Set in 200 acres of Suffolk countryside overlooking the Stour Estuary, the Royal Hospital School provides a full and broad education enriched by its maritime heritage and fit for the modern world. Headmaster, Simon Lockyer: “We inspire our pupils to have the courage to be ambitious for their futures, whichever path they choose. Everyone has the potential to achieve the most exceptional things but we are all different. That is why we focus on the individual looking for their strengths and nurturing their motivations”. As well as its balanced and enriched academic curriculum, the School has an established reputation for musical excellence, outstanding sports facilities including an RYA Sailing Academy and the Graham Napier Cricket Academy, a committed Combined Cadet Force (CCF) contingent and the opportunity to pursue a huge range of interests and activities. The strong house system and emphasis on outstanding pastoral care means that every child feels nurtured, supported and encouraged.
The School is nestled between the River Stour and Alton Water Reservoir and the provision for sailing and other water sports is unrivalled. There is also a large indoor pool, climbing wall, sports pitches, all weather surfaces, tennis courts, squash courts, sports hall, strength and conditioning room, fitness suite, martial arts studio, cross country course, golf course, horse riding and livery. The Combine Cadet Force (CCF) is thriving with Royal Navy, Army, Royal Marines and RAF sections and all pupils take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. The School is a RYA Training Centre and NICAS (National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme) Centre.