Year: 2022

Dunottar Volleyball: From Zero to Hero in Just one Season!

27th June 22

Last September, we began investigating the idea of starting a recreational volleyball club for pupils, not with the aim of competing, but just for pupils to learn how to play the sport and have some fun in the process. Inspired by the famous manga series Haikyuu!! (volleyball in Japanese), and curious about the sport, more…

Year 5 “Funny Faces” Competition 2022

30th March 22

Earlier this year, our art department invited Year 5 pupils from local prep and primary schools, to take part in our annual “Funny Faces” competition. Pupils were asked to create an image inspired by the work of the Italian Renaissance painter Guiseppe Arcimboldo. Arcimboldo is best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made from objects…

UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge

4th March 22

Congratulations to all Dunottar pupils who took part in the UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge in February – the results are in! Pupils in Years 9 and 10 competed just before half term in this national competition, solving complex mathematical problems. Points were deducted for incorrect answers, so the pressure was on to be confident in…

Dunottar pupil wins scholarship to study English at Cambridge University next summer

28th February 22

This week, Dunottar School in Reigate Surrey celebrated A level English literature student Lila, who has been offered a partial scholarship to study English literature at Cambridge University for two weeks in the summer. Lila is a runner up in an international essay writing competition, run by Immerse Education, an award-winning company, specialising in providing exceptional…

Dunottar pupils take to the boards at the Coram Shakespeare Schools Festival

14th February 22

On 1st February, over 30 pupils from Dunottar School, in Reigate, took part in the world’s largest youth drama festival, at the Rose Theatre in Kingston as part of the Coram Shakespeare Schools Festival*. Dunottar Pupils performed an abridged production of Twelfth Night, in an exhilarating evening of live theatre by over 34 schools, featuring…

Dunottar School pupils reigning supreme at Lego robotics

10th February 22

On Saturday 29th January, pupils from Dunottar School, in Reigate, won the Championship Award at the First Lego League Regional tournament in London. This inter-schools competition challenges teams to work together to explore a given topic; designing, building and programming an autonomous Lego robot to solve a series of missions. Two teams representing Dunottar School competed at the event at Queen Mary University in London.  As well as the overall Championship Award,…

“A senior school with pastoral care and pupil support at its core” – Muddy Stilettos

2nd February 22

We were delighted to welcome Muddy Stilettos to Dunottar recently, enabling them to publish their unique and impartial review of the school as part of their Best Schools Guide. The genuine and insightful review captures the ethos of Dunottar perfectly, describing it as “a senior school with pastoral care and pupil support at its core. An…

Our Gold status history department achieves case-study status!

27th January 22

We are delighted to announce that Dunottar has been selected to feature as a case study on the Historical Association’s website. This best-practice case-study, documents the school’s progress from a Silver to Gold-status* accredited school, illustrating the focused effort our growing history department took to achieve this award. “As a department, we all share a…

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