On Friday 20 November Year 8 took part in the annual Science Fair. This was an opportunity to show case their projects, completed in groups during science lessons and in their own time, on a topic of their choice. The projects were viewed by a team of judges, all of whom have a science background and are experts in their fields, as well as other pupils, teachers and parents. The quality of the projects were excellent but top prize winners were Jennie... Read More

Hockey Report week 8

U13 County Cup Difficult tournament conditions with short one way matches proved a problem for the RHS girls. The 12 minute games meant the young side were always struggling to get going and found it difficult to find the back of the net. Holding Moreton Hall Prep to a 0-0 draw was the best result of the day. The girls struggled to defend consistently therefore the opposition began to find their feet beating RHS. Junior 1st vs Old Buckenham Hall (Won 8... Read More
Lily Carroll, Year 9 from Kenya, took a pile of beautiful t-shirts and shorts handmade in the RHS art department home with her at half term. She delivered these to Sally McGreevy, Charity director of the Lunchbowl Network, which helps to feed and care for around 480 orphans living in the Kibera slums of Nairobi. Happy children Video ! Read More
After the huge success of last years Sing Up! Suffolk choral workshop, we were today joined by almost 800 Year 5 and 6 primary school pupils for an energy-filled, fun-packed vocal day directed by our hugely charismatic Head of Singing and renowned conductor – Dominic Peckham. This again proved to be an explosive, high-energy and inspirational day of singing and vocal exploration a truly unforgettable experience for both pupils and staff. From Motown to Mozart, African street-songs to Chart Mash-Ups there was something for ev... Read More
Ipswich Art Society is holding its annual exhibition of young peoples work as part of the The Anna Airy Award at University College Suffolk in Ipswich on 25 November. Art by 18 Royal Hospital School pupils has been selected for inclusion in the exhibition and Chloe Tribe, Georgina Watson and Alice Youngs have been highly commended for their submissions. The Anna Airy Award Fund was set up in 1965 in memory of Anna Airy, one of the most distinguished painters of her generation.... Read More

Chapel Tour of Malta 2015

By Simone Rossouw, Head Chorister On 17 October, too early in the morning, 30 members of the choir plus our fabulous support team flew the 4 hour flight to the little, sunny, beautiful island of Malta. Upon arrival we travelled to the first of many beautiful venues, St Pauls Anglican Cathedral, Valletta. We had no time to waste so, whilst still in England weather appropriate clothing, we braved the glorious heat of Malta and were woken with one of Mr. Peckhams famous warm... Read More
CELEBRATING HOAGY AT THE ROYAL HOSPITAL SCHOOL The music of Hoagy Carmichael is a worldwide institution, whether were aware of it or not. Some of the best loved tunes of the last 100 years were crafted at his piano keyboard, no doubt whilst shrouded in a cloud of cigarette smoke with a few snappily dressed musos sat around him experimenting with riffs and his trademark arpeggii. Stardust, Georgia on My Mind, The Nearness of You these numbers inspired a generation of... Read More

Rugby Report week 8

1st XV Won 15-8 The 1st XV travelled to Cambridge on the back of an uncharacteristic and lacklustre performance against Greshams. During the week some serious reflection and focused training seemed to place the team in the right frame of mind. With some changes in the front row and backline, the side knew they faced a tough test as the 1st team had not recorded a win away at The Leys since 2007. In poor conditions it was clear both sides... Read More
On 15 October for the first time, RHS entered the British Schools Orienteering Competition, which this year was run in the forests of the Sandringham Estate. As relative novices in this sport the RHS runners were encouraged to just enjoy the experience and learn from it for the future. The orienteering was appropriately complicated and challenging. Self-deprecatingly one RHS entrant looked back from the finish saying “… too many unmarked tracks, too many trees – at times I was completely disorientated!” Frankie Stenning, Lily Mas... Read More
Well done to brothers and Saints Academy players Alex and Elliot Rayment on a busy half term. Whilst no games were held for the U16s academy side Elliot captained and represented Suffolk at the academies tournament. He played every minute in all five matches and performed admirably. Meanwhile his brother Alex played for the U18s academy side against Worcester and Newcastle in two extremely competitive matches. Unfortunately losing to Worcester but winning convincingly away at Newcastle, Alex acquitted... Read More

Pipes & Pud!

