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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Year 7 Maths Challenge certificates


We previously reported on the excellent achievements of our Year 7 pupils who took part in the national Mathematics Trust Mathematics Challenge organised by the University of Cambridge.

Here they are proudly displaying their certificates which arrived in school recently.

Mrs Heppell
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13 years of D of E success at HOHS

badge-gold_1In the last 13 years, over 370 girls from HOHS have achieved bronze, silver and gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards, with 82 gaining the gold.

No fewer than thirteen of our sixth formers received their gold awards at the annual presentation at Sandringham last year – more than any other school within the Norfolk County Council area.

These are rigorous awards involving a variety of tough challenges and are valuable additions to girls’ CVs and UCAS applications.

Mrs Grove and other members of staff work tirelessly to make this a really rewarding part of the senior girls’ experience at HOHS.



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Sports Update: U13/U15 rounders team reach the finals

Due to the season’s results tally, our U13 and U15 rounders teams have made it to the FINALS in the schools’ league.

These matches will take place at the Open Academy in Norwich from 4pm on Monday 6th July. Parents and friends are very welcome to come along and offer their support on the day!

Miss Mickleburgh
Head of PE


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No newsletter this week

Owing to our attendance at the Norfolk Show this week, there is no newsletter coming home with pupils today: the last edition for this term will be distributed at Speech Day next Wednesday.

EYFS pupils will have a copy in their end of term envelopes; anyone else who would like either an emailed copy or a hard copy are requested to send a request to reception@hohs.co.uk

Thank you


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Sports Results: Senior house swimming gala

A very exciting and team-spirited Years 7, 8 & 9 inter-house swimming gala took place last week with the following results:

1st: Ryder (67)
2nd: Austen (60)
3rd: Fry 3rd (37)

Mrs McEvoy



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Visit our Go Go Dragon in Pottergate!

Dragon-finishedOur beautiful GoGO Dragon, Grace, has now been installed in The Good Earth Clothing Company shop in Pottergate in the Norwich Lanes. This family-run business specialises in ladies’ and men’s clothing made from natural fabrics including cotton, linen, silk and hemp.

Owner Richard Harvey lives in Hethersett and specially requested our dragon as his daughter, now an accountant living in the Cotswolds, is a former pupil of the school.

A warm welcome awaits any HOHS family who visit the shop to see our dragon and have a browse!


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Tennis news: Nursery stars and Prep School champions

Nursery Mini Tennis Taster
Last week, our Nursery pupils enjoyed their first mini tennis lesson. I was very impressed with their behaviour, enthusiasm and tennis skills. Regular weekly sessions for Nursery pupils start in September.
MINI TENNIS BANNERMini Tennis Green Tournament
On the Thursday we held our annual Years 5 and 6 Tennis Green tournament. The matches were closely contested and I was extremely impressed with the high standards of play and sportsmanship displayed by all the pupils. The results were:

Year 5 champion: James
Year 5 runner-up: Warwick
Year 5 third place: Henry
Year 6 champion: William

Harriet and Emily will play the Year 6 girls’ final next week. Well done, everyone.Tennis5

Our Prep school ‘Rally Champions’ are as follows:-

Year 1: Tyrell
Year 2: Georgina
Year 3: Maxim – 169, Samuel – 125, Alexander – 56
Year 4: Skyla-Grace – 102

Skyla has also been awarded the ‘Most Improved Player of the Term’ in Year 4. She has worked incredibly hard all term and she has made outstanding progress. Well done, Skyla-Grace!

Katie Brooks
Head of Tennis


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