Our Year 13 pupils visited Sackers Recycling plant on Thursday 25 February. This Summer 21 sixth formers will sit an A2 business exam focusing on a recycling business. The visit hosted by Adrian Dodds, Managing Director of Sackers Recycling based in Claydon, put into context many of the issues raised on the A2 case study including the volatility of the commodities markets, government support of green businesses and stakeholder engagement. Read More
All are welcome to a fascinating talk on Thursday 17 March by Richard Harvey, Bandmaster at the Royal Hospital School and former Director of Music in the Royal Marines, entitled Warrior Musicians . The Royal Marines Bands have served in battle since before the Napoleonic Wars, and several bands are known to have been present at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. There have been RM Bands involved in every major conflict of the past 100 years, including two World Wars, the Falklands War,... Read More
RHS Girls Rugby teams hosted Copleston High School on Wednesday evening for two very evenly matched contests, one a 7-a-side match for the U15s, followed by a 20 minutes each way game with full teams for the Seniors. Copleston, as the more experienced teams, were very well drilled, but the RHS teams responded magnificently. The sizeable, and initially sceptical, crowd of spectators were surprised and delighted that our girls played so well. There was no shortage of encouragement for some... Read More
The Royal Hospital School has been announced an Apple-approved Regional Training Centre (RTC) providing teachers and technical staff from schools and colleges all over the region with an opportunity to come together to access expertise, training and best practice to support their use of Apple technology in the classroom. Apple has been promoting RTCs since 2005 with a focus on pedagogy, for sharing best practice and gaining skills. According to Apple, RTCs exist to introduce planned, effective, digital solutions to schools... Read More
A number of RHS pupils were involved in County or Northampton Saints Academy rugby fixtures over the half term holiday. At U14 level Joshua Waylett, usually at scrum half, played in the centre for the U14 development side at Franklins Gardens against Wasps academy. Although losing out to a powerful side, Joshua performed admirably throughout. At U16 level both Elliot Rayment and Toyo Ogunlesi played against the East Midlands U17s at the Leys in Cambridge, contributing to convincing win.... Read More
A group of RHS pupils spent a Sunday afternoon in the School textiles department taking part in a a fashion design workshop with renown designer Debbie Wingham, learning skills such as upcycling unwanted items, template and pattern making and design and mood-board techniques. Debbie started out her fashion career at the age of 13 working on school productions in the wardrobe department. By the age of 18 she had moved from South Yorkshire to London with ambition and plans to start her... Read More

Toby contributes to Lambs Victory

Congratulations to Toby Buckland, Year 12 Hawke, who played a key part in the Lambs U18 victory over the Crawshays Welsh by 21 points to 20. Toby scored and converted his own try to contribute to the victory. Read More

A Showcase of Young Musical Talent

On Friday 5 February, 26 pupils took to the stage at the Royal Hospital School to showcase a diverse range of musical talent at the annual Scholars Concert. The evening started off with a rendition of Felix Mendelssohns On Wings of Song by the student led vocal group The Reade Consort, which set the tone for the evening perfectly. The audience was then treated to a rapid succession of solo performances on cornet, cello, tuba and oboe as well solo vocal items... Read More
The BBC Big Band, widely regarded as one of the worlds leading and most versatile orchestras, performed to a full house at the Royal Hospital School last Saturday evening. Following a morning workshop with the RHS pupils, during which the conductor, Barry Forgie, and members of the band worked on existing and new repertoire with the students, the BBC musicians took to the stage for a two-hour concert in a packed Assembly Hall. Wowing the 800-strong audience with classics such... Read More
On Friday 29 January the RHS Band and four members of the Guard made the long journey to Portsmouth to attend the Annual Band Concert of Her Majesty's Royal Marines School of Music. Upon arrival we checked into our fabulous accommodation aboard HMS Bristol, a decommissioned Type 82 Destroyer equipped with “hot” showers and spacious cabins. The fantastic hotel service aboard HMS Bristol meant that we were woken up at 06.30 to ‘call the hands' piped so that we could make the most of the... Read More