The first of this seasons Pipes & Pud! organ recitals will take place on 15 November in the School Chapel. William Saunders, Director of Music at RHS, will be performing the following programme: Programme: Fantasia on “Komm, Heiliger Geist” from the 18 Leipzig Chorales BWV 651 – Johann Sebastian Bach Symphony No.6 Op.42, No.2 Charles-Marie Widor Allegro Adagio Intermezzo: Allegro Cantabile Finale: Vivace William Saunders is an accomplished musician with a growing international reputation as an organist and conductor. He is engaged in an extensive organ... Read More

Rugby Report week 7

1st XV vs Greshams (Lost 11-15) In tough conditions the 1st XV never really settled into the game and failed to adjust to what was required. After an error stricken and penalty laden first quarter Greshams took the lead. In a bitty first half RHS went in at half time 9-8 down with only a penalty and try to show for their efforts. In a similarly stop start second half RHS struggled to get to grips with the slippy ball... Read More

Rugby Report week 6

  U14A vs New Hall Won 40-5 Another pleasing result for the A team who have begun to build towards their half term tour to Northern France. In the end they had too much for a spirited New Hall side. Josh Waylett opened the account early on with a clever tap and go which caught the away side napping. From here on the flood gates opened and RHS never looked back. There was uncompromising play from the forward pack,... Read More
During Half Term, the Corps of Drums travelled to Portsmouth to perform with the Royal Marines Association Band at a gala concert to celebrate the 351st Birthday of Her Majestys Royal Marines in the beautifully ornate Mountbatten Room at the Corps Museum in Eastney. The RMA Band, formed in 2006, consists of around 50 former military musicians and performs 25 concerts a year, as well as travelling abroad to places such as Japan and Dubai. Arriving at the venue at about 4pm on... Read More

Hockey Report Week 7

2nd XI vs Brentwood (Won 3-1) An excellent first half display against Brentwood with the girls 2-0 up at half time. At times the girls played some of their best hockey of the season with Millie Orr and Lottie Jordan combing very well creating the goals for Amelia Keitley-Webb and Polly Dodds. The girls lost some of their intensity in the second half but a well taken goal from Amelia Keitley-Webb late on ensured the girls came away with a 3... Read More
The RS Tera Magic Marine UK End Of Seasons Championships were held at Draycote Water Sailing Club in Warwickshire on 31 October and 1 November. Four RHS sailors entered and, despite a weekend of very light winds, they dominated the top of the leader board. Jack Oakley came in 2nd in the Sport Fleet and his brother James took 8th place. Josh Davies was 7th and Tristan Richardson 4th. Well done to them all. Read More
In conditions bordering on treacherous, the Royal Hospital School 1st and 2nd sailing teams took part in the BSDRA South Eastern Championships at Westbury Lake near Canterbury last weekend. The team racing was highly competitive but after two round robins the RHS 2nd team finished 2nd and the 1st team came in a clear undefeated 1st position. It can’t get better than that! Read More
On Tuesday 10November we will be welcoming England Netball Goal Shooter, Jo Harten, who will be delivering coaching sessions to selected pupils from year 7-13. Born and bred in Essex, Jo took a keen interest in most sports growing up as a child and from a young age had an extraordinary passion for Netball. Her love for the game grew as she progressed through the junior ranks and she soon became at home in the shooting circle. After a successful... Read More
Ellie Hewes, Year 8, took part in the British Junior Squash Championships in Manchester over the half term break. She played against the top players in England and secured 4th place in the Girls U13 tournament. Ellie continues to train with the England Aspire squad and she represents Essex in the U17 Essex team. Well done Ellie. Read More
Monday 12 October was Year 7 Music Day at RHS. This was an opportunity for our newest pupils to spend the whole day immersed in music.The departmental staff designed a variety of activities from blasting a brass instrument and composing music to singing Disney songs and conducting a symphony! The day started and finished with our Head of Singing, Dominic Peckham, and the awesome Beatmania! team who orchestrated an impressive Year 7 group performance. Mr Tanswell, Teacher of Music Technology: “Pupils were gi... Read More