In recognition of World Book Day and International Women’s Day the school welcomed Sufiya Ahmed, author of ‘Secrets of the Henna Girl’.
Two junior squad sailors have been selected to race in the RS Feva regatta during the America's Cup event.
A cheque for £4500 was presented today in assembly to Megan Johnson from local Ipswich charity St Elizabeth Hospice.
Warrant Officer First Class Simon Tripp, the Corps Bandmaster of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, will be returning to the Royal Hospital School in Holbrook to give a lecture on life as a military musician.
Three RHS rugby players have been selected to wear the pink shirt for the U18 Lambs National Squad.
Royal Hospital School will launch its new organ with a recital from internationally acclaimed organist Tom Bell.
RHS Cross Country runners competed at the annual Knole Run in Sevenoaks, one of the highlights of the race season.
Nelson’s Jamal Williams won bronze at the British Schools Regional Championships at Thetford.
Pupils from RHS and schools in the surrounding area were treated to a university-level classics lecture by Dr Frisby of Kings College London.
Rochelle took to the court to play netball for the Ipswich Ladies regional team for the first time alongside two of her teachers; Miss Adams and Mrs Stevens.
Congratulations to Toby Allday who started for the Lambs National XV against Irish Exiles at Aylesbury Rugby Club's new 3G pitch on Sunday.
Northampton Saints has announced that the Royal Hospital School will play host for a round of the 2017 Elite Insurance Schools Sevens Series
Lord Stuart Rose was the keynote speaker for the Royal Hospital School's inaugural Careers Fair for Years 10 to 13.
Prospective Devizes to Westminster paddlers had their first competitive outing as a squad at the Winter Series kayaking competition on the River Chelmer.
RHS Equestrian team proved themselves as show jumping county champions in an incredibly successful day of riding at The Jays.
Year 9 pupils have been making hand-made colourful t-shirts and tops to send to girls supported by the Happy Child International charity.
Congratulations to Natasha who has been offered a part time place at the St. Albans Regional Performance Netball Academy.
The RHS Amnesty Group hosted a thought-provoking talk on ‘Children the Invisible Victims of War’ by Dr Martin Parsons.
Morgan has competed in the National Deadlift Championships winning the Teenager 1 category and in the process set a National, European and World record with a final lift of 100kgs, almost double her bodyweight.
RHS held their inaugural Blast Off! day, introducing over 150 local primary school children to the wonderful world of brass and percussion playing.
Royal Hospital School has launched a new look and logo that reflects its naval heritage and forward thinking philosophy.
Following his career as a Commander in the South African Navy, Reverend Chambers became a prison chaplain and served on Robben Island where he was chaplain to the late Nelson Mandela for eight years.
The equestrian team continue their strong season by qualifying for The Royal Windsor Horse Show after some great jumping at The Jays.
Royal Hospital School plants fruit trees as part of Boarding School Association's Golden Jubilee Boarding Orchard.
We sent our best international spellers to this year's Spelling Bee at King's Ely.
The University of Essex Human Performance Unit visited RHS to work with A Level PE pupils on some practical assessments followed by an analysis of results.
The U13s win the plate at Caldicott midweek sevens tournament last week following a successful Suffolk 7s tournament.
All eight crews in the Devizes to Westminster squad gave superb performances in the 18 mile kayaking sprint, Thameside 2.
A team of eight RHS swimmers took part in the prestigious Bath Cup at the London Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park.
Former pupil Dom Torrington spent three months in Kampala last year working with Brass for Africa, a charity that works with disadvantaged children in Uganda and Liberia through the form of music.
An RHS pupil has been selected to represent Northampton Saints in the BMW Wellington U16 Festival. This competition attracts the country’s best players from 14 RFU Regional Academies all aiming to be selected for the national side.
RHS riders participated in the 21st Annual Inter-Schools One Day Event at Poplar on Sunday in dressage, cross country and show jumping.
In the last training session before the 125 mile Devizes to Westminster Canoe Marathon, all crews were working hard to be ready for the gruelling Easter weekend race.
