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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Redwings ‘Gangsters’ at large!

This weekend,  those boarders not hard at revision visited the equine sanctuary Redwings in Aylsham. After a quick tour of the open paddocks the girls set off to explore the sanctuary, discovering donkeys, ponies and horses galore! We even found hundreds of tiny frogs – the size of a thumbnail – much to everyone’s delight. The biggest surprise was that Miss Mann secretly adopted the miniature Shetland ponies, seen here, for the boarders!  Redwings call this group The Gangsters as they are full of character…just like our girls.


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Guineapigs’ holiday!

Our boarders’ two little ‘piggies’, Winnie and Bubbles, had a lovely half term holiday last week! Many thanks to the Tricker family for hosting them and taking such good care of them for us.

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Boarders visit Thrigby Hall

This half of term’s boarders’ weekend programme was rounded off  by a visit to Thrigby Hall yesterday for those girls not buried in A Level and GCSE revision.  Whilst the sun shone down on them they watched the tigers being fed at very close range and walked up into the trees to see the monkeys playing. The sheer size of the snakes proved to be too much for some people whilst most of the girls found the crocodiles a bit dull….until it lunged into the water and sent them running!

Miss Cushing
Senior Housemistress

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Boarders get cooking

Life is certainly never dull as a boarder at HOHS. After the fete last Saturday, perhaps inspired by the wonderful cake tent, they got busy baking and decorating some tasty cupcakes.


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Uniform Shop notice

Parents please note that our Uniform Shop will again not be open for its usual hour tomorrow morning as Mrs Clemitshaw is recovering from an operation.  However, if you have any urgent uniform requirements, please contact our Registrar, Linda Jones at ljones@hohs.co.uk and she will be able to assist.

We all wish Mrs Clemitshaw a speedy recovery.


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Fabulous Fete!

The weather may have been a little chilly but there was warm laughter, fun and a lovely laid-back atmosphere at HOHS for our well-attended fete today! Thanks to the PA for organising such a great event, and thanks to all who came – we hope you all had a great time!

Lots more photos to come over the next few days!

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Note to past pupils and all friends of HOHS: Summer Ball tickets are on sale at our fete tomorrow!

We would like to invite all past pupils and friends of HOHS to our Round-the-World themed 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 also, of course, open to parents of ALL our pupils, from Nursery to Sixth Form, plus staff, 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? Tami and Anna will be on hand at tomorrow’s SUMMER FETE to sell tickets: you can also reserve yours by calling us on 01603 810390 or emailing marketing@hohs.co.uk