Education is a Liberating ForceThere is nothing more important than the education of children and young people and, probably more than any other school of its type, the Royal Hospital School recognises the truth of the great Chartist slogan that ‘education is a liberating force’.
As Headmaster, it is my aim to unlock the potential of each individual by offering them a whole new world of life-changing opportunities and an environment in which academic excellence is promoted through learning and shared experiences. A place that encourages boys and girls to discover themselves; quite simply, to develop a passion that will endure for the rest of their lives. Through passion comes purpose, and from purpose the journey ahead becomes clear.
As a parent, I want to give my children the best possible start in life. School experience should be a happy one founded not on learning alone, but on relationships formed and values shared. I firmly believe that a well-balanced individual needs a sense of spiritual awareness, along with academic and sporting achievements and I place great store by the values of kindness, service, generosity of spirit, and integrity; these are the invisible strands that hold a community such as ours together.
By working together, the staff at the Royal Hospital School ensure that our pupils are able to form strong relationships and make a valuable contribution both here at school and in the adult world, in which many will become leaders in their chosen field.
With a commitment to leadership, service and an international outlook at the heart of the school's values, it is my goal that the Royal Hospital School becomes the first choice for parents seeking an outstanding all-round, balanced, broad and full education for their children.
To fulfil this mission I aim to ensure academic and pastoral excellence, maintain breadth and challenge, inspire individual and social responsibility and develop the life skills that will prepare our students to meet the future with confidence. In short, my intention is to produce happy, rounded, grounded young people who live balanced and full lives.
James Lockwood MA