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HOHS in the news

Our Christmas market – which, as reported earlier, was a huge success and raised £3,500 – made the news today in the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury!

HoHS Christmas Market in Wymondham Mercury 1






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Our summer fete makes the news

Our Parents’ Association Summer Fete makes the news:

fete news

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Our tree makes the news

Our iconic 300-year old beech tree makes the news:tree-in-news
the special time-lapse film of the felling:

Video produced by Alex Brickham.

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HOHS tops exam tables for GSCE results

We are delighted to see Hethersett Old Hall topping the local schools’ exams tables for 2014.

Although league tables do give an indication of examination passes, they are not a fair guide to a school’s real achievements. In a school with international students such as ours, no allowance is given to those pupils whose first language is not English and who will therefore take a ‘second language’ English IGCSE which is not counted in the tables, which only record pupils who obtain grades in ‘first language’ qualifications.

Also, the size of the cohort matters – in a smaller school, a couple of pupils missing key examinations through illness have a disproportionate effect on percentages. What really matters, I think, is how much pupils grow and develop, gaining confidence and life skills, over the course of their education – league tables don’t measure this!

Stephen Crump

Feb GSCE tableGCSE Exam results24

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We’re front page news!

Wymondham Mercury Nursery story

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Still making the news…

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Dani makes the papers again

Have you seen Dani in the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury this weekend?Screen Shot 2014-08-24 at 12.02.35 pm