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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Boarders at Pleasurewood Hills

The year was rounded off for our boarders with the traditional trip to Pleasurewood Hills theme park yesterday. The girls had cloudless skies and sunshine in which to celebrate the end of a very busy year. Despite sampling many of the foods on sale and trying every single rollercoaster at least three times, nobody was unwell and there was plenty of energy left to sing as we journeyed back along the A47!

We hope all our boarders have a wonderful summer holiday and we send our best wishes to the Year 13 boarders heading off to university in September.


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Flying start for Boarders

The summer term weekend programme got off to a flying start for our boarders with a visit to the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary. The girls were delighted to see the owl they had adopted two years ago, a tawny called Bug, and to learn that he was doing well. The flying display was a real treat with several girls finding the birds of prey brushing the tops of their heads as they swooped over the group.

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Our boarders are back!

Today our boarders will all arrive safely back to school after their Easter break – and this evening they will doubtless be busy catching up with each other’s news, unpacking and sorting their rooms, some of which have had a fresh lick of paint over the holidays!

We look forward to seeing the rest of our school family tomorrow morning, ready for an exciting  and very busy Summer term. Don’t forget, it is full summer uniform from tomorrow!


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Happy Easter!

Hethersett Old Hall School would like to wish you a very Happy Easter Day!

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Boarders visit Oxburgh Hall

On Saturday the boarders rounded off the term with a visit to Oxburgh Hall to experience what life was like in the 15th Century. The sun came out and the hall enchanted the girls with its secrets. The priest’s hole was a huge excitement but luckily nobody got stuck in the small entrance to it. The beautiful grounds were the perfect place for the picnic and it was a lovely end to the term’s excursions.

Oxburgh 1

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Boarders go in search of the Gruffalo

This weekend the boarders explored Thetford Forest in the hunt for The Gruffalo. After downloading the free app, they bravely headed out into the forest to search for clues and gather evidence that The Gruffalo had been by. As you will see from the photos, they found him, and he very kindly posed for some shots! The other Gruffalo characters were out and about, too, and before the rain set in the girls had managed to find them all and gather the evidence they needed that the forest really is home to all sorts of furry and feathered friends.

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