Hethersett Old Hall School (HOHS) blog – an independent day school near Norwich, Norfolk.

Girls 3-18 and boys 3-11, boarding for girls from 9


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Summer Fun

Brea has been enjoying her holiday in Holland. It looks as though she’s found a friend!

Brea 2



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Orchard News

While our orchard was being given a thorough weed and clear-out (as reported earlier this month), a little tree appeared in the undergrowth. Nobody knew it was there, but this little walnut tree had been quietly and bravely growing even while completely swamped by overgrown shrubs and weeds. We hope that in years to come it will give us lots of delicious walnuts.walnut tree


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Pupil News

It’s not just pupils in the senior school who have been taking exams. Many congratulations to Ellie Grace on her exam success too!

Ellie Grace


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Reminder for September

From the first week in September up until Christmas pupils in Years 1 – 10 will be covering hockey in their mouthguardgames lessons. All pupils will need to bring their own mouthguard and shin pads. Pupils may bring in their own sticks but this is not compulsory.

Thank you.



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Celebrating GCSE Success

Hethersett Old Hall GCSE candidates have celebrated another year of success in the GCSE and IGCSE examinations.

Headline news is another increase in the top grades, A and A* – last year just under a third of passes were at these grades – this year the percentage has grown to 37%, just over 5% better.

Mr Crump commented: ‘There has been a lot of change in public examinations recently and the shake-up in A Levels and GCSE currently being implemented has made all of us – teachers, parents and pupils – slightly worried about standards and changing goalposts. However, we believe that our excellent teaching, small classes and focused, hard-working pupils enable our school to do the very best academically, despite a changing assessment landscape.

This year we have seen an increase in the percentage of passes at the highest A and A* grades and again we have pupils for whom all passes were at A* and A. The BBC is reporting a slight fall this year in the highest grades nationally – this is one trend we are very happy to buck!

Statistics, of course, don’t tell the whole story; we have, for example, welcomed two pupils into Year 11 this year. Having missed one year of the two-year GCSE course, they have taken fewer exams – but I am delighted to report both girls included the highest grades amongst their achievements. Well done to them both for their success in a relatively short space of time.’

Year 10 have also had examination results, in their case for the core science GCSE examination. With 75% of grades in the top A* to B band, we congratulate them on their achievement and wish them well for the second year of their courses.

GCSE group

GCSE Emily & Anna

GCSE - Olivia and Ebony

GCSE - Sienna


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More Speech Day Photos

Follow the link to see even more photos from Speech Day 2015.

Speech Day (737x1024)Orchestra (1024x571)


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Nursery class sessions filling up fast

It pays to plan ahead for nursery places but our two classes do have limited spaces still available for this September and from Spring 2016. If you have family or friends who are thinking about a nursery class for their child – even if they are some way off their third birthday – why not suggest they arrange a visit or taster day by phoning Linda Jones, Registrar, on 01603 810390 or by emailing enquiries@hohs.co.uk

Likewise, if any of our pupils have a younger sibling who you would like to join our nursery when they turn three, please ask Mrs Jones for an application form as soon as possible to reserve a place and avoid disappointment.

It’s never too early to apply!

Nursery 1 (1024x683)Nursery 2 (1024x684)


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