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 Libby, Year 8!

Congratulations on becoming a teenager, Libby. We wish you a wonderful birthday.


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Happy Birthday to Caitlin M, Year 10!

Happy Birthday, Caitlin. We hope you are enjoying the holidays as well as your birthday!


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Happy Birthday to Aiden, Nursery!

Happy 4th birthday, Aiden! Hope you are having a lovely time in the holidays, too!


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Fitzwilliam Favourites!

Years 10 and 12 art students enjoyed a fascinating visit to the Fitzwilliam Museum and Kettle’s Yard Gallery in Cambridge towards  the end of term. Highlight of the day was Antony Gormley’s Infinite Cube II, made of mirrored glass and 1000 LED lights.






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Send us a selfie with Odin!

Our contribution to the exciting GoGoHare exhibition is now in place in the Forum in Norwich. Odin, our baby hare (leveret) can be found with 23 other schools’ leverets in the Gallery next to the gift shop within The Forum.

Pick up a poster and a trail map from the Gallery and accept the challenge of finding all the hares…or just take a photo of yourself with the HOHS leveret and enter our selfie competition!

How to enter: Simply send your photo to marketing@hohs.co.uk – winner will be announced in the first week of the new term in early September.

More info on the trail is at www.gogohares.co.uk


Odin was a big hit at the Norfolk Show a couple of weeks ago! Now he is in the Forum in Norwich.


Odin was based on the design created by Laura S (Year 11),inspired by Norse and Celtic mythology.

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Tennis League Winners

We are delighted to report that both our Years 7 & 8 and our 15 and under teams have won their inter-school tennis leagues!

Last Monday we played two matches against Aylsham High School.

The Years 7 & 8 team of Rachel Y, Anna L, Cristina M-M and Ashlyn G won 4 – 2. The girls then clinched their league title last Tuesday in their final fixture versus Acle.

The 15 and under team also recorded a straight 6-0 victory at Aylsham – well done Hannah Y, Rebekah Y, Skyla-Grace M and Darcey W – and have won their league too!

A fabulous achievement: well done to all the girls and of course to coach Katie. We hope all you tennis fans are enjoying watching Wimbledon!

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Rachel in Road to Wimbledon county quarter finals

Last Saturday Rachel Y (Year 8) represented HOHS at the county finals of the Road to Wimbledon 14 and Under Challenge County Finals,  held at East Anglia Tennis and Squash Club. Rachel played superbly, reaching the quarter-finals to finish in the top eight players in this age group in the county.  Well done, Rachel! She is pictured below with HOHS team mates following a victory at Hethersett Academy last month.

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The Road to Wimbledon 14 and Under Challenge is a unique competition which enables schools and tennis clubs throughout the country to inspire their 14 and Under players, with regional winners having the opportunity to play on the grass courts at Wimbledon in August.  Throughout the Summer Term, many singles matches were played at school: these established Rachel Y and Anna L (Year 8) as our school champions eligible to participate in the County Finals. Sadly, Anna was unable to attend the finals event.