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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GCSE exam results tomorrow


GCSE exam results will be available from school  tomorrow – Thursday 24th August – from 9.00am. 

Good luck everyone!

In the meantime, the Government (via Ofqual) has published information for GCSE results day explaining the changes to grading and what these mean. See the information for pupils  here  – Mrs Morgan will also have copies available tomorrow.

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Happy Birthday to Ria, Year 11!

Very best wishes on your 15th birthday, Ria – have a great day!


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Happy Birthday to Sophie, Year 10!

Happy 14th birthday, Sophie, have a lovely day!


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Happy smiles as Year 13 receive A Level results!

It may have been raining outside this morning, but there were sunny smiles in the hall as our Upper Sixth leavers celebrate another good year of A Level results and their next steps into the worlds of higher education and further training.  Mr Crump says:

“Our hard-working Year 13 girls can be proud of their achievements. They are a multi-national year group and we wish them well as they head off to universities in England and beyond – from Newcastle to Canada – or to their chosen workplace-based training.  I am delighted that all those applying to university have gained places on their chosen courses again this year –  something in which the school takes great pride – with  subjects as diverse as geography, animation, paramedicine, equine management and international development.”

The percentage of passes from A*- C has jumped up by twelve per cent on last year’s total – 73% compared to 61% in 2016 – so there is cause for celebration across the board.

Mr Crump added:

“Of course it’s not just about exam results, important and pleasing as they are. We hope our young women leave this school with well-rounded personalities, achievements in many areas and familiarity with leadership, hard work and high personal aspirations – these are the qualities every employer looks for in a rapidly-changing and uncertain world.”

Pictured below, left to right:  2016-17 Head Girl Anna, who will be studying Politics and English Literature at Newcastle University;  Emily, who is off to Royal Holloway College to study geography and Khloe,  who is heading for Brighton to study paramedic practice.

Deputy Head girl Tami, in the second picture,  has been offered places at  York University in Toronto and the University of Ottowa to study International Development as a step towards her ultimate ambition –  to open maternity clinics and paediatric centres in Malawi to help women with obstetric fistulas and premature babies. Tami received three good A Levels and an A* for her Extended Project Qualification,  for which she composed The Bluest Eyes, a song on black women’s self-image. Tami gained  the maximum 100% marks and you can  listen to her powerful song here.



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Happy Birthday to Matthias, Year 1!

Hope you have great fun on your 5th birthday, Matthias!


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Rosamaria and Sophie’s US adventure

Over the summer holidays, Rosamaria and Sophie (Year 10) have been with Rosa’s family to New York for a week before flying down to Orlando for another two weeks. In New York they visited the Empire State building, cruised on the Hudson river and wandered round Times Square, of course. Then it was off to Florida, where they had time to explore Universal Studios and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. They ate dinner in The Leaky Cauldron, bought a wand and rode on the Hogwarts Express train. They visited Islands of Adventure for more rides before heading to the NASA Space Centre to marvel at the Atlantis space shuttle. They even experienced a dolphin cruise on the Gulf of Mexico. Rosamaria said, “It was a fantastic holiday and great that Sophie came too…”

Lucky girls – and thank you for sending these pictures!

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Winter Wonderland Market alert!

It may seem too early even to think about Christmas shopping (shh…we’ll whisper it!), but do put Saturday November 18th into your diary! Our Parents’ Association will be hosting another of their amazing, hugely popular Winter Wonderland seasonal fairs – a chance to shop for gifts, food and decorations all under one roof in The Barn at HOHS and with plenty to keep the family happy too. Watch this space for more details over the coming weeks and months but in the meantime, if you or anyone you know would like to take a stall, please contact Joy at pa@hohs.co.uk

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