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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Time for another look at our Hethersett Old Hall School video!

It’s just about a year since our HOHS promotional video was launched – and it had over 3,000 views when it appeared on our Facebook page! It still gives us that “aaaah” feeling, and reflects our happy, thriving school very well – so why not give it another look? Click here to link to  the video on youtube and let’s get the number of views there up!

The film was made by Winnie (Wing-Yee,  pictured below), a former HOHS pupil who is now a film maker.



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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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Greetings from Hong Kong!

We have a long tradition of welcoming girls from around the world into our boarding community, and appreciate the international dimension this brings to our school. This week, Mr and Mrs Crump have been attending three events in Hong Kong and China for English schools and colleges – and were delighted to be joined by one of our old girls, Elaine, who lives in Hong Kong. Elaine came along with her daughter Katrina and sister Joey, helping out on our stand and acting as interpreters for visiting parents interested in finding out about education in the UK.  Mr Crump says,

 “A huge thank you is due to Elaine, Katrina and Joey. It was a great pleasure to see them and they were such a help on our stand, able to talk to potential parents and pupils and explain all the wonderful things about our school.” 




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HOHS golden old girls inspired at St James’ Palace

Four of our past pupils –  Sophie Beart, Megan Chainey, Hannah Kingston and Erica Nunney – were at St James’ Palace in London yesterday with Miss Mann and Mrs Grove for the first gold Duke of Edinburgh’s award presentation of the season.  They received their awards from Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, who conversed at length with the group, asking them many questions about their award experiences.

The guest presenter with our group was Amy Hughes. This inspiring young woman holds the world record for the most consecutive marathons, running 53 in 53 days – one in every English city. As if this wasn’t an amazing feat in its own right, she also raised £54000 for a brain tumour cancer charity. Amy, in the final picture below, was attending the presentation to receive her Diamond Award, for breaking another world record –  running the most miles on a treadmill 20 hours a day for a week!  She said this was far more challenging than the marathons and inspired the girls with her life motto: ” If your dreams aren’t scary, they are not big enough,” adding, “You are strong, you are fearless… and don’t ever give up!”

Did you know…?

HOHS is participating in the Diamond Award. Any parent or pupil, whether individually, as a family or as a group, can challenge themselves to a skill or physical activity and through sponsorship to raise money for the Award charity. Watch out for letters and sponsorship forms coming home this week.

Mrs Grove was invited to today’s event as a VIP – watch the blog over the next day or two for why!

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Amy Hughes


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Where are they now? Katie’s story…

We are always delighted to have news of our old girls and this week heard from Katie Nunney, who left HOHS after her A Levels and is now twenty-two.  After completing a Masters in Land Economy & Rural Surveying at the University of Aberdeen, Katie has just started a new job for The National Trust in Buckinghamshire as an assistant rural surveyor. Katie says that achieving her Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award whilst in the Sixth Form at HOHS was a definite factor in her success, and particularly thanked Mrs Grove for her commitment to the scheme.   We all wish Katie every success in her exciting new role!


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The 2016 Hethersett Old Hall School video is now on Youtube!

We have had almost 3,000 views of our new promotional video since it launched via Facebook a couple of weeks ago…and now, finally, we’ve managed to upload it to our Youtube channel as well!

Click here to link to  the video on youtube

Even if you have already viewed it, please would you take a moment to watch it again via Youtube, to help boost the number of views there? It is such a sweet little film and completely reflects what our happy, thriving school is like, as several parents have commented. We want as many people as possible to see it! Thanks again to Winnie (Wing-Yee,  pictured below), a former HOHS pupil who filmed us at work and play!

Thank you – and have a great long weekend, everyone.




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Our new video is here!

Many thanks to former pupil Wing-Yee Ngai for working with us to produce this video which, we think, completely reflects the heart of our friendly school. Thanks also to the pupils who took part so enthusiastically in the filming, whether they were aware of the camera or not!

We are working through some technical issues with uploading the video itself here, but meanwhile you can view a low resolution version on our Facebook page.