The Royal Hospital School at Holbrook, near Ipswich, is owned and operated by Greenwich Hospital. The School is a leading co-educational, HMC boarding and day school for pupils aged 11 to 18, who come from a wide range of backgrounds.
As well as good academic achievement, the School offers a wide breadth of education. With a strong sense of community and service to others, there is an emphasis on pastoral care and the welfare of pupils. An extensive range of extra-curricular activities are offered including the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, the Combined Cadet Force and a huge variety of sports. The School has strong links with the Royal Navy and, all pupils have the opportunity and are expected to learn to sail. There is also a strong musical tradition with a marching band, orchestra and a large choir which regularly perform in public.
Headmaster, Simon Lockyer, said: “Education is the most valuable asset young people can have and at the Royal Hospital School we have the expertise and environment in which to transform lives. As Headmaster, I believe education and aspiration are synonymous and our role is to challenge our pupils to be audacious for their futures and to encourage them to not just think about the next stage of their education but to where they will be at 25 as we equip them for a world where learning, adaptability and resilience are key characteristics. Our caring and experienced staff know the pupils, pay attention to their progress, support their individual needs, nurture their personal aspirations and celebrate their triumphs as we help them to navigate their way through the formative years. Our aim is to give young people the knowledge, skills and strength of character to take them confidently through university and beyond.”
Greenwich Hospital continues to support the children of seafarers through the provision of seafarer’s bursaries and discounts. Families with an eligible connection may apply for a Greenwich Hospital bursary or discount. There are a limited number awarded each year for boarding pupils. The value of the bursaries is determined by a means test of the family’s circumstances.
All pupils can apply for a limited number of scholarships which are awarded each year for excellence in academia, sports, sailing, art, design technology, drama and music.
The Royal Hospital School
Tel: 01473 326 136