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The Sunday Times listed us as number 67 in the Top 100 Independent Schools in England 2018

For information on our Pre-school click here

We received another excellent inspection result from the ISI in 2017

For news and details of the week ahead, please read our latest Newsletter.

For details of what's happening over the coming weeks, please see the Term Calendar.

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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A unique and inspiring place where every child can discover the joy of learning

Hunter Hall is a school like no other. Housed in 19th century farm buildings on the outskirts of Penrith, our dedicated specialist teachers work with small classes to ensure every child discovers and embraces the joy of learning.

We treat every child as an individual, recognising and stretching their ability in a way that they find challenging and rewarding. Continually investing in our facilities and adapting our curriculum to meet their differing needs while maximise opportunities for all.

We believe school is about much more than meeting targets. It's about inspiring children and helping them connect with the world around them. Giving them the confidence to make friends while learning respect for themselves and others.

We will continue to build a unique stimulating environment where children can begin their learning journey. An independent school, our goals is to produces happy, confident, articulate children ready for their next challenge.


Recent News

Carlisle Festival - pupil report

When my Mum told me Carlisle Festival was coming up I was really excited, as last year I wasn’t successful in winning a prize. So this year I was aiming high.
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S.T.E.M day – a report by Lucy Ha

On Monday 18th March, Year 5 went on a school trip to Sedbergh Casterton to take part in a S.T.E.M day. It was a really fun experience and we had a very interactive day. We learnt a lot and my key bits of learning were how to code a robot and how to wire the robots up.
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Carlisle Festival Results

We are delighted to report that once more, our involvement in this annual event has been most successful. In addition to our group entries, many Hunter Hall children from Year 1 to Year 6 signed up to take part in individual classes.
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Hunter Hall on Twitter

Following on with our Science theme this week, did you know it is compulsory to teach science from age 5 in the UK.… https://t.co/IOGhQxXKm3
Our KS1 Cross Country yesterday: Oh Wow – how proud!! Hares are ready to go! A medal for Hubi – a great achievement! https://t.co/0e7av2SGWP
Our KS1 Cross Country yesterday: FANTASTIC Year 6 ambassadors! Well done to all of you. The dream team! Tired but h… https://t.co/CXOnlQ8k04
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