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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Matilda’s gymnastics achievement

Congratulations to Matilda, Year 4,  who received her Level 1 British Gymnastics Proficiency award last Saturday. Matilda has worked from Level 8 up to Level 1.

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Alex in regional Sportshall finals

Alex (Year 5) competed at the regional sportshall finals in Hatfield in the Norfolk U11 squad last weekend.  With fierce competition from the Essex, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Hertfordshire teams, Alex’s team did really well and came second. On a personal level Alex beat his PB for standing long jump.   “It was such an amazing day, the atmosphere was electric,” said Alex’s mother.




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Sports Results: Years 3,5 & 6 at Norwich Lower School

Eight pupils from Years  3, 5 and 6 braved the cold, wet weather for a cross country meet at Norwich Lower School on Tuesday. Cross country is an up-and-coming sport at HOHS and the pupils put in 100% effort against tough competition from a number of other schools. We are looking forward to building upon this again next year!

Mrs Woods

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Isabelle is U14 doubles Norfolk Schools Champion!

Isabelle S (Year 9) competed in the Norfolk U14 Schools Badminton competition at the weekend.  She played against a large entry of the best players from across the county and, after some exciting games, won both the girls and mixed doubles competition and was runner up in the girls singles! Congratulations, Izzy, on this fantastic achievement.

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Alex sprints (and jumps!) to County Champion medal

Our congratulations go to Alex (Year 5), who competed in the Keith Ward Athletics Competition yesterday in Kings Lynn. In the long jump he achieved 3m 49, smashing his personal best of 2m and winning a trophy for coming in second place and a medal for being County Champion.

Alex also went on to run the 60m sprint in 9.5 seconds, again taking the second-place trophy and County Champion medal.

At only nine years old, Alex has been selected for the U11 Norfolk Athletics Squad and is proud to be representing Norfolk at the regional finals in Hatfield on Sunday 12th Feb.
Well done, Alex – and thank you to Alex’s mother for sending us this happy picture!


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Congratulations to our drama queens!

Three of Jane Hardy’s LAMDA pupils were celebrating their success in acting exams this week. Ashlyn and Amelia (Year 7) both achieved over 90% for their Grade 1 exams, and Isabel (Year 9) achieved an outstanding 97% at Grade 5.

Mrs Hardy said, “I am so pleased for the girls and their excellent results are thoroughly deserved. It is a delight to teach such talented pupils!”

Individual and group LAMDA classes in acting and public speaking are available from Mrs Hardy, who welcomes enquiries from anyone interested in joining. You can find out more about the exams themselves at the LAMDA website. Please ask at Reception if you are interested.

Pictured below with Jane Hardy, left to right, are Isabel, Ashlyn and Amelia receiving their Lamda certificates.

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Lucy is Gymnast of the Year

At HOHS we like to celebrate pupils’ successes out of school as well as within, so we were very proud to hear that Lucy (Year 8) has won another gymnastics accolade. Last week she was named 2016 Gymnasts’ Gymnast of the Year at the annual awards ceremony at her gymnastics club Split Leaps. The award is an honour voted for by all members of the club and marks the end of a fantastic year full of achievements for Lucy – well done!