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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Active Kids vouchers wanted!

Thank you so much  to everyone who has brought in Active Kids vouchers from Sainsburys  this year.  We will be able to swap them for some great sports equipment for use by all age groups.

The deadline is looming for the vouchers and we will be counting ours up and submitting them soon, so please bring any you still have into school by this Friday. The collection box is on the table just outside our Reception, clearly identifiable with the Active Kids branding. Thanks again!

active-kids-box sainbury-active-kids

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On the menu this week


Beef and Vegetable Pasty

Creamed Potatoes

Mixed Vegetables

Glamorgan Sausages

Salad Bar

Coconut and Vanilla Rice Pudding

Fresh Fruit



Crispy Chicken Fillets

Italian Tomato Sauce

Baby New Potatoes

Green Beans

Macaroni Cheese Croquettes

Salad Bar

Banana Muffin and Custard


Fresh Fruit




Homemade Lasagne

Vegetarian Lasagne

Garlic Bread

Roasted Root Vegetables

Salad Bar

Sticky Toffee Pudding


Fresh Fruit


French Bread

Margarita Pizza

Freshly Chipped Potatoes

Mixed Salad

Salad Bar

Low Fat Yogurts

Fresh Fruit

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Unlocking our magical Prep Production

There has been plenty of hard work and lots of fun in rehearsals all term for our fabulous Prep drama production, The Keymaster – it promises to be a real treat and all the children have at  least one part to play. Parents have been busy too, sourcing and making costumes. It is very much appreciated, thank you!

The play will be performed next Tuesday and Thursday, 27th and 29th June, at 7.00pm in The Barn.  We hope to see you there.

There will be two performances, on  Tuesday  27th and Thursday 29th June at 7.00pm in The Barn so, parents, make a note in your diaries!


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Austen triumphs in Sports Day honours!

Miss Mickleburgh and Mrs Woods write:

Sports Day yesterday was a fantastic, enjoyable day with many great individual performances and records broken. It was also – as you will see – a very good day for Austen!

Without the dedication from staff we could not run a successful day and we would like to thank all who helped, as well as the many parents who came to cheer the children on – we hope you enjoyed it, too!  Look out for separate galleries of photos of Lower Prep, Upper Prep and Senior pupils coming early next week on our blog (it takes a while to sort them!)

Here are the Top Athletes, record breakers and new records:

Nursery Girl:     Samaara   (24 points)

Nursery Boy:     Hayden, James and Austin (24 points each)

Reception Girl: Daisy  (30 points)

Reception Boy: Charlie  (26 points)

Year 1/2 Girl:     Felicity  (26 points)

Year 1/2 Boy:     Theo  (22 points)

Year 3 Boy:        Oliver (24 points)

Year 3/4 Girl:    Chloe  (24 points)

Year 5 Girl:        Eva  (30 points)

Year 5 Boy:        Alex S  (42 points)

Year 6 Girl:        Camilla (31 points)

Year 7:                 Anna  (34 points)

Year 8:                Harriet  (50 points)

Year 9:                Sophie B   (34 points)

Year 10:              Amy  (46 points)



Year 1/2 Rounders ball throw:  Sophia S (19.40)

Year 1/2 Long jump: Sahara-Star (2.33)

Year 3 Boys Rounders ball throw: Oliver Davis (27.50m)

Year 5 Boys 80m: Alex S (11.97)

Year 5 Boys 200m: Alex S (32.15)

Year 5 Boys 600m: Alex S (2.07)

Year 10 Javelin: Amy H (18.80m)

Year 10 Triple jump: Amy H (9.00m)

Year 7 relay team: Ryder (1.03)



Year 3 Boys Long jump: Adam (2.50)

Year 5 Boys Long jump: Alex S (3.51)



PRE PREP CUP: Austen (302 points)

SENIOR PREP CUP: Austen (304 points)

SENIOR SCHOOL CUP: Austen  (283 points)


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Sports Day is still in progress…

…and what a day it has been! There has been plenty of fun and excitement, with some records slashed (more of this in the next day or two!) and close finishes.Lots of pictures to follow.

Parents – did you get some good photos or video of your child today that you would like to share with the wider school community? If so, please email your favourite to marketing@hohs.co.uk and we will include them in our online gallery!



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Sports Day tomorrow!

Pupils across the school from Nursery to Year 10 have been practising their field and track skills ready for tomorrow’s Sports Day. We warmly invite all parents, grandparents and other family members to join us tomorrow for part, or all, of the day to cheer the children along!  The Lower Prep kick off events from 9.00am, with presentations at 10.25am, followed by Upper Prep with presentations just after midday.  The Senior events run all day, with the final trophy presentations at 3.30pm.

Emily (Year 6) was the winner of the poster design competition with this colourful call to action!

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Tennis News

Katie Brooks, our tennis coach, reports that last week was another busy one on the tennis courts: “There was plenty of fantastic tennis being played by everyone – and we have had lots of fun too”, she said.

Players of the Week were:

Lower Prep School – Chloe (Nursery), for hitting beautiful forehands and working very hard.

Upper Prep School – Emily (Year 6) for excellent improvement.

Senior School – Rosie  (Year 10) for outstanding play and commitment.