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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Gold D of E Practice – Days 1 and 2

Four girls, Maisie, Kelly, Tayla and Alice set off on their gold Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition on Friday, ready for a four day walk and four night camp.

On day one, they got up early and took just one hour to eat breakfast and pack their camping equipment away so they were ready to begin their day. They started walking under threatening skies at 8am. Although there were a few showers throughout the day it wasn’t until they had just finished putting up their tents at the campsite that the heavens opened with an almighty downpour interspersed by the odd rumble of thunder. Luckily it was only a short storm after which they were able to cook their tea outside. 

Day two saw the girls getting up even earlier so they were out of their camp by 7am. They had some complicated navigation to overcome but managed it with aplomb. A long but pretty walk along Snake Path brought them up to the top of Kinder Scout. After lunch, they descended along William Clough which is the site of the mass trespass of 1932. This trespass allowed the ordinary people more access to walk on the land of the Peak District. The girls arrived at their campsite at 3pm and were able to rest before putting up their tents and cooking dinner – pasta, the staple diet of D of E!

More news of the expedition will be posted soon.

Gold D of E 2Gold D of E


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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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Boarders hit the shops!

Some of our boarders snapped just as they set off to Norwich City centre this afternoon for a spot of retail therapy…

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Operation Disaster Relief for Years 7-10 and 12 next week!

Pupils in Years 7-10 and Year 12 will be taking part in an exciting, dynamic workshop next week courtesy of BASE (British Army Supporting Education). Operation Disaster Relief will see the girls deploying to a remote part of the world which has been hit by a destructive earthquake. Learning how to build, programme and operate their LEGO Mindstorm Robots, the girls will undertake a series of engineering and logistical challenges in order to achieve their mission…to deliver life-saving aid to the local people.

Watch this space for pictures and an update on how they do!


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Our blog has moved – and we have a new website!

Thank you to all our loyal visitors to the Hethersett Old Hall School blog. It has been a separate website for the past few years but has now moved and from 24th May 2018 is part of our new main school website at www.hohs.co.uk.

Visit often to see all the latest news and pictures from Hethersett Old Hall School. You can go straight to the new blog by clicking on the image below. See you soon!


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Happy Birthday to Charlotte, Year 1!

Hope you have a lovely sixth birthday, Charlotte!

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HOHS summer term athletics

Great video showcasing the start of our athletics season and our glorious sports field with its freshly-painted 400 metre track. Don’t forget to put our Sports Day in your diary – the date is at the end of the video!

Mrs Woods, Head of PE