The Royal Hospital School Mission

Our 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 foundation for their happiness and success.'

Educational Aims

This Mission is underpinned by our educational aims to develop our young people as individuals who:

  • develop intellectual curiosity and academic confidence and fulfil their potential in all of their endeavours;
  • are adaptable, resilient and equipped to live healthy and fulfilling lives after school;
  • inspire others through a combination of leadership and teamwork;
  • develop the ability to think and act creatively and imaginatively;
  • are ambitious and adventurous and have a strong sense of self-awareness
  • value the benefits of service, loyalty and commitment;
  • uphold the School’s unique and rich heritage and contribute to the life of the school and their community;
  • embrace a global outlook with a respect for individuality and difference.

Our Ethos

We are immensely proud of our historic links and discovery, exploration and challenge continue to shape our ethos. The traditional values of loyalty, commitment, courage, respect, service and integrity have underpinned the School’s philosophy from the very beginning; three hundred years later, they are as relevant to the education we provide now as they were then.

A Modern, Forward-Thinking HMC School

Today the Royal Hospital School is a modern, forward-thinking HMC school anchored on 300 years of history and achievement. It enjoys a stunning location in rural Suffolk and school life is enriched by a strong naval tradition. It is owned by the Crown Charity, Greenwich Hospital and the School's purpose is to contribute to society through excellence in the teaching and learning of 11-18 year old boys and girls.