Admission Information and Performing Arts Master Class
We are delighted to announce that Dunottar School has joined the Reigate Grammar Group of Schools. Please note that admission to Dunottar School from September 2013 is for ages 11+, 13+ and 16+. Please enquire for details of spaces available in other years
A performing arts master class will be held at Dunottar Senior School in Reigate, on Sunday, June 23rd. It will be led by Ben Clare, Mass Movement Coordinator of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic opening and closing ceremonies. He is also Associate Choreographer for the musicals ‘The Book of Mormon’, ‘The Bodyguard’ and ‘Sister Act’. Students aged 11-18 from local schools are welcome to attend. For details and a booking form, click here.
Welcome from our Headmistress
DUNOTTAR LOOKS FORWARD TO A BRIGHT FUTURE
This is a very exciting time in the life of Dunottar School as we join the Reigate Grammar Group of Schools. This move has been agreed after full consultation with our parents and with the backing of the staff and girls, the very community who make Dunottar the unique and very special school it is, and will continue to be.
Being a relatively small independent school, I firmly believe that this move will bring significant benefits and opportunities, in addition to providing choice for families across the Reigate and Surrey area. Dunottar will continue to run as a separate school, indeed a separate registered charity, whilst retaining the warm, supportive and friendly atmosphere that girls have benefited from since the school’s founding.
The unique character and ethos of Dunottar will be preserved and the school will continue to provide an outstanding girls-only education, as it has done for over 80 years. Dunottar will be governed by a new board, comprising highly experienced and qualified governors from both Reigate Grammar and Dunottar. As the new Chairman, Mr Alan Walker, conveyed to our current parents: “There will be many substantial commercial advantages resulting from Dunottar joining the group in this way. These include reduced administrative overheads, joint purchasing, and a combined and expanded school bus service throughout East Surrey”.
I am looking forward to working with Mr Shaun Fenton, Headmaster at Reigate Grammar School, to find new ways for both schools to work together, to enable new opportunities for both sets of students.
This is a wonderful opportunity for Dunottar with many benefits of collaboration for the girls. The possibilities include the use of Reigate Grammar’s 30-acre Hartswood sports facility with its floodlit all weather pitch, pavilion, athletics tracks and sports fields. There is also significant potential for joint cultural activities and trips in the UK and overseas are also under discussion.
It is an excellent opportunity to strengthen the future of Dunottar, and to enhance further the excellent educational experiences we already provide for girls from across the region.
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Upcoming open days and events:
Our next Open Days will be in the Autumn Term 2013
We are always happy to arrange individual visits – please contact Sue Edwards, the Admissions Secretary, on 01737 761945.