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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What are you doing today?

We hope all our HOHS families and friends will be having fun this Bank Holiday Monday. Don’t forget to send us photos and news to marketing@hohs.co.uk for prizes at the start of term!



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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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Nursery and Reception ‘thumbs-up’ for new equipment!

Thanks to our Parents’ Association, the play equipment in the EYFS area has just been upgraded. Yesterday saw the children trying it out for the first time – and clearly approving!


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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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After-school tea break this Friday!

Our Friday afternoon tea and chat sessions have been so popular that we’re offering another this week. There may not be warm sunshine for sitting outside as there was in September, but the Quiet Room is cosy and the log fire and Christmas tree in the entrance hall are very inviting, so do join us! Members of the PA will be there to welcome you.

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Father Christmas, Reindeer and crafting at HOHS

This morning saw lots of smiles and fun as families came together in the Barn to do some Christmas-themed crafting together and chat to Father Christmas. Meanwhile, outside, two of his reindeer were ready to show us how much they like carrots! Thanks to our hardworking PA members for organising this – and for serving delicious mince pies, soup and other goodies, too!


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A feast of music, mulled wine and mince pies!

Parents, pupils and staff enjoyed an evening of the school’s musical talent at the Winter Concert in the Barn yesterday evening, followed by mince pies and mulled wine.

The audience was treated to a varied and lively programme with solo instrumental and singing performances, duos and groups as well as both Prep and Senior choirs and our orchestra. The Upper Prep choir gave us a lively rendition of the 19th-Century All Around My Hat, while the Handchime Group opted for a familiar piece from two hundred years earlier, God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen. Deputy Head girl Tami’s soulful rendition of Without a Word brought a tear to the eye of this reviewer, while Sam P’s interpretation of the Clean Bandit song Rockabye got the feet tapping! International pupils Cherry (vocals) and Susie (piano) gave us a hauntingly beautiful song in Chinese and Felicity’s Home on the Range was charmingly performed.  The Senior Choir finished the concert with a polished rendition of Empire State of Mind before the mince pies and mulled wine brought a most enjoyable evening to an end.

It was good to see so many pupils showcase their talents in front of their parents and wider school community: very well done to all of them.

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