Year 7 Admissions 2023

Our Year 7 assessments are designed for pupils to learn more about life at Dunottar and to enable us to begin to get to know your child and to help us assess their ability to fit into the Dunottar community.

Pupils will take part in our Warrior Learner Assessments, which involve a number of individual and group activities, allowing us to assess their creativity and how they work with other children.  No preparation for these activities is required. All pupils will also have a friendly, informal interview with a member of staff.

In addition, pupils will sit academic assessments in English, Mathematics and a computer based CEM test covering: Verbal, Non-Verbal and numerical exercises.  In English and Mathematics the tests are based on the National Curriculum work that the pupils will have been doing in their current school.  No special tutoring is required beyond this.

Please contact our admissions team on 01737 761945 for further information regarding the admission process.

Dates for Year 7 2023 Assessment Process

Registration Deadline  28th September 2022 at 9am
Scholarship Application Deadline 28th September 2022 at 9am
Warrior Learner Assessments and Interviews* 8th October 2022
Academic Entrance Assessments* 12th November 2022
Sports Scholarship Assessments 14th November 2022
Art Scholarship Assessments  15th November 2022
Music Scholarship Assessments  15th November 2022
Performing Arts Scholarship Assessments  18th November 2022

*Pupils must be able to attend the assessments in person. We are not able to offer virtual assessments.

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 Admissions – September 2025

If you are looking for a Year 7 place in September 2025, please make sure your child is registered to sit our entrance assessments by 9am on 24th September 2024.

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