Sports Scholarships

Sports Scholars are role models in their approach to sport and physical activity. They show commitment to all aspects of sports at school, participating fully in co-curricular activities, teams and competitive fixtures and leading by example. As Sport Scholars progress through the school,they are also involved in coaching, leading and officiating our younger pupils.

Sports Scholarships are awarded to candidates who demonstrate excellent potential across our core sports at Dunottar – football, netball and cricket for girls; rugby, football and cricket for boys.

Sports Scholars will benefit from:

  • Termly Seminars covering topics such as Personal Development Plans, Diet and Nutrition, Leadership, Elite Sport and Sports Psychology. The seminars provide a valuable insight into all aspects of how to develop as an elite athlete.
  • Individual Performance Profiling to identify pupils’ strengths, as well as areas for development, as part of their tailored strength and conditioning programme.
  • High Performance Training Sessions in our Courtyard Gym to develop their Functional Movements Programme and Personal Development Plans, in line with the areas of development identified by their performance profiling.
  • Inspirational trips:
    • St George’s Park to attend the Game Changer Performance Day
    • GoPerform Functional Movement and Fitness /Rehabilitation Centre
    • Surrey Sports Park (University of Surrey) for a Sports Science and Biomechanics day.
  • Sports Leadership Day – Externally-led training session focusing on developing communication, organisation and leadership qualities across a range of sports.
  • Our exciting partnership links with Surrey CCC, Dorking Wanderers FC and Saracens Rugby include specialist coaching days, aspirational ‘Meet the Pro’ events and match tickets.
  • Coaching Qualifications – Sports Scholars aged 16+ engage in coaching qualifications with the F.A., ECB, England RFU and many more in return for their involvement in our coaching programme at Dunottar.
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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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