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Hethersett Old Hall School

Established in 1938, Hethersett Old Hall School is an independent day school for boys aged 3-11 and girls aged 3-18 with flexi, weekly and full boarding available to girls  9-18. The school has its own web site which can be accessed by clicking here. It also has a regular news blog which is available by clicking here.

We will be working with the school to bring you news about past and coming events. Just click on the links below.

School Newsletters

Issue 131 - January 30th, 2015

Latest News

Old Hall School Production - Hethersett Old Hall School's senior drama department will be stretching itself with its original adaptation of William Golding's Lord of The Flies which promises to provide a challenging, enjoyable and enlightening experience at Norwich Puppet Theatre on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th March. Exploring aspects of physical theatre, the performance draws heavily on the original text - and  even the scenery comprises text. The production is suitable for adults and families with older children and will also appeal  to schools offering Lord of the Flies as part of their English GCSE curriculum, providing insights and discussion points to enhance pupils' understanding of Golding's brutal core message. Jenny Richards, Director of Drama at the school, says: I wanted to direct LOTF, as I believe that although written as a response to World War II, it is highly relevant in our global climate of  political unrest and changing values.It shows how, without principles, rules and laws, we can easily resort to becoming savages. I also wanted to examine what being British means to us and the qualities of Britishness. Tickets are 8 for adults, 6 for concessions and are available from the Theatre Box Office or the School on 01603 810390.


School Open Day - Hethersett Old Hall School will be holding an open morning, this Saturday (March 7th) from 10am-noon. All families - parents, grandparents and friends - with a potential interest in joining the school are welcome. The morning will be particularly useful for anyone with children or grandchildren due to start nursery or reception this Autumn, or  changing up to senior school. It's a chance to meet pupils, staff and other parents and tour the school and grounds. Easy parking and free refreshments. If anyone living locally is just curious to take a closer look at the school they are also welcome to come and have a guided tour!


Historic Tree Felled - Staff and students at Hethersett Old Hall School have bid farewell to a 300-year-old beech tree which has stood in its grounds since it opened. The tree was deemed to be unsafe. You can read this story from the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury by clicking here.

School Fete - This year's school fete will take place on May 9th. The school will be producing a school fete brochure to help inform visitors about attractions, stalls, rides, businesses represented and what food and refreshments will be available. The brochure will be sent home with pupils and also delivered to the wider community and will also showcase many of the items and pieces of equipment that have been purchased through the generosity of parents over a number of years. It will also feature advertising space, ideal for local companies looking to promote their business and attract new customers, possibly with  'money off' 'vouchers or special offers. Any parents or local businesses  who would like to advertise in the 2015 fete brochure should send a pdf version of their proposed advert to Charissa Garner at charissa@taygar.co.uk Adverts will be available in full page, half page and business card size and priced accordingly.

Gold Medal for Anna - A Year 11 pupil at Hethersett Old Hall School has won a gold medal in the Under-17 800 metres at the Eastern Counties Indoor Championships at Lee Valley. Anna Bakewell, who is 16, has been a member of the City of Norwich Athletics Club for over three years. She says that he next goal, after becoming Eastern Counties champion, is to reach the English Schools' Athletics Association finals. Another Year 11 pupil - Sienna Sexton - also attended the Eastern Championships and cleared an impressive 1.5 metres in the high jump.