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Prep School assemblies and other dates for this term

Here are the dates for the remaining Prep School class assemblies for this term, and some other important dates for our Nursery-Year 6 families. Parents, we hope this will allow you plenty of time to put the dates in your diary so that you can come along and support your child on the day. Any changes to these dates will be announced on the blog.


All on Tuesdays, 8.55-9.20am in The Barn:

1st May: Year 1
15th May: Year 2
22nd May: Reception
26th June: Nursery
3rd July: Year 6 Leavers


12th May: School Fete

16th-18th May: Years 3-6 residential trip to Hilltop Outdoor Centre

21st June: Sports Day

26th /28th June: 6.00pm in The Barn, Upper Prep production – Dick Whittington: A Midsummer Pantomime

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Bunty Bear with Daisy at The Lion King

Daisy (Year 1) took Bunty, one of the HOHS bears, to see the Lion King last Sunday!  Bunty had to compete with a Simba teddy after the show though! Thank you to Daisy’s mum for sending us these lovely pictures.

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Little fish in the Nursery

Our Nursery pupils love their swimming lessons and we can’t resist sharing these pictures of the Nursery Green class lined up by the poolside with Eliza, one of our gap tutors, ready to enjoy one of Mrs McEvoy’s fun sessions!

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Governors’ reception this Thursday

Our school governors’ coffee & mince pies event at 4pm this Thursday,  7th December will be taking place in the Quiet Room instead of The Barn.  We hope to see as many of our parents as possible. Pictured below is Chair of the governors Martin Matthews at a previous event.

  • The governors’ role “Our governors add an extra dimension to the expertise available in the running of the school. Governors bring outside skills to the educational setting, offer support and advice and also help shape future strategy. We are lucky at HOHS to have governors who not only have an interest in the school but also bring strong experience from their various professional backgrounds. It is about enhancing the spread of experience available to the school.” Stephen Crump, Headmaster

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Prep School assembly dates this term

Dates for all our class assemblies  this term are as follows: parents, we hope this will allow you plenty of time to put the dates in your diary so that you can come along and support your child on the day.

All assemblies take place in the Barn at 8.55am.

Tuesday 26th September –  Year 6
Tuesday 3rd  Oct  – Year 5


Tuesday 7th November –  Year 2
Tuesday 14th November – Year 1
Tuesday 21st November – Year 3-4*

Nursery and Reception will have their next class assemblies in Spring Term.

Here are some happy memories from assemblies last term!

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Barnaby Bear gets lost…and found!

Polly (Year 1) had a very exciting ski trip to Switzerland at half term. She took HOHS’s very own Barnaby Bear with her (we all know he likes to travel and see different places to tell us about!) But Barnaby got left on the plane home from Geneva by mistake, leaving Polly very upset. Luckily, the adventurous bear turned up at Polly’s grandparents’ house complete with a new t-shirt and a label tied around his neck explaining that he had been found and posted back. So everyone was happy!

Here is Polly (below left) with Barnaby and her friend Sophia (also Year 1) , who is holding the fantastic diary Polly’s mother helped her to create while they were on holiday. You can see Barnaby looking a bit sorry for himself with his label on!

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More photos from our Nursery assembly…

We promised more photos from yesterday’s bear-themed assembly presented by our Nursery pupils. Click here to see the whole gallery!