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Dunottar School, Surrey

School Details
School Crest
High Trees Road,
United Kingdom,

Tel: +44 1737 761945
Fax: +44 1737 779450

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Mrs Rowena Cole

Admissions Secretary:
Mrs Susan Edwards

Accreditations and affiliations:
Religious affiliation:
Teaching languages:
Age Range & Fees
11 - 18
Day Fees
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
Number of Pupils
School Boy
School Girl
Full board
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:

Assessment, Taster days, Scholarship exam, Registration, Report from previous school, Interview, Entry test or exam, Scholarship or bursary exam, GCSE results

Scholarships & Bursaries:

Financial need, Art, Siblings, Drama, Clergy/Ministers, 6th Form, Senior school entry, Sport, Means tested assisted places, Other scholarships, All-rounder, Music, Other bursaries, Academic

What we offer

  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Critical thinking
  • ICT
  • Sociology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Business studies
  • Government/Politics
  • Photography
  • Classics
  • Design technology
  • Spanish
  • English
  • French
  • Rounders
  • Fitness training
  • Athletics
  • Netball
  • Lacrosse
  • Gymnastics
  • Tennis
  • Cross-country
  • Swimming
  • Badminton
  • Hockey
  • Touch rugby
  • Rugby
  • Football
  • Cricket
  • Basketball
  • Drama productions
  • Young Enterprise
  • First aid/life savers
  • Astronomy
  • Yoga
  • Language club
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Dance
  • Ballet
  • Adventure training
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Scuba diving
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • After school club
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Vegetarian
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Aspergers Syndrome
  • Autistic Spectrum of Difficulties
  • Delicate/Medical Conditions
  • Epilepsy
Head PhotoAt Dunottar we create a fun, supportive community which celebrates the individual progress of each pupil so that they grow in confidence to fly higher than they, or their parents, might have thought possible. Dunottar is a co-educational day school for pupils aged 11 to 18 and, as part of United Learning, the school benefits from the investment and expertise that comes from being part of a group, while retaining the individuality and special atmosphere that has made Dunottar so loved by its pupils and parents since it first opened its doors in 1926.

Lessons at Dunottar are inspiring; teachers are passionate about their subjects and encourage pupils to be inquisitive and to explore the broad, balanced curriculum on offer. Excellent teaching underpins innovative uses of technology which enhance the learning experience. The individual, personal approach at Dunottar enables pupils to forge their own path and exceed their personal goals; the 'added value' achieved by Dunottar pupils (the extent to which a pupil outperforms the GCSE grades predicted at age 11) is within the top 10% of schools nationally.

In this happy and vibrant community, pupils are encouraged to understand the role they play within their school and society as a whole. There is a strong moral core at the heart of the school where integrity, tolerance and acceptance are valued. Pupils enjoy an extensive co-curricular programme with a wide range of activities. Sport is an important part of school life and the facilities include an impressive sports hall, heated indoor pool, pitches, courts and an athletics track, while an arrangement with Reigate Rugby Club extends the off-site facilities. Performing arts play a pivotal role in the life of the school, with choirs, ensembles and orchestras offering varied opportunities for performance.

With exceptional pastoral care throughout school and carefully tailored careers and higher education advice in Sixth Form, students leave Dunottar as happy, well-rounded, articulate, considerate young people ready to face the exciting challenges of university, work and adult life.

Based in a Palladian mansion within 15 acres of beautiful grounds, Dunottar combines the benefits of a spacious countryside setting with the convenience of a town centre location in Reigate.

Open mornings are held throughout the year and prospective parents and pupils are welcome to visit at any time.
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