The Governors of the Royal Hospital School, Suffolk, are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Simon Lockyer as Headmaster with effect from January 2016. Simon is currently Second Master at the high-performing Portsmouth Grammar School where he has been in post for the past six years. PGS is highly regarded for its pastoral care, academic excellence and the breadth of opportunity in its co-curricular provision. It is one of the UKs most successful co-educational day schools for over 1500 pupils aged 2... Read More

Sports Day Winners!

Track Winners 100m U14 Boys Hamish Comonte Drake U14 Girls Mollie Entwistle Drake U16 Boys Toby Okechukwu Hawke U16 Girls Sonia Okechukwu Hood O16 Boys Toby Eaton Nelson O16 Girls Hannah Garlick Nelson 200m U14 Boys Sebastian Palmer Drake U14 Girls Morgan Thomas Drake U16 Boys Toby Okechukwu Hawke U16 Girls Sonia Okechukwu Hood O16 Boys Toby Eaton Nelson O16 Girls Lucy Watson Hood 300m / 400m U14 Boys William Everest Drake U14 Girls Charlotte Stenning Drake U16 Boys Kieran Farrer... Read More
Year 8 pupils have created an poignant installation entitled Ocean of Tears to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. The installation consists of 503 hand-made resin teardrops, one for each Royal Hospital School pupil who is thought to have died during the war. The teardrops have inclusions which range from portraits of those lost to ammunition, barbed wire, dazzle camouflage, rust and blood. The installation can be viewed at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Art teacher and coordinator of... Read More
Oscar Rowe, fastest boy in the One Mile race On 20 June, more than 40 members of the Royal Hospital School community took to the water in the Great East Swim at Alton Water reservoir. This annual event attracted around 3,000 swimmers and involved a 1/2 mile, 1 mile, 2 mile or 5k open water swim. It is part of the Great Swim Series which has five events across England and Scotland attracting in the region of 22,000 participants. The Royal Hospital School pupils involved achieved some... Read More
On the last Friday of enrichment week a team of dedicated Year 8 pupils created 48 pairs of shorts for children in Uganda. Textiles teacher, Mrs Hitchen, said “Last term Year 9 pupils, inspired by the charity ‘Dress a Girl around the World’ made and delivered dresses to girls in Uganda. The result was very happy girls but the boys were disappointed so we decided to do something about it! With the aim of running a production line ‘sweatshop style’ the pupils were trained in... Read More
The Royal Hospital School 1st XI welcomed the world’s oldest and most famous cricket club, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), this week. In recognition of scoring 100 runs against the mighty MCC, Josh Allday, Year13, was awarded the Spirit of Cricket Cap” by MCC captain, Chris Swallow. Josh will be invited to Lords to receive a certificate along with all other schoolboys who score 100 or take 5 wickets against the MCC this season. The presentation takes place during an interval at one of t... Read More
On Thursday 18 June the Year 7s set out for a trip to Greenwich as part of Enrichment Week. However, due to an accident on the M25 the plans quickly changed and the group headed to Duxford and Stow Saxon Village. Mr Mann successfully made some hasty preparations and the rest of the day went off without a hitch! Read More
On Wednesday 17 June as part of Enrichment Week, the Classics department took Year 7 to see Hercules: A Dance Cabaret at the New Wolsey Theatre. The production was run by New Artclub and tells the story of Hercules and his 12 Labours. Mr Routledge, Head of Classics, said “The show was a unique blend of comedy and dance, as well as mythology, and each labour of Hercules is told in an original way by the theatre company, using hula hoops, water pistols, co... Read More
We welcome former Second Sea Lord, Vice Admiral Sir David Steel KBE DL, as guest of honour at this year’s Speech Day, Prize-Giving and Divisions on 27 June. David Steel joined the Royal Navy in 1979. As a University Cadet he graduated in Law from Durham University in 1983 and was called to the Bar in July 1988. At sea he served in the minesweepers YARNTON and LEWISTON, the frigate LONDONDERRY, the destroyer NEWCASTLE and, as Deputy Supply Officer, in the frigate BROADSWORD. In... Read More

