Dunottar School News

Simon Manning, Director of Sport, Championing Sport for all During Lockdown 

3rd February 21

Dunottar’s Director of Sport, Simon Manning, is working closely with the Surrey Schools Athletics Association (SSAA) in his role as Race Organiser to launch the very first ‘virtual’ Secondary Schools’ Cross-Country Championships, due to take place over one week, from Sunday 7th to Monday 15th February 2021. In the current lockdown situation, and with the absence of school and district…

Year 5 Pupils Bake up a Gingerbread Man Themed Treat!

1st February 21

Over the Christmas holidays, we invited Year 5 pupils in the local community to bake a show-stopping creation for a gingerbread man themed competition. Inspired by The Gingerbread Man poem, pupils were asked to listen to the poem, read by the Head of Food & Nutrition, Annette French, and to incorporate the story into their designs….

Dunottar School Hosts Virtual Carol Service

13th January 21

On Tuesday 15th December, we hosted our first virtual Carol Concert, which went live on Youtube at 7pm. As the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is part of our school’s yearly tradition, we did not want the effects of the pandemic to stop us from coming up with a creative and safe way to…

Dunottar School is ‘not out’ of the Top 100 Senior Schools in the UK for cricket!

26th November 20

We’re delighted to announce Dunottar will, once again, feature in The Cricketer Schools Guide top 100 senior schools, for our County standard cricket facilities, coaching, fixtures and compelling commitment to this inclusive sport. Despite the ongoing pandemic there were a record number of entries this year, judged against an extensive criteria, with those making the…

Head of Year 10, Darron Kokott, smashes fund-raising target for cricketer Andy Patterson

23rd November 20

Darron Kokott, Head of Year 10, has helped raise over £53,000 for Andrew (Andy) Patterson, ex-Ireland international and father of three, who, in March 2013, was diagnosed with Spastic Paraplegia (a rare hereditary disorder which results in wheelchair confinement). Darron’s original ambition was to help Andy raise £1-£2,000 to install a lift into his house. …

Dunottar School’s History Department is awarded Gold!

16th November 20

On Thursday 29th October 2020, our History Department was informed its Historical Association Quality Mark* would be renewed with Gold Status. Only 32 Secondary schools in the UK have been awarded Quality Mark status, with Dunottar being the first secondary school in Reigate to achieve this award; an independent testament to the exceptional teaching and…

A timetable of Co-Curricular diversity at Dunottar School

5th October 20

Celebrating the individual is order-of-the-day at Dunottar, where curiosity and independence are actively encouraged. The new co-curricular timetable, championed by a creative team of teaching staff, beautifully reflects this ethos, with a range of new activities that appeal to different minds; target shooting, podcast production, choreography club and Amnesty International sit alongside the more traditional…

Dunottar School takes to the trails

21st September 20

The balmy weekend of 12th – 14th September saw over 50 Year 10 pupils take to the trails for a three-day Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award training and practice hike. Camp craft, map-reading, route planning and survival skills were the focus of this three-day expedition that covered many of the stunning routes on the North Downs Way, from Reigate…

Dunottar School caring for the community

15th September 20

During the difficult phase of lock-down, our PTA galvanised the support of the school community through a series of engaging projects to thank Reigate and Redhill’s army of key workers, whilst also providing some much needed social support for the elderly in the community. Goody bags filled with essential supplies including honey, fruit, vegetables, and…

Dunottar School Announces Partnership with Dorking Wanderers Football Club

7th September 20

Dunottar School is delighted to announce that it has signed an exciting partnership agreement with Dorking Wanderers Football Club.  As a result of the partnership, pupils were able to attend trials for Dorking Wanderers Youth Development teams. Six successful pupils will now be playing for the youth team this season in the U12, U14 and U15 age groups, whilst others have been offered places in…

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