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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County Badminton Success for Izzy!


Congratulations to Izzy (Year 10) who has been selected to play for both the U16 and U18 Norfolk Badminton teams.  Izzy is pictured below, left, after winning an adults tournament with her doubles partner Charlotte over the Summer.  Her first county match is this Sunday when she’ll be travelling to play against Essex for the Under 18 team. Good luck!

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Congratulations to Chloe!

Chloe  (Year 2) entered two LAMDA exams over the summer, one a solo Entry Level Award in Communication, for which she got a distinction scoring 99/100; and the second  a group effort for which her group scored 98/100. She received the results a couple of weeks ago and was super pleased!

You can find out more about the exams on the  LAMDA website. Please ask at Reception if you are interested in taking LAMDA classes via HOHS, with  our highly experienced tutor Jane Hardy.

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Our ‘stars’ this week were…


Our most recent ‘Stars’, receiving special mention by Mr Peace in today’s  Prep Department Praise Assembly, are:

Alfie (Year 2), for being punctual, sensible and always smart in his uniform. Alfie also did fantastic ICT work on the  Great Fire of London and a superb poster for homework!

Oliver (Year 1), for exceptional following of class rules, ALWAYS working hard and focusing well.  Oliver is also always very polite!

Harry (Reception), for trying very hard, always. Harry only joined us on September 18th and has settled in fantastically well and made friends already!

Jack (Nursery Yellow), for great improvement all round. Jack is much more settled and happy and demonstrated superb bravery demonstrating skills in the swimming pool!

Well done to all of these ‘stars’! The picture was taken in an earlier assembly and shows how well the children listen.

Who will it be next time?

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U13 hockey v New Eccles Hall

On a gloriously sunny afternoon today, we hosted New Eccles Hall for U13 hockey. I am thrilled to announce that we were victorious, securing a 5-0 win. Player of the match went to Rachel Y who scored a magnificent hat trick. Other goal scorers included Cristina and Ruby H. Great result ladies!!

Mrs Woods
Head of Physical Education


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Our ‘stars’ of the week


Our ‘Stars’ this week, receiving special mention from Mr Peace and their teachers in the Prep Department Praise Assembly this morning, are:

Maisy (Year 6) For trying hard in all lessons and particularly for working very well indeed in her computing lesson.

Georgina (Year 5) For tremendous effort in reading and writing, for excellent independent work on South America in geography and for being very kind and helpful!

Adam (Year 4) For being so keen in all lessons and for his great “have a go” attitude!

Felicity (Year 3) For making good progress in her transition to Year 3 and for excellent independent work in maths. Felicity is also always very polite!

Well done, everyone!


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Celebrating GCSE results at HOHS!

There were smiles and hugs all round at HOHS this morning as our Year 11 girls collected their GCSE results and celebrated the fruits of their hard work. Well done, everyone – and we wish you all the very best with your A Levels and vocational programmes next year.

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Happy smiles as Year 13 receive A Level results!

It may have been raining outside this morning, but there were sunny smiles in the hall as our Upper Sixth leavers celebrate another good year of A Level results and their next steps into the worlds of higher education and further training.  Mr Crump says:

“Our hard-working Year 13 girls can be proud of their achievements. They are a multi-national year group and we wish them well as they head off to universities in England and beyond – from Newcastle to Canada – or to their chosen workplace-based training.  I am delighted that all those applying to university have gained places on their chosen courses again this year –  something in which the school takes great pride – with  subjects as diverse as geography, animation, paramedicine, equine management and international development.”

The percentage of passes from A*- C has jumped up by twelve per cent on last year’s total – 73% compared to 61% in 2016 – so there is cause for celebration across the board.

Mr Crump added:

“Of course it’s not just about exam results, important and pleasing as they are. We hope our young women leave this school with well-rounded personalities, achievements in many areas and familiarity with leadership, hard work and high personal aspirations – these are the qualities every employer looks for in a rapidly-changing and uncertain world.”

Pictured below, left to right:  2016-17 Head Girl Anna, who will be studying Politics and English Literature at Newcastle University;  Emily, who is off to Royal Holloway College to study geography and Khloe,  who is heading for Brighton to study paramedic practice.

Deputy Head girl Tami, in the second picture,  has been offered places at  York University in Toronto and the University of Ottowa to study International Development as a step towards her ultimate ambition –  to open maternity clinics and paediatric centres in Malawi to help women with obstetric fistulas and premature babies. Tami received three good A Levels and an A* for her Extended Project Qualification,  for which she composed The Bluest Eyes, a song on black women’s self-image. Tami gained  the maximum 100% marks and you can  listen to her powerful song here.