CCF have diligently raised money throughout the year to donate to the Help for Heroes charity who support those with injuries and illnesses sustained while serving in the British Armed Forces.
A Year 8 team have travelled to Parkside Community College to compete in the Cambridge Classical Association Junior Latin Reading Competition.
Over 150 pupils took to the stage for the annual Gala Concert in aid of the Suffolk Community Foundation, Bikeactive, Mencap, The Woolverstone Project and the Riding for the Disabled Association.
Graham Napier, Director of Cricket at the Royal Hospital School, explains his plans for the Graham Napier Cricket Academy.
Our paddlers took to the water over the Easter weekend to test their physical and mental stamina in the 125 mile Devizes to Westminster Canoe Marathon on the River Thames.
The Eco-Committee having been waging war on food waste by measuring how much is thrown away from pupils’ plates after lunch in the Dining Hall.
RHS riders will represent England in the NSEA Nations Cup later in the year after a successful weekend at the National Show Jumping Championships.
A number of former pupils are currently training to be British Army officers at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
Over the Easter break two boys’ teams and a girls’ team, each of four, took part in a expedition to Scotland to help earn or train for their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Pupils Rochelle G-S and Gracie A were selected to play for the Suffolk County Hockey U14s squad in the Regional Championship finals on Sunday.
RHS pupil selected for the Swim England National Academy for Water Polo.
Eighteen pupils took part in the ERSA Schools Championship Event at the Norfolk Snowsports Club.
RHS has achieved a historic victory at the Country Life Shooting Competition winning 1st and 3rd place, a feat that hasn’t been accomplished by the school for over 50 years.
RHS will mark Founders’ Day with Divisions and by welcoming Dame Anne Owers DBE as guest speaker at the Chapel service.
The RHS minibus headed down to the home of rugby; Twickenham to the 100th Babcock Trophy Army vs Navy rugby match.
Lydia Torrington is this year's highest point scorer with the equivalent of straight A*s and As across her eleven subjects at GCSE.
Ben is well on the way to achieving his dream of being an organ scholar at Oxford University.
Sally and Lucy have gained straight As in all of their A Level subjects and secured their places at Durham University to study Anthropology and International Relations respectively.
In a year when the A Level national pass rate has dropped by 0.5%, the Royal Hospital School is delighted to report a 100% pass rate and a 2.6% increase in the proportion of A*, while national trends report an increase of just 0.5%.
Academic scholar, Henry Bezant, didn’t drop a grade across 10 GCSE subjects.
Twins, Thomas and Annabelle Paddon, gained 20 A*/A equivalents between them in their GCSEs.
Over a third of all GCSEs gained by pupils at the Royal Hospital School this year were graded A* or A, 23 pupils achieved at least six straight A*/A grades and 12 pupils were awarded at least one top 9 grade.
Ten A*s for Tilly opens doors to a career in Medicine.
The Headmaster welcomed 181 new pupils and their families in Chapel yesterday as they embarked on their new journey at the Royal Hospital School.
A Year 10 sailing scholar has won the Topper 4.2 National Championships.
The U14A, U15A, 1st XI and 2nd XI girls hockey teams all started school early this year; in order to prepare for their forthcoming seasons.
A pupil has completed the challenging 608 nautical mile Fastnet Race, a classic offshore yacht race that he took part in over the summer.
Head of Digital Learning is Apple Distinguished Educator.
RHS alumnus ACM’s first Music Gateway Music Production Scholarship recipient.
FIND founder Maureen Reynel MBE speaks to pupils in Chapel.
Mrs Stevens teaches us about overcoming adversity and challenges in life.
Music programme 2017/18 boasts over 50 concerts and events.
A fundraising walk around the grounds of the Royal Hospital School and local area was able to raise £1600 last week in aid of the charity Ipswich Riding for the Disabled.
RHS has entered a team to compete in the Dora Love Prize, a schools competition that invites participants to learn more about the Holocaust.
The U14s and U16s netball teams have qualified to the county stage of the National Schools Netball Competition after coming 2nd and 1st in the opening area round.
This weekend Ellie H took part in the David Pearson squash tournament, securing the title by winning the U17 category.
On Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February the RHS 1st VI travelled to Grafham Water SC to compete in the Cam Cup
The RHS XI finished the football season in style on Tuesday 1 March with a 4-3 win away at Ipswich School.
Alex Rayment, Year 13 has been offered a one-year professional contract by Premiership giants Northampton Saints.
To celebrate World Book Day, RHS welcomed author and journalist, Vanessa Altin, to talk to Years 8 and 9 about her experiences as a journalist and the inspiration for her book, The Pomegranate Tree.
Congratulations to Zac P, Year 11, for being chosen to represent Northampton Saints Academy on Sunday.
Paddlers recently took part in their last big race from Pewsey to Newbury and a final qualifier on the Chelmer before they all leap into the Thames at Easter for the DW Canoe Marathon.
The Senior Sevens squad travelled to Reigate, in what has become one of the toughest and highest quality sevens tournaments in the country.
Congratulations to both Toby Buckland and Francois Rossouw for playing in the annual National Lambs XV vs Northampton Saints Academy.
On Thursday 25 February, RHS hosted an EAL spelling bee, pitting our finest overseas spellers against those from Kings Ely, Gresham's and Framlingham.
RHS is delighted to announce a new relationship with Elevate Education to help them get top marks in their forthcoming public examinations.
Carrick T, Year 8, has won £25 worth of Amazon vouchers for a photo he took with a pinhole camera as part of his summer physics project.
With pitches at Colchester Rugby Club waterlogged, the Royal Hospital School stepped in to provide a venue for the Northampton Saints U15 Girls’ 7-a-side rugby tournament.
The Geography Club, Eco Committee and catering team joined up to promote International Fairtrade Fortnight, as well as contribute towards the school's efforts to achieve the Carbon Charter Gold Award.
Four RHS boys have played for the U16 Suffolk Squad at the East Regional U16 Hockey Tournament helping them to win for the fourth consecutive year.
Charlie Falconer, a local ceramicist who studied at Loughborough University and the Royal College of Art, spent the day in the Ceramics Studio of the RHS Art Department.
Eleven RHS pupils travelled to the Olympic Park to compete in The Bath Cup with over a hundred schools attending with both girls' and boys' freestyle and medley relay events.
The inaugural Todd Declamation was won by Head of School, Issy Williams, with her talk on ‘The secrets of Kim Jong-un and North Korea'.
Today we say ‘abschied' to our German friends from The Kepler Gymnasium who have spent the last five days at the Royal Hospital School.
The annual Gala Concert, supported by the EADT, was on Saturday 5 March in Chapel. All proceeds raised went to St Elizabeth Hospice, Cancer Research UK and several other worthwhile causes.
RHS U16 VII headed to Rosslyn Park on the Tuesday of the Rosslyn Park National School Sevens festival with high hopes of getting through to the next day.
On Wednesday 16 March, eight pupils travelled to St Mary's School, Cambridge to compete in the Cambridge Classical Association Junior Latin & Greek Reading Competition.
The U13s travelled to Rosslyn Park Sevens in good spirit having reached a final at the Suffolk Sevens and winning the Brentwood Sevens tournament.
Four Year 10 RHS pupils took part in the regional Maths Feast at Kesgrave School in Ipswich this week and brought home the winning title.
The senior squad travelled to London with high expectations given some positive performances at the highly competitive Reigate tournament.
A large crowd gathered on Friday evening to witness the long awaited staff v senior girls netball match in aid of Sport Relief.
Congratulations to the RHS Equestrian Team who were out competing at the Interschools One Day Event at Poplar Park over the weekend.
The first Divisions of the year was followed a Confirmation Service in Chapel.
Ten pairs of paddlers represented the Royal Hospital School in the Devizes to Westminster Canoe Marathon over the Easter weekend.
Congratulations to Dan L who has been selected into the East Region Elite Water Polo training programme.
Charlie in Year 7 has won her debut at High Easter Point-to-Point riding in the Treehouse Sporting Colours 148cm under Pony Race.
Over the Easter break, 26 pupils of Latin and Classical Civilisation visited Rome and the Bay of Naples to further their study of the Classical World.
The final Thursday of the Lent term witnessed the annual interhouse cross country event at RHS.
A Chapel address on the Queen's 90th birthday by Mr Christmas marked 300 years of royal patronage.
On Friday 25 March 44 pupils and five staff travelled to Hochfugen in the Ziller Valley, Austria for the annual RHS ski trip.
RHS fight hard at the U13s Regional Finals at Northampton Saints.
On Saturday 23 April, 138 sailors took to the water in the RHS Spring Team Racing Championship.
In their first outing as a cricket team the RHS girls U15 team played magnificently at the Perse School winning five out of five matches.
Headmaster, Simon Lockyer, addresses pupils in Chapel at the start of term.
Ellie has competed in Birmingham in a field of 32 players where she proved her squash abilities in her first national competition at this age range.
Congratulations to Jessica Watson and Joshua Mellors who were awarded the prestigious Diana Award at the INSPIRE Essex ceremony held at New Hall today.
Former pupil, Kate Somerset-How will be playing Mrs Greer in the UK Tour of Annie, directed by Strictly Come Dancing's judge, Craig Revel Horwood.
Alex Rayment (Year 13) was selected for the England U18 this Easter and represented his country against both Ireland and Wales where he played in both matches and gained his cap.
One of the RHS junior sailing teams has won the Hoad Shield Regatta in the Feva class after winning all ten of their 1st round races and defeating Winchester in a closely-contested final.
The Riddle Society is an academic society for all pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 that will meet regularly throughout the academic year with a variety of talks and activities run by members of staff and visiting speakers.
Congratulations to Toby Buckland for touring with the U18 National Lambs side to Argentina this Easter.
Congratulations to Elliot who has been selected for the Midlands U15 Development Camp at Broadstreet RFC.
RHS athletes took part in the Suffolk County Athletics Championships at West Suffolk Arena.
Former pupil, Jemima Watling, has landed two roles in the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival this summer.
Despite both hockey teams being all wrapped up at school, there has been plenty of action still going on away from Holbrook in recent weeks.
Charlotte has been awarded ‘The most improved player for South Suffolk Netball’ within the academy group.
Over sixty pupils in Years 9-11 took part in the UK Mathematics Trust Intermediate Maths Challenge and six gained the highest Gold Awards.
Year 10 pupils have organised a fantastic concert in aid of the School's chosen charity, St Elizabeth Hospice, and raised £448.
RHS sailing squad travelled to Rutland Water for this year’s Eastern Region Regatta bringing home the BSDRA Junior Title.
Congratulations to Charlie and her pony Gulliver IV who placed second in their race at the Championships Pony Racing Finals at Garthorpe.
An RHS pupil has been selected for the U16 JRPC (Junior Regional Performance Centre) hockey team known as the Bury Tigers.
This summer RHS Art Scholars are taking part in Suffolk's largest mass participation art event in aid of the school's charity, St. Elizabeth Hospice.
This year RHS sent two teams to compete at the Country Life Shooting in the Class B category against 94 other teams and achieved their best results since 1969.
An RHS pupil has travelled to Royal Torbay Yacht Club to compete in the National RS Aero Championships winning the Youth Cup.
Having scored 100 against MCC for the RHS 1st XI last season, former pupil, Josh Allday was invited to Lords to be presented with a plaque.
GBR international swimmers, Tom Allen and Sophie Evans, visited RHS ahead of tomorrow’s Great East Swim, to provide some last minute tips for the pupils taking part.
Congratulations to the 33 swimmers from RHS who completed the Great East Swim at Alton Water on Saturday.
On Sunday 19 June RHS travelled to UEA, Norwich for the Anglian Athletics Championships.
On Monday 20 June four RHS pupils laid a wreath at the Menin Gate Last Post Ceremony, Belgium.
Congratulations to our Year 9 boys and girls who won the Suffolk Athletics Championships.
The Burns Recital Hall was filled for the first annual Beaton Declamation: a competition where members of the Lower School have five minutes to present a point of view in front of all their peers whilst being judged by Brigadier Kevin Beaton OBE QHP.
