Royal Hospital School
Set in 200 acres of Suffolk countryside overlooking the River Stour, the Royal Hospital School is a thriving independent boarding and day school for 11 to 18 year old girls and boys providing a full and broad education enriched by it naval heritage and fit for the modern world.
The Headmaster, Mr Simon Lockyer, explains the aims and ethos of the School:
“We inspire our pupils to have the courage and commitment to be ambitious for their futures, whichever path they choose. Everyone can achieve the most exceptional things but we are all different. That is why we focus on the individual, getting to know every one of our pupils and finding out what motivates them. We challenge pupils of all academic abilities, steering them to look beyond the moment, and beyond the confines of the classroom, and to approach life with an open and receptive mind. It is through thinking creatively and taking initiative that they learn to establish, and work towards, their own personal goals. By understanding a young person’s strengths we can help them to make the right choices at the right time, navigating them through their critical, formative years and ensuring that their education becomes the foundation for happiness and success.”
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 large and committed 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 there is a real sense of purpose and community where every child feels nurtured, supported and encouraged.