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Space to grow

Enabling children to discover the joy of learning

A school like no other

We offer a different approach to education

Space to grow

Enabling children to discover the joy of learning

A unique environment

Modern teaching in a tranquil rural setting

Hunter Hall primary school in Penrith is a unique and inspiring place where every child can discover the joy of learning.

Hunter Hall, a Penrith primary school, is an independent school in Cumbria for boys and girls aged 3 to 11 years, where we offer a different approach to education. Our dedicated subject specialist teachers work together to ensure every child reaches their potential.

We’re a small school that achieves big results. Hunter Hall school has got an excellent single year class size ratio, so our children receive the time, attention and guidance they need to flourish. Our 11 year olds consistently achieve outstanding examination results year-on-year and, because Hunter Hall primary school is standalone, our leavers go on to wide range of high quality secondary schools across the county and beyond.

Welcome to a school like no other…

Hunter Hall school is a preparatory and pre-school like no other. Housed in 19th century farm buildings in the Eden Valley on the outskirts of Penrith, we provide children with the space and support they need to learn, grow and become the best they can be.

Hunter Hall school in Penrith is an independent school for boys and girls aged 3 to 11 years, where we offer a different approach to education, inspiring children to learn in a supportive, caring and homely environment. Everything we do at Hunter Hall primary school has one purpose – to enable children to discover and embrace the joy of learning.

Find out more about what makes Hunter Hall such a special primary school.

Mrs. Donna Vinsome - Head TeacherMrs. Donna Vinsome
Head Teacher

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We offer a different approach to education

Pre-school education

Children from as young as 3 join Hunter Hall pre-school in Penrith. We inspire them to discover their passions and help them connect with the world around them during their most formative years; preparing them for school and giving them a fantastic academic start.  Hunter Hall pre-school has flexible sessions, great for busy parents, competitive rates and up to 30 hours free funding available too.

Expanding Horizons

At Hunter Hall school in Penrith, we provide a stimulating environment within which children can learn and grow. We are a primary school that produces happy, confident, articulate children with a passion for learning.  Hunter Hall is a school where they can begin their learning journey, make friends, have fun, expand their horizons and ultimately leave our school self-assured that they have built a solid foundation for their futures.

Latest news

At Hunter Hall School we continue to build on our success and passion for delivering a unique learning experience.

Heigh Ho Heigh Ho, it’s back to school we go!

Heigh Ho Heigh Ho, it’s back to school we go!

This week, we have welcomed back the rest of our school children to Hunter Hall. Following government guidelines, we have organized a steady, staggered return to school, adjusting school procedures to help us organize and implement social distancing and bubble measures with our young children.

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In praise of Eden Sports Clubs

In praise of Eden Sports Clubs

Prior to lockdown, the pupils from Hunter Hall were enjoying a very successful year on the sports fields. An impressive total of ten pupils (from years five and six) were selected to represent the District of Cumbria, across a range of sports: badminton, x-country, cricket and hockey.

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Heigh Ho Heigh Ho, it’s back to school we go!

Heigh Ho Heigh Ho, it’s back to school we go!

This week, we have welcomed back the rest of our school children to Hunter Hall. Following government guidelines, we have organized a steady, staggered return to school, adjusting school procedures to help us organize and implement social distancing and bubble measures with our young children.

read more
In praise of Eden Sports Clubs

In praise of Eden Sports Clubs

Prior to lockdown, the pupils from Hunter Hall were enjoying a very successful year on the sports fields. An impressive total of ten pupils (from years five and six) were selected to represent the District of Cumbria, across a range of sports: badminton, x-country, cricket and hockey.

read more

Five reasons to choose Hunter Hall school in Penrith

We understand that your child’s education is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Here’s why we think your family should consider Hunter Hall primary school in Penrith.

Hunter Hall School: The best in Cumbria

1. The best in Cumbria

The Sunday Times listed us as one of the Top 100 Independent Schools in England in 2017,2018 & 2019. We are the only primary school either independent or state to be listed in the top 100 in Cumbria.

2. Outstanding results

At Hunter Hall school, our 11 year olds consistently achieve outstanding examination results year-on-year and our Sats results are way above the national average with a pass rate of over 90% each year (the national average is 64%).

Hunter Hall School: Outstanding Results
Hunter Hall School: Specialist Teaching

3. Specialist teaching

At Hunter Hall school our dedicated subject specialist teachers work together to ensure every child reaches their potential. Inspiring them to learn in a supportive, caring, homely environment.

4. After school care

We actively encourage our children to take part in a range after school activities. This helps unearth and develop hidden talents while providing maximum flexibility for busy parents and families in Penrith and Cumbria. Wrap around care is also included in our fees from 8.15am to 5.30pm.

Hunter Hall School: After School Care
Hunter Hall School: More Affordable

5. More affordable

We believe an independent preparatory education should be as accessible as possible.  We have extremely competitive fees when matched against other independent schools giving excellent value for money and a real investment opportunity for the discerning parent.