At Dunottar, we recognise that positive wellbeing and good mental health is vital for our pupils’ happiness and achievement. There is a strong focus on this in the everyday ethos and work of the school.

Wellbeing During Exams

Click on the links below for expert advice on how to help your child manage their wellbeing during their examinations.

Advice on how to help your child beat exam stress 

Top tips for parents 


There is a confidential counselling service at Dunottar which is open to any pupil on Monday 08:30 – 16:00 and Tuesday 08:30 – 13:00. Sessions last between 30 and 50 minutes. Pupils are welcome to make an appointment to visit the counsellor to discuss any concerns they may have, without the fear of them being discussed elsewhere. However, if there is any concern for the safety of the child or another person, this information will immediately be passed to the school’s Deputy Head  (Pastoral) and designated safeguarding lead.

Health Centre

The Health Centre is staffed from 08:30 to 16:00, Monday to Friday. Pupils can see the school nurse during the course of the day if they are unwell, or to take any medication that may be prescribed during school hours.

Our aim is to share and provide links to good quality information and guidance on mental health and wellbeing. We would encourage pupils and parents with any concerns to get in touch with us.

Further Information

Please follow the links below for more information on mental health and ways to maintain good mental health.

For Pupils

For Parents

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Year 7 2025 Taster Morning

Saturday 11th May 2024

Looking to join Dunottar in September 2025? Attend our Taster Morning to take part in fun activities, meet our teachers and get to know other children who will be sitting the entrance assessments.

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