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  • Dunottar School
    High Trees Road
    RH2 7EL
  • Head: Mrs Rowena Cole
  • T 01737 761945
  • F 01737 779450
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  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Surrey
  • Pupils: 237
  • Religion: None
  • Fees: £15,492 pa
  • Open days: Held regularly throughout the year, visit website for details and to book.
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What the school says...

Dunottar School is a co-educational day school (11 to 18 years) where inspiring lessons and exceptional pastoral care help every child achieve their full potential. The school is known for its excellent ‘added value’ but Dunottar pupils know that exam results are just one measure of success. In this vibrant, welcoming community pupils are encouraged to aspire and to develop tenacity, determination and confidence as they achieve and exceed their own goals. 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.

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. xcellent teaching is underpinned with superb facilities and innovative uses of technology enhance the learning experience. The individual, personal approach at Dunottar enables pupils to forge their own path and exceed their personal goals. Academic results are strong, a scholars and 'developing scholars' programme offers stretch and challenge, almost 50% of grades are A* or A at GCSE and over 25% of A Level results are A* or A (95% of GCSE A*-C and 83% of A Levels A*-C) but pupils at Dunottar combine aspiration with an awareness that they are not defined solely by exam results.

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. Sports facilities are excellent and include a purpose-built sports hall, heated indoor swimming pool, pitches, courts and an athletics track. Performing arts play a pivotal role in the life of the school, with choirs, orchestras and ensembles for all ability levels. 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.

11+ entrance examinations are held in January for entry the following September (entry can be deferred for 13+ entry). 13+ entrance examinations are held in November for entry the following September. Academic, Music, Performing Arts and Sports Scholarships are available at ages 11+, 13+ and 16+. Applications for a place into any other year group will also be considered if there are spaces. An Assisted Places Scheme is also available.

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