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Year 7 Admissions 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.

Dates for Year 7 2024 Assessment Process

Taster Morning (for pupils who are registered by Monday 22nd May 2023) 10th June 2023
Registration Deadline for 2024 Entry 9am, 26th September 2023
Warrior Learner Assessment Day* 7th October 2023
Academic Assessments* 11th November 2023

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

Taster Morning

Our exciting Taster Morning will take place on Saturday 10th June 2023. This event is open to all children who are registered to sit our entrance assessments for Year 7 entry in 2024.  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 Monday 22nd May. 

Register here

We wanted to thank everyone at Dunottar, who was involved with the Warrior Learning last Saturday. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed her morning and came home buzzing with excitement! The warm, nurturing and fun element definitely shone through and she came home inspired, hugely motivated and with new friends! Assessment days can be so daunting for children, thank you for making this experience such a smooth one.

My daughter thoroughly enjoyed her morning on Saturday and all the activities she participated in. Having been nervous that she didn’t know anyone, she came back having made new friends, which was fantastic.

I wanted to write to you to say how much my son enjoyed his Warrior Learning Assessment.  He was alive and full of ideas on the way home, such a wonderful way to conduct an assessment day.  Thank you.

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