Update 12 November 2021

Please note that we have been experiencing problems with our telephones. If they are not working, please email admin@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk with any queries

How To Pass letter and links: How to pass letter 2021

Children in Need

On Friday 19 November we will be fund-raising for Children in Need. We are holding various events, including dress down for £1 and “Gunge-a-Teacher”.

‘How to Pass’ Parent Information Evening – 17 November 2021, 6-8pm

In order to support pupil learning and success in their prelims and SQA exams, Dunbar Grammar School is holding an information evening for all parents and carers of students sitting National 5s and Higher qualifications in May 2022.

Please see the letter for more information: How to Pass Letter

The links for each subject will be emailed out to parents and carers on Monday.

Scotland’s Biggest Parents’ Event 2021

Scotland’s Biggest Parents’ Event is hosted by DYW and features a range of employers from across Scotland. This is a great opportunity for parents/carers and young people to find information about different career options and next steps. The Parents’ Evening will be on Monday 15 November at 7 pm.

Parents are able to book by using the following link and clicking on the booking tab.  Scotland’s Biggest Parents’ Events – DYW – Scotland

S4/5/6 Prelims

We are currently planning our timetable for these assessments, these will be shared with students and parents and carers in December.  

The following PowerPoint was shown to students in assembly this week: Prelims 2022 Jan 10th

If you have any questions around this, please contact Mr McBride.

Flu Vaccinations

NHS vaccination team advise that “mop-up” clinics will operate across NHS Lothian area for children who have not had their Flu vaccination in school.

If any child has missed this vaccination in school, then parents can contact the Community vaccination team on 0131 446 4082 to arrange a clinic appointment.

Stars of the Week


Mr Winhall (Physics)

Nominations said

  • ‘He helped me pass my science test and is a very good teacher’
  • ‘He’s always welcoming and helpful in Registration’
  • ‘He is very good and nice great teacher lots of thumbs up’
  • ‘He’s a very kind and inconclusive and considerate man’
  • ‘he tries hard in lessons and is funny’

Mr Winhall – you are a DGS Star, thank you for all you do!

The second staff star will be announced on Monday


Elliot Hay S1 (Effort)

Elliot made sure his voice was heard by taking to the streets of Glasgow for the COP26 climate strike last Friday.  He learned a lot about taking positive action and expressing his opinion in the form of demonstrating and thoroughly enjoyed the day.  He has made his Modern Studies teacher Ms White very proud by showing such committed activism at such an early age! Elliot, you are a STAR!

Ellis Love S4 (Effort)

Ellis has had such a proactive start to the year in Physics. She works so well in class and always asks for help when she is unsure. She took the initiative to email me and organise a time to come in to speak about something she wasn’t sure about. I know for a fact that she will keep up this level of maturity for the rest of the year and I really enjoy teaching her. Well done, Ellis, you are a STAR!


Clubs and Study Support Information

Other Information / Opportunities

Schools Asymptomatic Testing Programme

Attendance Consultation

DGSC Meetings

Meetings are 7pm – 8.30pm on Google Meet.

Meetings are run by the Parent Council and attended by Mrs Slowther, a Depute Head Teacher, a Teacher representative and the Senior Student Leaders.

At each meeting we also invite a Principal Teacher to come along and share information about both their Faculty and area of whole school responsibility, and have an additional general topic for discussion.

Please email parentcouncil@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk if you would like to attend.

Date Principal Teacher presentation Additional presentation and discussion topic
Tues 14th Dec 2021 Emma Claus

(Modern Languages)

Broad General Education (BGE) curriculum review
Wed 12th Jan 2022


Suzanne Hamilton (Social Subjects) Approaches to developing confidence and wider skills
Thurs 10th Feb 2022


Fiona Cairns

(Expressive Arts)

Promoting respect – positive relationships
Wed 9th Mar 2022 Clair Fruish


Support and challenge in teaching and learning
Wed 6th Apr 2022 Ian Davies


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Thurs 5th May 2022 Paul Sutherland

(Health and Wellbeing)

ELC Anti-Bullying policy
Wed 8th June 2022 Elaine Taylor (Technologies) Teacher cover provision


We have an “Attendance” inbox for parents to email with student absences/appointments. Please email with a return date, or email each day: attendance@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk