Seven reasons why the traditions of the Royal Hospital School could be perfect for your child
If you have served in the Royal Navy, Royal Marines or Royal Fleet Auxiliary why would you consider sending your child to the Royal Hospital School for their secondary education?
Firstly our focus is on inspiring our pupils to pursue their interests and make the most of their talents through learning and extra-curricular activities.
But more than that; we are very proud of our rich seafaring history and this maritime heritage lives on in the daily life of the school.
Here’s seven really good reasons why the Royal Hospital School could be right for you and your children:
- Sailing: All Year 7 pupils are given the opportunity to learn to sail, and talent in sailing is encouraged and developed throughout the School.
- Flag Ceremony: The daily raising and lowering of the School Ensign, referred to by pupils and staff as 'Flag'
- Divisions: All pupils are supplied with a naval uniform and taught the rudiments of marching for formal parades, called Divisions.
- Marching Band: The School has an impressive Marching Band (all brass, drums, saxophones, clarinets, flutes and percussion) trained to the highest standards by the School Bandmaster who is a former Director of Music of the Royal Marines Band.
- Corps of Drums: The Corps of elite side and bass drum players performs impressive displays and is in much demand for ceremonial events throughout the country.
- Naval Commemorations: We have a tradition of marking key naval events, such as celebrating victory at the Battle of Trafalgar.
- Houses: The School Houses are named after prominent naval figures.
If you want to know more about the experiences your child could enjoy at the Royal Hospital School, and how you could apply for a bursary to cover up to 95 per cent of the fees, come and meet our admissions team in Portsmouth on Thursday 3 November 2022.
Serving Royal Navy personnel can meet the school admissions team at the Leach Building, Whale Island between 12:00-14:00.
After that the admissions team will set up at The Royal Maritime Club, Queen Street, Portsea, from 15:00-20:00, also on Thursday 3 November 2022, to discuss opportunities that may be available to parents and their children.
We generally accept bursary applications for boarding places from the children of seafaring families whose parents have served in the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, or Royal Fleet Auxiliary for a minimum of three years. They may be currently serving or retired.
For more details and to register an interest in attending one of the drop-in information events in Portsmouth on Thursday 3 November 2022, please complete our form at www.royalhospitalschool.org/seafarersbursary