Northampton Saints has announced that the Royal Hospital School will play host for a round of the 2017 Elite Insurance Schools Sevens Series. Almost 100 schools have already signed up to compete in the Series, which has become a fixture on the rugby calendar since its inception in 2013. As with the past two years there will be six regional tournaments for Under-13 boys teams held in Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire, with the winners and runners-up then heading to... Read More
The Massed Bands in action during last year’s concert in Portsmouth On Saturday 28 January 2017, the world famous Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines will be joining forces with the Band of the Royal Hospital School for their third annual joint concert. Starting at 19:00 in the school’s grand Assembly Hall, the concert will feature a wide range of music to suit all tastes, including music from the silver screen, solo items, a classical overture and a brand new compos... Read More
Rochelle Gordon-Scott took to the court for the first time on Sunday 22 January to play netball for the Ipswich Ladies regional team. To make this occasion even more unique she was named in the starting 7 alongside two of her teachers; Miss Adams, Head of Netball, and Mrs Stevens, Deputy Head Academic. Miss Adams said: "This was a fantastic day for Rochelle, she has been part of the regional training squad since the start of the season and has really proved... Read More
Congratulations to Toby Allday who started for the Lambs National XV against Irish Exiles at Aylesbury Rugby Club's new 3G pitch on Sunday. The opposing sides have always been closely matched, two years ago the Exiles won with a last play drop goal. Last year, it was the Lambs turn for victory with a last minute try and once again this year it came down to the wire. After the Lambs had led for most of the game the Exiles... Read More
On Wednesday 18 January pupils from RHS and schools in the surrounding area were treated to a university-level classics lecture by Dr Frisby of Kings College London. She spoke to the assembled crowd of classicists on the title 'Unpicking the Shroud: The Women of Epic and Weaving the Narrative'. It was a truly fascinating and challenging lecture stretching from the Homeric epic with Penelope and Helen to Catullus 64. Dr Frisby drew our focus to women, weaving and clothing gifts; a surprisingly... Read More

Judo Bronze for Jamal

Nelson’s Jamal Williams won bronze at the British Schools Regional Championships at Thetford in Norfolk last Sunday against the top 100 judo players in East Anglia. Judo is a competitive martial art the objective of which is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilise or subdue an opponent with a pin or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or choke. Jamal had to fight several people in the senior male under 81kg category an... Read More
On Saturday 14 January, the RHS Cross Country runners competed at the annual Knole Run in Sevenoaks, one of the highlights of the race season. Attended by independent schools from all over England with highly competitive fields, this is a great opportunity for RHS pupils to race in a beautiful location and against quality opposition. The races this year were no different, save for a blanket of snow over the course which added to the challenge and spectacle. The highlight of... Read More
Mr Tom Bell, the Royal Hospital School's internationally acclaimed organ tutor. The Royal Hospital School in Holbrook is famous for its majestic Hill, Norman & Beard chapel organ, built in 1933 and currently listed as an instrument of national importance by the British Institute of Organ Studies. Hailed as a monument to the 1930s English grand organ style, the instrument is used daily by staff and pupils to accompany the glorious ‘Holbrook Sound’, which is created by the enthusiastic singing of over 750 pupi... Read More
On Sunday 8 January a rugby festival involving sides from the North, Midlands, South East and South West selected from many of the country’s leading independent schools took place. The school had five players involved; Charlie Ewen (CD), Cedric Hoskyns-Abrahall (CD), Toby Allday (CD), Ed Fletcher (SV) and Toby Buckland (HK). All boys performed outstandingly on the day and did themselves and the school proud. However, after a selection meeting it was Toby Allday, Cedric Hoskyns-Abrahall and Toby Buckland that we... Read More
Royal Hospital School old boy Simon Tripp resplendent in his ceremonial uniform. On Thursday 12 January 2017, Warrant Officer First Class Simon Tripp, the Corps Bandmaster of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, will be returning to the Royal Hospital School in Holbrook to give a lecture on life as a military musician. Brought up in a Naval family, Simon attended the Royal Hospital School and left in 1987 after being awarded the prestigious ‘Silver Flute’ by the school band. He joined the Royal Marine... Read More

Equestrian Success

The RHS Equestrian Team were all smiles after a great day of jumping at The Jays Equestrian Centre, Bury St Edmunds at the beginning of December last year. The competition was Arena Eventing that comprises of a round of eight showjumps followed immediately by a further eight rustic style cross country fences including a water jump. The course is designed to be challenging and technical as you race against the clock with seconds being added for poles knocked down.In... Read More
A cheque for £4500 was presented today in assembly to Megan Johnson from local Ipswich charity St Elizabeth Hospice. These funds were raised from a variety of activities in the last academic year involving the whole school community including the Gala Concert, Charity Gig Night, Christmas card sales, civvy clothes days and donations collected in Chapel from our Leavers Service and Speech Day. Read More
The Land Rover BAR team lead by skipper Sir Ben Ainslie will challenge Team Oracle USA in Bermuda at the 35th match for the America’s Cup this summer. If they succeed they will lift the oldest trophy in international sport and bring the cup home to UK shores – a first for a British challenger. In the wake of this exciting sailing race, national support and interest in sailing has swelled bringing with it an increase in youth races, training, char... Read More