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The aim of Dunottar is to offer an outstanding education to boys and girls and, through excellent teaching and high levels of individual support, to enable pupils to achieve added value which is amongst the top 10% of schools in the UK. Dunottar is a vibrant, co-educational secondary school which, as part of United Learning’s family of schools, shares the group’s core values of ambition, confidence, determination, creativity, respect and enthusiasm along with the objective of bringing out the “Best in Everyone”. Dunottar celebrates achievement in its broadest sense resulting in a community of happy, confident pupils who achieve their first choice ambition for their future education and employment.
The School was founded in 1926 and joined United Learning in 2014. It is situated in 15 acres of gardens and playing fields on the outskirts of Reigate, convenient to mainline stations and bus routes. The main building is a handsome Palladian mansion and purpose-built wings include additional classrooms, art and design suites, the main hall, Sixth Form common room, a 25-metre heated indoor swimming pool and large sports hall. Outdoor space includes a sports field, several courts and woodland trail and arrangements with Old Reigatian RFC and Salfords CC extend the off-site sporting facilities. Building work has begun on a state-of-the-art Sixth Form Centre, which will be ready for use at Easter 2019.
Religion. The School holds the Christian ethos paramount and welcomes children from any denomination or none.
Curriculum. The school offers a broad education and preserves a balance between arts and science subjects. Early specialisation is avoided, though some subject options become necessary from the beginning of the GCSE year. Subjects include English Language and Literature, Mathematics, French, Spanish, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Biology, Physics and Chemistry, Business and Economics, Design and Technology, Computer Science, Physical Education, Drama, Food and Nutrition, Music and Art and Design. Dunottar has strong sporting and music traditions. Teaching is given in a wide range of musical instruments and pupils are encouraged to join the orchestras, music groups and choirs. A busy fixtures list offers many opportunities for competitive sport and ‘sport for all’ is encouraged within school and through the co-curricular programme. Rugby, football, athletics, netball, lacrosse, swimming, cricket and rounders are amongst the sports on offer. Co-curricular clubs are designed to broaden horizons and encourage new skills, hobbies and interests and range from current affairs debating to science based groups such as ‘dissection club’ and sports including badminton and swimming. Students also participate in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.
Careers. Dunottar offers an interesting and varied careers programme for pupils, from online careers research tools through to careers networking lunches and suppers. The school welcomes a range of speakers from a diverse range of fields to offer our pupils an insight into application processes, daily life of employees and the skills employers are looking for.
Examinations taken. GCSE and A Levels, Associated Board of the Royal School of Music, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Imperial School of Dancing, Royal Society of Arts.
Admissions. The admissions process at Dunottar is designed to identify those pupils who will thrive at the school. The admissions process is as friendly and relaxed as possible. The main intake is in Year 7 and Year 12, with a limited number of places available for Year 9 entry. We are happy to consider pupils joining into other year groups where spaces are available. Prospective pupils can be registered at any time prior to the registration deadline. For Year 7 entry pupils should be registered before 30th November of the year prior to entry and assessments take place in January of the year of entry. Applications for entry to Year 12 are usually required by 31st January in the year of entry. The Admissions Department are happy to answer any questions about the admissions process.
Fees per term (2018-2019). £5,345 (Year 7 to Year 13).
Scholarships. Academic Scholarships are awarded annually in Year 7 to those who reach the highest standard in the entrance tests. Year 12 scholarships will be awarded to those who reach a high standard in the scholarship papers. Year 12 scholarship examinations take place in November. Some scholarships are also available in Year 7 and Year 12 for those who show exceptional promise and talent in Music, Art, Design & Technology, Performing Arts and Sport. Further particulars may be obtained from the Admissions Department.
Charitable status. Dunottar School is part of United Learning which comprises: UCST (a Company Limited by Guarantee, Registered in England, number 2780748, and a Registered Charity, number 1016538) and ULT (a Company Limited by Guarantee, Registered in England, number 4439859, and an Exempt Charity).

Governors & Staff:

Chair of Board of Governors: Dr R Given-Wilson

Headmaster: Mr M Tottman, MA Oxon, MBA

Senior Leadership Team:
Deputy Head Pastoral, Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr M Broughton, BA Hons Worcester
Deputy Head Teaching & Learning: Mrs P Smithson, BA Combined Hons Exeter, PGCE, MEd
Director of Studies: Mrs R Stringer, BA Hons Warwick, PGCE

* Head of Department

Mr M Broughton, BA Hons Worcester
Mrs J Bolt, MA, BA Hons Sussex, PGCE Roehampton
*Ms K Lewis, MBA De Montfort, BEd Hons Sunderland
Mrs P Smithson, BA Combined Hons Exeter, PGCE, MEd
Miss R Wilshaw, BA Hons Keele, PGCE Bath, MA

Ms N Budgen, BComm Durban SA, PGCE (Assistant Head of Lower School)
Mrs L Chessell, BSc Hons Durham, PGCE
*Mrs R MacTavish, BSc Hons York, ACMA, CSBM, PGCE
Ms H Needler, BA Hons York, PGCE
Mrs S Ryde, BSc Bristol, PGCE

