Dunottar is a co-educational independent day school for ages 11 to 18.
The main intake is in Year 7 and Year 12. Read more about the admissions procedure.
For Year 7 entry prospective pupils take part in our Warrior Learner assessments, which assess their creativity and how they work with other children. They will also sit entrance assessments and have an interview with a friendly member of staff. For Year 12 entry prospective students are interviewed by the Headmaster and the Deputy Head (Academic), and offers are subject to GCSE results. Further details about the admissions procedure can be found here.
For 2021-22, the termly fees for all years are £6,127 (for payments by direct debit) or £6,207 (for payments by other methods – BACS/Credit card). Further information about Dunottar’s school fees can be found here.
Normally, we only take new pupils in September into Year 7 and Year 12. Mid-year entry is rare. Our waiting list comprises pupils who have already taken our entry assessments. If you wish to add your child’s name to our enquiry list, then please email email@example.com with your child’s name, DOB, current school, and parents’ contact details.
Dunottar School is located just outside Reigate town centre (visit our Contact page for a map and full details). Pupils live throughout the local area and transport links are excellent meaning that pupils can reach the school from a wide catchment area.
The school is conveniently located for travel by car, bus, coach and train. The school has a coach service which serves the surrounding area. There is also a late bus on some days for those pupils staying at after school activities.
Pupils join Dunottar from a large number of schools, both independent prep schools and local state schools. There is no one feeder school and pupils are welcomed from a wide range of backgrounds and junior schools. Dunottar has excellent links with local schools and is always keen to extend and deepen these connections.
School begins with registration at 8.30am, followed by assembly. We have eight lessons during the day and lessons end at 4.00pm. Lunch is served in the hall and pupils can choose to take part in clubs and activities at lunchtimes and after school.
At Dunottar we believe it is important to achieve a healthy balance between school work and family life. Homework has an important role to play in consolidating and reinforcing learning but we do not set excessive homework. In Year 7 pupils can expect to receive three 20 minute pieces of homework per night, while in Year 9 they should expect four to five 25 minute pieces.
There is never a dull moment at Dunottar! The range of co-curricular activities is designed to make sure there is something on offer for everyone with an interesting mix of clubs that let pupils pursue hobbies and develop new skills while making friends and having fun. Find out more here.