The Royal Hospital School

Lpswich, United Kingdom

  • Boarding School

  • 1712

  • £ 29.2K-37.6K

    • British

School History & Details

Founded in 1712, The Royal Hospital School was established. Initially, it was located at Greenwich and was relocated to Holbrook in Suffolk in 1933, where it still stands today. Over the years, the school has seen many changes and has undergone significant transformations, but its primary focus on academic excellence and a strong sense of community has remained constant. It has trained many successful professionals, including well-known military figures, engineers, doctors, and lawyers. During the 19th century, the school's curriculum expanded to include a variety of subjects. Additionally, sports, music, and arts have played an essential role in developing well-rounded students. Today, the school continues to embrace innovation and progress while holding firm to its roots. It maintains a long-standing relationship with the Royal Navy, providing top-notch education and fostering the growth of future leaders in society.

    School Values

    Excellence is evident in the caliber of the academic programs, extracurricular activities, and the dedicated faculty. Integrity is an essential part of the ethos at The Royal Hospital School. Honesty, responsibility, and accountability are not just words, but principles that guide our behavior and interactions with others. Respect is another value that permeates every aspect of life at The Royal Hospital School. Finally, teamwork is the foundation of thr school's success.

School Achievements


The Royal Hospital School has long been recognized as a top academic institution, and with good reason. With a curriculum that is both challenging and engaging, students are given every opportunity to reach their full potential. One of the key factors in the school's academic success is its exceptional teaching staff. These educators are not only highly qualified in their subject areas, but they are also passionate about inspiring their students to learn. They use innovative teaching methods and provide students with the support they need to succeed.
School Achievements

Non-Academic Achievements

The Royal Hospital School prides itself not only on the academic excellence of its students, but also on their many non-academic achievements. From  music to drama, there is no shortage of extracurricular activities. In fact, many students are able to excel in multiple areas, finding a sense of fulfillment and personal growth through their participation. One particularly impressive area of achievement is the school's music program.  Another area in which RHS students excel is in leadership. With a strong emphasis on service and community involvement, many students have taken on leadership roles both within the school and in their wider communities.  All of these achievements, both big and small, are a testament to the Royal Hospital School's commitment to helping its students develop into well-rounded individuals with a wide range of skills and interests. Whether in the classroom or on the field, in the concert hall or in the community, RHS students are truly making their mark in the world.
Notable Alumni

Notable Alumni

Notable alumni of Royal Hospital School is- Sir Gilbert Thomas Carter, Administrator and Governor in Africa and the Caribbean  Malcolm Cooper, British marksman who won Olympic gold medals at Los Angeles and Seoul Professor Bernard de Neumann, Mathematician John Deane and Charles Deane – inventors of the diving helmet, and discoverers of the wreck of the Mary Rose in 1839, whilst clearing the wreck of the Royal George.  Admiral Sir Philip King Enright, KBE, CB Ernest Joyce, AM – Antarctic Explorer, hero of the Ross Sea Party of Shackleton's ill-fated Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition Rear-Admiral Stanley McArdle, GM Admiral Arthur Phillip – founder of Sydney, Australia and the Governor of the first European colony on the continent Commander Harry Pursey MP – Member of Parliament for Kingston upon Hull East Peter Richards Rugby, England, Gloucester and London Irish. Duncan Scott-Ford attended. Youngest person to be executed under the Treachery Act 1940. Captain Thomas Henry Tizard Oceanographer, Hydrographic surveyor, and Navigator Don Topley Essex CCC and coach of Zimbabwe. Reece Topley, England cricketer

School Information

Royal Hospital School campus towering, red-brick buildings with their arched doorways and intricate stonework tell of a rich and storied history. Founded in 1712, the campus has seen countless genera...View moreView Less

Simon Noakes



Royal Hospital School Holbrook, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2RX

Subjects & Curriculum Offered

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Business Studies
  • History
  • Sociology
  • Geography
  • Accounting
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Physical Education
  • English – Language & Literature 
  • Ancient History
  • Geology
  • Marine Science
  • Moral Education
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Social Studies
  • Foreign Languages
  • Design Technology
  • Music