The Royal Hospital School

Set in 200 acres of stunning Suffolk countryside overlooking the Stour Estuary and within an hour of London, the Royal Hospital School is a leading co-educational boarding
and day school for 11-18 year olds, providing a full and broad education, fit for the modern world. 

“ A dynamic and modern learning environment.” Good Schools Guide

Pupils join RHS from all over the world to take advantage of our excellent boarding provision, including many from service families, London and further afield. Founded in 1712 in Greenwich to provide education for Naval children, the school moved to Suffolk in 1933, and has continued to grow in size and reputation to become one of East Anglia’s leading independent schools.

Forces families in receipt of the MOD Continuity of Education Allowance are offered a discounted full boarding fee, which allows for their children to access a RHS education. We fully understand the unique needs of our service family children, and they are highly valued as members of our full boarding community. We believe it is our role to navigate pupils through their critical and formative years, ensuring their education becomes the foundation for lifelong happiness and success.


Great importance is placed on balancing academic work with interests outside the classroom and every pupil is encouraged to become fully involved in school life, to challenge themselves and to try something new.

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Enquire about: The Royal Hospital School
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HeadMr. Simon Lockyer
School TypeSenior co-education school
Junior Age Range11 - 12
Senior Age Range13 - 18
AcademicGCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Jnr Boarding Fees£9,143.00 per term
Snr Boarding Fees£11,773.00 per term
Sixth Form£11,773.00 per term
Forces DiscountParents pay the minimum parental contribution
Total Students750
Youngest Boarder11
Junior Boarders50
Senior Boarders400
Int'l Students90
Closest Airport 1Stansted (77.28km)
Closest Airport 2Heathrow (180.25km)
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