The former South African President was remembered this month at the Royal Hospital School during a visit by Reverend Colin Chambers, a former prison chaplain on Robben Island. Reverend Chambers gave two talks on his unique experiences and insights, preaching in chapel during a Sunday service and presenting to Year 12 pupils, which was followed by a Q&A session. He described Nelson Mandela as ‘a man who could get on with anyone’ and talked on the themes of forgiveness, reconciliation and... Read More
Since the beginning of the year the Eco-Committee having been waging war on food waste. For the third stage of the Keen4Green competition they have been measuring how much food is thrown away from pupils’ plates after lunch in the Dining Hall. Armed with scrapers and aprons our diligent eco-warriors inspected the plates of leaving diners and collected any leftover food into individual house buckets to see what type of food was being left and encourage pupils to only ta... Read More
The Royal Hospital School has experienced a period of growing popularity over the last few years. We have become more focused and self-aware of what we are good at and the areas we want to improve; we are evolving and our reputation is changing.The School’s Mission is ‘to understand each young person’s strengths, to help them to make the right choices at the right time, navigating through their critical, formative years and ensuring their education becomes the founda... Read More
Morgan Thomas has competed in the National Deadlift Championships in Kings Lynn winning the Teenager 1 category and in the process set a National, European and World record with a final lift of 100kgs, almost double her bodyweight. Morgan only started weight lifting five months ago and is quickly becoming a rising star with a selection for Team GB now confirmed and an invitation to attend the World Championships in Antwerp in June 2017. Morgan is part of the Talent Performance Group (... Read More
Three pupils in Drake House are challenging themselves to stay off their smart phones, tablets, TVs and gadgets for a day to raise money for St Elizabeth Hospice. Lucie Jenkins, Lucy Gardner and Emma Colston, have locked away all their technology – meaning no Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram or Twitter for 24 hours. Read the full story on the Ipswich Star website to see what ideas they came up with to entertain themselves and how much they've raised already. If you wish to do... Read More
Photo by Gregg Brown The Royal Hospital School held their inaugural Blast Off! day on Monday 6 February, introducing over 150 local primary school children to the wonderful world of brass and percussion playing. Born out of concern that certain instruments are facing extinction, and building on the now well-established ‘Sing Up! Suffolk’ event, the day was designed to offer huge amounts of fun whilst delivering key educational opportunities such as improvisation and experimenting with different types of musical styles and genres. A re... Read More

​RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show

Come visit us on stand D16 at this year’s RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show held at Alexandra Palace, London 4-5 March 2017. This unique show is packed with all the latest gear from top sailing brands, training centres, clubs, class associations, boat builders, holiday companies plus hundreds of dinghies from timeless classics to the latest in high performance design. Don’t miss the exclusive talks and coaching sessions from the experts plus plenty of activities to entertain and inspire the whole fami... Read More
The RHS Amnesty Group hosted a thought-provoking talk on ‘Children the Invisible Victims of War’ by Dr Martin Parsons on 31 January. Dr Parsons is the leading international expert on the topic and has published a number of books about child evacuees and war children including I’ll Take That One and War Child. Children in Conflict. He also edits the Children in War journal and has contributed to a number of TV programmes including Britain at War in Colour. His curren... Read More
Congratulations to Natasha Males who has been offered a part time place at the St. Albans Regional Performance Netball Academy. Regional Performance Academies provide the ‘daily training environments’ needed for athletes aged U19 and operate year round delivering individualised training for athletes. Regional Performance Academies provide between 6 - 10 hours per week of coaching, forming about half of an athlete’s overall programme which usually consists of between 17-19 hours per week (including strength and conditioning, 3 levels of competition, observation and analys... Read More
Happy Child International is a charity based in Recife, one of the largest metropolitan regions of northern Brazil, that works to rescue, rehabilitate and reintegrate street and at risk children back into their families and communities. Tragically, 42% of the population of Recife lives on the poverty line earning only half of the minimum Brazilian wage and just 35% of people have access to basic sanitation. Year 9 pupils at the Royal Hospital School hand-made colourful t-shirts and tops for the girls aged... Read More
The Royal Hospital School Equestrian team proved themselves as show jumping county champions in an incredibly successful day of riding at The Jays, Bury St Edmunds. Our teams all won first place at their respective heights qualifying them for the national round that will be held at Bury Farm, Buckinghamshire on 22-23 April. 80cm – Emma Smith, Emma Warhurst, Genevieve Pringle and Izzy Butler 90cm & 1m - Fliss Gozzett, Catie Bennett, Eliza Tribe and Aoife Rew Individual commendations must go to Fl... Read More
Last weekend in their first competitive outing as a squad, the prospective Devizes to Westminster paddlers acquitted themselves very well, with no capsizes on a very bumpy river ride through the middle of Chelmsford and all 8 crews finishing strongly in the FRA Winter Series. The Flatwater Racing Association Winter Series is a series of six marathon canoe races held between November and March on the Chelmer, Lea, Stort, Cam and Roding. The races are often attended by some of the... Read More
Last year's music scholars pose for the camera after a very successful concert. On Friday 3 February 2017 the Royal Hospital School will once again be celebrating its young musical talent in the popular annual Scholars’ Concert. The group of 25 music scholars at RHS includes a wide range of talent and ability, from Year 7 violinists to Year 13 brass players, and everything in between. Several of the group have recently been offered places in the Duet Philharmonic Orchestra and the Suffolk Youth Orchestra, ad... Read More
Last week the Royal Hospital School held its inaugural Careers Fair for Years 10 to 13. The keynote speaker was Lord Stuart Rose and the event was organised by Mr Chris Graham, Head of Sixth Form and Careers, who explained that the aim of the fair was to help pupils to navigate their own paths and find interests and skills that will unlock a broad range of career opportunities. Mr Graham said: “Where will you be at 25? has become a familiar and re... Read More