The Royal Hospital School’s founding mission of ‘improving navigation’ is deeply  rooted in mathematics and navigational science, producing leaders in these fields for over 300 years. This tradition continues today amongst many of our alumni who have studied mathematics and gone on to apply it within roles in commerce, industry, science and technology.

Professor Bernard de Neumann (1943-2018) was a former RHS pupil who was passionate about the history and continuing relevance of mathematics at the school. In 2019,  the school received a gift from his estate to support the continued development of the subject. Thanks to this gift, we are now able to support gifted young mathematicians by giving them the  life-changing opportunity to join our sixth form. From September 2020, RHS will be offering a means-tested scholarship of up to 100% every two years, to a child from either Essex or Suffolk who is seeking to study mathematics and/or further mathematics at A Level.


Applicants should:

  • Have a strong interest in mathematics (essential)
  • Have competed in UKMT Mathematical Challenges (desirable)
  • Be looking at a career in mathematics or engineering (desirable)
  • Have a high predicted grade and a strong reference (essential)
  • Currently attend a state school (desirable)

Candidates will sit a test covering GCSE mathematics material plus attend an interview with the Head of Mathematics and the Head of Sixth Form. Flyer

To speak to our Admissions Team please call 01473 326136 or email