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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Garden News

Following on from Mr Bray’s retirement at the end of term, his successor, Mr Andrew Young, is not letting the grass grow under his feet! Pictured here with Mr Reeves, plans are afoot to revamp our lovely orchard, with new trees, soft fruit beds and greater accessibility for pupils. Oh, and Apple Day is returning in the autumn – let’s hope we have a large crop of fruit!

MR and AY

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Summer photo fun!

Calling all pupils and parents!

We try to use as many photos on the blog as possible and we’d love to see some of the exciting things you’ve been doing over the holidays.

Please send any photos (with a line or two to describe them) to: marketing@hohs.co.uk

Thank you.


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On the buses!

Have you spotted one of our new bus adverts yet? Here’s a picture taken from someone in the car behind (not the driver we hope!)

Bus Rear


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A message from Mr Bray

A message to all pupils and parents from Mr Bray….

Mr Bray's Letter jpeg


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Gold D of E 2015

Up bright and early after dancing the night away at the Summer Ball, nine Year 12 students set off to the Brecon Beacons for their qualifying gold Duke of Edinburgh’s expedition.

After a good night’s sleep and a large Welsh breakfast, they started their first day climbing. The sky was blue and the sun was shining – could this really be wet Wales? After eight hours out their campsite, a small field came into view. Up early to beat the heat of the day, both groups headed up their next hill. Glorious views greeted them once the cloud lifted; another good weather day, but Wales was beginning to show that rain is rather more common than in Norfolk as the clouds gathered.

Another early start on days three and four meant that they were finished by early afternoon. A few showers tested the waterproofs – they hadn’t been carried in vain!At the end they were greeted by their assessor Andy, who had been observing their navigation, team work and camping skills. He was most impressed with their time keeping, skilled navigating and good camp craft. Both groups had excelled in the expedition.

Congratulations to Tina Au, Olivia Burrows, Alex Calton, Tracy Derby, Karen Maenje, Tammy Mahere, Emily Matthews, Sheki Oku and Shannon Osborne on passing this section with flying colours and who can now enjoy a well-deserved summer break.

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Coming Soon!

A huge thank you to Mrs Kassulke, who has done a brilliant job with our blog over the last three years. We have plenty of posts in preparation, so watch this space!

Kind regards to all readers

Stephen Crump



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Enjoy the summer holidays!

We hope that all our pupils, parents and staff have a wonderful summer holiday and we look forward to seeing you all back again when the Autumn Term starts on Monday 7th September.

P.S. Don’t forget to let us know (marketing@hohs.co.uk) if you get up to anything interesting during the break.



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