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Be your best

At Dunottar, our aim is to bring out the best in every pupil, enabling them to be the very best they can be.

Be your best
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Be together

Dunottar is a warm, nurturing school where every pupil is known, valued and welcomed into the family community.

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Be involved

We believe that by encouraging our pupils to be busy and involved, they challenge themselves, learn from one another and ultimately achieve more.

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Be ready

Learning at Dunottar is not just about the classroom. By encouraging our pupils to become "Warrior Learners" we are equipping them with the skills they need to succeed in life beyond school.

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Why Choose Dunottar?

The Difference is Dunottar

At Dunottar, our aim is to bring out the best in every pupil, enabling them to be the very best they can be. By spending time with each individual pupil, we aim to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, is able to achieve excellent "added value" in their academic work. We pride ourselves on our warm and nurturing, family environment, where pupils are supported and encouraged to succeed both academically and outside the classroom. We offer a broad and exciting co-curricular programme, with extensive opportunities for pupils to try something new, broadening their interests and rising to new challenges.

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Warrior Learning

At Dunottar we enable our pupils to achieve spectacular outcomes by encouraging them to exhibit the seven behaviours of 'warrior learners'; aspiration, creativity, tenacity, independence, curiosity, collaboration and inclusivity, preparing them for the fast paced and ever changing world we live in.

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Welcome to Dunottar School

Founded in 1926, Dunottar School is an independent day school for girls and boys aged 11 to 18. Dunottar is a school with high standards and a warm heart, providing an excellent, all-round education. Through excellent teaching and outstanding pastoral care, we bring out the best in every pupil, enabling them to be the very best they can be. In our vibrant, welcoming community, where everyone is known and valued, pupils are challenged and supported to achieve more than they believe possible.

The school's strength has got to be the staff - they are passionate, committed and fun. There is always a buzz around the school and something going on.

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Registration deadline: 9am 24th September 2024

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In April, Mark Tottman gave a TEDx talk, 'How Disruptive Learning Can Create Future Leaders'. We are delighted to be able to share his talk with you how #warriorlearning has been transformative in our approach to education and is shaping pupils to thrive in an unpredictable future. ... See MoreSee Less

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Year 7 Admissions – September 2025

If you are looking for a Year 7 place in September 2025, please make sure your child is registered to sit our entrance assessments by 9am on 24th September 2024.

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