What they say about us

Thank you for showing me around your beautiful school. There was such a warmth about the place, no wonder former pupils are sending their children, long may this continue." Mr Tony Jackson (Headmaster designate Barnard castle School) May 2017

"Just thought I’d let you know that Anna and Yolanda had a very successful entry and picked up first place in the under fourteen duologue class.  My reason for writing is not to boast their success but more to thank you and Hunter Hall for the initial opportunity and encouragement of entering such a worthwhile competition.  Gavin and I firmly believe that the exposure of this type of performance has given Yolanda invaluable lessons in developing her confidence and presentation skills – long may it continue for future Hunters." - Parent, regarding Carlisle Festival

"Thank you to you and all the staff for the support, encouragement and fabulous opportunities given to our children.  Also I wanted to say that I will miss Hunter Hall and being part of the Hunter Hall family.  I will cherish my many varied memories.  I loved walking into the playground at the end of the day to pick up the children from after school club and seeing all the different age groups playing together and Mrs Carruthers sunning herself with at least a couple of children chatting away to her.  It was always so exciting sitting in the gallery at St. Cuthbert’s Church with all the wonderful performances at Carlisle Festival, from the choric verse to the individual poems and the fun of the duologues.  The enthusiasm of the matches and cross country races on a Wednesday afternoon, in what sometimes felt like, whatever the weather!! " - Parent

"I just wanted to say I thought Prize Giving was amazing. The presentations, the professional approach and the content were just perfect. Katie was absolutely delighted with her award and I feel that will give her the desire in year 4 to succeed and strive to be better.  We think you have brought great things to Hunter Hall and look forward to enjoying the rest of our years with you all." - Parent

"Hunter Hall School is a lovely environment, which offers the children extra activities which they wouldn't get to participate in elsewhere. The children leave with confidence, independence and a caring attitude." - Parent

"An education that empowers and encourages the children to challenge themselves and reach their full potential, whilst at the same time having a really friendly and welcoming ethos where the children feel happy and valued as individuals." - Parent

"Giggleswick School for many years has found that pupils who join us from Hunter Hall are well mannered, well taught and willing to have a go at everything we offer. They enhance our boarding community and regularly play key roles in our drama productions, choir, orchestra and sports teams. We always look forward to them joining us in Year 7." - Geoffrey P Boult. Headmaster, Giggleswick School

"I recently came to Hunter Hall to provide supply cover and was made to feel so welcome by the whole of the school community. I have found the school to be a vibrant and exciting place to learn, with polite, hard-working and enthusiastic children teamed with friendly and dedicated staff that help to make each day a pleasure."- Bev Brown

"Thank you for making possible for us the best decision we have ever taken – to send the girls to Hunter Hall School." - Parents of girls a term after joining

"I cannot believe how well our daughter has settled – she has been made so welcome by all the staff and the children. It’s as if she has been here for years." - Parents of girl a week after joining

"Nurturing, focused, friendly education with the right amount of challenge for children to rise to." - Parent

"Excellent in one word, but to expand it really seems to give the children a great sense of community, desire to learn & also desire to achieve." - Parent

"Of all the schools we've visited, your pupils are the most friendly and the most willing to join in." - St. Bees School student at music workshop

"Amazing small school that feels like 'home' from day 1"  - Parent

"The School strives for high standards but not at the expense of caring about the individual and having fun. The Staff are a committed team with outstanding Leadership on display at all times." - Parent

"It is a delight to work with your pupils - they are enthusiastic, polite and can be trusted to do what I ask them without any fuss whatsoever." - Cyclewise instructor

"I came to Hunter Hall School to perform 'Cinderella'. All of the pupils behaved wonderfully and joined in with all the songs and audience interaction superbly! However, when it was time to listen to the story and pay attention, they settled really well (without prompting to do so) and this meant they could fully understand the show. They were a great audience!" - Dan Cullen, M&M Productions

Why parents chose Hunter Hall School...

"It had the wow factor when we looked around on the back of a recommendation from someone who had previously had kids at the school"

"No other school nearby offered 8.15am to 5.30pm. Ideal for working mums and dads!"

"When we looked around the school we fell in love with it and was far better than any other school in the area."

"We hadn't really considered Hunter Hall until we attended an open day at last minute & were immediately blown away by what we saw & heard"

''It's an education that allows for so many opportunities!'' 

''The high level of education and community''

''The nurturing and amazing opportunities''

''A great balance between academic, sports and outdoor activities!''

''All children are encouraged to reach their potential by teaching staff and peers''

''The friendly and welcoming atmosphere''

''My child skips into school and never wants to leave''

''The family atmosphere, setting and size''

''The happiness of my child at school!''

''Small class sizes''

''A good education, caring and friendly''

''This happy school inspires the children to come in each day and give their best!''

''The opportunities available, the ethos of the school and the desire for well rounded and well mannered children''

''The emphasis on loving and respect of individuals''

'The breadth of subjects and opportunities''

''The high standards and variety or opportunities, each child matters and has their place''

''It provides a great start in education''

''The friendly atmosphere for children to learn and grow!''

''A friendly, nurturing but disciplined environment''

''The size of school - a very privileged primary school experience''

''Friendly, smiling children who look out for each other!''

Hunter Hall Primary School Penrith Report