Update 22 February 2019

A reminder of our severe weather policy: https://www.edubuzz.org/dunbargrammar/parental-information/severe-weather-info/

Opportunity for S3 Students

For the first time in Scotland, a college of the University of Oxford has offered a fully-funded residential experience, for two S3 pupils, in each of East Lothian’s six secondary schools, to become an Oxford Student from Sunday 23 June- to Friday 28 June 2019. Letters can be collected from the school office: Oxford Summer School

Current S3 Course Choice Information

S3 Coursing Interviews have been taking place this week from Tuesday 19 – Friday 22 February.  If you have any issues regarding the final choices, please contact your son/daughter’s Guidance Teacher in the first instance.

Current S4 Course Choice Information

Coursing for S4 students is taking place next week from Monday 25 – Wednesday 27 February.

Current S5 Course Choice Information

Letters with coursing interview times on Thursday 28 February, Friday 1 March & Monday 4 March, will be sent out on Monday.

School Trips

We are keen to review school trips for S4-S6 pupils at Dunbar Grammar School and would be grateful if you could complete this 4 question survey:

S4 Parent/Carers Consultation Evening

On Thursday 21 February we held our S4 Parents and Carers Consultation Evening. We always welcome feedback, if you could spare a few moments to complete the 3-question survey below, this would be appreciated:

Home Economics Payments

There are still outstanding payments for Home Economics, Health & Food Technology and Hospitality. Please can these be paid as soon as possible. If you have any concerns, please speak to Mr Sutherland.

California 2020

Deposit cheques are ready for collection for students not attending California.

Education Local Improvement Plan 2018/19

Please find attached a copy of the Education Local Improvement Plan 2018/19: ELC Education Service Plan 2018-19.

Happy Fest 2019

On Wednesday 27 February from 6.30 – 9pm, we are hosting Happy Fest, an evening of free entertainment.



School of Rugby – Prosecco Afternoon Tea – Saturday 23 March What better way to show your support than coming along to the School of Rugby’s inaugural Prosecco Afternoon Tea (3.00 – 5.00 pm) in Belhaven Church Hall?  Tickets are great value at £10 and can now be purchased from the school office. Over 18s only.


Dunbar Grammar School Community Chicken Coop

Now that the building works are done and the landscaping is nearing completion, we are looking forward to the return of the community coop! If you are interested in learning how to keep chickens and have roughly a half an hour a week to spare, we want to hear from you. Full training is provided and, in exchange for a monthly contribution of just £5, you will be able to enjoy some therapeutic time with the hens and a weekly supply of fresh free-range eggs!

If you are interested please follow the link to complete an application ( https://form.jotformeu.com/90394716490362 )or email Janet McDougall Welch at dgjmcdougall@edubuzz.org

Safer Active Travel

East Lothian Council have commissioned Peter Brett Associates LLP (PBA), now part of Stantec, to undertake a study entitled “Safer Routes to School Dunbar”. The study focuses on the area surrounding Dunbar Primary School, but is also within close proximity to Dunbar Grammar, and is intended to provide options to address road safety concerns and issues, and to explore accessibility with the aim to promote and encourage safer active travel.

A key part of the study is engaging with local people and interest groups and you are therefore invited to a public event to be held on Wednesday 27 February between 15:00-19:00 at The Bleachingfield Centre. This will be your chance to have your say on issues relating to the journey to school with a view to changing the local area for the better.

All are welcome so please spread the word!

An online survey is also available, and you can submit your views by going to this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DunbarGeneral

Dates for Your Diary

S4 Coursing Mon 25 – Wed 27 Feb
S5/6 Parents’ Consultation Evening Tues 26 Feb
Happy Fest Wed 27 feb
S5 Coursing Thurs 28 Feb – Fri 1 March
Spring Fling Thurs 7 March
Go4SET Trip Thurs 14 Thurs
S3 Vaccinations Thurs 24 March
Leavers’ Ceremony Fri 5 April

S3 Battlefields

There are 3 forms to be completed and handed back to the school office, along with 3 passport photographs and European Health Insurance cards by Friday 22 February. If you mention the photographs are for Battlefields at Dunbar Post Office, they will give you a discount. Please note that the correct website for European Health Cards is : www.nhs.uk/ehic

Please note that the trip must be paid in full by 29 March 2019.

Invigilator Opportunities

We are currently looking for new invigilators for the SQA exams in May, including a Chief Invigilator. If you are interested, please contact Michael Graven, Business Manager, at the school.