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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U14 badminton team are Norfolk Schools Champions!

Congratulations to the U14 badminton team who have won the Norfolk Schools badminton league for the second year running.

The team came first in their pool, beating Thorpe St Andrew, Notre Dame High School, Attleborough Academy, Hethersett Academy and Norwich High School. In the final this afternoon, we met Fakenham Academy and ran out 6-3 winners with all the girls playing some excellent badminton.

A big thank you to Anna and Rachel who stepped in at the last minute to replace injured Emily. The girls have been a pleasure to work with and should be immensely proud of their achievements, with many playing above their age group.

SQUAD: Isabelle (C), Sophie, Mia, Harriet, Rebekah, Emily, Rachel and Anna.

Miss Mickleburgh


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Matilda’s gymnastics achievement

Congratulations to Matilda, Year 4,  who received her Level 1 British Gymnastics Proficiency award last Saturday. Matilda has worked from Level 8 up to Level 1.

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Match report: HOHS U13 netball v Riddlesworth Hall

Netball-HOHSThe U13A team travelled to Riddlesworth Hall this afternoon for their final game of the season. Despite changing positions on a very hot day we recorded an 18-4 win,  with Taonga being awarded player of the match. Well  played, girls!

Miss Mickleburgh


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Match report: U14 netball v Langley School

On Wednesday afternoon we welcomed Langley School for an afternoon of netball, with mixed fortunes.  Results were as follows:

U14A lost, Player of the Match Sophie B

U14B lost, Player of the Match Faith-Marie

U13A won, Player of the Match Taonga

U13B won, Player of the Match Liberty-Moon

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Check mates in the courtyard!

Year 6 were busy setting up a new outdoor chess game in the courtyard earlier this week. They filled the pieces with water to weight them before setting them out on the giant chess board. The game was bought for use by all pupils following suggestions made in the School Council and we anticipate it will get plenty of use on fine days! The chess game is a welcome addition to the other traditional games in this lovely old part of the school grounds.

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Match report: U14 badminton v Norwich High School for Girls

The U14 badminton team secured a 5-4 win over Norwich High School earlier this week – with the tie coming down to the final point of the final match. Despite absence and illness the team pulled together and should be proud of their efforts.

TEAM: Isabelle, Sophie, Rebekah, Mia, Anna & Cristina

Now we wait for confirmation to see if we have made this year’s finals!

Miss Mickleburgh

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Alex in regional Sportshall finals

Alex (Year 5) competed at the regional sportshall finals in Hatfield in the Norfolk U11 squad last weekend.  With fierce competition from the Essex, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Hertfordshire teams, Alex’s team did really well and came second. On a personal level Alex beat his PB for standing long jump.   “It was such an amazing day, the atmosphere was electric,” said Alex’s mother.

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