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.

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Past Pupil designs the Grand National 2021 winning trophy

Cara Murphy was a student of Princess Gardens and then the first 2 years of Hunterhouse College. She was called Cara McCrory and was the first Deputy Head Girl at Hunterhouse College in 1987-88. She also previously designed a silver desk set for 10 Downing Street. She...

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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.