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Year 13 drinks reception

On Wednesday 24th May we held a drinks reception for our Year 13 pupils and their parents. It was a beautiful, sunny evening which allowed us to hold the reception outside for the first time in a few years. Pupils, parents and staff enjoyed drinks, canapes and cakes out on the lawn in the evening sunshine.

We are proud of our girls here at HOHS and we would like to wish them all the best in their rapidly approaching A Level examinations.

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Mathematics Challenge Result

Well done to our Years 7 and 8 pupils. This year’s United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Mathematics Challenge results arrived from Leeds University last week and the results are as follows:

Year 7
1st – Anna
2nd – Fleur
3rd – Felicity
4th – Cristina

Year 8

1st – Emily
2nd – Taonga
3rd equal – Emilia and Catlin

Congratulations – certificates should arrive soon through the post from Leeds University.

Mrs Heppell
Head of Mathematics

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Lucy helps launch gymnastics centre

Lucy (Year 9) is a talented gymnast whose achievements we are proud to share. Just after half term, she will be undertaking a key role in the launch of a new community gymnastics satellite centre at Queens Hill Primary School. Throughout the day,  Lucy’s gymnastics club will be running displays and taster sessions for around 400 pupils aged 4-11, with Lucy taking part in the demonstrations, as well as acting as a volunteer coach during the sessions.

The day will give Lucy useful additional volunteering and coaching experience before she takes the British Gymnastics Core Proficiency coaching qualification later in the year, as well as giving her the opportunity to share her love of the sport.

Caption Lucy  receiving Gymnast of the Year award, December 2016.


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These Boots are Made for Drawing…

Internationally-renowned illustrator Sarah Beetson has provided the inspiration for an exciting art project our Year 9 girls have just started with Miss Coughlan. This week they chose leg and footwear to use as the basis for a colourful piece of work they will develop over the coming half term.  The first stage was to wear and photograph the footwear –  watch this space for how they turn out!

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Happy Birthday to Ashlyn, Year 7!

Wishing you a fantastic 12th birthday, Ashlyn – hope you are having a lovely half term break, too!


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Happy Birthday to Charlotte, Year 11!

Happy 16th Birthday, Charlotte, and here’s to a great year ahead!


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Young People’s Election Debate

Senior pupils interested in the issues at the heart of our forthcoming election can ask questions and hear what local MPs  of all political persuasions have to say at a debate at Norwich’s OPEN venue in Bank Plain on Tuesday evening from 6.00-8.00pm. It’s free but you need to sign up to book a ticket. 

The MPs taking part will be:
• Clive Lewis (Labour)
• Norman Lamb (Liberal Democrats)
• Richard Bearman (Green Party)
• Chloe Smith (Conservative representative)

Going? Please email marketing@hohs.co.uk afterwards to let us know what you thought of the debate!