Welcome to Hunterhouse College

Una Crescamus – Let us grow together.

Welcome to Hunterhouse College

Una Crescamus – Let us grow together.

Welcome to Hunterhouse College

Una Crescamus – Let us grow together.

Latest News

Extra-Curricular Programme 2021-22

We believe that participation in extra-curricular activities is an excellent opportunity for students to develop new skills, make new friends and feel part of our school community. Please click the button below to view the Extra-Curricular Programme for 2021/2022. 

Familyworks Research

Dear parent/carer, Familyworks, the independent counselling service for schools, is carrying out research into how to make school counselling as effective as possible - please see below letter. Part of this research includes completion of a short survey for staff,...

Hunterhouse College Puffa Jacket & Half Zip Fleece Top

Our red ‘puffa’-style showerproof jacket has proven to be a firm favourite with our students. It can be worn on top of the College blazer to and from school and for sports fixtures. This is available for purchase for £37. A new addition to our optional sports kit is a...

Neuronimo Programme

Dear Parent/Carer We are delighted that Hunterhouse College is taking part in the Neuronimo Programme - a children and young person’s mental and physical health programme. It is being delivered by a children’s charity called Reverse The Trend Foundation in partnership...

Nearly New Uniform Shop: 9th – 13th August

You are welcome to make an appointment to browse our range of uniform by calling us on 02890 612293.

Hunterhouse College Puffa Jacket & Half Zip Fleece Top

Our red ‘puffa’-style showerproof jacket has proven to be a firm favourite with our students. It can be worn on top of the College blazer to and from school and for sports fixtures.

This is available for purchase for £37. A new addition to our optional sports kit is a red fleece half zip top available for £15. Both items have personalised initials on the sleeve

It is not available in our uniform suppliers and can only be ordered and paid for via the following link.

Welcome to Hunterhouse College

Hunterhouse College fosters a strong sense of community, reflecting the College motto ‘Una Crescamus’ – Let us Grow Together. Throughout their time at Hunterhouse, students will be given the opportunity to achieve their full potential through excellent teaching and learning; a wide extra-curricular programme and individualised support. The College is unique in its delightful natural setting, cross-community ethos, child-centered approach and the warmth of relationships between staff, students and parents/carers.

Welcome to Hunterhouse College

Hunterhouse College fosters a strong sense of community, reflecting the College motto ‘Una Crescamus’ – Let us Grow Together. Throughout their time at Hunterhouse, students will be given the opportunity to achieve their full potential through excellent teaching and learning; a wide extra-curricular programme and individualised support. The College is unique in its delightful natural setting, cross-community ethos, child-centered approach and the warmth of relationships between staff, students and parents/carers.

Did you know?

Hunterhouse College was formed from the amalgamation of two local schools – Ashleigh House School and Princess Gardens School – in 1987.

As the Headmistresses from both schools had the name ‘Hunter’ at the time of the merger, and the founding Headmistress of Princess Gardens was Anna Hunter, the new school took the name Hunterhouse College.

The popular comedy series ‘Derry Girls’ is filmed at Hunterhouse.

Harland and Wolff’s Drawing Offices were evacuated to the school site during the Second World War. They built two of the buildings which make up Carrowdore and the safe at the back of the Minor Hall was used to store the drawings of the Titanic during the war.

Colinmore was originally named Strathearn House and was the family home of the Barbour Family who were local linen merchants. It was bought by Princess Gardens School in 1945 and re-named Colinmore.

The College site is approximately 37 acres in size and is made up mainly of wooded parkland.

The four Houses in our House System are named after former Headmistresses of our parent schools: Shearman and Welch after Misses Shearman and Miss Welch, Headmistresses of Ashleigh House School and Duncan and Lewis after Miss Duncan and Miss Lewis, former Headmistresses of Princess Gardens School.

Every year, students join Year 8 from between 50 and 60 different primary schools and a very wide geographical area.

Our motto is Una Crescamus – Let us Grow Together.

The colours of our uniform – Saxe Blue and Hunting Pink –are unique to Hunterhouse and were made by combining the colours of the uniforms of Ashleigh House and Princess Gardens schools.