Congratulations to Audrey Foley, a talented academic and sailing scholar, who has been offered early acceptance by Yale University to join their esteemed sailing team, the Yale Bulldogs. Audrey, a full international boarder in Year 13, from the United States, will commence her studies in Economics and Mathematics in September, becoming our first pupil to go on to study at Yale University.
In their final year of sixth form, all boys and girls, boarders and day pupils, are accommodated in Nelson House, where pupils are encouraged to be more independent, with the aim of preparing them for life beyond school. One wing of the house is for girls and the other for boys, with central common room areas, kitchens, laundry room and quiet study rooms for day pupils.
From the Housemaster and HouseMistress of Nelson
Nelson House brings the Year 13 group back together in one house, and our House Team have the privilege of guiding the pupils through this important year when we encourage individual enterprise; participation; and development of each pupil's sense of responsibility and independence, in preparation for life beyond RHS.
Each house is home to pupils for almost two thirds of the year and crucially also when many exciting and important hurdles in life are met. With that in mind it is important that this ‘home from home’ provides a stable foundation where everyone is cared for and given every opportunity to meet the challenges that life will inevitably hold. In this way a house becomes much more than a place to work and sleep, but a place where individuals are aware of themselves and each other and are loyal to the ethos of the community.
Central to our community is our House Team. Right from the moment the pupils wake up, the house staff are there to dispense medicine, provide support, listen to their woes and share in their triumphs; the list is endless. In short, we are there for the pupils in everything that they do to make sure that their final school year provides them with the tools necessary to achieve their academic goals, as well as to give everyone the opportunity to take part in exciting and fun-filled events and experiences that are unique to Nelson House and are part of RHS tradition.
It is our hope that a pupil's last year at RHS is a time when lasting memories can be made and confidence is nurtured to ensure that they move on to life after school with the tools necessary to be successful on their chosen path.Steve and Marianne Eales
Housemaster and Housemistress
We celebrated Burns Night last weekend, a celebration filled with haggis, poetry, bagpipes, and dancing! On Friday, the RHSPA community came together to celebrate in style while on Saturday our Nelson House pupils danced the night away, moving to the tunes played by the incredible Shipsters.
Why choose RHS for Sixth Form?
Over the last two weeks, Year 13 pupils have been put through their paces with mock interviews, helping them develop valuable skills and confidence for real-life university, apprenticeship, and job interviews.
Audrey F, Year 13, competed in the ILCA U21 World Championships in Morocco last month. Audrey has been waiting to compete at this event for several years as competitors must be between 17 and 20 years old. This was Audrey's first year of eligibility and she managed to secure 10th place - well done, Audrey!
Nelson House came together on Saturday 11 November, to celebrate Admiral Lord Nelson’s historic victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 with a formal dinner, as has been the tradition in the Royal Navy for well over 200 years.