The Royal Hospital School Celebrating 300 Years

07 Dec 2012

On 11th December 2012, the Royal Hospital School, in conjunction with Third Millennium Publishing, will publish a beautifully illustrated hardback portrait of the school. This book will provide a compelling and colourful narrative of the School from its origins in 1712 through to the present day and beyond. Using a range of archive material and vivid modern photographs, the book will tell the story of this unique school illustrating all aspects of School life, both past and present.

Published to commemorate their 300th anniversary celebrations, The Royal Hospital School, Celebrating 300 Years will link previous and present generations as it travels from Greenwich to Holbrook in Suffolk. It will highlight the School’s history and great traditions built up over three centuries, while outlining the characteristics of the contemporary modern School. There will be a focus on the School’s ethos of embracing intellectual excellence, spiritual awareness, sporting achievement and service to the wider community.

HRH The Duke of York writes in his Foreword:

“This book celebrates the School’s rich 300 year history. It is testament to the sound principles that have provided the very finest of foundations for the School as it grows in confidence and develops a clear vision for the future.”


Preface – Foreword – Timeline: Greenwich – Timeline: Holbrook – Beginnings: The school at Greenwich – Holbrook – Living at Greenwich & Holbrook – Work & Play: The school Today