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.

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Have you ordered your whole school photo?


If you would like a copy of the whole school photo, don’t forget to make your order before 5th December 2014 to avoid late charges.

Orders can be placed via Gillman & Soame’s website or by post. Login and password numbers can be found at the top of your proof card.

The full-sized photograph is on display in the school’s reception area; do pop in to take a look; it can also be viewed online.School-photo2




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Update: Photograph cancelled


Due to the bad weather, the whole school photograph this morning has been cancelled.

We will try to reschedule it before half term.



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Look smart and say “Cheese”


We have a professional photographer in school on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th June who will be taking pictures for our forthcoming updated prospectus, the school websites and other marketing material.

Please can parents ensure that pupils are attired in their very smartest uniform and have all their correct PE kit in school on these days.

Thank you.


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Rehearsals underway for Alice@Wonderl@nd.com

With only five weeks to go, rehearsals for the Preparatory School annual production are now underway. All pupils in Years 3 – 6 are busy learning lines and singing the catchy tunes from the musical play ‘Alice@Wonderl@nd.com’ in which Alice slips from the pages of the well-known story into a website.

Just as the original story, set in Victorian times, the new virtual world in which Alice finds herself is indeed a ‘crazy’ one. With the help of many of Lewis Carroll’s zany characters Alice has to try to make sense of this new world. Will she be brave and move on?

We all look forward to five weeks of fun and hard work!Alice-in-Wonder@nd-Artwork

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Guilt-free shopping at Joules!

Picture 7You can now raise funds for the Parents’ Association by shopping at Joules – and secure yourself a discount at the same time!

HOHS is one of just 5 schools nationwide chosen for the ‘Joules for Schools’ pilot scheme. 

Simply collect a catalogue from the school’s reception desk and receive a 15% discount and free P&P on your online purchases. By using the unique discount code (which is not to be disclosed on online forums) the HOHS PA will also receive 8% of your value order.

You’ll have to agree this really is one of those rare win-win situations: guilt-free shopping for you and some extra money to help our school.

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HOHS art students impress the Saatchi Gallery

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We always knew that HOHS housed some very talented artists, so it’s lovely to see the work of some of our incredibly creative Sixth Form art students being displayed on the Saatchi-Gallery website.

Well done Gemma and Emily!



Photo Description:
Suspended installation piece Acrylic paint on acetate

Gemma Smith, 18 yrs



Photo Description:
Responding to the topic of Journeys, Emily looked at Geisha and Japanese culture. This is a mixed media sing layered origami paper and collage and the painted.

Emily Laxton, 17 yrs