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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On the menu this week


Homemade soup
Chicken and Vegetable Casserole
Mixed Vegetables
Quorn and Vegetable Casserole
Salad Bar
Assorted Puddings
Fresh Fruit


Homemade Soup
Jumbo Sausage Roll
Creamed Potatoes
Green Beans
Cheese and Vegetable Roll
Salad Bar
Raspberry Ripple Mousse and Sponge FIngers
Fresh Fruit


Homemade Soup
Crispy Chicken Fillets
Katzu Sauce
New Potatoes
Green Beans
Mozzarella Sticks
Salad bar
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Caramel Sauce
Fresh Fruit


Homemade Soup
Battered Cod Fillet
Shoestring Fries
Mushrooms stuffed with Brie, Spinach and Tomato
Salad Bar
Fresh Fruit



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2018 Kings Camps activity weeks…provisional dates

Many of you will already have seen our announcement that from Easter 2018 we will be working in partnership with  Kings Camps, offering full weeks of activities at HOHS for our own and other local families.  Provisional dates for your diaries are:

  • April 9th-13th (one week)
  • July 30th – August 10th (two weeks)
  • October 22nd – 26th (one week)

If you have friends with children at other schools who may like to book, please tell them about it! We will have booking information in the new year but if you would like to register your interest now, it would help us to gauge interest levels, so please email marketing@hohs.co.uk.


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Our ‘stars’ this week were…


Our most recent ‘Stars’, receiving special mention by Mr Peace in this morning’s Prep Department Praise Assembly, are:

Vera C-M (Nursery), for her listening and understanding in class and for being thoughtful. Vera is doing well with being a good friend.

Grace T (Nursery), for very good improvement with her reading – Grace has gone up a level.

Noah H (Year 1), for always working hard and persevering. Noah has gone up in his reading and is doing very well with his handwriting.

Evelyn B (Year 2), for excellent participation in play rehearsals. Evelyn really gets into her character and knows all of her lines thoroughly.

Well done to all of these ‘stars’! Who will it be next week?


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Prep School Christingle Service this afternoon

We are so looking forward to our beautiful Christingle service at 2.00pm at St Remigius Church this afternoon and seeing all our Lower Prep families.

All children from Nursery to Year 6 have been making their Christingles at school and brought in their Christingle candles, kindly filled with spare change at home (thank you!). Here are some of them waiting to go to the church later. All proceeds to go to The Children’s Society

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Seniors telling tales!

One of the lovely things about our small, friendly school is the way our older pupils get to interact with the younger ones. Last week, with just four weeks to go to Christmas, librarian Mrs Maher thought it would be a good idea for some of our seniors to read seasonal stories to the children in Lower Prep. It seems they all thought it was a goo idea, too!

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Holiday camps coming to HOHS!

We are excited to announce that from next Easter, we will be working in partnership with one of the UK’s leading providers of holiday activity clubs.  King’s Camps  will be running  full weeks of activities at HOHS for our own and other local families, starting with a week in the Easter holidays, two weeks in the summer and a week in October half term next year. The clubs will expand and roll out, subject to demand, the following year. Meanwhile, watch this space for more details and a chance to win a full week FREE for your child, as well as news of free “Active Play” taster sessions and a fun event marking the opening of our partnership with Kings Camps in the spring term! Click on the picture to learn more about the adventures in store…


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Thank you for completing our questionnaire!

Thanks to those of you who have completed our confidential and anonymous parents’ survey recently. Your opinions matter very much to us and we will be collating your answers and letting you know what we have learned! Here are two immediate responses:

  • Many of you told us you would welcome holiday clubs and we have listened…look out for an exciting announcement next week!
  • You also indicated that you would like to get to know our Governors…so they hope to see as many of you as possible at their coffee and mince pies reception in The Barn next Thursday from 4.00pm -4.45pm. Please email reception@hohs. co.uk to let us know you are coming. We will also be featuring mini profiles of the governors on the blog in the new year.