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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Year 8 in Cromer

On a grey day yesterday our Year 8 girls went on a geography field trip to Overstrand and Cromer,  to study the sea defences and the impacts of tourism.

Everyone worked really hard – and the fish and chips were, according to the girls, one of the highlights!

Well done everyone.

Mrs Grove



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Chocoholic boarders!

Our boarders are out shopping this weekend – pictures soon! – but what else have they been up to? Well, on Thursday evening they competed in a quiz on a subject close to their hearts: CHOCOLATE!
The questions were wide ranging and it was very competitive but eventually team HRM won by two points. The prize of course was….chocolate!

Test your chocolate knowledge

SUKLAA is the word for chocolate in which language?

  1. Swedish
  2. Estonian
  3. Finnish
  4. Belarusian

Answer under the pictures (look how hard they were concentrating!)

Answer: FINNISH


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Boarders at historic Hippodrome

Our boarders returned last week refreshed and eager to start a new year after the Summer holidays.

This weekend we all went to Great Yarmouth to visit the circus at the Hippodrome. There were some pre-trip nerves about scary clowns but fortunately they did not appear! We did however get soaked with the traditional buckets of water. The girls particularly enjoyed the talented trampolinist and the “Wheel of Death” acts.

We also enjoyed some unseasonably warm weather over the weekend so the girls spent lots of time outside enjoying the beautiful school grounds. Winnie and Bubbles, our guinea pigs, also enjoyed the weather in their outside hutch and out on the lawn.

Miss Kirkham
Senior Housemistress

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News from the HOHS gardens

Over the summer, our beautiful gardens provided a wonderful, colourful display to staff and summer visitors, with Mr Young working hard throughout the holidays to keep everything tidy! This week, apples from our orchard have found their way into the fruit bowl in the dining room, and there is plenty of weeding, dead-heading and tidying to be done as autumn approaches.


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HOHS on the move…

Has anyone else spotted our Open Day posters on the backs of buses in and around Norwich lately? Please take a picture if safe to do so and email it to marketing@hohs.co.uk with details of where and when you saw it. There are small (but fun!) prizes for any we receive….


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Theatrical adventures for Chloe and Charlotte

Lucky Chloe (Year 4) and Charlotte (Year 1)  have been to see a different theatrical production every week in August – and rate Gangsta Granny and Annie their top favourites!

Here they are just about to go in to see Annie. Thank you for sending us this lovely photo, girls!


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Grace to perform at London College of Music Prize Giving

Thank you to Grace’s mother for sending us this lovely picture, with news that Grace has achieved a Distinction in her Grade One Musical Theatre exam.

Grace, who has just finished Year 4 at HOHS, achieved such a high mark (95%) that she has been asked to perform at the London College of Music prize giving ceremony.  For the exam, she sang and performed Do Re Mi from The Sound of Music and a song from The Little Mermaid.

Well done, Grace!

  • We love hearing about our pupils’ adventures and achievements, so if YOU have news to share,  please email marketing@hohs.co.uk