The Royal Hospital School A GSG School
- The Royal Hospital School
- Head: Mr S Lockyer
- T 01473 326200
- F 01473 326213
- E email@example.com
- W www.royalhospitalschool.org
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Suffolk
- Pupils: 750
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: Day £14,535 - £15,900; Boarding £19,998 - £29,995 pa
- Open days: October, November and May
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Sailing remains key activity, with undreamed of opportunities for learning the craft and progressing in a sport that is often ruled out for many on grounds of cost. All year 7s receive a full week's instruction: ‘We want to find ability among those who are not ‘dynastic' sailors,’ says...
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. ...Read more
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Boys taking German at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
- Best performance by Boys taking Design & Technology Product Design at an English Independent School (GCSE)
Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.
What The Good Schools Guide says
Since January 2016, Simon Lockyer, previously second master at Portsmouth Grammar. Has also been housemaster and head of department at Wellington College. The son of a naval officer, Simon was educated at Blundell’s School, Devon, on a military bursary after which he went on to gain a BSc in microbiology at Newcastle, a PGCE at Cambridge and a masters at Buckingham. His first teaching appointment was at Bishop’s Stortford High School in Hertfordshire. He is married to Abigail, who grew up in Suffolk, and they have three young children.
Sits comfortably between the highly selective Ipswich schools and the maintained grammar schools over the county border. The introduction of day pupils and their increasing numbers mean that academic achievement is rising across the curriculum. In 2016, 38 per cent of GCSE grades were A*/A....
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 Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|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|