an experienced RHS orienteer,... Read More
After what turned out to be one of the closest groups in the tournament, the RHS Sevens team went through to the Shield by way of points difference. In the quarter finals they faced Christ Hospital School and ran out comfortable winners. Next up was Cranbrook in the Semi Final where RHS held off a strong challenge to score a late try from Cedric Hoskyns-Abrahall (Collingwood) which sealed the game. Onto the final; the team faced a strong Hurst side.... Read More
The Royal Hospital School is delighted to be hosting the first East of England Organ Day on 9 May at 10am – 6pm, featuring the legendary French organist Olivier Latry, organist of Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris. The School has a long tradition of musical excellence, which has recently been enhanced by a purpose-built state-of-the-art Music School. Situated beside the Music School is the magnificent 1930s Chapel, which is of cathedral proportions and is famed for its exceptional four-manual Hill, Norman and Beard... Read More
Congratulations to our junior runners who took part in the annual East Anglian Prep Schools Cross Country Competition held at Woodbridge on 1 March. In very blustery conditions, RHS performed well with excellent result from Rochelle Gordon-Scott who came 5th in the U12 girls’ race, Charlie Brown who came 22nd in the U12 boys’ race and Josh Waylett, Finn Corcoran and Giles Lennox who came 11th , 12th and 13th respectively in the U13 boys’ race. Read More
On Wednesday 11 February, a group of sixth formers who study A Level Classical Civilisation travelled to London to visit the British Museum and Bloomsbury Theatre. At the British Museum, pupils got the rare chance to see the Parthenon Marbles, and learnt about their significance in terms of Classical Art and the rule of Pericles and to understand their reflection of Athenian society and fledgling democracy. Later, at the Bloomsbury Theatre, the group enjoyed a outstanding performance by students of the... Read More
On Wednesday 25 February a group of Year 8 boys travelled to Stowmarket for the second trial for the Northampton Saints U13 Squad & DPP Group. Congratulations to the following boys for being selected: Northampton Saints U13 Squad Hamish Comonte Josh Waylett Will Carter Development Player Pathway Fin Corcoran Harvey Crallan Luke Clarke-Smith Seb Palmer Read More