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for girls 3 - 18 and boys 3 - 11
with boarding for girls from 9

Monthly Archives: March 2013

Opal Coast Excursion – October 2013

Written on March 26, 2013 at 1:39 pm, by

Senior girls in Years 7 – 10 will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in French culture in October 2013, with a trip planned to the Opal Coast in France. The Opal Coast in France has white cliffs, golden sand dunes, snail and cheese farms as well being famous for chocolates, chantilly cream and pancakes. It is a perfect  Continue Reading »

Taken By Storm – review of the Senior School Play

Written on March 26, 2013 at 1:23 pm, by

Our annual Senior School play took the Norwich Puppet Theatre by storm on 14th-15th March. Jenny Richards, our talented Director of Drama, told us how Hethersett Old Hall School’s performance of Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ came to fruition. ‘When Mr Crump first asked me to direct The Tempest as the school play, I was filled with much trepidation. The  Continue Reading »

National Science Week in the Prep School

Written on March 26, 2013 at 12:12 pm, by

Our Upper Prep department was given the challenge of designing and making a bridge to span thirty centimetres, as part of the British Science Association’s National Science Week. The children worked in mixed age house teams and our pupils were given a limited amount of materials and had to make the strongest bridge possible. There were some very interesting  Continue Reading »

Sensational Sandwiches!

Written on March 26, 2013 at 11:40 am, by

Year 3 made some healthy and delicious sandwiches as part of their ‘Healthy Eating’ topic last week. Yummy!                

Year 2 make toxic slime!

Written on March 19, 2013 at 11:23 am, by

Our Year 2 pupils had enormous fun last week when they made toxic slime with Miss Mann, one of our senior school science teachers.  Miss Mann set up a fascinating lesson firstly showing ordinary things under the microscope and how very different grass, ice and skin looks when it is magnified many times. The children were then invited to  Continue Reading »

‘The Tempest’ Photographs

Written on March 18, 2013 at 1:40 pm, by

The official professional photographs of our senior school production ‘The Tempest’, which were taken at the dress rehearsal on Thursday, are now available to view. Visit Shutters Photographers website at and go to the Client Viewing area. Select the ‘Access Gallery’ tab and you will need to enter a client’s code, which pupils should have already received  Continue Reading »

Senior Pupils compete in Nationwide Biology Challenge

Written on March 18, 2013 at 1:01 pm, by

Our Year 10 pupils are taking the opportunity to compete in the Nationwide Biology Challenge run by the Society of Biology this week. As of the end of last week, over 19,000 students had taken part and our girls will be adding to this number. Several of our keen Year 9 students who wished to demonstrate there skills  Continue Reading »

Year 1 pupils have green fingers

Written on March 18, 2013 at 12:23 pm, by

Our Year 1 pupils are currently growing some summer marigolds in their classroom. Here is Jenny carefully watering the plants.            

HOHS Swimming Gala Success

Written on March 18, 2013 at 12:21 pm, by

Our young swimmers in Years 3-6 enjoyed a well-deserved win against Norwich School in their gala on Tuesday 5th March. All our boys and girls performed extremely well. Firsts Year 5 freestyle relay, Year 6 freestyle relay, Year 6 medley relay, Jessica Lloyd (butterfly, front crawl and breaststroke), Sarah Kendall (backstroke), Max Chambers (backstroke), Harry  Continue Reading »

Taekwondo pupils pass grading assessments

Written on March 18, 2013 at 12:15 pm, by

Congratulations to all our pupils who took part in the taekwondo grading last week. They all worked really hard and achieved their new belts with flying colours.