• Welcome and overview of the Royal Hospital School by the Headmaster, Simon Lockyer.
  • Take a 360 tour with our Headmaster of our extensive grounds and buildings set in 200 acres of Suffolk countryside

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.


  • Hear from some of our current pupils, both boarders and day pupils, about life at the Royal Hospital School, and what makes RHS different. 
  • Parents with children at RHS explain why they chose the school.
  • For the pupils we have created a couple of ‘try at-home activities’. Our ‘How to’ videos come with some simple downloadable instructions. 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.







Kate Evers, Senior Registrar at the Royal Hospital School
Harriet Barber, Head of Art at the Royal Hospital School
Nick Cooper, Incoming Director of Sport at the Royal Hospital School
Leigh Corbould, Head of Lower School at the Royal Hospital School
Edward Allen, Director of Music at the Royal Hospital School

Head of Lower School, Leigh Corbould, Senior Registrar, Kate Evers, Head of Art, Harriet Barber, Director of Music, Edward Allen and Incoming Director of Sport, Nick Cooper 

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Headmaster, Deputy Head (Academic) & Deputy Head (Pastoral)

Simon Lockyer, Headmaster at the Royal Hospital School
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Catherine Stevens, Deputy Head (Academic) at the Royal Hospital School

Meet Headmaster, Simon Lockyer, Deputy Head (Academic), Catherine Stevens and Deputy Head (Pastoral), Zoë King

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If you have enjoyed your visit today and would like to:

  • discuss a place at RHS for your son or daughter
  • attend an Open Day (Saturday 3 October or Saturday 14 November 2020)
  • arrange a private visit to the school when we resume

Please contact Admissions on

01473 326136 or email.




Frequently Asked Questions



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Headmaster's Welcome

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


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.


Year 7 Pupils

We asked our current Year 7 pupils to tell us about life in the first year at RHS. We have included both boarders and day pupils from different parts of the country. They recorded their answers in lockdown and it was rather lovely to see they chose to wear their uniform.


Year 9 Pupils


Year 12 Personal Journey


The RHS Difference


RHS Parents

"Better versions of their natural selves."

Our parents reflect on why they chose the Royal Hospital School and what they love about the place. We talked to parents of boarders, day pupils and flexi-boarders to give an all-round perspective.



Learning has been uninterrupted during lockdown. 108 Royal Hospital School (RHS) teachers are teaching our 750 pupils in 38 countries some 28 subjects a week  thanks to the school's remote learning capability.


Sailing Academy at RHS

Discover our unrivaled provision for sailing and stunning location nestled between Alton Water and the River Stour.


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. 


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.


The ARt Department


Every year we exhibit the work of our GCSE and A-level art students in our beautiful Atrium Gallery at RHS. This year our summer show, a celebration of achievement and creativity, cannot take place in our space, but we are delighted to be sharing the work of our pupils with you, in these virtual galleries instead. These shows are the culmination of two years of hard work for our pupils, and showcase the work of every pupil taking art in year 11 and 13. We hope you enjoy them. Please visit both of the shows by clicking on the link.

GCSE & A-Level Shows


Downloadable information



First page of the PDF file: Prospectus

Sixth Form Prospectus

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Additional Information

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Activities for You to Try at Home


Create a Postcard Pet

During our Open Mornings, visitors are able to get involved in lots of different class activities. Our Head of Art, Mrs. Barber, has created this special Postcard Pets video which shows you how to make art using things around your home. She has also produced a step-by-step instruction sheet including a template for eyes and noses that you can download here. 

Postcard pets instructions


Design a T-shirt

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.


Make a Marble Run

Mr. Millington, our Head of Design and Technology, shows you how to make a marble run which you can as large and complicated as your imagination (and your parents) will allow.