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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Tennis League Winners

We are delighted to report that both our Years 7 & 8 and our 15 and under teams have won their inter-school tennis leagues!

Last Monday we played two matches against Aylsham High School.

The Years 7 & 8 team of Rachel Y, Anna L, Cristina M-M and Ashlyn G won 4 – 2. The girls then clinched their league title last Tuesday in their final fixture versus Acle.

The 15 and under team also recorded a straight 6-0 victory at Aylsham – well done Hannah Y, Rebekah Y, Skyla-Grace M and Darcey W – and have won their league too!

A fabulous achievement: well done to all the girls and of course to coach Katie. We hope all you tennis fans are enjoying watching Wimbledon!

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Rachel in Road to Wimbledon county quarter finals

Last Saturday Rachel Y (Year 8) represented HOHS at the county finals of the Road to Wimbledon 14 and Under Challenge County Finals,  held at East Anglia Tennis and Squash Club. Rachel played superbly, reaching the quarter-finals to finish in the top eight players in this age group in the county.  Well done, Rachel! She is pictured below with HOHS team mates following a victory at Hethersett Academy last month.

  • Did you know…?

The Road to Wimbledon 14 and Under Challenge is a unique competition which enables schools and tennis clubs throughout the country to inspire their 14 and Under players, with regional winners having the opportunity to play on the grass courts at Wimbledon in August.  Throughout the Summer Term, many singles matches were played at school: these established Rachel Y and Anna L (Year 8) as our school champions eligible to participate in the County Finals. Sadly, Anna was unable to attend the finals event.

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U12 rounders win v Ormiston

The U12 rounders team recorded a win on their final fixture of the rounders season this afternoon against Ormiston Victory Academy. Final score 21 1/2  to 11 rounders – well done, girls! Player of the Match was awarded to Skyla-Grace for her work on second post. A great way to finish this year! A round up of all the rounders fixtures will be coming shortly: watch this space!

Mrs Woods



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It’s the HOHS Sports Day!

Excitement is mounting on the field as the younger pupils have started their races and field events for the HOHS sports day. Good luck, everyone! Great to see so many parents and family members ready to cheer on the children – do check the blog for results and photos this evening…


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Sports Update: Rounders Club cancelled this week

Owing to a facility meeting, Rounders Club after school today (Wednesday 13th) has been cancelled.  Miss Wright will still be taking the U12 rounders team on their fixture. Rounders club tomorrow (Thursday) will run as normal.

Mrs Woods, Head of PE



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Soccer Aid tickets anyone?

How would you like to see Robbie Williams playing football against the likes of Usain Bolt, Mo Farah and Gordon Ramsay at Old Trafford this weekend? Mrs Grove has three tickets available for the amazing  Soccer Aid for Unicef event up for grabs at the reduced price of £35 each (normally £50). These are top seats on the halfway line, and the price also includes a car parking space.

See the Soccer Aid website for the list of celebrities taking part – this really is an exciting, unmissable event: Sunday June 10th with gates open from 5pm for an 8pm kick-off. First-come, first served – please call Reception on 01603 810390 tomorrow morning or email marketing@hohs.co.uk.


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Year 7 and 8 victory v Hethersett Academy

On Monday our Year 7&8 tennis team played against Hethersett Academy in their first league match of the season. The match format is four singles and two doubles matches.

Our team of Rachel Y, Anna L, Cristina M-M, Ashlyn G and Darcey W performed magnificently against a very strong team. Hethersett Academy’s number one player is ranked number 1 in Norfolk in the Under 12 age group.

After all the singles and doubles matches had been completed, in total six matches, the score was 3-3.

This meant that we had an exciting tie-break situation to decide the match: a  doubles tiebreak shoot-out, just like a penalty shoot-out in football!

Rachel and Cristina played brilliantly and won the tiebreak 10-5!

The overall match score was HOHS 4  Hethersett Academy 3.

It was an outstanding team performance and a wonderful result against a much larger school – well done everyone.