Year 7 Admissions

Dates for Year 7 2025 Assessment Process

Registration Deadline for 2025 Entry 9am, 24th September 2024
Scholarship 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 an online 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.

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Dunottar School is a happy, vibrant community where every child is encouraged to be the best they can be.  Our friendly admissions team is on hand to answer any questions you have about Dunottar, our Warrior Learner ethos and to guide you through the admissions process. The timeline below shows our admissions process for pupils looking to join the school in Year 7.

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Year 4 & 5

The best way to find out more about how your son or daughter would benefit from a Dunottar education is to visit us on one of our Working Open Mornings. A Working Open Morning means the school is running as normal and you will see lessons in action during your visit. Visits start with a tour of our beautiful grounds and facilities guided by our Year 8 pupils, followed by a presentation from Mr Mark Tottman, Headmaster, our Deputy Head Academic, Mrs Janine Hislop and our Deputy Head Pastoral, Mr John Weiner in our fabulous Performing Arts Centre. We encourage you to bring your child with you to the Open Morning when they are in Year 4 or 5.


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Register Your Child

Year 5

Following your visit, should you be considering Dunottar School for your child, the next step is to complete the online registration form and pay the £100 registration fee. 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, but encourage you to register in the Spring Term of Year 5 so that our child can attend our Taster Morning.




Taster Morning

Year 5 – Summer Term

Once your child is registered with us they will be invited to attend our Taster Morning. This event allows pupils to get a better feel for life at Dunottar, to meet some of our teachers, and get to know other children who will be sitting the entrance assessments.  During the morning, pupils take part in two activities, one set and one of their choice. There are lots of fun sessions to choose from including sports, cookery, Lego Robotics, art and more!



You may want to apply for your child to join our Scholarship Programme. Scholarships are available to pupils who demonstrate exceptional abilities in academics, music, drama, art and sport. These scholarships are more than just financial rewards; they represent our dedication to creating an aspirational environment where pupils can thrive and reach their full potential.





Year 6 – Autumn Term

Once your child is registered, they will be invited to attend our assessment days. Pupils take part in our Warrior Learner Assessment Day in October, which involves a number of individual and group activities. In November, pupils will sit academic assessments in English, Mathematics and an online test covering: Verbal, Non-Verbal and numerical exercises. No special tutoring is required for our assessments.




Year 6 – February

Offer letters are sent out before February half term. To accept your place, you will need to return your completed Acceptance Form and pay the non-refundable deposit of £1,000 before the deadline in early March.




Year 6 to Year 7

We will ensure that the transition to senior school is as smooth as possible for you and your child. Once you have accepted your child’s place, we will send you an information pack with everything you need to know about joining Dunottar. Your child will also be invited to a transition day in June where they will enjoy a day of informal activities and meet their fellow classmates, Form Tutor and Head of Year. At the start of the academic year all Year 7 pupils have a formal induction day where they will become familiar with the school site and daily routine, as well as receiving their school iPad. 

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Year 7 2025 Open Morning

Year 7 Entry September 2025

Looking to join Dunottar in September 2025? Book on to our next Open Morning on 19th September.

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