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The Sunday Times voted us as one of the Top 100 Independent Schools in England 2018

We received another excellent inspection result from the ISI in 2017

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Five reasons to choose Hunter Hall

  1. We offer choice.  We’re standalone, which means pupils are free to choose which senior school to attend and therefore have more choice and 99% of our pupils get into their first choice.
  2. We offer an affordable education.  On average our fees are 33% less than a typical independent junior school and the lowest in Cumbria.
  3. After school care until 5.30pm is included in the fees
  4. Excellent results - Our Sats results are above average with a pass rate of over 90% each year.  The national average is 61%.
  5. Specialist subject teachers - children are taught by teachers who are trained in specific subject areas.

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Small enough to care.... Big enough to achieve

Many schools, especially here in beautiful Cumbria, can boast of magnificent settings, small class sizes and innovative teaching alongside good results. However, not all can say that they are small enough to know every child as an individual; to be able to nurture and develop their true potential in order that each may recognise the area in which they will shine, be it academically, creatively or physically. We are very proud of the conducive and active learning environment we provide at Hunter Hall. In essence we are small enough to care but big enough to achieve; our Year 6 leavers’ destinations speak for themselves. Just browse through the following pages and see for yourself. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Recent News

Hunter Hall U11 Football Festival

On Wednesday afternoon we welcomed 5 local schools (Bolton, Culgaith, Appleby, Long Marton & Beaconside) for a festival of football. The afternoon provided all the children with a chance to develop their football skills in a competitive environment. All the games proved to be closely contested and were packed full of impressive phases of play.
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Success at Carlisle Festival

Pupils from Hunter Hall School in Penrith took part in the Carlisle & District Music and Drama Festival once again last week, where they scooped several accolades.
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Newton Rigg Cross Country

Thursday was an action-packed day! Our choir were performing at Carlisle Festival, Year 5 were mountain biking at Whinlatter and a maths challenge was taking place in the Hall. If this was not enough, a strong team of runners took part at this local event.
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Hunter Hall on Twitter

#ThrowbackThursday - who remembers some of these faces! #hunterhall #school #penrith #education #cumbria
Year 6 having a truly special trip to the 'Home of British Cycling' #cycling #velodrome #education #school #cumbria
#WednesdayWisdom "Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know" #education #penrith #cumbria
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