Year 7 Admissions

Taster Morning for Year 7 2025 Entry

Our exciting Taster Morning will take place on Saturday 11th May 2024. This event is open to all children who are registered to sit our entrance assessments for Year 7 in 2025.  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.  Activities will include a Hocus Pocus Science session plus a choice from sporting activities, cookery, Lego Robotics, art and more!

Previously, we have found that attending the event helps the children to be more relaxed on their entrance assessment days.

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. 

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Dates for Year 7 2025 Assessment Process

Taster Morning (for pupils who are registered by 9am on Friday 3rd May) 11th May 2024
Registration Deadline for 2025 Entry 9am, 24th September 2024

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.

Thank you for organising such an excellent taster morning.  My son came back with a real buzz and clearly thoroughly enjoyed himself.

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and all your wonderful staff for a lovely Dunottar taster morning. My daughter had so much fun and absolutely loved every second.  She thoroughly enjoyed the Photographic activity as well as others and enjoyed meeting and mixing with new children.  She didn’t stop talking about how much she enjoyed it.

My son thoroughly enjoyed the taster morning and was absolutely buzzing with happiness when I collected him, he couldn’t wait to tell me all about the Science class and also very proudly showed me his pattern printed fabric of his own design in his art session which he loved. Thank you for the opportunity, he couldn’t be more excited about the prospect of life at Dunottar.

My son had a fantastic time. Thank you for a well-run morning of exciting events.

We would like to thank you for a wonderful taster morning and for welcoming our son into your school.
He had a fantastic morning and enjoyed his time at Dunottar.

My daughter said she had a brilliant time on Saturday morning, she really enjoyed the activities, so thank you very much for making it a great experience.

My daughter had a fantastic day and enjoyed all the activities, especially the girls’ football session.
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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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