Former RHS pupil and entrepreneur, Richard White, is co-Founder and CEO of the highly successful start-up property technology company Goodlord. Goodlord uses cloud-based software that is revolutionising the way tenancy agreements are transacted. Benefitting both agent and tenant, Goodlord simplifies and speeds up the process by enabling tenancy details to be completed, agreements arranged, payments made and paperwork e-signed online. In the three months since launch, Goodlord… has processed some 2.5million in property transactions and there has been a 900% increase in... Read More

Day 2 for Cycling Teachers

Selfie on a bridge over the Seine After what seemed a luxurious seven hour kip in triple rooms, we set off from Gournay-en-Bray with visions of the Eiffel Tower in mind. Later, in the western suburbs of Paris, Mr Wood managed to convince Mr Chadwick that the tip of a hidden telecommunications tower was our cherished destination. It has to be assumed that some visions that morning were clearer than others. Day 2 was to be a momentous fulfilment of our... Read More

Day 1 Cycling Teachers

But we made it! Blog by Mr Hodson They say a picture speaks a thousand words. These will have to, because I’m too tired to type properly on an iPhone. In summary, we set off at around midnight from Trafalgar Square, arrived at Newhaven at 0500, slept briefly on the ferry, then rolled into Gournay-en-Bray at 1830. So, 110 miles down, plus a ferry crossing, and now for an actual night’s sleep before Paris tomorrow. Thank you so much for all the... Read More

Day 0 for Cycling Teachers

Blog by Mr Hodson While the title of this opening blog entry has the whiff of non-event to it, Day 0 is, in fact, an enormously challenging day. First of all, it’s the time one is most plagued by unhelpful ruminations such as: why on earth did I agree to this? Am I seriously not going to sleep in a bed for another 32 hours? Or even – dare I say it – is it too late to pick up a niggle? Secondly, long d... Read More

It's Wig Wednesday!

(left to right) Mr Rennison; Mr Weaver; Mr Hodges; Mr Simmons; Mr Griffiths and Mr Wood. Today was marked ‘Wig Wednesday’, an initiative of CLIC Sargent Cancer charity, supporting children and young people receiving treatment for cancer. Six members of staff donned fetching hair pieces in Chapel this morning to raise awareness of the charity’s fund raising efforts. As a result of their willing efforts a donation was made from the chapel offerings. The staff also enjoyed a brief nostal... Read More

Record Breakers!

Congratulations to Toby Okechukwu, Year 9 Hawke, for breaking school records in the U16 100m (11.8 secs) and 5kg Shot (10.85m), to Libby Parker, Year 9 Raleigh, for setting a new record in the U16 300m (45.2secs) and to Bella Keeley, Year 9 Raleigh, for her outstanding achievement in the U16 80m hurdles (12.8 secs) setting the bar high at RHS. Read More
On 17 May Xavy Bull, Will Christmas and Sam Christmas played for Suffolk U15 Hockey in the East Championships at St Albans, the final and main tournament of the season. Going into the tournament Suffolk were the favourites having not lost a game in the either of the warm-up tournaments in Norfolk and Suffolk. They won their group with ease defeating Cambridge 3-1 and then annihilating Essex 6-0. The other group consisted of Lincolnshire, Hertfordshire and Norfolk with Herts winning over... Read More

Hot Debate at RHS

This has been a most successful year for the RHS Debating Society with two hotly fought inter-house competitions. After preliminary rounds and semi-finals which debated motions on topics as diverse as electing our head of state, supporting human genetic engineering, reducing civil liberties, lowering the voting age, allowing women to fight on the front line, leaving the European Union and making tobacco a class A drug. The school was treated to two exciting finals, both judged by Mr Michael Pryke,... Read More
Pictured: Tom Wood, Richard Chadwick, Hamish Mackenzie, James Cullen, Andrew Wynn, Thom Hodson and Martin Warren (not pictured cyclists David Buchanan, Bill Tweddell and Andrew Quentin and Lise Molard in support vehicle backup) On Tuesday 25 May a group of RHS teachers and friends plan to cycle from London to Paris in under 48 hours in aid of their chosen charities; St Helena Hospice in Colchester and Cancer Research UK. The group of ten set off just after midnight from Trafalgar Square... Read More
Over the Easter holiday 38 junior netballers in Years 7 to 9 travelled to Paris for their first International Netball Tour. Day 1: Having encountered various delays on the way, we made it to Dover for a choppy crossing across to Calais. Despite Charlotte Stenning, Emily Fretwell and George Nicholls all turning green due to strong winds and big waves, we arrived safely the other side. Finally, after completing the journey the girls settled into their log cabins and then headed for a swimming... Read More
Elliot Rayment (Year 10, St Vincent) travelled to Newark Rugby Club for the Academies 12 aside U15 tournament. Each of the top academies in the country took squads of 24 players for a round robin tournament. Saints v Newcastle 30-5 Saints v Leicester Tigers 20-5 Saints v Sale 10-10 Saints v Worcester 5-10 Saints v Leeds 5-20 The Saints team looked very strong and Elliot got a lot of game time scoring a try in the first match vs. Newcastle and assisting in... Read More
Alex Platt, Year 12, Collingwood, has been sailing a 420 for two years; for the last year at RHS. He recently gained a place in the Worlds from a selection series of three National Regattas, and a Youth Squad place after the Youth National event at Weymouth where he was bronze boat and then sliver boat for 2 consecutive days. We wish Alex all the best in his training and preparation. Read More
A team of three Year 8 boys from Drake House won a recent competition to design a t-shirt for the Nature Warriors club. Well done James Oakley, William Chapman and Alistair Day. The Nature Warriors were formed with the aims of improving the school environment and helping to achieve the Suffolk Carbon Charter Gold Award by 2016. Their mission statement is: We are committed to recycling, reducing and reusing to help the environment We will educate people on how everyone can help... Read More

Paris Comes to Holbrook!

On 9 May RHS will be hosting a Parisian Extravaganza! The East of England Organ Day will be running all day with a series of recitals and presentations from various musicians. Experience the RHS chapel organ in all its magnificence! The day will conclude with a performance on the Grand Organ by Olivier Latry, Organiste Tutilaire at Notre-Dame de Paris. He is renowned for his performances of the works of the French masters of organ composition and will be performing works... Read More
On 2 May the Royal Hospital School hosted the annual girls’ invitational Athletics Meet. Attendees included Woodbridge, Ipswich School, Ipswich High School, Brandeston, Greshams and Southend High School for Girls. Our Year 7 girls came 3rd overall with an excellent effort considering their lack of training beforehand. Gracie Arulampalam and Frankie Stenning both performed well on the track; while Olivia Mayers won the long jump with a fantastic jump of 4.31m. In Year 8, the girls were up against tough competition and came 5th... Read More
A wet, cold first morning in May did not look too favourable for this years RHS Mini-Marathons, but as the start time neared, the clouds parted, the sun came out and the runners enjoyed great running conditions. There was a record 150 entries for the 16.5 kilometre Mini-Marathon with a further 65 signing up for the shorter 5 mile race. The entry list this year had a true community spirit with staff, parents, brothers and sisters joining the pupils. In the 5 mile race, Connor... Read More