Hethersett Old Hall School (HOHS) blog – an independent day and boarding school near Norwich, Norfolk.

For girls and boys from Nursery to Sixth Form – discover the difference.

1 Comment

Happy smiles as Year 13 receive A Level results!

It may have been raining outside this morning, but there were sunny smiles in the hall as our Upper Sixth leavers celebrate another good year of A Level results and their next steps into the worlds of higher education and further training.  Mr Crump says:

“Our hard-working Year 13 girls can be proud of their achievements. They are a multi-national year group and we wish them well as they head off to universities in England and beyond – from Newcastle to Canada – or to their chosen workplace-based training.  I am delighted that all those applying to university have gained places on their chosen courses again this year –  something in which the school takes great pride – with  subjects as diverse as geography, animation, paramedicine, equine management and international development.”

The percentage of passes from A*- C has jumped up by twelve per cent on last year’s total – 73% compared to 61% in 2016 – so there is cause for celebration across the board.

Mr Crump added:

“Of course it’s not just about exam results, important and pleasing as they are. We hope our young women leave this school with well-rounded personalities, achievements in many areas and familiarity with leadership, hard work and high personal aspirations – these are the qualities every employer looks for in a rapidly-changing and uncertain world.”

Pictured below, left to right:  2016-17 Head Girl Anna, who will be studying Politics and English Literature at Newcastle University;  Emily, who is off to Royal Holloway College to study geography and Khloe,  who is heading for Brighton to study paramedic practice.

Deputy Head girl Tami, in the second picture,  has been offered places at  York University in Toronto and the University of Ottowa to study International Development as a step towards her ultimate ambition –  to open maternity clinics and paediatric centres in Malawi to help women with obstetric fistulas and premature babies. Tami received three good A Levels and an A* for her Extended Project Qualification,  for which she composed The Bluest Eyes, a song on black women’s self-image. Tami gained  the maximum 100% marks and you can  listen to her powerful song here.



Leave a comment

Bright, confident children? Yes please!

With the long summer holidays a distant memory, come September parents’ minds generally turn back to schooling and often niggling concerns about their child’s current education can become more pressing.

Research has shown that increasing numbers of parents, who might not have previously considered private education, are looking to the sector for a variety of reasons. That’s certainly a trend that can be seen at Hethersett Old Hall School a leading independent day and boarding school just south of Norwich.

As Stephen Crump, Headmaster explains;

“All parents want their children to flourish and be happy. They want a school that offers the perfect blend of support and challenge, nurture and opportunity. As a small, successful independent school that really cares about the individual, this is our ethos. We welcome well-motivated pupils from all backgrounds who can benefit from our broad and balanced curriculum.

We are able to ensure that all pupils fulfil their potential due to the benefits of enthusiastic teaching, small class sizes (which are generally much larger in the state system) and our friendly and caring atmosphere. Every pupil is recognised as an individual so we cultivate bright, confident children who achieve excellent results and develop a well-rounded character.

Established since 1938, a constant over the past seven decades is that all our visitors comment on the welcoming nature of our school and our beautiful grounds which really do give our young people ‘space to grow’. We pride ourselves on both these factors and are always happy for people to come along and see the school in action for themselves.”

Hethersett Old Hall School will be holding an Open Morning on Saturday 4th October from 10am-12.00pm.

Visit www.hohs.co.uk or call 01603 810390 for further details.

Leave a comment

Dani makes the papers again

Have you seen Dani in the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury this weekend?Screen Shot 2014-08-24 at 12.02.35 pm






1 Comment

Our A* student makes the news!

Screen Shot 2014-08-14 at 4.07.39 pmScreen Shot 2014-08-15 at 12.03.57 pm

2014 A level resultsSM

Screen Shot 2014-08-14 at 4.08.40 pm

Leave a comment

A Level students jump for joy

From law to prosthetic limbs – Hethersett girls go for higher education places across the country!

Today we gave out A Level results to Year 13, a small group of young ladies with remarkably diverse talents. We are delighted that this year we achieved a 100% pass rate at A Level, an improvement on last year, and we congratulate all of our candidates on their hard work and achievement – not only those gaining the coveted A* grades. A Level Results 2014SMThis year’s cohort includes sportswomen and scientists, potential lawyers and linguists – and one student who is determined to help disabled people by specialising in prosthetic engineering, an unusual but laudable choice of career path.

That all of our girls are able to aspire to such higher education choices is a testament to the support they receive at HOHS in selecting appropriate courses and in completing their application form (including  the all-important personal statement) and to the detailed references provided by the school in support of candidates.

This year the applications have been bolstered for some active girls by their achieving their Sports Leaders Level 3 qualification, worth a valuable 30 UCAS points towards admission to chosen courses. The EPQ, a project-based qualification much valued by university tutors for its focus on independent research, has also been a popular choice of qualification, with achievement again reaching A* level.

These results are a fitting reward for all the hard work of the candidates and their teachers (not forgetting the support of parents!) resulting in almost two-thirds of passes this year at the higher grades A* – C, and almost a third gaining A* to B.

We wish all of our girls well as they embark on the next stage of their education, confident they will make a real contribution to tomorrow’s world as compassionate, committed and well-educated citizens.

Stephen Crump

See all the photos here.

2014 A level results2SM

2014 A level results5

2014 A level results6

Leave a comment

Our A* students make the front page

Which school featured on the front of the EDP special supplement today? That would be ours!newspaper
And over in the Norwich Evening News..news-clip

Leave a comment

A Level students featured online



Leave a comment

Our star A Level students are jumping for joy

There was certainly plenty to celebrate when A Level results were handed out this morning…A-level-results6A-level-results-leapA-level-resultsA-level-results3A-level-results5 A-level-results4A-level-results2

Leave a comment

Another fantastic year for A Level results!

Today we gave out A Level results to Year 13. We are delighted that almost a quarter of our candidates achieved at least one A* in their subjects! We congratulate all of them on their achievements.

All of our girls also gained places in their first choice of university, a testament to the support they receive at HOHS in selecting appropriate courses and in completing their application form (including  the all-important personal statement) and to the detailed references provided by the school in support of candidates.

These results are a fitting reward for all the hard work of the candidates and their teachers (not forgetting the support of parents!) resulting in almost 70% of passes this year at the highest grades A* – C, with almost a fifth at the top grades of A and A*.

Girls are going on to a wide range of courses at home and abroad, from veterinary science at the University of Liverpool to chemical engineering at McGill, one of Canada’s top institutions, to costume design and making in Nottingham.

We wish everybody well as they take up their places in the Autumn and hope they will keep in touch via our blog!

Stephen Crump