VIEW the RECORDED SESSION OF Questions & Answers with the Headmaster, International Admissions, Head of EAL, and Housemistress



Simon Lockyer, Headmaster at the Royal Hospital School
Dan Coleman, Head of EAL at the Royal Hospital School
Emily Allinson, International Registrar at the Royal Hospital School
Naomi Skau, Housemistress of Hood at the Royal Hospital School

  • Welcome and overview of the Royal Hospital School by the Headmaster, Simon Lockyer.

  • Take a 360 tour of our extensive grounds and buildings set in 200 acres of Suffolk countryside complete with commentary.

360 TOUR

  • Download our guidebook to discover more about the school and its facilities introducing you to some of the areas not covered by our 360 tour such as our brand new library.


  • Meet the teachers from our English As An Additional Language department.

  • Hear from some of our current international pupils about their time at the Royal Hospital School.

  • Visit our Music School.

  • For pupils we have created a Design A T-shirt video for you to try at home. Please do share photos of the finished items with us.

  • Experience a snapshot of a year at RHS by watching a video created for our 2019 Speech Day.

  • Scroll through our extensive FAQs to find the answers to any other questions you might have.

  • Download our prospectus and other information including our sixth-form prospectus and additional information for parents.


If you have enjoyed your visit today we would be pleased to:

  • Discuss a place at RHS for your son or daughter.
  • Arrange a video conference call with the International Admissions team.
  • Arrange a private visit to school when we resume.


Please contact Emily or Louise

in the

International Admissions Office

on +44 1473 326179

or email.


Frequently Asked Questions

School Location and airport information

London Stansted Airport (48 miles)
Bassingbourn Rd, Stansted CM24 1QW

London Gatwick Airport (99 miles)
Horley, Gatwick RH6 0NP

London Heathrow Airport (107 miles)
Longford TW6


Headmaster's Welcome

Headmaster Simon Lockyer welcomes you to the Royal Hospital School and provides a brief introduction to the school's unique ethos.


International Pupils

Introduced by our current Head Boy - Dimas, meet some of our international pupils, and their families, and hear about their experiences of RHS.


EAL Department

Our English As An Additional Language team and answers questions about the department and life at RHS as an international student.


Take a flight over RHS

There is no better way to experience our extraordinary setting than from above.  Not only are we moments from the Stour Estuary, Alton Water sits just the other side of the school meaning we are perfectly placed for sailing and other water sports.



Learning has been uninterrupted during lockdown. 108 RHS teachers are teaching our 750 pupils in 38 countries some 28 subjects a week.  Our EAL department have taken into consideration the different international time zones, and continue to provide their pupils with individual support sessions.


Design a T-shirt in the Art Department

The Art Department is a hub of creativity and originality, where pupils can experiment in a wide range of media including photography, textiles, pottery, print and sculpture as well as more traditional painting and drawing materials. There are light and airy art and textile studios, with permanent personal studio space for sixth form pupils and a photographic darkroom and Photoshop classroom. The Art and Design Department enjoys an outstanding reputation, with pupils' work being exhibited all year round in the superb exhibition atrium.


The Music Department

The Music School facilities are outstanding, with a concert hall, recital rooms, practice rooms, recording studio, music technology suite, rock room, live lounge and cathedral-proportioned chapel. Music forms part of the Lower School curriculum and is offered as an academic subject at both GCSE and A Level. Over 400 pupils learn to play at least one instrument and there is an orchestra, 80-strong chapel choir, chamber choir, ceremonial marching band, concert band, big band and numerous ensembles, including many rock and pop groups.


Speech Day 2019

This video was created for the 2019 Speech Day and was filmed using pupils going about their day to day activities and lessons to create a pupil’s perspective of life at RHS. 



Andrew Velhosh is an Education Consultant who works with RHS. He spent a day at our school filming a behind -the-scenes look at RHS life. Here is the trailer for his film and we hope you enjoy it. For the full video please click here.



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Sixth Form Prospectus

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Additional Information

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