The six candidates for South Suffolk were given a platform to put forward their case for election at a Question Time-style event on Wednesday 22 April at the Royal Hospital School. This slideshow requires JavaScript. Around 200 sixth form pupils and staff were in the Burns Recital Hal audience and the proceedings were chaired by Head Boy, Sean Cuddihy. Head of Sixth Form, Chris Graham, said “There were lots of questions from our pupils and the candidates were well polished. Questions included th... Read More

Rounders Report week 1

A 10 team competitive block fixture v Norwich School: 1st VIV v Norwich School (W 14-9) The first team won the toss and decided to field first. Some excellent fast bowling from Anna Wynn meant the girls managed to keep Norwich’s score down. RHS fielded efficiently ensuring not to give away any half rounders. Charlene Tait stopped more than one batter scoring with her incredible throwing from deep in the field. Bella Murrison and Chloe Tribe batted well helping to ti... Read More
This Sunday, the Royal Hospital School marks Founders Day with Divisions and a Chapel Service involving more than 1000 pupils, staff, family and friends. The School is delighted to welcome distinguished guest speaker The Rt Rev. and the Rt Hon. the Lord Williams of Oystermouth, who is the former Archbishop of Canterbury and current Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge. Divisions will be inspected by Commander, Mike Dineen an Anti-Air Warfare Officer with vast experience and knowledge. Mike is currently serving as... Read More
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Two RHS drama pupils are currently starring in Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich. This is a demanding, intellectual play about 17th century witchcraft hysteria in Salem, America and is inspired by the US McCarthy trials with hideous overtones of ISIS and extremism in the 21st century. The play is being performed by the Young Wolsey Company which is open to those between the ages of 16 and 21 who are considering a career in the arts. There... Read More
The RHS canoe and kayak team returned to the Devizes to Westminster race for 2015, after missing the event last year due to the lateness of Easter. Over the course of this academic year over 40 pupils have tried their hand at this challenging sport – 8 made it to the start line in Devizes on a rainy and miserable Good Friday, with not a single day of DW experience between them! With steady rain all day on the Friday, a viciously cold headwind on... Read More
Elliot Rayment, Year 10 St Vincent, played for Northampton Saints U15 on Friday 10 April at Franklin Gardens against Saracens in what was the toughest opposition the boys have faced to date. Another RHS pupil, Zac Puckey also played in this game. Conditions were perfect and Saints ran out 40-20 winners in a very competitive match. The game was played in 4 quarters with the first 2 quarters played at 15 aside and then the final 2 at 12 aside in preparation for the Academies Festival on... Read More
The fourth Under 14s match was at the large Queens College, which is situated on the outskirts of Bridgetown, where we played against their Holiday XI in a 30 over game. In contrast to some of the pitches we have played on this surface was extremely slow and the outfield particularly long, which did not encourage high scores. Captain, Josh Frame, won an important toss and asked the hosts to bat as Cam Jordan and Cillian Rew bowled well again with... Read More
The Under 14s final fixture saw the team travel through the capital, Bridgetown, to play at the oldest cricket club on the island, Wanderers Cricket Club. The famous West Indian commentator, Tony Cozier, who we met at the FSCA, is a member. The overnight showers had left the pitch wet through before the morning sunshine baked the top partially dry. Another important toss was won as RHS invited our hosts to bat. Cam Jordan immediately got a wicket with a... Read More
The final fixture of the Under 15s tour saw the side take on the historic Empire club, though the game itself was to be played at Passage CC after problems with the Empire pitch. The team arrived at the ground to be greeted by darkening skies and an already wet wicket and were fortunate to win the toss, asking Empire to bat first in a shortened Twenty20 match. Opening bowlers Sam Doherty and Charlie Miles were again dangerous with the... Read More
The Under 15s fourth game of the tour saw them take on Lodge School, an institution that counts the illustrious Tony Cozier as one of its former pupils. The boys were looking to bounce back from a chastening defeat to Alleyne in their previous fixture and began in style with Sam Docherty and Charlie Miles claiming a wicket apiece and conceding just 21 runs in the opening eight overs. Their good work was then continued by Charlie Kilham, making his touring... Read More
The U14s travelled North, up the West Coast to St Lucy Parish, home to the impressive North Stars CC (the First Class counties always use their excellent facilities). North Stars opted to bat on an extremely grassy and cracked wicket, which was always likely to open up more through the extreme heat of the day. A mixed bowling and fielding effort by RHS saw the hosts make a 182 for 8 off their 35 overs, with Louis Gibson the pick of the... Read More
For perhaps the first time on their tour of Barbados, the Under 15s third fixture against Alleyne School saw them come up against a player they may genuinely see playing international cricket for the West Indies in the not too distant future. After the losing the toss and being inserted in to bat, RHS made a solid start reaching 33 without loss before the introduction of spin saw Will Christmas bowled by Alleynes, left arm Springer for a well composed 17. Spin... Read More

