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Long and distinguished association with seafaring and the navy sets the tone, although a conscious evolution – ‘removal of the anchors,’ in head’s words – over the past 30 years has loosened some of the practical strictures and focused on applying the qualities and values of service life to 21st century education...

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Meet The Royal Hospital School at the Independent Schools Show 2019, Stand 651

What the school says...

Set in 200 acres of stunning Suffolk countryside overlooking the River Stour, the Royal Hospital School is a thriving HMC boarding and day school for 11 to 18 year old girls and boys providing an excellent values-driven all round education. During their time at the School, pupils are encouraged to enjoy the adventure of learning and to develop a lifelong appetite for knowledge. There is the opportunity to pursue a huge range of interests and activities and everyone is encouraged to try something different, discover new passions and develop new skills. The Schools Combined Cadet Force (CCF) is the tenth largest in the country and more than three hundred pupils participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. Team and Fleet sailing is a particular strength and the School is a RYA accredited Sailing Academy. Elite sailors can get on the water up to four times a week and regularly compete at international level.

As a result of the Royal Hospital Schools unique seafaring heritage, up to 100% of fees for children of seafaring families (current or retired Royal Navy, Royal Marines, merchant navy and some other sea-going careers) may be cover through generous means-tested bursaries. Sailing Scholarships are also available providing Elite Training Programmes and Olympic Pathway opportunities.
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Sports

Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.

Rowing

Fencing

Shooting

What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmaster

Since January 2016, Simon Lockyer, previously second master at Portsmouth Grammar and housemaster and head of department at Wellington College. Educated at Blundell’s School, Devon. Married with three children, all in the school. Affable and pin-sharp, parents describe him as ‘approachable, positive, ambitious for the school – and no-nonsense’. He chose headship at RHS for its ‘huge potential and the socio-economic diversity of the pupils, which is its strength’.

Academic matters

Head aims high academically and results are taking off. ‘We’re a comprehensive school in intake,’ says head, who has brought greater academic focus to the curriculum and more subject choice. Pupils take nine or 10 GCSEs and in 2018 37 per cent were A*-A/9-7. Year 13s take three or four A levels as well as an academic elective subject or EPQ and, in 2018, a...

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Special Education Needs

The Curriculum Support department aims to support and develop individuals learning skills so that they can achieve their full potential. One-to-one lessons are provided for pupils with dyslexia or similar learning difficulties and these are tailored to the specific needs of the individual. This could include support with study skills, revision techniques and improving literacy.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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