A 10-week summer programme to equip children aged 11-17 with the linguistic tools to join our main curriculum from September this year. The RHS Foundation Term will provide an immersive British boarding experience, preparing each child for life in our school environment, alongside boosting their English proficiency.

Language Level: Minimum CEFR Level B1 (dependent on age). The course is designed specifically to cater for pupils who require a boost in their language proficiency prior to meeting the entry criteria for our mainstream curriculum or important examination years.

The course runs from Sunday 14th April to Monday 24th June 2024.

The cost of the programme is £15,000. This covers the first-rate teaching tailored to each individual, accommodation, food and drink, trips and activities, and transportation to and from the airport.

Watch our Foundation Course video to hear from our Headmaster, Deputy Head (Academic) and Head of Admissions as they provide valuable insights and information about our course commencing in April 2024.


The Royal Hospital School is an independent co-educational boarding and day school for 11-18 year olds, providing an outstanding, full and broad education enriched by a unique naval heritage and fit for the modern world. Founded in 1712 in Greenwich, London, it moved to its spectacular site, set in 200 acres of Suffolk countryside overlooking the River Stour, in 1933. The School has continued to develop its spectacular purpose-built site and grow in size and reputation to become one of East Anglia's leading independent schools.

 The school realises its aims to enable pupils to grow into the person they wish to become, fulfilling their potential and leaving very well prepared for life.




Comprehensive English Lessons:

Expert British teachers will guide each pupil in small classes through language lessons, focusing on reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.


Award-Winning Pastoral Care:

Wellbeing and safety sit at the heart of our boarding provision. A large support network ensures each child feels safe and happy so they can learn well and achieve their potential.

A Bespoke Programme:

Tailored for each individual, the course will include an engaging range of activities to support English language learning, stretching and challenging pupils of all abilities


Immersive Experience:

Pupils will interact with British pupils in a range of activities, from sport to debating and trips. English proficiency will be enhanced by real-life scenarios.

Outstanding Environment:

A safe, countryside campus only one hour from London and Cambridge. Exceptional facilities await every pupil, including a modern music school, art and design studios, sports hall, swimming pool, kickboxing studio, basketball courts, golf course and much more

Cultural Enrichment:

Pupils will be immersed in the rich tapestry of British culture and discover the wonderful heritage of our historic school. Cultural experiences, trips and co-curricular activities are all included in the course cost.


Don't miss this chance to accelerate English language skills within a British school setting.

Contact us today for further details and to book an assessment with our Head of Admissions, Emily Allinson.

eallinson@royalhospitalschool.org / +44 (0) 1473 326179

Next Steps 

Once we have received an application, the pupil will be invited to an interview with our Admissions Tutor or the Head of Sixth Form (depending on their age). Thereafter we will arrange online tests in Maths and English.