Founders' Day Celebrations


Founders' Day 2019

On Sunday 12 May the Royal Hospital School will be celebrating Founders' Day and the story of its origins, ethos and legacy. Pupils and staff will provide displays highlighting the School's continuing relevance to its charitable beginnings and service to the wider community. Ceremonial divisions featuring our hugely impressive Marching Band and Guard of Honour will be followed by a Founders' Day Service led by the Venerable Martyn Gough QHC, Chaplain of the Fleet and Archdeacon of the Royal Navy.

This fabulous BBC TV film for Children's Newsreel was broadcast in 1933 ahead of the School's official opening by HRH The Prince of Wales. It was recently uncovered by Mr Rob Mann and we are showing it for the first time as we look forward to our Founders' Day celebrations. Whilst some of the activities featured still take place today, we are pleased that others no longer do, for obvious reasons!