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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Message from Miss Cushing

Please may I remind parents of boarders that all items of clothing should be labelled as this will save a lot of confusion in the first week.

Thank you

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Message from Miss Mickleburgh

I would like to remind everyone that our badminton and trampolining clubs for Years 3 – 13 have limited places which are awarded on a first come, first served basis. The clubs take place after school on Mondays and have a cost associated with them.

Session 1: 4 – 5pm
Session 2: 5 – 6pm

If your child is interested, they simply need to turn up for the club at the appropriate time on Monday 5th September to be registered with our coaches. Because of the limited spaces, pupils need to arrive promptly to avoid disappointment.

Years 3 – 6 must ensure they register at day-boarding first before being escorted to the sports hall.

For a little bit of inspiration, I have attached a picture of Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge, our bronze medal men’s double team from the Olympics!



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Book of the Week

This week’s book of the week is The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness.

This is the story of a possible apocalypse. Mikey worries about everything, adulthood, love, relationships, popularity, parents and the future. He worries about his father who is a drunk and a grandma who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. If that is not enough, Mikey also has the “Immortals” contend with.

This is a great novel that is hilarious as well as poignant. It is written as a narrative that also features a demigod cat and a zombie deer.

Suitable for age thirteen and above.

The Rest of us just live here



One more reason to smile

This year, we had our youngest ever GCSE candidate, Rosamaria in Year 8. She achieved a splendid A grade in her German GCSE – three years before most pupils take these exams! Rosamaria, who is not a native German speaker, studied German after school with Mrs Boar.

Many congratulations, Rosamaria!

German GCSE


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Happy Birthday to Rebekah Young, Year 8

Happy 13th birthday, Rebekah. Congratulations on becoming a teenager!


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Happy Birthday to Beatrix Goode, Reception!

Happy 5th Birthday, Beatrix, from all of us here at HOHS.


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GCSE Success!

Here at Hethersett Old Hall School we are again celebrating the exam success of our pupils. With 60% of GCSEs meriting grades A*- B, we would like to congratulate our girls on their achievements. The percentage of pupils achieving the key measure of GCSEs in English and mathematics increased from 81% last year to 85% this year.

Mr Crump said ‘A great deal of hard work has gone into obtaining these results and I congratulate all the candidates – and, of course, their hard-working teachers – on their achievement. These examination results lay an excellent foundation for A level study and beyond.’

GCSE Results 4 GCSE Results 2 GCSE results 1 GCSE Results 3


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