Dunottar School News

Winners Announced of Dunottar’s Funny Faces Art Competition

15th June 20

During an unprecedented period of school closure, Dunottar School launched its “Funny Faces” art competition to all Year 5 pupils in the local area. Pupils were asked to create a face based on the work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, an Italian painter, best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruits,…

“Funny Faces” Art Competition Open for Entries

28th April 20

If you are looking for an activity to keep your child entertained, why not encourage them to enter our “Funny Faces” art competition, open to all Year 5 pupils.  The theme for the competition is ‘FUNNY FACES’ based on the work of the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo, an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait…

Dunottar School Leads the Way in Remote Learning During Coronavirus Pandemic

20th April 20

Dunottar School has been leading the way in remote learning – supporting its community of pupils and parents during the coronavirus school closures. Due to a significant investment in technology for Dunottar by United Learning, pupils are continuing to follow a full school timetable via their school iPads – ensuring an important sense of normality…

Dunottar School nurtures photography talent in community schools

9th March 20

On Friday 28th February, we hosted a photography workshop for the three finalists of a recent photography competition open to all Year 5 pupils in local junior schools. Two pupils from Reigate Parish Church School and one from Banstead Prep attended the workshop hosted by Dunottar’s award-winning photography department, led by Mr Mark Huxley. With…

Dunottar’s Upper School play explores the realities of schizophrenia

3rd March 20

On Friday 31st January, 21 pupils from our Upper School performed an emotionally charged interpretation of Adult child / Dead Child by Claire Dowie. This fast-paced, gripping piece explored the realities of schizophrenia through the eyes of a young adult. Performed on an intimately light floor-level stage that increased the intensity for the audience, Dunottar’s…

Dunottar School hosts East Surrey Lord Taverners regional indoor cricket tournament

10th February 20

On Monday 27th of January 2020 we hosted and competed in the East Surrey Lord Taverners regional indoor cricket tournament. The event was a great success with five teams entering from the East Surrey region. Schools participating included: Dunottar School, Reigate School, Oxted School, Warlingham School and The Beacon School. In a tournament that started…

Award-winning Robotics from Dunottar School

3rd February 20

Pupils defend their title at the regional Lego League competition in London For the second year running our pupils won the Robot Performance Award at the First Lego League Regional tournament in London.  This will see the team compete at the National tournament in Bristol this February. This second-year win is testament to the inspirational…

Dunottar pupils perform to an audience of thousands at the O2

28th January 20

On Wednesday 22nd January, 80 of our Year 7 pupils arrived at the O2 Arena to sing in front of an audience of thousands. Joining school choirs from across the country, to perform songs as diverse as Kusimama, Best of West and Shiny Happy People, this was one of the biggest children’s choir concerts in…

Dunottar School Gets Active!

21st January 20

On 1st January we launched our first Get Active Challenge, a 31-day campaign designed to inspire pupils, parents and staff to start 2020 in the best possible way. Challenging participants to cycle, swim, run or walk 15 miles in total during the month of January; this is not about being the fittest or the fastest,…

Dunottar School performs to critical-acclaim at the Shakespeare Schools Festival

14th January 20

On 20th November 2019, a collective of over 30 Dunottar pupils, took to the stage in Leatherhead for the annual Shakespeare Schools Foundation Festival. Performing a dynamic take on the romantic comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, pupils from years 7-13 worked collectively, supporting each other to embrace this celebration of the Bard, using the…

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