Together we can launch 100 lives

The Royal Hospital School is committed to providing life-changing opportunities through bursaries.  2022 saw the launch of our Centennial Bursary Campaign, where, with your support, we will transform the lives of 100 children by 2033, the centenary of the Royal Hospital School’s move to Holbrook.

The Power of Giving

Giving and philanthropy have always been at the core of RHS since its foundation. This year we have chosen to focus on the power of giving by launching a campaign to ensure bursaries remain a part of our school. Hear from our Headmaster, Simon Lockyer about the Centennial Bursary Campaign and the significance of bursaries to the school and community.

Together we can launch 100 lives



RHS has a long-standing heritage of providing bursaries, from the original seafarer bursary supported by Greenwich Hospital to the work we do with organisations such as the Royal National Children's Springboard Foundation and legacy gifts like the De Neumann Scholarship. Combined with the generosity of the RHS Funds our school has been able to provide bursaries to young people from any background so they can access an education that becomes the foundation for their happiness and success.  

Hear how transformative a bursary can be from current pupils and alumni. 


Giving Report 2022/2023

Teni & Tony's Story

Since 2014 RHS has worked alongside the Royal National Children’s Springboard Foundation, helping them to drive social mobility through young people’s access to great educational opportunities.  

Working with community and mentoring organisations, Springboard can identify young people most likely to flourish from the opportunities presented by a boarding school bursary.

OWen's Story

Every two years RHS is able to provide a bursary place to a gifted mathematician. This extraordinary opportunity was made possible with a legacy gift from alumni, Professor Bernard de Neumann (1943-2018). Bernard’s wishes were to provide lasting funds, enabling a local pupil to attend RHS for their Sixth Form.

Lucie's Story

With the support of Greenwich Hospital, we continue to support the children of serving or retired naval personnel by awarding means-tested bursaries on boarding places. Continuing the legacy of our charitable objectives, established in 1712. 

Alongside Greenwich Hospital, the generosity of the RHS Charitable Trust enables us to directly provide bursaries and financial assistance to pupils and families at times of hardship. 

Lucie’s bursary is an example of how the school’s direct charitable funding can close the gap and provide much needed stability and continuity for a young person’s education.  

Your gift can make a difference, together we can launch 100 lives


Listen to a podcast from Lauren Bayliss-Fuller about the
Launching 100 Lives Campaign!

I am very aware how fortunate my children are to have attended RHS on bursaries as it is far more than just a school that provides an excellent academic education. From the nurturing environment of Blake at age 11 to Nelson in year 13, I feel my children have been well prepared for their next steps after school. They have been exposed to so many experiences and have been fortunate to forge lasting friendships with people from all over the world and from all walks of life. I strongly believe that RHS has enriched my children’s lives and, for that, we will always be grateful.

Sarah Delgado-Barter, Current Parent 



The gifts we receive enable us to continue the provision of bursaries at RHS. To find out more about the different ways you can give, see below: 



If you would like to discuss a gift or donation or to find out more about the Centennial Bursary Campaign please contact Lauren Bayliss-Fuller, Head of Community and Alumni Relations: | 01473 326 110


RHS (operating under the Crown Charity of Greenwich Hospital) is registered under the Charity Commission (no. 1157146) as The Royal Hospital School Charitable Trust (RHSCT).