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Dunottar School Get Active Challenge

13th December 19

This January we are launching our first Dunottar School Get Active Challenge, a 31-day campaign designed to inspire you and your family to start 2020 in the best way possible. This is not about being the fittest or the fastest, it’s simply about moving more for 31 days to reap a long-list of well-being benefits including increased energy, better concentration and a…

Dunottar School celebrating Christmas with the elderly community

13th December 19

On Saturday 7th December, we once again opened our doors to 112 elderly members of the local community for a festive lunch with carols, performances and bingo for all to enjoy. This is the fifth year Dunottar School has hosted Caring at Christmas, an ever-popular, heart-warming event open to the local elderly community, and an…

Imagining the future with a budding generation of forward-thinkers

28th November 19

Earlier this year our Scholars invited Year 5 pupils from local junior schools to respond to a competition, asking what the world of Artificial Intelligence might look like in 2045. We received a raft of imaginative ideas ranging from pillows with sensors, to ensure sweet dreams, to brain monitoring devices that help pupils stay focused….

Dunottar school recognised as one of the UK’s top cricketing schools

28th November 19

We’re delighted to announce we have been independently selected as one of the UK’s top 100 senior cricket schools, recognised for our outstanding facilities, coaching and programme of fixtures. Cricketer magazine produced a 124-page guide to UK schools following an exhaustive process that saw a record number of schools submit entries.  All entries were judged…

Magical music making

18th November 19

On Friday 8th November, 20 pupils in years 3-6 from local primary and prep schools attended our magical orchestra workshop. Led by the Chamber Ensemble, pupils of all abilities learned pieces from Harry Potter and The Greatest Showman, culminating in a concert for parents, led by Dunottar’s Director of Music, Emily Pettet, wielding a Harry…

Building entrepreneurs of the future

18th November 19

During the October half term our careers department launched the Dunottar MBA, a unique school business programme for students hosted by award-winning ideas company 7billionideas. The two-day workshops (tailored to suit specific year groups) provided pupils with hands-on experience to explore the realities of entrepreneurship, including creative idea building, strategic thinking, initiative taking, crowd-funding and…

A bumper taster day

15th October 19

Dunottar School’s biggest taster day to date! On Saturday 5th October, we hosted our biggest taster event to date for prospective year 7 pupils wishing to join the school in September 2020. We pride ourselves on delivering education with character, in a nurturing supportive environment; an ethos that has helped quickly establish our school’s reputation…

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…

The official opening of our new Sixth Form Centre

19th September 19

Today saw the official opening of our new state-of-the-art Sixth Form Centre, a stunning modern building designed to complement the historic Grade II listed Palladian Mansion that forms the original part of the school. Opened by Sir Jon Coles, CEO of United Learning, alongside Dunottar’s Headmaster Mark Tottman, and The Mayor and Mayoress of Reigate…

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