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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Rosamaria and Sophie’s US adventure

Over the summer holidays, Rosamaria and Sophie (Year 10) have been with Rosa’s family to New York for a week before flying down to Orlando for another two weeks. In New York they visited the Empire State building, cruised on the Hudson river and wandered round Times Square, of course. Then it was off to Florida, where they had time to explore Universal Studios and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. They ate dinner in The Leaky Cauldron, bought a wand and rode on the Hogwarts Express train. They visited Islands of Adventure for more rides before heading to the NASA Space Centre to marvel at the Atlantis space shuttle. They even experienced a dolphin cruise on the Gulf of Mexico. Rosamaria said, “It was a fantastic holiday and great that Sophie came too…”

Lucky girls – and thank you for sending these pictures!

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Maisy sees Bolt finale

How many of our HOHS families have been gripped by the World Athletics championships in London? Yesterday may not have brought the fairy-tale ending Usain Bolt’s fans all around the world were hoping for,  but it was certainly exciting! Lucky Maisy was there at the Olympic Park  to see the drama unfold and her mum has sent us these great photos we are happy to share. Thank you!

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Celebrating early for Beatrix and Jessica

We can’t resist sharing this lovely photo of two of our Year 1 (soon to be Year 2!) girls. Jessica and Beatrix both have their sixth birthdays in the summer holidays but decided to have a little early celebration with their friends in school last week. We hope that they – and all our pupils, families and friends – find plenty to celebrate over the coming weeks.

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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.

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Happy holidays to all our families and friends!

Well, that’s it…the HOHS school year ended at the end of last week – and the office here is feeling very quiet today! There will be plenty of posts on the blog over the holidays, with pictures and reports of recent events, pupils’ work and more, so please have a look now and then to see. The photos below are of some of our Year 6 pupils enjoying a spot of impromptu gymnastics on their last day in the Prep Department.

May we take this opportunity to wish all of you a very happy, sunny summer.



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End of Term After-School Care

Parents, just a reminder that next Thursday (July 6th),  is Speech Day and the last day of term. School will close at 3.45pm and after-school care also finishes at that time.

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Balmy outdoor days!

With the warmer weather our wonderful grounds grow ever more colourful under the care of Mr Young, our gardener. And of course  the children particularly enjoy playing in the woods and climbing our child-friendly trees!