Miss C Davis BSc Imperial College, PGCE
Mrs H Davison, BSc Hons Southampton, PGCE (Second in Science)
Mrs C Hammond, BSc Hons UCL, PGCE, PGCP, MEd Cantab (Head of Sixth Form)
Mr D McColl
*Mrs R Pope, BSc Hons Nottingham PGCE
Mrs J O’Dwyer, BSc Hons Durham, PGCE
Mrs S Sagar, MSc Coventry, BSc Hons Birmingham, PGCE

Foreign Languages:
Mrs S Bartlett-Rawlings, BA Hons Open University, PGCE
*Ms M Hurriaga, MEd Cantab, PGCE, LLb Complutense
Mrs C Pennels, BSc Hons Surrey, PGCE
Mrs A Robertson, BA Hons Bristol, PGCE (Head of Lower School)

*Mrs S Berry, BSc Hons Exeter, PGCE
Mrs S Goldring, BSc Hons Cardiff, MSc UCL, PGCE

Design & Technology:
*Mrs F L Exley, BSc Hons Brighton, PGCE

*Mrs S Thorne, BA Hons Leicester, PGCE
Mrs N Jackson, BSc Hons Sheffield, PGCE, Head of Upper School

Economics & Business and Government & Politics:
Mrs K Hurrell, BA Hons, PGCE
*Mrs N Wintle, MA Oxon, PGCE

*Mrs J Boden, MA St Andrews, PGCE, FCTT
Miss S Colman, BA Hons Exeter, PGCE
Mrs R Stringer, BA Hons Warwick, PGCE

Art & Design:
*Ms B Horn BA Hons WSCAD, PGCE
Mr J Kopiel, BA Hons UEL, MA RCA, PGCE

Mr T Lowe, BMus Hons GSMD, MA, Dip RAM, PGCE
Miss E Pettet, BMus Hons Surrey, PG Cert GSMD, PGCE, Dip ABRSM (Director of Music and Director of Co-Curricular)

Mrs T Jago, BA Hons Hull, PGCE (Head of Performing Arts)

*Mr M Huxley, BSc Hons Westminster, PG Dip PGCE

Physical Education:
Mr M Everett, BSc Hons Brighton, PGCE
Miss N Grant, BSc Hons Loughborough, PGCE
Mr S Manning, BA Hons Exeter, PGCE (Director of Sport)
Mr J Myers, BSc Hons Chichester, PGCE
Mrs E Pieters, BA Hons Brighton, QTS (Head of Girls’ Sport)

*Mr D Kokott
Mrs S Williams, BSc Kingston, PGCE

Religious Studies & Philosophy:
*Mr P Cooper, BA Nottingham, PGCE Brighton
Mrs K Wells, BA University of Wales Lampeter, PGCE

Food & Nutrition:
*Mrs R Macintyre, BA Hons East London, PGCE
Mrs C Champion
Mrs S Giblin (Assistant)

*Miss R Wilshaw, BA Hons Keele, PGCE Bath, MA

Special Needs:
Mrs A Aylwin, RSA Dip SpLD (Special Needs Coordinator)
Mrs K Hanlon, BSocSci Hons Keele
Ms S Saward, BA Hons London, PG Dip Dyslexia and Literacy, AMBDA, LTCL, QTS, CELTA, Deputy SENCo

Mrs J Gumm (School Counsellor)

Peripatetic Staff:
Mrs S Dembinska, BA Christchurch, Performance Diploma Trinity (Piano)
Mr S Hill (Guitar)
Mr G Morrison, GGSM, Dip Adv Studies Performance (Flute)
Mrs A Morse–Glover (Recorder)
Miss L Nagioff, Dip NCOS (Violoncello)
Mr J Park (Drums)
Mr C Thompson, BA Hons East Anglia, MTC (Voice, Piano)
Miss C Walford, AISTD Dip (Dance)
Mr C Watts (Drama)

Support Staff:
Mrs C Allison, RGN (School Nurse)
Dr R Ashworth, BSc Hons, PhD Brighton (Senior Science Technician)
Mr A Cotton (Estates Manager)
Mr G Davies (Finance Officer)
Mrs M Dennehy (Catering Manager)
Mrs A Doman, CIM Chartered Institute of Marketing (PA to SLT)
Mrs S Edwards (Head of Admissions)
Mrs S Fribbance (Finance and Admin Manager)
Mrs J Hyden (Maintenance)
Mrs J Jones (School Secretary)
Mrs C Kendrick (PA to Headmaster)
Mr A Kerr (Data Manager)
Mrs L Longstaff (Examinations Officer)
Mrs S Machacek (Laboratory/Art and DT Technician)
Mrs L Moon (Accounts Assistant)
Mr T Stevens, BSc Hons Staffordshire (Network Manager)
Mr E Thomas (Operations Manager)
Mrs R Tottman (Admissions & External Relations Manager)
Mrs G Wiles, BSc Hons Aston (Director of Marketing)
Mrs L Wootton (HR Associate)
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