Jack Hunt School

Peterborough, United Kingdom

Location: Peterborough, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Jack Hunt School

Jack Hunt School is a vibrant, multi-cultural, mixed 11-19 comprehensive school which has achieved much over the years.  

We hold Specialist Language and Sports Specialist College status; Training Schools status and are part of the Leading Edge Programme. 

We also hold the Investor in People Gold Standard, the Leading Parent Partnership Award and the British Council International School Award.  In addition we are the lead school in the Jack Hunt Extended School Cluster.

Most importantly we are extremely proud of our students and are committed to meeting their needs, our well qualified and dedicated teaching and support staff have high aspirations for, and high expectations of, every single student.  We want our students to be well-rounded, confident, caring young people with leadership skill, who are motivated to achieve their best; are fully involved in the school, local and global community and leave us as life-long learners equipped to build on their success and contribute positively to our future.

Learning at Jack Hunt School is characterised by personalised challenging experiences that give each student the best opportunity to make progress every day.

Currently we share good practice with a number of schools and Higher Education Institutions in the following areas:

-Vertical Tutoring

-Community Cohesion

-Communication Leaders

-Nurture, Learning to Learn and Breakthrough groups

-Restorative Practices

-Bi-Lingual Learners

-EAL and Deaf Awareness

-Behaviour management

-NQT support and mentoring programme

History and Ethos

Jack Hunt School became a Beacon school in September 1999 for an initial period of 3 years. Following a successful application to the Department for Education and Skills, Beacon status was granted for a further three years with effect from September 2002. In 2004, Beacon schools came to an end nationally and Jack Hunt School successfully applied to become a Leading Edge School.

Jack Hunt School exists to provide high quality learning and teaching in a supportive and caring environment to develop the potential of each learner.


-Personalised learning leading to enjoyment, success and achievement for all

-A safe, healthy, orderly, sustainable and cohesive school community

-Effective engagement with our learners, parents, local communities and partners

-A positive, proactive approach to innovation and continuous improvement for all.


-The uniqueness of each individual

-Respect for self, others, school expectations, property and the environment


-Respect for religious and cultural diversity (being different, belonging together)

-Equality of opportunity

-Loyalty, trust and honesty

-Commitment, hard work, high aspiration and achievement

-Recognition and celebration of success

-Individual responsibility and citizenship

-School’s strong ethos of ‘being different, belonging together’

Awards and Ofsted

Ofsted mini report – January 2017: 

‘Maintained the good quality of education in the school…the school is a calm, purposeful and friendly place to be. Pupils feel safe, stimulated and valued…Pupils are proud of their school…Staff go out of their way to ensure that these pupils are welcomed, settle quickly and engage fully in school life’


 Jack Hunt Secondary School

Bradwell Road

Peterborough PE3 9PY

Tel: 01733 263526

Email: info@jackhunt.net

Direct Rail links to Cambridge and London.  31 min walk from the station

Junction 17 off the A1

Bus links 33 minute walk 

Citi 4 on the bus route


Brand new Dining Hall and English Block with a new Multi-use pitch, currently being built ready for use September 2018. Fully equipped Science labs, ICT suites and Sports facilities. With super Art, Design and Technology and music classrooms. 

Our Learning Support Department is well equipped with Facilities such as a Purpose-build Physiotherapy Room, Sensory Room, Adjustable kitchen facilities, Wheelchair-accessible garden and greenhouse to name a few.

Jack Hunt Pool is an 82 feet (25 m) dual-use facility, built on the premises but open to the general public. Jack Hunt is also home to multiply extended school opportunities and classes, from ceramic classes, Latvian and Chinese School and Church, to multiply sports classes such as Badminton, Tai Kwan Do, Basketball, Rowing and Netball. The school is also the base of West Peterborough Dance School. 


Childcare vouchers

Pension - TPS and LGPS

Teachers own laptop

Recruitment Process

To apply you will need to go the Careers Page on our school website www.jackhunt.net and click on the relevant post and then click on “apply now” button.  

As part of the application you are invited to demonstrate how you fulfil some of the criteria listed in the person specific information. 

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Address: Bradwell Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE3 9PY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1733 263526
What people say about us

I have felt incredibly welcome since I joined Jack Hunt School in 2015 and have thoroughly enjoyed working with such a dedicated and caring team of professionals. I feel fully supported by staff throughout my time here at Jack Hunt and have been given many CPD opportunities to enhance my teaching and leadership skills. I have found from day one Jack Hunt School to be an inclusive school, with a family ethos at the core of the school. The school is set on providing the best opportunities for both its students and staff and I am very much looking forward to being part of the future journey the school is on

- Current middle manager

My time as an NQT at Jack Hunt has been fantastic. I work in an extremely supportive department, with a specialist mentor who supports my continued learning as an NQT. I couldn’t have hoped for a more supportive NQT department or school

- Current NQT teacher

Where the teaching is strongest, teachers have deep subject knowledge, questioning techniques are good and students know how to improve their work. There is no inadequate teaching.

- Ofsted

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength. All aspects are well developed in this multi-cultural community. Restorative justice, putting issues right, is a focus. Students are keenly aware of the needs of others.

- Ofsted

Jack Hunt School is a hub of learning for the local area serving the needs of families, the local primary schools and community. The school is at the heart of its community and embraces and celebrates the wide diversity represented.

- Leading Parent Partnership Award 2014

Students behave well and have very positive attitudes to learning. They are well-mannered and respectful of each other and of staff. They feel that behaviour is good and that friendship with all is a strong feature of the school.

- Ofsted
Positions available at Jack Hunt School