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

Colour Run 2022

Watch the video from the Hunterhouse College Colour Run 2022.

Habitat for Humanity Non-Uniform Day

On Friday 8th April, Hunterhouse House will have a non-uniform day for Habitat for Humanity. From the middle of this week and through next week, some of the Year 13 students will be going round form classes to collect £1 donation from each student for this. Please...

Ukranian Appeal

The Charity Committee would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to those of you who contributed to the Ukrainian Appeal. We have been overwhelmed by the sheer number of items that members of the Hunterhouse Community have provided in support of this. We received...

Ukraine Donation

The Hunterhouse charity committee wish to organise a collection for the people in Ukraine who have been affected by the war currently taking place. We would like to collect mainly sanitary items, but we would be grateful for any other items that you can contribute.

Virtual Careers Fair

Use the Virtual Careers Fair website to explore your career options, from Universities and Colleges to Employers, across Northern Ireland and beyond! With the facility to directly ask employers and Universities specific questions.

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.