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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Happy Birthday to Felicity Breakwell, Year 1!

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Year 1 pupils go cuckoo!

The theme in our maths lessons recently has been ‘learning to tell the time’, which naturally spread into our history lesson looking at the past. We studied the history of the cuckoo clock, made in Germany by wood cutters, who carved the clocks in the Black Forest 300 years ago. During Bird Club, we learnt that a female common cuckoo lays her eggs in other bird’s nests. We then researched, on the computer, that the mother leaves the chicks to be raised by other birds, such as a reed warbler. Shockingly, we then discovered that the cuckoo chick even ejects the reed warbler’s eggs from its’ own nest. A fascinating study!

We made our own beautiful cuckoo clocks, which are hanging now in our corridor. See all our lovely cuckoo clocks here.


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Mini Tennis pupils gear up for Davis Cup final!

christmastennisballsFor the first time in 79 years the British Davis Cup team has genuine hopes for winning this year’s Davis Cup – and with the final today the excitement has been growing! Keen to get schools involved, the Lawn Tennis Association offered free packs of certificates, balloons, bunting, wristbands, certificates and other Davis Cup-themed items to the first 500 tennis clubs and schools who applied – and we were lucky enough to get our hands on one of these packs of goodies. We wish Andy Murray, Kyle Edmund and the rest of the team the very best of luck!

Davis Cup Schools Certificates

Our Mini Tots enjoyed the LTA’s Davis Cup-themed items and learned about this exciting tournament during their Mini Tots tennis sessions with our coach Katie Brooks

GB Davis Cup team

Andy Murray leads the GB Davis Cup team in hopes of a historic victory – the first in nearly 80 years!


Katie Brooks
Head of Tennis




HOHS in the news

Our Christmas market – which, as reported earlier, was a huge success and raised £3,500 – made the news today in the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury!

HoHS Christmas Market in Wymondham Mercury 1






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Year 10 house hockey result

Congratulations to RYDER who were victorious in the  exciting Year 10 hockey house matches this week .

1st: Ryder with goal scorers Isabel (5)

2nd: Fry with goal scorers Ella (5) and Maisie (1)

3rd: Austen with goal scorers Emily (1)


House Hockey


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No Hockey Club on Thursday


A message from our Sports department:

Netball club will resume in the New Year owing to a home fixture on Wednesday 2nd December and the Snowball on the 9th!

 Remember also, that there is no hockey club on Thursday 3rd December as we have another Netball fixture.

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Happy Birthday to Jack Worsfold, Reception!

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