Author: Gina Wiles

Dunottar Awarded “Wellbeing Award for Schools”

30th August 23

We are delighted to announce that our school has been awarded the prestigious ‘Wellbeing Award for Schools’ for its outstanding commitment to fostering the mental and emotional health of our pupils and staff. This remarkable achievement is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our entire school community. From our passionate teachers and…

Best Ever GCSE Exam Results for Dunottar

24th August 23

Following on from last week’s A-level celebrations, pupils at Dunottar School were today receiving outstanding GCSE results across all subjects. 12 per cent of all grades attained were grade 9 and 53 per cent the top grades 9 to 7. This is particularly impressive as our pupils comprise a range of academic abilities. Headmaster, Mr…

Students Celebrate A-level Success at Dunottar

17th August 23

Today, students at Dunottar School were celebrating some outstanding A-level results, in which 61 per cent of the grades attained were A*to B. This is particularly significant as our students comprise a mixed ability cohort. Historically, Dunottar’s positive value-added scores demonstrate that students studying at Dunottar are likely to achieve better exams results than if…

Dunottar’s First Open Mic Night

17th May 23

The Spring Term saw the Music Department holding the very first Open Mic Night, and boy, what performances we were treated to! At Dunottar, we are always encouraging pupils to be present and involved and the Open Mic Night was a wonderful way to hear from some of our singers who enjoy performing in a…

Speak Out Challenge 2023

15th April 23

This half term saw the third edition of Dunottar School’s annual Speak Out Challenge. Every pupil in Year 11 presents, as part of their GCSE English Language course, on a subject of their own choice. Pupils are rewarded for speaking with confidence, on challenging topics, and using a repertoire of well-selected linguistic and rhetorical techniques. The…

Whole School Musical is a Rocking Success

3rd April 23

Congratulations to the 90 pupils from Years 7 to 10  who have taken part in this year’s musical. Pupils rocked a packed Castle Theatre over this year’s three-night run of We Will Rock You. The production had everything – non-stop Queen hits, futuristic staging, dazzling performances and an amazing tech crew. The cast’s energy was contagious. Audiences…

Year 10 Geography Trip to Flatford Mill

22nd March 23

Friday 17th March saw the GCSE geographers joyfully set off for their weekend at Flatford Mill Field study centre in Suffolk. Located on the site of Constable’s most famous painting, the scenery did not disappoint and nor did the geography. Pupils engaged in a range of fieldwork activities across the weekend to support their answers…

Year 9 World War One Day

5th March 23

On Thursday 2nd March, Year 9 pupils enjoyed a World War One cross-curricular day. The activities allow pupils to discover more about the war outside of their history curriculum, and encourage collaboration and teamwork. Pupils were engaged in activities ranging from cooking Anzac biscuits to debating the morality of war, creating lino-cut poppies to breaking…

Lego Robotics Competition

13th February 23

On 9th February, two teams took part in a Lego robotics competition against ten other schools.  The teams had worked tirelessly leading up to the competition, coming in before and after school for weeks to practise with the robots! Team “iCool” was an experienced team who have taken part in competitions before and they were…

John Weiner to Join Dunottar as Deputy Head, Pastoral

7th February 23

We are pleased to announce that John Weiner has been appointed as our new Deputy Head Pastoral from September 2023. He will replace Marc Broughton when he leaves to take up his role as Head of Belmont School at the end of this academic year. John is a very experienced pastoral lead, bringing with him…

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