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Year 13 hold Farewell Picnic

Last week Year 13 organised a farewell picnic lunch in the beautiful grounds of the school and invited staff and Year 12 along to join in the fun. The theme for the day was ‘Old Ladies’ and all the girls dressed appropriately and gave themselves suitably old-fashioned names.

Everyone enjoyed the magnificent spread and the sun even managed to stay out for the duration!Year 13 Leavers picnicYear 13 Leavers picnic2Year 13 Leavers picnic3Year 13 picnic5Year 13 Leavers picnic4


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Year 13 Leavers’ Reception

On Wednesday 20th May we held our annual evening reception for around thirty Year 13 pupils, parents and teachers in the Quiet Room.

Although the cool weather  meant it was an indoor event this year, there was no lack of warmth amongst the guests as happy reminiscences of the girls’ time in school were nostalgically recalled.

A fine buffet laid on by Mr Reeves made sure the evening went with a swing, which ended with a photoshoot! See all the photos here.

Mr Crump
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Muck Up Day

Wednesday this week was the last day of classes for our Year 11s who are now on study leave preparing for their GCSEs.

In time-honoured fashion, they came into school for Celebration Day in colourful costume portraying characters from film and literature (Minnie Mouse and Hermione Granger were both present!).

They brightened up the school with some amusing photos and beautiful balloons before giving a final assembly as a year group, showing some nostalgic images and words celebrating their lives in school so far.

After a delicious lunch with staff (thanks to Mr Reeves and the catering team) they rounded off their day with an interform rounders match – still in costume – before leaving to prepare for the next day’s examinations.

Good luck with your examinations, girls, and we all hope your hard work pays off. You have been a delightful year group.

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Leavers Day (and teachers behaving badly)

Last Friday our Year 13 pupils dug out their old school uniforms for one last time and celebrated the start of their study leave with a picnic in the grounds.

Not wanting to miss out on the fun – or perhaps the chance to behave badly – some of the teachers also decided to try on the kilts, ties and caps for size. Clearly some of them hadn’t read up on the HOHS uniform dress and appearance regulations first..

See more photos from the day.

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A farewell drinks reception for Year 13

On Thursday 22nd May we held a drinks reception for our Year 13 pupils and their parents. The Sixth Form teaching staff also came along to wish our oldest pupils all the best in their rapidly approaching A Level examinations. It was a lovely evening with lots of opportunities to capture some memories on camera.

During the evening, Mr Crump made a special presentation to three of our girls. Katie Clemitshaw, Sophie Clemitshaw and Jessica Warner have been HOHS girls for fourteen years, from Reception all the way through to Year 13.

It was an evening of memories and reminiscence. We are very proud of our Sixth Form girls and the young ladies they have become. They will be missed by staff and students alike and we wish them every success in the future.

Mrs Collin
Deputy Head

See all the photos from the evening here.

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Wally ‘mucks up’ at HOHS

How do you know when study leave starts at school? Just watch out for a room full of Year 11 Wallys as they come out to play!

With plenty of pranks, dressing up and bouncing around, our studious students took a break from their books and celebrated ‘Muck Up’ day in true HOHS style.

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Superheros on study leave

The school was overrun last Friday school with a motley crew of superheros, dogs, nuns and jokers. The Upper VI celebrated their last ‘proper’ day at school and the start of study leave by letting off some steam in the sports hall.

See more photos here.

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