In the Community

It’s important that we all do our bit.


At Hunter Hall School, we support a number of charities, both local and national. In the last year, in excess of £2000 was raised in total, though pupils are encouraged to support by action, as well as donation.

Each year a nominated charity is chosen by the school and various fundraising activities take place to support this charity and other worthwhile causes.


At Hunter Hall school  there are facilities on site for the recycling of vegetable waste, clothes, paper and cardboard and metal. We raised £100 as part of the ‘Rag Bag’ scheme by collecting close to 240kg of clothing. 

A productive vegetable and fruit garden and a rapidly-developing wildlife area are also important components of the education at Hunter Hall. 

Here at Hunter Hall using both the inside and the outside environment is important to us and the children are made well aware of environmental issues as both part of their Outdoor Education sessions and as part of our Forest Schools initiative, where the surrounding fields and woodlands are used to full advantage.

Academically environmental issues are also covered as part of Science and Geography teaching where topics such as ‘using energy’ and ‘the natural world’ are covered.

We have been awarded a Gold award by CBEN (Cumbria Business Environment Network) for our awareness of environmental issues.

CBEN Gold Award 2015 – 2016

 Environmental Policy

Our Latest Fundraising Challenge

At Hunter Hall school, we often take on a fundraising challenge to raise money for updating our facilities or new resources to ensure our school is the best it can be.

The S.T.E.M Centre Fundraising Project

In 2017/18 we took on our biggest challenge yet – to raise £75,0000 to build a bespoke new Science Centre.

As the years have passed, the school buildings and classrooms at Hunter Hall school have been modified and updated when time, resources and finances have allowed. Our aim is always to enhance our facilities to provide a 21st century establishment, ensuring that the children at Hunter Hall have the best possible start in life that any first-class preparatory school can offer.

Unlike maintained schools we cannot rely on government grants; we ourselves must fund everything we do and buy.

However, thanks to our amazing pupils, parents and staff we smashed our target and the centre has been built ahead of schedule. After huge efforts by all of the Hunter Hall community, who worked tirelessly in the last academic year to fundraise for the build, we raised enough funds to build our new classroom. Everything from auction evenings and sponsored walks to bike challenges, cake baking, breakfast meetings and music events were hosted last year. The Parents Group worked incredibly hard to organise events, as did the children who thought up and implemented their own fundraising ideas.

Hunter Hall School in the community