Pudsey Bear visited the Royal Hospital School on Wednesday 28 September to cheer on Lloyds Bank East of England cyclists who were cycling from Cromer Pier to Southend Pier to raise funds for the Lloyds Banking Group’s charity of the year, BBC Children in Need. The 175 mile cycle through Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex visiting piers along the way at Cromer, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Southwold, Clacton and Southend took three days with stops along the way. RHS was the perfect place fo... Read More

Jazz Night with Derek Nash

Derek Nash is a British multi award-winning jazz saxophonist, band leader and recording engineer. For over 30 years he has led Sax Appeal, which won the John Dankworth Award for Ensemble in the 1998 BT Jazz Awards, and subsequently the British Jazz Award for best small group in 2000. He also leads the funk/fusion band Protect the Beat. He has been a member of the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra since 2004 and is one of the busiest and most beloved musicians... Read More
The Studd Society is named after a former pupil of the Royal Hospital School, Professor John Studd. Professor Studd is a world renowned consultant gynaecologist who pioneered the use of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and continues to be involved in the forefront of menopausal treatments today. We will be welcoming Professor Studd to the School on Friday 11 November and our academic departments will host other meetings throughout the year. The first is on 'The Psychology of Behaviour' on Wednesday 12 October.... Read More
The Riddle Society is named after two distinguished former Headmasters of the School at Greenwich. Edward Riddle was Headmaster in the 1840s and his son, John Riddle, succeeded him as Headmaster in 1851. Both were astronomers, mathematicians and teachers of navigation of world renown, as well as leading members and fellows of the Royal Astronomical Society. Edward Riddle published many academic papers, but his most famous work was a ‘Treatise on Navigation and Nautical Astronomy’ - a complete mathematical course for sail... Read More
Congratulations to the nineteen pupils who took LAMDA Speech and Drama examinations at the end of last term. Pupils from Year 7 through to Year 13 took acting examinations from grades 1 to 8 and everyone passed with either merit or distinction. Head of Drama, Mr Kerr, said, "Three pupils, Matt Adams, Rosy Trewin Marshall and Sophie Atkinson, all passed their Gold Medal examinations with distinction, which is a fantastic achievement and a testament to their talent and the expert teaching they have received... Read More
Frankie Stenning, Year 9, has successfully gained a place in the Mavericks Netball Development Squad for the third year running. Trials took place on Sunday 11 September and over 220 young athletes who took part in the screening day. Frankie is one of just twenty six who were awarded a place in the squad. Read More
On Thursday 22 September Roger Wright, Chief Executive of Aldeburgh Music and former Controller of BBC Radio 3 and Director of the BBC Proms, will give a lecture entitled "A Life in Music". He will talk about careers in music illustrated by his own life experiences.Roger Wright, 57, began his professional life in 1978 at the British Music Information Centre and also worked as a freelance writer and broadcaster with a specialist knowledge of British 20th century music. He was then appointed Senior... Read More
On Monday 19 September Saskia Clark, GB Gold Medallist in the 470 Sailing at the Rio Olympics, opened the newly refurbished indoor sports facilities at the Royal Hospital School. Saskia, originally from Essex, is now based in Weymouth but continues to have strong links with her childhood sailing club on Mersea Island and is well-known to many of the Royal Hospital School parents and pupils who sail there. RHS was delighted to welcome the Olympic Gold Medallist to officially open the facilities... Read More
In the inaugural Sparkle Malawi 7’s held at Felsted School the RHS Old Boys arrived with a squad of 14 albeit with only 10 fit and able bodies! The U25 outfit, including Mr Wood, Housemaster of Cornwallis, were keen to leave their mark on a tournament that contained many of the South East ‘big hitters’. Within their group Tonbridge, Oakham and a Felsted select XV stood between them and the group stages. First up were Tonbridge in what proved to be the key ga... Read More
Rochelle Gordon-Scott, Year 9, has been selected for England Netball East Regional Academy, two years above her age group. The trials consisted of invasion games in the morning and short match play sessions in the afternoon playing alongside and against Regional Academy and Regional Performance Academy players. Rochelle trialled for the majority of the day at Goal Defence and Wing Defence but was also given the opportunity to play Centre. She excelled showing versatility across the different positions. Lucy Adams, Head... Read More

Exciting start for new RHS Ski Team

Amelia Vicos, Emily-Jane King and Mia Maguire, all Year 7, competed on behalf of the Royal Hospital School at the English Schools' Ski Association National Championships Area Qualifying Race at Brentwood Ski and Snowboard Centre on Sunday 18 September. The girls put in a solid performance beating Ipswich High School for Girls and Orwell Park but came up against some strong sides from New Hall and Surbiton. An exciting start for the new RHS Ski Team! Read More
Chartwells Independent, the contract caterers for the Royal Hospital School have been presented with a prestigious award in recognition of the wide variety of healthier food choices it offers to pupils and staff. The award was presented today to Debbie Bellamy, Catering and Hospitality Manager, Matt Wilby, Head Chef, and Peter Church, Bursar, by Cllr Frank Lawrenson, Babergh District Council Portfolio Holder for Environment and Emma Richbell Senior Food and Safety Officer for Babergh District Council. Chartwells Independent is the... Read More
The organ of the Royal Hospital School was built in 1933 by the East Anglian firm of Hill, Norman & Beard, and is a unique example of the company’s skill and artistry. It sits within our chapel of cathedral proportions, with a sumptuous seven second acoustic. Unsurprisingly, the organ is sought-after as a recital instrument, attracting the world’s best players. We are thrilled to be welcoming the new organist of St Eustache, Paris, Thomas Ospital, to play a concert on Satu... Read More
Six former Royal Hospital School pupils have raised £1,800 for Breast Cancer Now in the Three Peaks Challenge. The group, brothers Oliver and Harvey Sellers, Thomas Miller, Josie Falk and James Parker, with his twin brother Matt as driver, climbed Snowden, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis in just 24 hours. To find out more or donate go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Josie-Falk1 Read More
On 24 - 30 July Howard Head, Year13, took part in the Dart 18 2016 World Championships at the International Sailing Center at Medemblik, the Netherlands.Howard competed with his older brother James finishing as the highest placed youth team and best Rookie competitors. The competition began with over 230 teams all with varying ranges of experience in competing at this level.Howard will be competing in the Dart 18 Grand Prix in September and October and we wish him the best of luck. Read More