At Dunottar, we are continuously on the look-out for opportunities to build creative partnerships that include an integrated programme of outreach to benefit not only our pupils, but to enrich the local community in and around Reigate.
Recent examples include…
In August 2020, we formed an exciting partnership with Dorking Wanderers Football Club. As a result of the partnership, pupils from Dunottar were able to attend trials for Dorking Wanderers Youth Development teams. Six successful pupils will now be playing for the youth team this season in the U12, U14 and U15 age groups, whilst others have been offered places in the Dorking Futsal Fever Academy.
Dunottar School’s football teams will also have the opportunity to compete against the Youth Development Teams at the multi-million pound Meadowbank Stadium in Dorking town centre.
In February 2018, we launched an exciting partnership with Surrey Cricket to create a Surrey Cricket Development and Performance Centre at Dunottar. This partnership created a number of opportunities for the school community, with the installation of a brand new 4-lane indoor cricket net system; these top-class, county standard cricket facilities enable pupils to take advantage of specialist training programmes.
The Surrey Cricket Foundation, alongside local cricket clubs, also utilise these facilities to host county coaching and development courses for adults and children during the school holidays or off-season.
Paul Taylor, Director of Participation at Surrey Cricket foundation, commented:
“The Surrey Cricket Foundation is always looking to expand its reach out into the county. Our partnership with Dunottar School has seen the creation of an outstanding new indoor cricket facility, available for use not only by Surrey Cricket, but also the local community of Reigate. We are excited to be working with the school and further developing our junior coaching course and coach education programmes in the area. Many thanks to all involved for bringing this initiative to fruition.”
In spring 2019, we were awarded a grant from The Savoy Educational Trust, an independent grant giving charitable trust, whose main aim is to advance and develop education, training and qualifications.
This grant will contribute towards the refurbishment of the Food Technology room, to develop a professional standard state-of-the-art facility to accommodate 16 students for practical and theory GCSE classes.
The grant was awarded for an outreach programme that will see the new facility utilised for cookery classes with our local network of community junior schools and our ambition to establish the new facility as a Leith’s School of Cookery.
As a Leith’s School of Cookery, we will be able to offer Leith’s Introduction to Food & Wine Certificate to pupils, parents and the wider community, alongside a host of other shorter courses and workshops.
If you are interested in building a unique partnership with Dunottar, please get in touch with our Outreach Manager, Laura Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org).