WHY CHOOSE RHS?
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.'
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Better versions of their natural selves
Our parents reflect on why they chose the Royal Hospital School and what they love about the place. We talked to parents of boarders, day pupils and flexi-boarders to give an all-round perspective.
The house system at RHS is like a home away from home
Our pupils reflect on important aspects of school life at Royal Hospital School. We love their perspective on life here at school.
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'.
There are superb facilities on site within the 200 acre campus including Music School, Art and Design Centre, drama studio, library and resource centre, 96 acres of sports fields, all-weather pitches, indoor swimming pool, golf course, indoor climbing wall, gym and fitness suit, martial arts and dance studios, squash, netball and tennis courts and horse riding with livery option.
excellent pastoral care
Outstanding pastoral care is provided through a strong House-system and community served by its own health centre, dentist, health and fitness facilities, peer support network, well-being programme and pastoral welfare teams.
The School is a centre of musical excellence with facilities that include a cathedral-proportioned chapel, recital hall, recording studio, music technology suite and specialist rooms and high profile performance opportunities through the Chapel Choir, Chamber Choir, Show Choir, Concert Band, Marching Band, Orchestra and numerous smaller ensembles.
We have a thriving boarding community at the Royal Hospital School and both our UK and international boarders can enjoy a whole range of social, cultural and educational activities over the weekends during term time. 'Leave Out' or 'Quiet' weekends are listed in the calendar and designed to be a chance to catch up, rest and recuperate. Local boarders may take the opportunity to go home on these weekends but there are no compulsory exeats and boarders can remain in school over any weekend during the term time.
We pride ourselves on personalised academic guidance, challenge and support is provided through the tutor system, stretch and challenge initiatives, Learning Support, English as an Additional Language Support and Scholars Programme.
The new Graham Napier Cricket Academy provides grass roots development and elite player coaching for both boys and girls throughout the year groups.
We have unrivalled provision for sailing through the School's RYA training centre at neighbouring Alton Water. All Year 7 pupils are introduced to sailing and more than 100 pupils compete regularly through BSDRA team and fleet racing as well as gaining instructor qualifications and coastal cruising in Cornish Shrimpers.
There is an excellent network of daily bus transport throughout Suffolk and Essex for 300 day pupils as well as flexible boarding options making life easier for busy families.
10 REASONS TO CHOOSE rhs FORm sIXTH fORM
Sixth Form at RHS offers a broad range of A Level and BTEC subjects, extensive co-curricular opportunities and a focus on life skills and resilience building that's unsurpassed elsewhere.
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We hope that after you have learnt a little more about life at the Royal Hospital School and that you will choose to register your child for a place. This will also enable us to keep you informed of key stages of the admission process.
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