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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And the winner is ….

Last term, when he was in Year 1, Matthais came second in the Royal Norfolk Show Art competition and this week his prize arrived. Along with a cheque which will be spent on art materials for our Phase 2 pupils, he received this beautiful wooden plaque. Well done, Matthias!


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Whole school photograph

The biennial whole school photo will be taken next Wednesday (19th September).

We would like everybody to be looking smart and tidy so please make sure  you come to school in winter uniform on that day. Blazers should be worn, please, but not pullovers or cardigans. Could girls please ensure they have blue or brown hair accessories only; Sixth Form should be in a suit or smart skirt/trousers and jacket with blouse.

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Go Green for Big Brains!

A recent study has indicated that a green environment  could enhance academic achievement. The research showed that children who lived and learned in natural wooded and grassed areas had better spatial working memory, which is linked to higher academic attainment.

Almost 5,000 English young people were involved in the study, which was published in the British Journal of Educational Psychology. The authors wanted to see how important shared green spaces were to a trait strongly linked to academic performance, among other things.

We have always thought our beautiful surroundings here at HOHS must be good for learning, but now it’s official;  when our pupils are playing in the woods and running around on the lawns, they are not only developing their muscle power – they are building brainpower too!


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Last week in Year 1 ….

…the children worked so well that they were able to have some fun water play in ‘golden time’ on Friday afternoon. On Thursday, during their PSHCE lesson (personal, social, health and citizenship education), Year 1 learned about teamwork and how we can all achieve good results when we work together. After a discussion about how to be part of a team, the pupils produced a lovely banner about how we all fit together. Keep up the good work, Year 1!


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Countryside Challenge

Following on from our success in the Food, Farming and Countryside Challenge at the Royal Norfolk Show, we would like to invest the prize money in another green project for the school.

If you have any ideas about an eco-project to inspire our pupils, please suggest it on our Facebook page or email marketing@hohs.co.uk. We would love to hear your ideas.

Pictured below is the winning entry.


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Free Trampoline Taster Session

Karly Good, our trampoline coach, is offering free taster sessions after school on Monday 10th September to pupils in Years 3 – 13. The sessions will take place in the Sports Hall from 4 – 5pm for Years 3 – 6 and from 4 – 6pm for Years 7 – 13. If you would like your son or daughter to participate in this session, please sign up at Reception as soon as possible, or email reception@hohs.co.uk, as places are limited.

Thank you.


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Happy Birthdays in Year 1

This week, two of our Year 1 pupils have their birthdays. Grace and Samaara both turn 6 years old this week and to celebrate, Mrs Bird lit the candles on the Year 1 celebration cake. Happy birthday girls!