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Dunottar School

High Trees Road, Reigate, Surrey, England RH2 7EL
Tel: +44 (0) 1737 761 945

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 11 - 18 Years Day

Dunottar will bring out the best in your child. We will nurture them to be confident and compassionate individuals, to be involved in our community and to stretch themselves to achieve their academic best. As Warrior Learners, every pupil will leave us with aspirations, ready to be creative and collaborative in the world beyond Dunottar, taking with them our principles of curiosity, independence, tenacity and inclusivity.

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Word From The Head

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Mark Tottman

Our aim at Dunottar is to enable every pupil to be the best that they can be within a nurturing, family environment.

Nineteen years ago I decided to step out of the corporate world to re-train as a teacher. I was driven by a passion to give something back to the community, to make a difference to the lives of young people and to create a new future for myself and my family.

Today, as Headmaster of Dunottar, I could not be more proud of our school. We have a dynamic learning environment where pupils and teachers collaborate using iPads and apps. Pupils make genuine friendships which will last for life. It is exciting to see children exceeding our expectations every day, both academically and in our extensive co-curricular activities. To share the elation of the child who exceeded aspirations with exceptionally high grades in their exams or the joy of our tenacious, award winning robotics team is worth so much. To see so many pupils included in sports fixtures every week, or to feel the creative buzz of our latest drama production or orchestral ensemble is inspiring. This vibrant Dunottar community of pupils, staff and parents raises over £125 every school day to give to local and national charities.

My philosophy of education is that it is all about learning to improve as well as developing character. I love to see our pupils challenging themselves, reaching outside their comfort zone and becoming prepared to go out into the world, ready to make a difference.

My wife Romey and I have never felt more at home or happier than we are at Dunottar. Did I make the right decision all those years ago? No contest.

Mr Mark Tottman

Open Days, Visits & Events

19-09-2024 - Year 7 Our Working Open Mornings run from 9.45am to 11.20am.

Year 7 Working Open Mornings
We are delighted to welcome parents and families to our Working Open Mornings, which run throughout the year. A Working Open Morning means the school is running as normal and you will see lessons in action during your visit. Visits start with a tour of our beautiful grounds and facilities guided by our Year 8 pupils, followed by a presentation from Mr Mark Tottman, Headmaster, our Deputy Head Academic, Mrs Janine Hislop and our Deputy Head Pastoral, Mr John Weiner in our fabulous Performing Arts Centre. We encourage you to bring your child with you to the Open Morning.

What We Offer

  • A Level - Advanced Level Examinations
  • ASDAN - Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network
  • GCSE - General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • LAMDA - London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
  • Trinity College Music Exams
  • Business studies
  • Design Technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Government/Politics
  • ICT
  • Photography
  • Sociology
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country
  • Fitness Training
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Touch Rugby
  • Chess
  • Coding
  • Cooking
  • Debating
  • Drama
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Eco Club
  • Gaming
  • Language Club
  • Lego
  • Mountain Biking
  • Music
  • Orchestra
  • Public Speaking
  • Robotics
  • Scuba Diving
  • Sewing & Knitting
  • Aspergers Syndrome (AS)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autistic Spectrum of Disorder (ASD)
  • Delicate/Medical Conditions
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Epilepsy
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Physical Disabilities
  • After School Club
  • Before School Club
  • Coeliac/Gluten Intolerance
  • Dairy Intolerance
  • Gifted Children
  • Nut Allergies
  • School Bus Service
  • Special Diets
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian


  • Assessment
  • Entry test or exam
  • GCSE results
  • Interview
  • Report from previous school
  • References
  • Academic
  • Art
  • Bursaries
  • Clergy/Ministers
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Siblings
  • Sixth Form
  • Sport
  • Inter-denominational
  • English

    Age Range & Fees

    Age Range11 to 18
    Annual Day Fees *20040 to 20910
    Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *0 to 0
    Annual Full Boarding Fees *0 to 0
    * Currency:

    Number Of Pupils

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    0Weekly Boarding0
    Boys Girls

    Number Of Staff

    Full-time: 52
    Part-time: 48

    % Pupils Gaining
    GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

    % Pupils Gaining
    A Level Grades A – C

    % Pupils Going
    To University

    School Reviews

    Current Year 7 Parent

    The school's strength has got to be the staff - they are passionate, committed and fun. There is always a buzz around the school and something going on.  


    My daughter really enjoyed the open day and we thought that the videos were particularly engaging and showed a good cross section of life at Dunottar. The theatre is so impressive!