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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Welcome back to school!

Welcome back to all our pupils, boarders, parents and staff! We hope you’ve had a lovely Easter break and are now rested and raring to go..

Let the fun, games and learning begin! This is a particularly important term for our Year 11 and Year 13 girls as they approach the GCSE and A Level exams they have been working towards, with the individual support and encouragement of their teachers.

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Our boarders are back!

Today our boarders will all arrive safely back to school after their Easter break – and this evening they will doubtless be busy catching up with each other’s news, unpacking and sorting their rooms, some of which have had a fresh lick of paint over the holidays!

We look forward to seeing the rest of our school family tomorrow morning, ready for an exciting  and very busy Summer term. Don’t forget, it is full summer uniform from tomorrow!


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Coming soon – the fabulous HOHS Summer Fete!

Our fete is coming on May 6th (11.00am-2.00pm). As always, it will be huge fun for all the family, with a host of entertainment, games, stalls and refreshments including tasty barbecue lunches and a cake tent. At the beginning of term, please look out for raffle tickets and other information – and don’t forget to keep that day free in your diaries!


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Round the World for Summer Ball 2017!

Grab your passports, ticket and boarding card – we’re off round the world for this year’s Summer Ball on July 6th!  Head and Deputy Head girls Anna and Tami are creating a fantastic event with an international flavour…there will be a themed three-course dinner, dancing and a gorgeously-decorated marquee for an evening out to remember. There will also be a licensed bar, operating a strict ID policy, an official photographer and a photo booth.  The ball is open to parents of ALL our pupils, from Nursery to Sixth Form, plus friends, staff and old girls, as well as our Year 11-13 girls.

Don’t miss out – tickets are now on sale and cost just £35.00 per person. Why not make up a table of ten with your friends? Order forms were sent home in the end of term envelopes; old girls and friends can order from Reception or call 01603 810390.

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Easter bonnets!

On the last day of term, our Lower and Upper Prep Departments took part in an Easter bonnet competitions.  Thanks to all the parents who helped the children make these sumptuous creations at home – it was a visual feast and they were all winners!

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Enjoy the Easter holidays!

We hope that all our pupils, parents and staff have a wonderful Easter holiday. May the weather stay warm and the Easter Bunny be kind!

We look forward to seeing you all back again when the summer term starts on Monday 24th April. Meanwhile, watch the blog for lots of pictures from the fun end-of-term activities we’ve been enjoying,including today’s Easter bonnet parade and prize-winning. And to kick off, here are the winners in the Prep department’s egg-rolling competition. In first place  is Grace, second Reno (sporting his fabulous Easter bonnet competition entry!)  and third Maxim. All three won several heats in their year groups to get to the grand final in The Barn this afternoon and were awarded Easter eggs by Mr Crump. 


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Boarders visit Oxburgh Hall

On Saturday the boarders rounded off the term with a visit to Oxburgh Hall to experience what life was like in the 15th Century. The sun came out and the hall enchanted the girls with its secrets. The priest’s hole was a huge excitement but luckily nobody got stuck in the small entrance to it. The beautiful grounds were the perfect place for the picnic and it was a lovely end to the term’s excursions.

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