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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Reminder about medication in school

Please can I remind all parents and guardians that the only medication that is allowed to be carried by your child is an inhaler or an epipen.

All other medication that comes from home must be held safely by the nurse and a form for that medication must be completed by parents or guardians before it can be given to your child.

The form is available from the nurse or from reception.

Ann Greig
School Nurse


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Welcome back and let the summer begin

We hope you have all had a wonderful break for Easter. It is good to see everyone back in school and looking forward to a busy, productive term.

For many of our senior and Sixth Form pupils, of course, this includes exams and we will all support them fully in the run-up to this important time.

At the end of her first week here, Miss Cushing, our new senior boarding mistress, has commented that “this seems such a lovely, friendly school, everywhere I look are smiling faces!”

I think that sums up the best of HOHS!

Mr Crump


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Fantastic raffle prizes up for grabs…

prizes-2015Parents, this week you would have received three books of tickets for the Summer Fete raffle.

We hope that you will support the PA by buying as many as possible, or by selling them on to your family and friends. Additional books can be picked from the school reception. Tickets will also be available to buy on the day.

Tickets cost just 50p each /£5 per book and there are some fantastic prizes up for grabs:

  • Alfa Romeo Limited Edition SPORTS MOUNTAIN BIKE worth £500
  • iPhone 4
  • Kaiser Chiefs Signed Album (Ricky from The Voice)
  • A signed Norwich City Football Shirt
  • Signed Norwich City Football
  • Riding Lesson
  • Clarins Beauty Set
  • £60 Marmalade Tree Vouchers
  • Bio Nails Treatment Voucher
  • £10 Church Farm Shop Voucher
  • ‘Tea For Two’ at The Assembly House Norwich
  • 1 Years Free Membership to Norwich Puppet Theatre
  • Family Ticket to visit Windsor Castle
  • 2 Free Entries to Wroxham Barns Junior Farm
  • 2 Day Passes for Oasis Leisure Centre
  • Luxury Food Hamper
  • ‘Girls’ Night In’ Hamper
  • Norfolk Themed Hamper from Throwers Deli
  • Wilkinsons Tea and Coffee Hamper
  • Bouquet of Flowers
  • Bottle of Wine
  • And lots more….

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Please support Sam in the London Marathon!

samLast year you helped me raise over £1,000 for Arthritis Research UK as I ran the Great North Run Half Marathon, and I must say a huge thank you to all who donated.

Next Sunday I aim to go one step (or 13 miles!) further and run the London Marathon. My aim is to raise £2,000 for a charity that is so very close to my heart…

Any further donations you would like to make towards this wonderful charity would be greatly appreciated.

Sam Borrer
Athletics - Virgin Money London Marathon 2014

Please check out Sam’s Virgin Money Giving page and help him raise even MORE money for this incredibly worth cause.



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Happy Birthday to Jasmine Kirk, Lower VI!

Just to say..Happy-Birthday-general


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The circus is coming to HOHS!

There are just 22 days to go until the circus rolls into town for our annual PA Summer Fete!

It promises to be an action-packed day for the whole family, with exciting attractions ranging from crafts, clowns and circus skills workshops to inflatable castles, bouncy rides and games galore.

They will be stalls to browse, some fantastic raffle prizes up for grabs and plenty of refreshments too, including a BBQ, a ‘Cream Teas’ marquee, crêpes, ice creams and that all-important Pimm’s stand for the grown ups!

So please put Saturday 9th May in your diary now and start telling all your friends and family to come along too – this is one event you’ll definitely not want to miss.

HOHS Summer Fete Poster-A4.indd


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PA UPDATE: Exciting new purchases by the PA!


I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Easter and are enjoying the amazing weather.

Over the Easter break the PA have been very busy having a fantastic Play Fort installed in the woods. This was a complete surprise for the children when they returned to school, and seeing their looks of surprise and happy faces on Monday morning certainly makes all our hard work worth while!IMG_2692IMG_2704IMG_2723IMG_2858IMG_2870IMG_2873IMG_2869Also on our agenda over the holiday break was giving the Seniors Common room a complete makeover. This included having a new oak floor installed, a fresh coat of paint, new wooden blinds and sofas, a new 42in TV and a Nintendo games console!

The seniors girls were delighted with the finished result and are already enjoying all the extra seating and the opportunity to play games against each other at break time.IMG_2690IMG_2874Last, but by no means least, we decided to turn a small courtyard area near the sixth formers common room into a tropical garden. The new sets of tables and chairs now gives them somewhere to sit out and relax – or study! – during the summer months. IMG_2831IMG_2832IMG_2835IMG_2833I am really pleased with what we have managed to achieve and I hope that you can now all see how your support and the money we raise can really benefit and bring a lot of enjoyment to pupils throughout the school.

With your continued support we look forward to raising even more funds at the upcoming Summer Fete!

Charissa Garner
Chair of the PA


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