Where are they now?

Old Hunters often get in touch to let us know what they've been up to - we aim to keep this page updated with anything we've been told, so you can find out about fellow classmates.  

If you are an Old Hunter and would like to share your story with us, please email us oldhunters@hunterhall.cumbria.sch.uk

Stephen and James Hyde

Both Old Hunters, now run tbhier own drame company called 3inch fools.  Mrs Vinsome and her husband recently saw one of their productions of Romeo and Juliet at Brougham Castle.

Jack and Guy Wellings and Jamie and Katie Lancaster

Jack, my eldest, is now 17 and at Newton Rigg College studying the BTEC Extended Diploma in Outdoor Sport.  Guy, who is 15 and in year 10 at Austin Friars, is a mad keen rugby player and sings for the Schoool choir having been a chorester for a number of years at Carlisle Cathedral.  They have such wonderful memeories of Hunter Hall and keep in touch with many of their friends.  We felt it was like one big family.  My husband's first family were also 'Hunters'; Jamie Lancaster, who is now working in Amersham in the car industry and his sister Katie who work in Marketing and PR in London. - Erica Wellings

Joanne Jughes (nee Bell)

Visited the school in 2017, with her new twin girls.  She left the school in 1999.  She had a sister here and a couple of cousins here too.


Theo and Fintan Simmons

Theo (onetime head boy) is reading English at St Johns College, Oxford and Fintan is at Shrewsbury School.  He took AS exams in Latin, Greek and the Cambridge Pre-U exam in Global Perspectives and Research. 

Bridget Pickthall

Bridget attended Hunter Hall School and is very proud to be an ‘Old Hunter’.  She is now a Primary School Teacher in Leeds.

Katie Wright

Katie came to Hunter Hall in 1985. Hunter Hall was based in Great Salkeld during her time here.  She was collected each morning in Penrith by Mr or Mrs Warlow in the school mini bus or by Miss Bennett (who later became Mrs Fairley!) in her brown mini! 

Katie says her days at HH were very happy & content - some of the highlights she can remember include the pigs they looked after in the pen opposite the house, Christopher Warlow's performing ferrets, school dinners in the kitchen that made it feel like home and the creation & building of the new classrooms! 

Her reminiscing also resurrected memories of her part as the sheep in the production of Charlotte's Web that was set in a barn & as Mrs Darling in Peter Pan at the theatre in Penrith!! 

Katie has fond memories of Mr & Mrs Warlow, Mrs Fairley and Mrs Dexter. They provided her with a stable & supportive environment which helped her in deciding she wanted to go away for secondary education and she went to St Bees. 

She has spent most of her working life in Financial Services. her career took her to the North East about 9 years ago, where she is now settled, and currently Business Manager for Barclays Bank. 

Old School Photo