RHS held the fourth annual Year 7 Model United Nations (MUN) Conference involving all of Year 7 and pupils from Thomas Gainsborough School to kick off Enrichment Week.
RHS entered a young but enthusiastic team into the Junior Leaders Field Gun Competition held at HMS Collingwood in Gosport, Portsmouth.
With his outstanding grades of A*A*A*A, Head Scholar, Charlie Steptoe, has secured his place at Robinson College, Cambridge to read Natural Sciences next year.
Last year's Head of School, Isabelle Williams, is delighted with her straight As which confirmed her place at Bristol University to read History.
Simon Lockyer, Headmaster: “I am delighted to report that our 2016 A Level results reflect the continued benefit of the breadth in our curriculum that provides opportunities for all our pupils and opens pathways beyond RHS.
Tia Jeremiah-Green joined RHS as a boarder in the sixth form from her maintained school in East London. With her success at A level she has secured a place to study International Relations and Politics at De Montfort University.
With his success at A level Connor Harvey-Ward from Woodbridge has secured a higher degree apprenticeship with Jaguar Land Rover.
There have been some outstanding GCSE results at the Royal Hospital School and, at the top end, the number of A* and A grades achieved has increased for the fourth consecutive year.
An RHS pupil finished as the highest placed youth team at the Dart 18 World Championships at the International Sailing Center at Medemblik, the Netherlands.
Six former Royal Hospital School pupils have raised £1,800 for Breast Cancer Now in the Three Peaks Challenge.
Chartwells Independent, the contract caterers for the Royal Hospital School have been presented with a prestigious award in recognition of the wide variety of healthier food choices it offers to pupils and staff.
RHS Old Boys win the inaugural Sparkle Malawi charity sevens tournament held at Felsted School.
An RHS pupil has been selected for England Netball East Regional Academy, two years above her age group.
Year 7 pupils have competed on behalf of the Royal Hospital School at the English Schools' Ski Association National Championships Area Qualifying Race at Brentwood Ski and Snowboard Centre.
Roger Wright, Chief Executive of Aldeburgh Music and former Controller of BBC Radio 3 and Director of the BBC Proms, will give a lecture entitled 'A Life in Music'.
An RHS pupil has successfully gained a place in the Mavericks Netball Development Squad for the third year running.
Congratulations to the nineteen pupils who took LAMDA Speech and Drama examinations at the end of last term.
Pudsey Bear visited RHS to cheer on cyclists who were cycling from Cromer Pier to Southend Pier to raise funds BBC Children in Need.
Mr Christmas talks about choices in Chapel under the guise of Darth Vader.
The swimming season started with some strong results in the first gala of the year against Ipswich High School and St Joseph's College.
New fitness suite and strength and conditioning room will be staffed by trained specialists from Sportsmed East.
Pupils were tasked to solve the mystery of Mr Croft's 'murder' by examining all the clues in Spanish and presenting their conclusions.
After the outstanding efforts of the school's sailors in winning 4 of the 6 fleets at the Suffolk Sailing Championships, many of our pupils headed off abroad to take part in European and World events over the summer.
The newly formed, pupil-led School Charity Committee has launched its plans to raise funds £15,000 for the Suffolk Community Foundation this academic year.
Today Her Majesty the Queen was in Newmarket where the Royal Hospital School Band was specially invited to entertain the crowds.
Heads of School at the Royal Hospital School are stepping up to the challenge as they enter the second half of their first term in post.
The whole-school community gathered together on Sunday to pay their respects to all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today.
After the huge success of last year’s Sing Up! Suffolk choral workshop, RHS were joined by almost 600 Year 5 and 6 primary school pupils for an energy-filled, fun-packed vocal day.
Professor John Studd delivers guest lecture on "19th Century attitudes to women and sex in medicine, art, literature and music”.
Pupils have represented the school at the annual Cambridge Latin Reading Competition winning two prizes.
The Royal Hospital School, Suffolk, has become an ever-accelerating production line of talent on the rugby field.
