COVID-19 UPDATE: School will be closed from Friday 20th March until further notice. Lessons will continue remotely and work is being set for completion at home. We will be keeping our website and social media updated during this period. Please use email wherever possible, or leave a phone message (messages will be monitored during normal working hours).

Inspection Reports

In September 2019, Dunottar was inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) for a full inspection. ISI inspections involve inspectors observing lessons, conducting formal interviews with pupils and examining pupils’ work. Inspectors hold discussions with senior members of staff, observe extra curricular activities and attend registration sessions and assemblies. Parents and pupils receive pre-inspection questionnaires, the results of which are analysed by inspectors, and inspectors examine regulatory documentation. A summary of the ISI findings is below. The full report can be downloaded here.

The Quality of the Pupils’ Personal Development

  • The quality of pupils’ personal development is excellent
  • Pupils gain excellent skills for life, take full advantage of leadership opportunities and behave well both in and out of the classroom
  • Pupils are very aware of their responsibility to the wider world, contributing significantly through their charity work and other enterprises
  • Pupils are highly tolerant and respectful of others, embracing the ethos of a happy and collegiate community

The Quality of Academic and Other Achievements

  • The quality of pupils’ achievements is good
  • Pupils have a strong work ethic and are very focused in lessons
  • Pupils are very effective, collaborative learners who make skilled use of the school’s technology
  • Pupils develop valuable skills from the varied opportunities of the co-curricular programme which enhances their learning and academic horizons
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