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Naval traditions of the school feed into a broader picture of dedication and service. 'Divisions' remain a cornerstone of RHS tradition and the spectacle draws crowds of friends and family. For a not very selective school standards reached are... Provison for art, DT, music and drama is outstanding. Sailing is in the school’s DNA and all year 7s receive a week’s free tuition in the basics. ‘We are keen to make sure all pupils, not just...'

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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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Unusual sports

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





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Since 2016, Simon Lockyer BSc MEd, previously second master at Portsmouth Grammar and housemaster and head of department at Wellington College. Educated at Blundell’s School, Devon, then Newcastle University where he read microbiology. Married, his wife also teaches at RHS and with three children at the school it’s, ‘very much a family affair, at least at the moment; the eldest will be moving on next year.’ His own background includes a father in the navy but he is clear that the naval traditions of the school, ‘feed into a broader picture of dedication and service, a sense of belonging and discovering our true value. The qualities we want to nurture of courage, care for our companions and being prepared to go into the unknown are as telling in a civilian life as for sailors.’...

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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
English as an additional language (EAL)
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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