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Hunter Hall’s apllications process

Welcome to our admissions page

Here we explain fully the processes involved in applying for a place at Hunter Hall school.

Our aim is to welcome applications from any child regardless of sex, disability, nationality, religion, or race as long as our criteria are met and we are confident that we can support your child’s needs.

As a 3 – 11 years independent primary school we aim to make these formative years the happiest foundation stones on which to build future learning.

We hope to instil a love a learning that will last a lifetime, exactly what a real education should do. We have every confidence that your child would be happy and fulfilled here, surrounded by their friends in a school that truly cares about each and every one of them.

We are a non-selective 3 to 11 Preparatory School and therefore there are no formal admissions exams to sit. However, we do ask that all children attend a taster day with us in order that we can help them to settle as quickly as possible and learn a little more about them. During this day the children may be asked to complete some formal written work depending on the age of the child. Children are always placed in the year group that is applicable to them and will be assigned a mentor for the day.

Initial visits to school can be arranged by contacting the office at our usual e-mail address: office@hunterhall.cumbria.sch.uk. Alternatively please phone – 01768 891291

Past school reports assist us enormously in helping to settle your child as quickly as possible and therefore (if applicable) please bring as much evidence as possible regarding your child’s previous schooling.

If it is a pre-school place that you are interested in please note that you are able to use your early years funding with us, both the universal 15 hours and the ‘extended free childcare for working parents of three and four year olds (also known as the 30 hours). In addition to this we are also registered for the tax free childcare scheme as well.  Pre-school children generally do a taster day comprising a couple of hours. Find out more here.

The admissions and conditions of acceptance policy below will give you a little more detail on our procedures.

Please download our prospectus, but it can only give you a flavour of what is on offer at our school. Why not come and see us soon, invest in your child’s education and let us make a difference to their lives.


Admissions Policy

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