Physics masterclass with Professor Jon Butterworth and Year 8 Science Fair.
RHS paddlers competed at the National Schools' Kayaking and Canoeing Championships on the River Thames at Reading.
County-level wins for badminton star playing for Suffolk U18s.
The Royal Hospital School has assembled two teams from Years 10 and 11 to compete in a Royal Navy engineering challenge.
Former RHS pupil Daniel Waterman passed out of Phase 1 training at the Commando Training Centre in Lympstone, Devon.
Pupils from across the language departments attended a conference lead by Queen Mary University's Professor of Linguistics and Films, Sue Harries.
The Eco Committee had a very productive term discussing how we can save energy and reduce our carbon footprint.
Pupil review of the stage production of Charles Dickens' classic tale 'A Christmas Carol'.
A team of RHS mathematicians competed in the Senior Team Maths Challenge regional finals.
RHS included in The Cricketer's magazine 'Top 100 School Playing Fields of England'.
At the end of this term our Year 12 A Level geographers all piled into minibuses and trundled down to the Southwold coast for a field trip.
Pupils marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall by creating their own East-West divide in the Assembly Hall.
RHS crews return from the 2014 Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta
RHS support RSPB efforts to create habitats for local wildlife.
Sir Christopher Benson praises RHS Guard of Honour.
A former pupil has been awarded the Prince's Badge after completing his Royal Marine Band training.
Headmaster urges pupils to ask the question, "What am I learning?"
West Hill Park come to RHS for Team Racing clinic.
The Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital School were proud to be invited to sing at the opening of the Invictus Games.
Pupils from the Royal Hospital School CCF took part in the 350th Anniversary Parade in London for Her Majesty’s Royal Marine Cadets.
At the start of a new academic year the Headmaster challenges pupils to seize the day and to believe that anything and everything is possible.
The new Heads of School address pupils in Chapel.
Former RHS pupils remembered at Naval Memorial Service at Chatham Dockyard.
Head Scholar advises RHS pupils to get ahead in the game.
Sailors compete around the world in a busy summer of sailing.
Dan and Arthur out-sail Ben Ainslie at Queen Mary Reservoir Bart's Bash.
The Royal Hospital School was proud to sponsor West Mersea Cadet Week for the third year running.
Former pupil releases poignant film sparking interest from Sheffield Doc/Fest and Cannes 2014.
The Royal Hospital School announces a new team of talented coaches to take girls netball to the next level.
Callum wins Essex Golf Union U14 Order of Merit.
One of the school’s top sailors has had a very busy summer sailing around Europe in varying Laser competitions.
Today was the annual European Day of Languages and to celebrate the Modern Foreign Languages Department launched some new initiatives around the School to get both pupils and staff involved in language learning.
Two RHS pupils train with England netball squad players.
Over 600 boys in 52 teams from 12 clubs took part the Suffolk Sevens youth rugby tournament held at RHS.
RHS sailors have seen success at the BSDRA Kings Challenge Cup and the NSSA Team Racing Regatta.
Pupils compete at the National Schools Equestrian Association (NSEA) One Day Event at Poplar Park.
Nine Royal Marines CCF Cadets spent the weekend at the Commando Training Centre at Lympstone, competing with 17 other teams for the Pringle Trophy.
Two pupils from RHS have been selected to play for the Lambs U13 East Midlands squad.
RHS pupils return lost WWI memorial boards to Greenwich during an official ceremony.
500 local primary school children took part in the iSing Up Suffolk workshop hosted by the Royal Hospital School.
Two recent leavers were given the opportunity to be involved in the Volvo Ocean Race as Race Academy Volunteers.
Thirty RHS sailors enjoyed a trip to Messini, Greece for some fun in the sun.
RHS work displayed and commended at the Ipswich Art Society 'Anna Airy Award' exhibition.
A talented troupe of pupils took to the stage in Comic Potential, an intriguing play based around the sci-fi concept of robots performing on television as android actors.
Nelson boys, Tom Miller, George Butt and Toby Eaton took part in the U18 Independent Schools Lambs national trials at Uppingham.