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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Little workers on Open Morning!

We can’t resist sharing these pictures from last Saturday’s Open Morning….

In the first image, some of our Year 2 pupils are demonstrating their creative skills for visitors to admire, while the rest show Year 1’s little Van Goghs hard at work. The children have been studying the life and work of the famous French Impressionist and have been really enthusiastic about his colourful sunflowers!

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Open Morning – ready to go!

Open Morning is just about to kick off and our lovely entrance hall and Quiet Room are as warm and welcoming as our staff and pupils…come on down between 10.00am and noon to have a tour and a chat!

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Open Morning today!

We look forward to welcoming you to our  Open Morning being held today from 10am to 12 noon. Come and see what makes us so special!




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Tennis report

It has been a wonderful week within the tennis programme at HOHS, with  record numbers of pupils attending their weekly lessons. There have been plenty of tennis balls hit and lots of fun on the courts!

Next week, there will be a ‘Rafa Nadal Rallying’ competition for all mini tennis and tennis players throughout the school.

Players of the Week are:

Lower Prep School

Isla (Nursery) for excellent ball and racket skills.

Alfie (Year 2) for outstanding rallying skills.

Upper Prep School

Oliver (Year 4) for brilliant improvement, energy and enthusiasm.

Chloe (Year 4) for excellent rallying skills.

Senior School

Emily (Year 7) for outstanding improvement and hardwork.

Katie Brooks
Head of Tennis

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No after-school swimming this week

Parents, please be aware that there will be no swimming after school this week as Mr McEvoy is unwell.  Children are, of course, very welcome to stay and join in the other fun activities organised by our after-school co-ordinator.

Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.




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Eastern regional award for HOHS parent Dudley


Congratulations to Dudley Garner,  whose two daughters Isabella and Cecily are pupils at HOHS.  Dudley has won a ‘run group leader of the year’ award for the eastern region for his ‘Couch to 5k‘ running group.  Dudley’s story is really inspirational – do click here have a look at this article from yesterday’s Eastern Daily Press!  As well as the  written article you will also find  a Mustard TV video about Dudley’s recovery from a severe head injury.

We at HOHS owe Dudley huge thanks for his support as an ambassador for our school and especially for all his help with our fundraising events.  Watch this space for news of one of his ‘Up the Tempo’ running courses starting again at HOHS  next Spring…

picture: Mick Shortland




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India adventure for Samaara

Samaara (Reception)  and her family are in Delhi visiting some relatives. She has seen the Taj Mahal, sat on a camel, visited Delhi Zoo, sat in many tuk tuks and even seen some cheeky monkeys run across her grandma’s balcony!