The Head

Welcome to Hunter Hall Primary School, a truly unique and very special 3 to 11 preparatory primary school in Penrith that has community at the heart of it. Situated in Penrith, on the edge of the superb Lake District on a distinctive site (we were once a farm and retain the original footprint) Hunter Hall Primary School embodies all that is good about Prep school education and as Head I am privileged to be part of it.

I have learnt so much in my career, having worked in a variety of educational settings as a teacher of young people. Teaching is a vocation, a challenge, but most of all an incredible opportunity to identify that special something in each child in our care. By guiding them in the right direction, we strive to ensure that they grow into happy, educated, well-adjusted and interesting young people empowered to make the most of all the opportunities that come their way. I truly love my job and the rewards that it brings.

Come and visit, meet the staff and children, and pick up that very special ‘feel’ of Hunter Hall Primary School and its children that is impossible to convey either in text or images. The emphasis is on providing children with a range of skills, to help them to recognise that they have the ability (and courage) to think. Values are very important here, and courtesy, behaviour, appearance and respect remain of the utmost importance. In addition, perseverance and cooperation are especially valued, creating a warm, friendly and almost tangible sense of community within the school.

Our staff will do their utmost to care for the children in their care. Together with parents they are one of the biggest influences on young children’s lives and that is a responsibility that we never underestimate. Hunter Hall really is like no other school. Come and see for yourself. Contact office@hunterhall.cumbria.sch.uk


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Mrs Donna Vinsome,
Head Teacher Hunter Hall School, Penrith

Donna Vinsome Head Teacher Hunter Hall Primary School Penrith