Virtual Open Day

One of the best ways to find out more about life at Dunottar School is, of course, to visit us. Whilst we are unable to welcome visitors on to the school site at present, we would like to invite you to discover Dunottar virtually via our Virtual Open Day. You can explore the school via the interactive map or take a 360° tour, hear from the Headmaster, Mark Tottman, read our Heads of School welcome and experience a day in the life of a Dunottar pupil.

Our friendly Admissions team is on hand to guide you through the Admissions process and answer any questions you may have. Please call us on 01737 761945 or email admissions@dunottarschool.com

Mansion House

The handsome Palladian-style mansion house is set in 15 acres of beautiful grounds. The building houses a stunning Ballroom with grand piano, an ideal setting for music recitals, as well as Music rooms, classrooms and the newly refurbished Food Tech room.

Food Tech Room

The newly refurbished, state-of-the-art Food Tech room can accommodate 16 pupils for practical and theory classes.

Science Block

The wonders of science can be tested and explored, through practical lessons and co-curricular clubs in our 5 science laboratories.

Photography Suite

Our professional studio incorporates an Elinchrom studio lighting rig and a 12ft green-screen.  Budding photographers can hone their Adobe Photoshop skills and bring their images to life in HD print.

Sports Hall

Our extensive, multi-purpose Sports Hall hosts a 4-lane cricket net system.

Swimming Pool

Swim sessions take place in our indoor, four-lane 25m swimming pool. With a depth of over 3m, the pool is also used for SCUBA lessons.

DT Suite

The newly refurbished Design and Technology workshop and CAD suite features the most up-to-date workshop machinery, tools and CAM equipment, including a laser cutter, 3D printer and CNC router.

Art Studios

Light, bright and spacious, the art studios provide the perfect setting for creativity.

Learning Resources Centre

The Learning Resources Centre provides a sociable space for collaborative work and afterschool study, as well as a silent study area.

Performing Arts Centre

Completed in January 2021, the Performing Arts Centre provides pupils with state-of-the-art Drama and Music facilities, including a 500-seat theatre. 

Dining Hall

Lunch is served in the Dining Hall by our on-site catering team, who provide delicious hot meals, offering a range of home-cooked vegetarian and meat dishes and a selection of hot and cold puddings.

Sixth Form Centre

Tennis / Netball Courts

Our three outdoor, floodlit courts are used for both tennis and netball practice and matches.

Grounds

In our 15 acres of grounds, pupils can enjoy various outside activities including a zip wire, climbing frames, giant chess and teqball tables. We even have bees! Our outdoor classroom is ideal for creative projects and activities, drama and musical productions.

Training Pitch

Our grass training pitch is used during lunchtimes, games sessions and after school for football and lacrosse skills sessions, cricket practice, athletics training, fitness and invasion games.

Sports Pitches at ORRFC

Lacrosse, rugby and football fixtures are played at Old Reigatians RFC, where we have use of three grass lacrosse pitches,  as well as their extensive and well-maintained rugby and football pitches.

Heads of School Welcome

As Dunottar’s new Heads of School representatives, we wanted to explain from a student’s point of view what life at Dunottar is like. Dunottar is not only a school where students are able to fulfil their potential, but it is also a school that encourages students to strive beyond. The inclusive environment at Dunottar allows everyone to feel comfortable in being their own person and to be accepted for that. Dunottar is a very integrated school where relationships are formed between the different year groups, whether that be through sport, drama productions or other shared interests or passions. “Family time’ – where pupils in the Sixth Form are partnered with our Year 7 pupils as part of a mentoring programme  – extends that integration.

The staff at Dunottar are friendly and approachable, with students able to seek help and advice over any concerns or worries. They encourage all students to strive for the best and reach their potential, providing help and support where required. This is done through promoting our Warrior Learner behaviours, such as curiosity, inclusivity and aspiration, to achieve the “Best in Everyone”.

There is a huge range of co-curricular activities on offer, whether it be performing in drama and music, sporting opportunities, trips away, and, of course, the huge range of lunchtime and after school clubs. From building your own spaceship in LEGO Robotics club, to beekeeping and rock climbing, there is something for everyone. The ever-popular Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme provides students with unforgettable and enriching experiences.

The sports department encourages participation across all sports and provides many amazing opportunities for students, using the brilliant sporting facilities on site or the excellent facilities at Old Reigations Rugby Club. At Dunottar, our main sports are Netball, Rugby, Lacrosse, Football, Cricket, Swimming and Athletics. Alongside the main sports, co-curricular clubs offer sports such as badminton, hockey, scuba diving and many others. The cricket nets in the sports hall have provided an excellent training environment, allowing students to really hone their skills. Playing sport at Dunottar allows individuals to develop their confidence, teamwork and determination.

We have had a truly amazing time at Dunottar, making unforgettable memories and building lifelong friendships.

Thank you for considering Dunottar for your child. We hope we have been able to provide an in-depth picture of our experience of life at Dunottar.

 

Take care,

Joseph and Lucy (Heads of School)

 

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