Rounders Report week 8

U13A v St Joes: (W 7-3.5) The three opening batters were all caught out (literally!) by the bowlers tactics, but the remaining batters were resilient and batted out the innings. RHS fielding was strong and aggressive, with some agile fielding from Mollie Entwistle and intelligent play from Rebecca Sweeney. The second innings was more positive with RHS stealing and maintaining the lead. There was some impressive batting from both Yasmin Gradwick-Light and Alex Jackson, whilst Lena Clark made some... Read More
Ella Finch, Year 10, has recently had the wonderful the opportunity to watch talented artist and family friend, Vivien Mallock, create a specially commissioned memorial to all the British troops who fell at Waterloo. Vivien Mallock has established herself not only as an internationally-renowned artist but also a sculptor of extraordinary versatility. Working principally in bronze, she is as much at home with small pieces, representing animals or birds, as she is with larger-than-life public sculptures such as this memorial of... Read More
Masha Tkachenko, a Year 12 pupil from Ukraine, has been offered a prestigious degree course place at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles. As a result of her outstanding audition, she also received a scholarship for the duration of her studies. Masha will finish her A Levels at the Royal Hospital School before going to Los Angeles in September 206. Read More
D On 21 June three teachers from RHS will be joining the Bobby on a Bike fundraisers in their next charity event of paddling the navigable length of the River Thames in a Dragon Boat. Les Thompson, Lee Menday and Marc Godfrey were asked to join the bobby’s not only because they have a Dragon Boat but also because of their relevant coaching skills. The challenge will begin at Lechlade in Teddington and the 22 person crew (and six support crew) wi... Read More
As part of Enrichment Week Year 8 pupils taking German language went on a trip to Berlin, with a fun packed itinerary and pictures: MONDAY 15 JUNE 16:20 Arrive in Berlin 19:30 Walk to the Brandenburg Gate TUESDAY 16 JUNE 09:15 Walk to Jewish Museum for a tour 11:30 Travel by U Bahn to the Zoo 17:30 Visit the ruined Kaiser Wilhelm Gedhtins Kirche (a church destroyed in WW2) 18:00 Walk along the KDamm to KaDeWe (the oldest department store in Europe) for some shopping 19:30 Meal in the Potsdammer... Read More
As part of enrichment week, Year 8 pupils taking French language went to northern France, with a fun packed itinerary: MONDAY 15 JUNE 09:00 Depart from School 14:25 Arrive in Calais 15:00 Visit to Boulangerie 17:00 Check in at the Hardelot Village Vacances Evening at the beach TUESDAY 16 JUNE 09:30 Morning excursion to Etaple War Cemetary 10:30 Visit Etaple town centre 12:30 Visit the Montreuil Ramparts and town 15:00 Chocolate factory visit to Les Chocolats de Beussent Evening at the beach WEDNESDAY 17 JUNE 10:00 Visit to Boulogne Town Trail 15:00 Visit to... Read More

Rounders Report week 7

U14 Rounders Tournament – Woodbridge After beating Ipswich School on Saturday, the U14A team were positive they would finish with a win in the first match of the round robin tournament. Some fantastic batting from Tilly Arulampalam, coupled with some great fielding by Tor Williams who stumped many runners out at first, RHS were able to beat Ipswich School once again; 7 rounders to 5.5. Facing St Albans and Copleston, RHS comfortably won all the games in their pool, and entered the se... Read More

Athletics Report week 7

Year 9 vs New Hall The Year 9 girls had a competitive fixture against New Hall. RHS dominated the field events, with strong performances from Tilly Arulampalam in the High Jump, Catie Bennett and Charlotte Hoskyns in the Triple Jump and Uli Okechukwu in the Discus. George Nicholls also scraped a win by 1cm in the Javelin. On the track Bella and Tilly came 1st and 2nd respectively in the Hurdles and Tor Williams came 1st in the 800m. RHS won the... Read More
Parent and stroke survivor, Paul Jordan, was part of the record breaking team who travelled to the magnetic North Pole to play the most northerly game of rugby in history. He joined former international rugby stars Tim Stimpson and Ollie Phillips in the record attempt which included trekking over 60 miles to the Magnetic North Pole, setting up a rugby pitch and playing a game of sevens. The team faced treacherous conditions on the trek making it that much more difficult... Read More
On 20 June, more than 40 members of the Royal Hospital School community will take to the water in the Great East Swim at neighbouring Alton Water reservoir. This annual event attracts around 3,000 swimmers and involves either a 1/2 mile, 1 mile, 2 mile or 5k open water swim. It is part of the Great Swim Series which has five events across England and Scotland attracting in the region of 22,000 participants. The Royal Hospital School pupils, aged between 13 and 18 years, have been training hard in... Read More

Athletics Report week 6

In the County Regional Round the Year 9 boys won and the girls came 2nd. Both qualify for the County Finals later in the term. There were some excellent performances on the track and in the field. Ethan Donavan recorded a personal best in the High Jump and ran a very gutsy 300m. Kuki Daunakamakamas’ win in the Discus was another highlight, while Beth Carnell and Charlotte Hoskyns both ran well in the 200m showing what great athletic strength in depth th... Read More

Rounders Report week 6

Junior Matches v Woodbridge U12A (L 18.5 – 31.5) Lucy Evers, Bethney Civil, Frankie Stenning and Aoife Rew quickly contributed to RHS score line complimented by quick movement between bases. However it was the second innings where Woodbridge pulled away running out worthy winners in the end. Final the score line finished 18.5 to 31.5. U12B (L 29.5 – 7) Woodbridge fielded well, resulting in RHS only managing a score of 3 in the first innings. In the second half of the match, Maddy Fitch caught two exce... Read More

U13 and U15 Team Tennis

RHS is entered into the `Team Tennis Schools` Year 8 and 10 Competition. The team involves 4 players in singles and doubles matches. The U13 Girls have been well led by Rebecca Sweeney but have had a tough time on a very competitive circuit. The U13 Boys easily won against Brandeston Hall and they begin their campaign in earnest this week. Paddy Barker has led the way captaining the team well. The U15 Girls with Kyla Conway at the helm have played well... Read More