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Royal Hospital School

The Royal Hospital School is an independent co-educational boarding and day school for 11-18 year olds, providing an outstanding, full and broad education enriched by a unique naval heritage and fit for the modern world. Founded in 1712 in Greenwich, London, it moved to its spectacular site, set in 200 acres of Suffolk countryside overlooking the River Stour, in 1933. The School has continued to develop its spectacular purpose-built site and grow in size and reputation to become one of East Anglia's leading independent schools.

Academic achievement is key to a young person’s confidence and ability to succeed in life beyond school. We work hard to inspire and empower all our pupils to realise their full potential, enjoy the experience of learning and learn new skills. By challenging them, both inside and outside of the classroom, we achieve effective and stimulating learning and encourage self-discovery. Opportunities exist through our enriched academic curriculum and wealth of co-curricular activities and we provide a safe environment in which young people can step outside their comfort zones; learn to take risks; foster self-belief and self-awareness; and develop skills such as collaboration, initiative and resilience.

We place great importance on developing these skills as well as the traditional values of loyalty and service while providing an excellent education fit for the modern world. Our aim is to give young people the knowledge, skills, confidence and strength of character to go on to lead purposeful and happy lives. Their school days are busy and, at times, challenging but also fun and rewarding. It is clear in their faces that they are happy to be here.

11+ Assesses
English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning

Admissions contact

01473 326136

Boys / Co-Ed / Girls

Boarding and Day School

Age range

11- 18 years

Type of exam

Taster Day
Stage 2:
Written assessment in Maths and English

Taster Day
Stage 2:
Written assessment in Maths, English and Reasoning

Friendly 1:1 interviews with senior teacher and/or sixth form team.
Taster Day/Night
Conditional on GCSE results
( At least 6 GCSE’s passes graded 9-6)

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