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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HOHS Bird Club wins National Geographic Kids Magazine competition!

Back in January and February, after the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch,  our Bird Club entered a national competition that Amy T (Year 2) had found in her National Geographic Kids   magazine.  Mrs Bird was thrilled to hear last week that we have won the competition – and today our RSPB prizes have arrived!  Mrs Bird says she will save opening the parcels until the children are back in school next term….how exciting that will be!

Prizes from the RSPB have arrived in school today…but we will keep them as a surprise for the children to open next term!

Lots of our pupils participated in the Big Garden Birdwatch in January

We summarised our Birdwatch findings and sent them in to the National Geographic’s competition.

And we’re the winners!


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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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Caitlin selected for national swimming squad

We are delighted  to announce that talented swimmer Caitlin C-K (Year 5) has been selected for the National Swimming squad and has started her training with the squad.  Congratulations, Caitlin, on this wonderful achievement. The picture shows Caitlin with a ercent medal haul from a competition at UEA Sportspark.

Do you have achievements out of school to tell us about? Drop us a line at mailto:marketing@hohs.co.uk and tell us about it!


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Mia goes gold!

Last Saturday Mia (Year 10) took part in a termly swimming competition with Norwich Swan Swimming Club, swimming to Gold medal position in both the front crawl and backstroke 50metres races in the 14+ age group. Well done, Mia!

Do you have achievements out of school to tell us about? Drop us a line at mailto:marketing@hohs.co.uk and tell us about it!


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Caitlin scoops Top Athlete swim trophy at UEA

Last weekend Caitlin (Year 5) scooped a stunning TWELVE medals at a long course (50 metre pool) swimming competition at UEA Sportspark involving eight swimming clubs from around the region.  Caitlin, who trains six times weekly for UEA City of Norwich Swimming Club, took six gold, five silver and one bronze medal. Her haul also brought her the coveted ‘Top Athlete’ trophy, as her points tally beat off all the other 266 girls who competed.  Well done, Caitlin!

Do you have achievements out of school to tell us about? Drop us a line at mailto:marketing@hohs.co.uk and tell us about it!


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Medal haul for Caitlin

Earlier this month Caitlin (Year 5) scooped an impressive SEVEN medals at a swimming competition at UEA Sportspark. Caitlin, who trains six times weekly for UEA City of Norwich Swimming Club, competed against swimmers up to three years older from a total of seven swimming clubs. Her haul included two gold medals (50m and 200m backstroke), two silvers (100m breaststroke and 100m backstroke) and three bronze! Very well done, Caitlin!

Do you have achievements out of school to tell us about? Drop us a line at mailto:marketing@hohs.co.uk and tell us about it!


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Darci’s prize specimen!

Darci (Year 9) was recently shortlisted for the The Nancy Rothwell Award, a national award scheme celebrating specimen drawing in schools and highlighting the benefits of combining  art and science. Darci’s botanical drawing depicted a rose with all its different parts.  You can see it on the Nancy Rothwell pinterest board here, along with other shortlisted entries.

Congratulations to Darci and the other Year 9 girls who entered – the work is on display in school, outside Mrs Collins’ office.