The Burns Recital Hall was filled by all of Years 7 and 8 and a large number of staff for the first annual Beaton Declamation: a competition where members of the Lower School have five minutes to present a point of view in front of all their peers whilst being judged by Brigadier Kevin Beaton OBE QHP. They are also only allowed one prompt card with no more than ten words which is extremely demanding! Kevin Beaton is a former RHS pupil,... Read More
Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 June saw the fourth annual Year 7 Model United Nations (MUN) Conference involving all of Year 7 from RHS and approximately 75 from Thomas Gainsborough School, Great Cornard, to kick off Enrichment Week. RHS has been developing its flagship MUN programme over the last five years. MUN is a worldwide activity in which pupils take part in academic simulations of the United Nations. MUN educates participants in civics, world current affairs, effective communication, globalisation and multi-lateral diplomacy. Participants research a... Read More
On Monday 20 June four RHS pupils laid a wreath at the Menin Gate Last Post Ceremony, Belgium. The Last Post Ceremony happens every day at 8pm in Ieper, Ypres in remembrance of the courage and self-sacrifice of those who fell in defence of their town. At 7.55pm the Buglars arrive and at exactly 8pm they sound the "Last Post". RHS pupils Abbie Sykes, Conor Davies, Henry Bexant and Emily Fretwell took part in an extended ceremony and laid a wreath... Read More
On Sunday 19 June RHS travelled to UEA, Norwich for the Anglian Athletics Championships. Special congratulations to Jessie Vogel, Year 13, for winning the Senior Discus and Triple Jump competitions; to Hamish Comonte, Year 9, for winning the Junior boys Triple Jump with a jump of 11.70m; and Emmanuel Ogunleye, Year 12, for winning the Senior 100m and 200m. Read More
Congratulations to the 33 swimmers from RHS who completed the Great East Swim at Alton Water on Saturday. The conditions were tough for the pupils, with a very strong current for the first half of the course and very cold waters of 18 degrees Celsius. All RHS pupils did extremely well, either competing in their first open water event or challenging themselves in these tough conditions to achieve a new personal best. Stand out performances were Tom Heley in the 2 mile event... Read More
GBR international swimmers, Tom Allen and Sophie Evans, visited the Royal Hospital School this afternoon ahead of tomorrow’s Great East Swim, to provide some last minute tips for the pupils taking part.Tom and Sophie, both from Swansea, are competing in the Elite Race of the Great East Swim at Alton Water on Saturday which forms part of the European Championships selection criteria. The race is held over 5km and features the best of British swimmers.This afternoon they pr... Read More

Dan goes from strength to strength!

Many congratulations and good luck to Dan Loveless, Year 8, who has been selected to represent the East Region in the upcoming U16 Water Polo ASA Inter Regionals in July. Read More
Having scored 100 against MCC for the RHS 1st XI last season, former pupil, Josh Allday was invited to Lords with two guests to be presented with a plaque. All schoolboys who score 100 or take 5 wickets are invited along.Josh enjoyed part of the game from the hallowed Long Room and was then presented on the outfield in front of the members by the president of MCC.Following the ceremony Josh was met by Don Topley, who took him on a... Read More
Over the half term break the ASA East Region held it's second annual Water Polo Development Camp at RHS. This camp offered players of all abilities, born between 2002 and 2004, the change to develop new skills and meet fellow players.This year there were 26 enrolled on the course along with 13 on the Level 1 Coaching Water Polo course. The three-day course ran smoothly with both on land and in the water activities to build skill sets and team work. They were joined... Read More

Pigs Gone Wild at RHS

This summer RHS Art Scholars are taking part in Suffolk's largest mass participation art event in aid of the school's charity, St. Elizabeth Hospice. 'Pigs Gone Wild' will be an interactive sculpture trail featuring more than 40 pigs across Ipswich and beyond. It will be open from Monday 27 June to Friday 2 September and everyone will be able to follow the trail and collect points with the Pigs Gone Wild app. The trail pigs will be joind by a sounder of junior... Read More

Country Life Shooting Results 2016

This year RHS sent two teams to compete at the Country Life Shooting. The competed in Class B against 94 other teams and achieved their best results since 1969:RHS 1st Team Came 5th Overall - Total Points - 408RHS 2nd Team Came 7th Overall - Total Points - 358RHS 1st Team:All 4 Team Members were in the Top 10 Firers out of 384 individuals who took part:Henry Nichols came joint 5th scoring 90 Points (winner scored 94)PC Du Toit came joint 5th scoring 90... Read More
Whilst we here is the East had a cloudy cold half term, Archie Hainsworth went to the Royal Torbay Yacht Club to compete in the National RS Areo champs. In Torquay it was hot and sunny, but sadly the wind gods did not come to play and one days racing was abandoned due to not enough wind. The RS Aero is a fast plaining single hander usually and comes with three rigs the 5m, 7m and 9m, so the championships... Read More
Congratulations to Charlie Butler, Year 7, and her pony Gulliver IV who placed second on Saturday in their race at the Championships Pony Racing Finals at Garthorpe. There were nine ponies in the race, all of which had qualified from around the country. Read More

Yasmin selected for Bury Tigers

Over the half term break, Yasmin Gradwick-Light was selected for the U16 JRPC (Junior Regional Performance Centre) Hockey team known as the Bury Tigers. The JRPCs provide all those selected with six full day sessions culminating on the weekend of the 3 and 4 September when the youngsters will hope to be selected for the Tier One Competition which takes place over two weekends on Sunday 18 and 25 September. These two day competitions will see the Bury Tigers, the Northwood Tigers and the... Read More
Over sixty pupils in Years 9 to 11 took part in the UK Mathematics Trust Intermediate Maths Challenge and six gained the highest Gold certificates - Sam Dixon, Anson Wong, Ben Willis, Giles Wilson, Basson Du Toit and Dominic Curtis. In addition, Basson, Ben, Anson and Sam went on to the next round - the Kangaroo Challenge - and all were awarded certificates of participation. Well done to Sam Dixon who was awarded 'Best in School'. Read More
On Saturday 21 May, Abe Allen and Joe Clarkson, both Year 10, organised a fantastic concert in aid of the School's chosen charity, St Elizabeth Hospice, and raised £448. This was a completely pupil-led event that was attended by staff, parents and pupils in the Burns Recital Hall. Highlights included renditions of Oasis' Wonderwall, Paloma Faith's Only Love Can Hurt Like This and Coldplay's Yellow, the Corps of Drums, Concept acapella, Private State, the Year 12 Band, the Flower Duet by the Watson twins, J... Read More
On the final weekend of last half of term, the RHS sailing squad travelled to Rutland Water for this year’s BSDRA Eastern Region Regatta. 16 teams from 10 schools, including Stamford, Oakham, Uppingham and Oundle, took to the water in blustery and shifty conditions. rd race was also tight with RHS holding a winning position until the last mark where Stamford produced an excellent mark trap to push the Greens back into 5th and 6th. Despite some excellent racing, RHS lost fi... Read More