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Admissions Process

The admissions process at Dunottar is designed to help us identify those pupils who will thrive at our school.  We make sure that the admissions process is as friendly and relaxed as it can be so that your son or daughter can be themselves on the entrance assessment day and do their very best.

Our main intake at Dunottar is in Year 7 and Year 12.

You may register your son or daughter at any time prior to the registration deadline of 24th September 2024 at 9am for Year 7 2025 entry.  To register your son or daughter simply complete the online Registration Form and transfer a non-refundable £100 registration fee to the School Account using the bank details on the form.

For pupils joining in Year 7, we hold an exciting Taster Morning, where pupils will get a better feel for life at Dunottar, meet some of our teachers, and get to know other children who will be sitting the entrance assessments.  This will take place on Saturday 11th May 2024, 9am – 12noon. This event is open to all children who are registered to sit our entrance assessments for Year 7 in 2025. For your child to be invited to the Taster Morning please submit your completed online registration form, together with the registration fee of £100, by 9am on Friday 3rd May. 

As part of the admissions process, once your child is registered with us, we will contact their current school to request a confidential reference.


We just wanted to say thank you so much for organising the Warrior Learner assessment day so efficiently.  Our son loved his morning. He was nervous before we arrived but your whole team do such a fabulous job making them all feel at ease that he said he had really enjoyed it. 

Thank you for providing such a welcoming, reassuring atmosphere. You clearly put all the children at ease which enabled them to do their best.

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Year 7 2025 Taster Morning

Saturday 11th May 2024

Looking to join Dunottar in September 2025? Attend our Taster Morning to take part in fun activities, meet our teachers and get to know other children who will be sitting the entrance assessments.

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