Dunottar School News

Year 7 Pupils Receive BookBuzz Books

30th November 22

Christmas has come early for the Year 7s who are all receiving their BookTrust BookBuzz books this week. At the start of September, pupils in Year 7 were able to choose one book from a shortlist to keep. Many of them found it quite difficult to choose just one, but the library will be stocking…

Sixth Form Pupils Attend “Psychology of Serial Killers” Lecture

24th November 22

On Tuesday 22nd November, a group of Sixth Form Psychology students attended a lecture on the psychology of serial killers at Dorking Halls, to expand their understanding of the subject outside of the classroom. The speaker, Jennifer Rees, a forensics expert, used case studies as evidence, which were incredibly interesting yet, at the same time,…

An Evening of Folklore and Fairytale at Waterstones

23rd November 22

On Monday, 21st November, the English department took nine Year 10 and 11 members of its two reading groups to Waterstones Piccadilly in London. English teacher Miss Marvin, who organised the enrichment trip, said: “The purpose of the trip was to celebrate some of the authors that we’ve been reading in our reading groups.” The…

Dunottar Performs “Much Ado About Nothing” at Coram Shakespeare Schools Festival

18th November 22

On 15th November 2022, the amazing cast of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ took to the stage at the Leatherhead Theatre for their comic sixties-inspired version of the well-known Shakespeare play.  Every year, thousands of young people from schools across the UK take part in the world’s largest youth drama festival. In preparation for their performance at the…

Dunottar named in Top 100 Cricket Schools for Fourth Year

16th November 22

Dunottar School is proud to announce that it has been included in The Cricketer Schools Guide 2023 for the fourth year running. The Cricketer Schools Guide features the top 100 senior, the top 50 prep/junior and the top 20 all-girls schools selected by The Cricketer’s judging panel in a bumper 156-page supplement. The successful schools…

Dunottar Pupils First to Visit ASOS

10th October 22

On Friday 7th October, twenty Dunottar girls visited ASOS‘s headquarters based in Camden Town, London. ASOS is an online clothes and fashion retailer aimed at young adults. Dunottar is the first group of pupils that ASOS has invited to tour their office and learn about how it uses tech to market and sell over 850 brands, its own range of clothing and accessories…

Pupils Enjoy Poetry Workshops with Ash Dickinson

5th October 22

On Friday 30th September, poet Ash Dickinson visited Dunottar School to run creative writing poetry workshops with Years 9 and 10. A full-time poet, Dickinson is a multiple slam champion who has performed in Australia, Canada, USA, Spain, Jordan, the Czech Republic and Germany. He has headlined countless shows and festivals throughout the UK. He…

GCSE Success for Dunottar School

25th August 22

Following on from last week’s outstanding A-level grades, students at Dunottar School were today celebrating an excellent set of GCSE results, in which 12 per cent of all grades attained were grade 9 and 50 per cent the top grades 9-7. This is especially impressive as our students comprise a range of academic abilities. Headmaster,…

Students Celebrate A-level Success at Dunottar

18th August 22

Students at Dunottar School were today celebrating outstanding A-level results, in which 44 per cent of the grades attained were A*/A and 18 per cent the top A* grade. This is particularly significant as our students comprise a mixed ability cohort. Headmaster, Mr Mark Tottman said, “I am incredibly proud of each and every one…

Dunottar Volleyball: From Zero to Hero in Just one Season!

27th June 22

Last September, we began investigating the idea of starting a recreational volleyball club for pupils, not with the aim of competing, but just for pupils to learn how to play the sport and have some fun in the process. Inspired by the famous manga series Haikyuu!! (volleyball in Japanese), and curious about the sport, more…

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