The Royal Hospital School was founded in 1712 in Greenwich, London, to ’improve navigation’ through education and, as it prepared boys for a life at sea, many went on to become explorers and pioneers of their time.
We are immensely proud of these historic links and discovery, exploration and challenge continue to shape our ethos. The traditional values of loyalty, commitment, courage, respect, service and integrity have underpinned the School’s core aims and philosophy from the very beginning. Three hundred years later, they are as relevant to the education we provide now, as they were then.
Today the Royal Hospital School is set in two hundred acres of Suffolk countryside overlooking the Stour Estuary and within an hour of London. We are a leading independent, co-educational boarding and day school providing a full and broad education, fit for the modern world.