Royal Hospital School

Academic Families works with more than 450 schools throughout the UK, and we have become experts at matching children to the right boarding school for them in order to ensure each student thrives.


We're delighted to present one of our partner schools:
Royal Hospital School in Suffolk, England.


About Royal Hospital School

Mission statement

“To understand each young person’s strengths, to help them to make the right choices at the right time, navigating through their critical formative years and ensuring their education becomes the foundation for their happiness and success.”


The Royal Hospital School seeks to stretch and challenge pupils of all academic abilities both in and out of formal lessons. The school actively differentiates in class, with its mobile learning and e-learning initiatives providing innovative teaching methods and opportunities to learn both co-operatively and independently. There are 66 x 55-minute periods over each fortnight and a large range of academic co-curricular activities across the year groups including debating, public speaking, Model United Nations, academic societies and Young Enterprise.

Activities & sports

All pupils can take part in traditional team sports such as rugby, cricket, netball and hockey, but there are also opportunities to try a diverse range of over 80 co-curricular activities such as sailing, water polo, mountain biking, climbing, basketball, horse riding, golf, dry skiing, shooting, tennis and kick-boxing. The school is an RYA training centre and has a specialist Sailing Academy.

International student community

Royal Hospital School currently has pupils from 28 different countries at the school and welcomes International pupils for a fully immersive experience of English education. The school is renowned for its excellent pastoral care, broad range of A Level subjects available and a rich array of opportunities outside of the classroom.

Boarding life

With nearly 400 boarders, the school’s extensive grounds and boarding houses allow pupils to thrive in an exceptional environment. Saturday school and a busy weekend and evening programme allow boarders to take advantage of all that is on offer at the same time as building lifelong friendships.

Pupils entering at age 11 join the junior house, which offers a more nurturing start to senior school life. For pupils aged 12 to 17 there are three senior boys’ and two senior girls’ boarding houses to choose from, with shared 4-bed rooms for younger pupils and en-suite double or single studies for seniors. In their final year, all pupils join Nelson House in single study bedrooms, with one wing for boys and one for girls, where more independent living is encouraged in preparation for university life.


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