Secondary School

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 Under 16s Embark on Midlands Rugby Tour

5th November 22

During October half term, our under 16s boys rugby team embarked on Dunottar’s first rugby tour to the Midlands. The trip began with some team building fun in the form of ten pin bowling and Lazer Quest, fuelled by a mountain of pizza and nachos. The squad then headed to Lichfield for their first match….

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…

“A senior school with pastoral care and pupil support at its core” – Muddy Stilettos

2nd February 22

We were delighted to welcome Muddy Stilettos to Dunottar recently, enabling them to publish their unique and impartial review of the school as part of their Best Schools Guide. The genuine and insightful review captures the ethos of Dunottar perfectly, describing it as “a senior school with pastoral care and pupil support at its core. An…

Acting Up Despite the Challenges

19th July 21

Despite the challenges this year presented, we opened our doors in the penultimate week of term, to a glorious production of the musical Sister Act. Overcoming the numerous hurdles that have hindered the world of ‘live performance’ Dunottar pupils showed great tenacity and resilience, rehearsing in separate year-group bubbles before wowing (a limited) live audience with an inspired performance, whilst also…

Inspiring a generation of linguists

7th October 19

Dunottar School this week hosted Languages Week, a diverse celebration of the cultural influences that make learning a new language so exciting. Activities included a taster session in Russian Club, complete with caviar and blinis, a European flag icing workshop, impressionism with Cézanne, lunchtime language workshops and a brilliant performance of Viva España from The Flying theatre. The school lunch…

Team building a strong foundation for friendship

24th September 19

Year seven and year nine pupils from Dunottar School, in Reigate, kick-started this academic year with two adventure-based team-building trips, designed to ‘break-the-ice’ and help forge strong friendships amongst new pupils. The school’s new year seven pupils headed off to Bentley Copse for two days of adrenaline fuelled adventure that included rifle shooting, quad biking…

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