Hunterhouse College

Hunterhouse College
Vision & Values

Hunterhouse College strives to enable every girl to reach the highest academic and personal distinction of which she is capable. Hunterhouse College aims, in cooperation with parents*, to stimulate, challenge and encourage self-discipline, organised study and enthusiasm for work and recreation. The College aims to provide an enriching whole school experience and to actively involve its girls in the learning processes within four broad areas – the academic, the personal, the social and the vocational.

  • The Academic - We aim to ensure that the aptitudes and abilities of each girl are discovered and developed to the full during her school career and that upon leaving she will:
    have developed a wide range of recognised skills;
    have attained publicly acknowledged standards in a variety of subjects
    be prepared through her experiences and achievements in school to proceed to higher or further education or employment, according to her choice and talents.
  • The Personal -  We aim to provide an environment within which each girl will discover and develop her personal qualities and values, individual skills, independence of mind and self-esteem. In developing and nurturing these values and standards we are aware that, for some, they will be rooted in religious conviction – both Christian and non-Christian – and, for others, in their sense of social and individual justice and well being.
  • The Social - We aim to help each girl recognise, understand and develop her role in the school community and in society at large by:
    promoting in her a sense of responsibility
    encouraging her to be aware of the differences between people and to respect those differences
    fostering a consciousness of her wider environment
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    The Vocational -  We aim:-
    to prepare each girl for commitment to the work place by developing the necessary practical and intellectual skills and insight into the world of work through participating in voluntary or paid work or leisure activities
    to help individuals evaluate their own suitability for specific careers and meet the needs of these careers
    to encourage adaptability in relation to school activities and ultimately to employment situations
    to foster the enjoyment of education and encourage its continuation throughout adult life

Hunterhouse College
Contact Details

School: Hunterhouse College 


Upper Lisburn Road
Co. Antrim
BT10 0LE


028 90612293


Hunterhouse College
Entrance Criteria

School: Hunterhouse College

The application of the admissions criteria for these year groups is delegated to a General Admissions panel which comprises of the Principal, Vice Principal (Pastoral) and an additional member of the Senior Team and / or one Teacher Governor.  The availability of a place is subject to the year group total and to the College enrolment of 710. Year group totals have been set at a maximum of 107 for Years 9-12, providing that class sizes in practical subjects are not exceeded and are in line with DENI Circular 2016/11 ‘Class sizes in post-primary school practical subjects’. Hunterhouse College can be found at the click here

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Hunterhouse College
School Extracurricular

Pupils are given the opportunity to take part in a wide range of extra and co-curricular activities to extend their learning, to develop new skills and to create memories that last a lifetime.

At Hunterhouse we are fully committed to the personal development of all of our pupils – socially, morally, physically, creatively and artistically. In developing these attributes the vibrant extra-curricular programme is an important and continually evolving part of school life. The following are some of the activities available:

- Debating
- Drama and school productions
- Speech and drama
- Junior and Senior Choirs
- School Orchestra
- Ukulele Group
- Coding Club
- Art and Crafts
- Science Club
- Scripture Union

A wide range of sporting activities including hockey, netball, tennis, badminton, soccer, athletics, cross-country, equestrianism and fencing
We also seek to extend still further pupils’ learning through our co-curricular programme. Girls in all year groups will have a range of different speakers, workshops and day trips to further enrich the curriculum and add greater relevance to their studies. In recent months History classes have visited the Titanic Centre, our geographers carried out coursework on the north coast, and the Colin Glen River and Sixth Formers have visited Dublin to carry out work related to several subject areas. Our GCSE Business Studies students always look forward to the annual visit to the Tayto factory!

Alongside these a number of extended trips are on offer to provide additional opportunities for pupils to broaden their experiences, understand different cultures and mature as young people. Recent trips have included:

- The annual Year Eight Cultra Residential
- Ski Trip to Folgaria, Italy
- Geography trip to Sorrento, Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius
- Language exchanges to Paderbörn, Germany and Seville, Spain
- Art Trip to Amsterdam
- Business Studies trip to Disneyland, Paris
- Home Economics trip to London

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