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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Unlocking our magical Prep Production

There has been plenty of hard work and lots of fun in rehearsals all term for our fabulous Prep drama production, The Keymaster – it promises to be a real treat and all the children have at  least one part to play. Parents have been busy too, sourcing and making costumes. It is very much appreciated, thank you!

The play will be performed next Tuesday and Thursday, 27th and 29th June, at 7.00pm in The Barn.  We hope to see you there.

There will be two performances, on  Tuesday  27th and Thursday 29th June at 7.00pm in The Barn so, parents, make a note in your diaries!


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Welcome back for an exciting half term!

We hope all our families have had an enjoyable half term break – we’re looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow, ready for more hard work and fun at the friendliest school in the area!


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Night of the Notables 2017 – see the gallery!

Our Year 9 girls presented a hugely successful ‘Night of the Notables’ to parents and friends last Friday evening in The Barn. Each pupil chose a notable person from history or the current day, researched them and embodied them for the evening, answering visitors’ questions about their lives.  Now the full Gallery is available to view here…

Isabelle as Gabby Adcock

Sarah as Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill

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Night of the Notables tonight – come on down!

Our Year 9 girls will be presenting the annual ‘Night of the Notables’ to parents and friends this evening from 6.30pm in The Barn.

Each pupil has chosen a notable person from history or the current day, researched the character and then will embody them for the evening so that visitors can learn all about them. Do come and have a look if you can – the girls have all done their notables proud! Here is a sneak preview of just a few of the characters visitors will encounter. More pictures will be on the blog  over the weekend!

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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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Senior Spring Recital: Mrs Greene’s review

Earlier we reported briefly on Wednesday’s Senior Spring Recital. Mrs Greene has added this more detailed appreciative review:

This year’s Spring Recital showcased some of the school’s musical talents and I would like to offer my congratulations to all our performers for their courage in sharing their talents at the concert. I know it can be a little scary in front of an audience!

As usual, the orchestra kicked things off with two pieces, St Anthony Chorale by Brahms and the well-known Sousa Marches (memories of Monty Python). Thanks are due to Mrs Jaggard for all her work with the orchestra. They may be few in number but the members have shown eagerness and commitment.

Thank you to Mrs Jaggard, also, for accompanying most of our soloists. Four of our flautists played a solo or a duet – a blues number from Isabel, an athletic, classical piece from Emilia, a familiar duet from Alice, and finally, a beautiful piece of Bach from Alia. All four played with a beautiful tone; thanks also to Miss Ellis for her help.

Our solo singers, Felicity, Francesca and Charlotte, entertained us with songs ranging from an Easter hymn and a song from the musicals, to a recent chart song. Special mention must go to Charlotte Harding (Charlie) for stepping in to accompany the two older girls in their performances. She also accompanied the choir in their version of the Panic at the disco song This is gospel. This term, the choir chose and arranged this song themselves. They are becoming more confident singing harmonies in three parts.

Suzie and Cristina performed on the piano for us; Cristina performed her solo from memory (I couldn’t do that) and Suzie introduced us to the melodies of Korean K-Pop. Sophie showed how much her violin playing has improved over the years, performing a technically challenging piece. Anna, too, has shown so much progress over the times we have heard her play her harp. Look out for her larger harp at Speech Day.

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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