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About Us

Established in 1926 by Mrs Elliot-Pyle, Dunottar School is a co-educational day school for ages 11-18, based in Reigate, Surrey. Dunottar is a school with high standards and a warm heart, providing an excellent, all-round education.

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

Pastoral care is at the heart of everything we do.  We pride ourselves on our warm and nurturing, family environment.  Every pupil at Dunottar is known and valued.  Pupils are supported and encouraged individually and in teams to develop the skills required to succeed both academically and beyond the classroom in whatever path they choose to follow.

Teachers at Dunottar are inspirational, offering pupils a rich, varied and thought-provoking curriculum, facilitated by our small class sizes.  We focus on ensuring that every pupil, regardless of ability, is able to achieve excellent “added value” in their academic work.  All pupils are encouraged to aim high, to challenge themselves and not to fear making a mistake. That way, they become creative and resilient young people who are prepared for life beyond school.

Walking around school, you will feel a buzz of excitement and passion for education in a collaborative and inclusive setting. Creativity flourishes in musicart and drama; lessons are brought to life through the use of innovative technology and original ideas; sporting opportunities are extensive and inclusive of all abilities; extra-curricular activities abound with choices for everyone.  Pupils often step outside their comfort zone and try something new.  This is our Warrior Learner approach in action.

The best way to get a real feel for what Dunottar can offer your son or daughter is to come and visit us.  We look forward to welcoming you at one of our Open Mornings or alternatively for a personal tour.

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Latest ISI Report

“Pupils flourish in their academic work and everyone looks out for each other in this caring and nurturing school”

Read the latest ISI Report

ISI Report May 2024