The Royal Hospital School

Suffolk
Boys (11 - 18)
Girls (11 - 18)
Day
Weekly Boarding
Full Boarding
The Royal Hospital School

Not only is the Royal Hospital School one of the few remaining schools in the United Kingdom to offer full seven-day-a-week boarding, it nurtures academic excellence and provides an unrivalled choice of extra-curricular activities and opportunity. Every pupil has the chance to pursue a huge range of interests, to discover new passions and develop values that will last for life.

The Royal Hospital School is a leading independent co-educational boarding and day school in East Anglia. The School has a roll of around 700 pupils aged 11-18, 500 of whom are boarders with the rest being day pupils or day boarders. The School occupies a magnificent site on the banks of the River Stour in the Suffolk countryside, a few miles south of Ipswich. The Royal Hospital School provides an outstanding all round education for its pupils. Academic standards are high and the school has a very wide-ranging programme of sport, music and extra-curricular activities. The School’s Combined Cadet Force (CCF) is the tenth largest in the country and many pupils participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. Sailing is a particular strength and it is usually the case that the School’s top sailors are competing at international level. The main points of entry are at 11+ (mostly from primary schools), 13+ (mostly from prep schools) and 16+, although the School does admit pupils at all other ages. 90% of the School’s departing Upper Sixth Form pupils progress on to higher education, and many of them secure places at the UK’s leading universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol, Durham, Edinburgh and other Russell Group institutions. Having just completed a five year programme of building development, which included the creation of a new music school at a cost of £3.6million and a complete refurbishment of boarding accommodation, the Royal Hospital School now has outstanding facilities.

Key Facts

  • Boys' Boarding: 220 (11 to 18)
  • Girls' Boarding: 170 (11 to 18)
  • Total Pupils: 690 (200 in Sixth Form)

Open Days

3rd October

Open Day

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Finding out more

Location
Holbrook, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2RX
Contact
01473 326210
Email Web

Key Facts

  • Boys' Boarding: 220 (11 to 18)
  • Girls' Boarding: 170 (11 to 18)
  • Total Pupils: 690 (200 in Sixth Form)
  • ISI Inspection Report

Open Days

3rd October

Open Day