Netball Report week 6

RHS v Wymondham College- Tuesday 9 February 2016 RHS 1st VII v Wymondham: L 21-28 This was an unfortunate loss for the 1st VII away at Wymondham this week, in a fiercely contested game. RHS were strong throughout and attacked well down the court, with Simone Rossouw and Amelia Keitley-Webb getting to the circle edge with ease. Unfortunately RHS struggled with the physicality of the game resulting in several turnovers and rebounds to Wymondham. The game was tight throughout, with a 3 quarter... Read More
On Tuesday 2 February, Boxtale Soup Theatre Company spent a day in school with GCSE Drama pupils and Drama scholars teaching them to make puppets and bring them to life on stage. This was followed with an evening performance of their version of Jane Austens Northanger Abbey, combining witty storytelling with superb puppetry and acting skills. Read More
Yesterday saw the very first school final of the MFL Spelling Bee to be held at RHS. An excited Year 7 cohort watched and applauded as 12 of their classmates battled it out for the three places to represent RHS in the regional final later this term. All contestants acquitted themselves well, but there were clear winners in two of the competitions: Martha Atkins from 7B won the French competition, whilst Alvaro Escudero of 7K came first in the German competition. In... Read More
Seven RHS pupils attended the annual LEHMUN conference at Lady Eleanor Holles School in Hampton on Friday 29 and Saturday 31 January. The conference began with an Opening Ceremony and the keynote speaker was Professor Christopher Hughes of the London School of Economics. As an expert on Chinese Politics, he made an interesting speech on Hong Kong, the Responsibilty to Protect (r2p) and the role of China in today's global politics. The delegates' opening speeches certainly weren't short of a pUN... Read More

Hockey Report week 5

RHS v Barnardiston Junior 1st vs Barnardiston (Lost 5-3) The junior first team played their best hockey of the season so far against Barnardiston Hall on Wednesday. A tough first half saw RHS trail 4-1 at the break with Benjamin Haywood getting on the score sheet for the home side against his old school. The boys saved their best for the second half however as Benjamin Haywood added another goal along with one from Theo Cripps put RHS right back... Read More

Netball Report week 5

RHS v Felsted School Tuesday 2 February RHS 1st VII v Felsted: L 16-43 The senior first team had a tough match against Felsted from the outset, however held composure in the first half. Defensively RHS played well, as Milly Ainsworth fought hard to keep her goal attack out of the game. The mid-court linked well into attack; however Felsteds defence made it extremely hard to feed the circle and shoot due to their defensive strategy. Despite this RHS achieved their... Read More
On Sunday 24 January the Royal Hospital School Equestrian Teams travelled to The Jays to compete in the NSEA Show Jumping. Out of the four teams two, the 70cm team and 1m team, won their classes beating all the other Suffolk schools – inc Woodbridge, St Felix, County High and Framlingham – to become Suffolk County Champions and qualifying for the County Finals at Bury Farm, Buckinghamshire in April. The hard work is paying off and we wish them all luck at the Coun... Read More
The School Inter-House Drama Festival provided great entertainment over two nights and the directors especially, and the casts deserve considerable praise for all they did to make the evenings as good as they were. The adjudicator, Miss Ella Ainsworth, was impressed with the work and enjoyed her visit to RHS very much. She gave an entertaining and generous-spirited adjudication, blending some good advice with the singling out of many individual performers.It says much for the quality and variety of... Read More

Hockey Report week 4

U13 County Cup The junior first team travelled to the U13 County Cup at Framlingham on Monday. The boys were drawn in a group with Woodbridge, Ipswich, Culford and Old Buckenham Hall. In the opening fixture against Woodbridge, RHS could not capitalise on their early dominance allowing Woodbridge to steal a goal on the break. As the game went on their opponents grew more and more secure and added a second goal just before the end. A tough game against... Read More

Netball Report week 4

RHS v New Hall School – Monday 25 January RHS U14A VII v New Hall: L 19-23 The U14A team had a very competitive and closely fought match against New Hall. Throughout the first half, RHS were leading by one goal and had fantastic movement around the court, especially Rebecca Sweeney and Yasmin Gradwick-Light in the attacking end. Freya Guckian at GK made numerous impressive interceptions and turned the ball over many times along with Charlotte Stenning. Going into the se... Read More
On Thursday 28 January, the opening night of the London A Cappella Festival, two a cappella ensembles from RHS took to the stage in the amazing Kings Place concert hall foyer to kick off the entire three day event. The lights were up and the mics were set as our first group, Concept, a mixed voices group, took to the stage. They opened with a breath-taking performance of ‘Some Nights’ by Fun, which was also reprised as an encore at the end... Read More