Day 2 - Thursday 2 April

The U14 and U15 teams took part in some net and middle sessions at the Franklyn Stephenson CA during the day with a surprise visit by the doyen of West Indian journalists, Mr Tony Cozier. The afternoon saw some light fielding practice at Maple CC followed by a sunset swim at Discovery Bay. Read More
RHS Under 14s vs Isolation Cavaliers A 30 minute trip over to the East Coast saw the RHS Under 14s descend on Isolation Cavaliers, in a 35 over affair. This pretty ground hosted Warwickshire and Nottinghamshire only last month and saw England train last Autumn. After winning a useful toss our opening bowlers, Cam Jordan and Cillian Rew, applied great pressure on a surprisingly slow wicket and conceded just 22 runs in the first 10 overs. The spin twins of Frame and Atkins then... Read More
brought with it the opportunity to cruise the Caribbean coastline onboard a Tiami catamaran, as all 52 cricketers, staff and supporters went in search of turtles and other local species in the ocean off the west coast of the island. The friendly and accommodating crew ensured that we had a wonderful day aboard, sailing from Bridgetown and enjoying a mix of snorkelling off Mullins Beach and The Lone Star Hotel, sunbathing and spectacular dives overboard before heading back to shore. On... Read More

Day 5 - Match Reports - 5 April

RHS Under 14s vs Franklyn Stephenson Cricket Academy The Under 14s second match coincided with England commencing their West Indian tour in neighbouring St Kitts. The Under 14s returned to the popular Franklyn Stephensons Cricket Academy in St Thomas for a Twenty20 match. After winning the toss on a fantastic quick batting wicket, Rew and Jordan bowled tightly and were ably supported by some excellent catches. Toby Lees parrying attempt was terrific, Stone enjoyed a stunning effort at deep square... Read More
Following a successful Lambs tour of the USA our boys, George and Toby, came away with the following awards: Captains Award – awarded by the captain to his all round player of the tour, on and off the field: George Butt Top Try Scorer awarded to the top try scorer on Tour: Toby Eaton (seven tries) Congratulations to both boys! To see what they got up to on the tour watch the video below: Read More
On Thursday 19 March 35 pupils from Royal Hospital School travelled to John Lewis and Waitrose in Ipswich for a behind the scenes visit. All the pupils are taking GCSE Business Studies and their exam case study for this year is a home furnishings and textiles manufacturer. The insight the pupils gained from meeting the staff at John Lewis and Waitrose and will be invaluable in deepening their understanding of their GCSE case study. All the staff were exceptionally helpful and generous... Read More
Amersham & Chiltern RFC played hosts to a scintillating U15 encounter between Wasps and Northampton Saints U15s. RHSs Zac Puckey, one of Northamptons brightest prospects, once again made a big impact in an impressive 5-22 victory. Zac switched to hooker for the first time, and in a debut performance befitting the position, turned out sporting Dylan Hartleys shorts! The England hookers cast-offs proved an inspiration, Saints winning every line-out from Zacs throw in. Zac is now looking forward to the... Read More

RHS are back for DW 2015!

DW 2015 is nearly here and yes, after missing last years race, RHS are back – entering three K2 crew and one C2. This year 347 boats, with 621 people, are entered into the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race. They will take on the 125 mile endurance race from 4 April, challenging body and mind, as they set out from Devizes Wharf at 7am and paddle all the way to Westminster, Central London, over the Easter weekend. It’s going to be a tough race with... Read More
On Thursday 26 March the School held the Inter-House Cross Country Competition with pupils from across the School taking part. While no individual records were broken this year there were some excellent times set: Junior Boys Name: House Time 1st Josh Waylett CH 13mins 17secs 2nd Giles Lennox McA 13mins 23secs 3rd Basson DuToit McA 14mins 05secs Junior Girls Name: House Time 1st Rochelle Gordon-Scott FR 14mins 16secs 2nd Alex Jackson CH 15mins 39secs 3rd Molly Entwistle CH 15mins 40secs Inter... Read More
Charlie Gibson, Year 12 St Vincent, and Toby Allday, Year 11 Collingwood, joined Essex 1st team batsmen as they prepare for the 2015 season. The Essex County 2nd XI are playing their first friendly of the season and 1st XI bowling resources are a little low with former RHS pupil, Reece Topley on way back from injury after two stress fractures last season. So on the first day of their Easter Holidays, seamer, Charlie, and leg-spinner, Toby, were on hand to offer some... Read More
The Independent Schools U18 Lambs squad are currently on tour in the USA and Toby Eaton and George Butt, both Year 13 Nelson, are with them. Their first match was on 29 March against the NorCal Allstars. The match took place in 23 heat and on solid ground making the conditions a far cry from what the Lambs are used to in rainy England. The NorCal side brought a physical game and while the Lambs put up a brave fight they could not... Read More
Everything went to plan getting 53 pupils, parents and staff through the Virgin desks, customs and on board. On arrival in Barbados, the boys were hit by a wall of warmth. Parents checked-in into Discovery Bay while the boys popped over to Maple CC to do a warm up (not that we need that!) and some light fielding. Afterwards a dip in the Caribbean Sea as we watched the sun go down. After a quick change into their clean t shirts... Read More
The setting for the LAMBS second game of their USA tour was similar to their first, very hot, a ground that wouldnt be out of place on a cricket square and a large, vocal US crowd. With a number of changes to the side, the LAMBS were hoping for their first win on tour against Jesuit, state champions of California for the last five years. It was a slow start, and allowed Jesuit to take a 0 3 lead within two minutes... Read More
Alex Rayment representing RHS 1st XV Alex Rayment, Year 12 St Vincent, has been busy on the rugby field in the first week of the Easter Holidays having played twice for the Northampton Saints U17s. On he travelled to Leicester where Saints won a close match 27-20 and on Wednesday he took part in an away fixture against Wasps at Aylesbury RFC. Saints came out comfortable winners 28-0. Match Report Read More