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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HOHS minibus service change

By popular demand, our friendly minibus service will be leaving school later –  at 5pm – each afternoon from September, to allow pupils to attend after school clubs before dropping them home. We currently serve families living in and around Roundhouse, Cringleford, Eaton and various parts of the city.  We are very flexible, though, so wherever you are and whether you need the service every day or could just use the occasional drop-off, do speak with Linda Jones in the main school office (01603 810390). We aim to help wherever we can!

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Tapas, por favor…

Year 6 reckon that language lessons should be fun, and have a practical – and if possible, tasty – purpose.   So, since they had been learning the names of different Spanish food items and putting them into sentences,  Mrs Barber thought it would be a good idea to try out ‘la gastronomia Espanola’ .  Judging by the facial expressions, some items were apparently tastier than others!



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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


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What are you doing over the holidays?

We hope all our HOHS families and friends are enjoying the summer holidays so far. Don’t forget to send us photos and news to marketing@hohs.co.uk – there will be little prizes from Mrs French in September for any we use on the blog or Facebook!


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Year 6 Camp-Out – some more pictures!

Year 6  had a great time at their camp-out near the end of term…you might recall we posted some pictures to prove it.  Now here are some more! Games, marshmallow toasting, camp fire … what a lot of fun they all had!



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THANK YOU to the Parents’ Association – and would you like to join us?

THANK YOU on speech bubble price labels During the headmaster’s address on Speech Day, Mr Crump thanked all the members of our wonderful Parents’ Association for the fantastic job they do – especially with our very popular summer fete and Christmas markets. These events raise valuable funds for a variety of ‘extras’ for pupils of all ages to enjoy and to enhance their experience at school. This school year, for example, the PA has funded new wooden play equipment in the Nursery as well as several laptops for use in the Prep school and a new portable pa system.

Chair of the PA Joy Elsley spoke to the assembled families and friends about the work of the PA, inviting new members to step forward and join. “We are looking for new members to join us once a month for an hour to provide ideas and support for our future events,” she said. “The atmosphere is relaxed and amusing at times… we would love to see you there and you will be made very welcome.”
If you would like to find out more, please email Joy at PA@hohs.co.uk


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Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly

There were plenty of hugs, tears and smiles last week as our Year 6 pupils said farewell to the Prep Department in their final class assembly – a time for memories, reflection and appreciation for each other and for their school. One highlight was a presentation of images of the group together and individually over the years, put together by Mr Peace to a soundtrack of Take That’s “Greatest Day”: there was not a dry eye in the house! We wish the girls every success in Senior School next year.