Update 10 March 2023

Important Information Out this Week: 

The SCP Edinburgh College offer on the website has been updated. Mr Maxton will contact students who have already applied for courses that are no longer available to apply for. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

SCP Course Offer School Doc (004)

Industrial Action – cancelled
Please see attached letter Parents Carers Strike Action 15 1617 March 23 V2

HPV Vaccine forms have gone home for S1 students with some catch-up forms to older students. To be returned to school by Friday 17/03/23

S2 Parents and Carers Consultation Evening – 16 March 2023.

This is an in-school parents evening and bookings went live through student’s edubuzz from 6pm on Monday 6th March.

S2 – Parent Consultation Letter March 2023

Tracking and Monitoring for Senior Students

The S4 and S5 students have had Course Choice assemblies this week and have also received their reports and likely levels.  On Thursday 2 March and Friday 3 March  a  Likely Levels and a Tracking & Monitoring Report went out for S4/5/6 students into the Registration Folders. If they do not attend Registration then students should come to the school office over break and lunch to collect their report.

Coursing Appointments for S4 and S5 were emailed to parents/carers on Monday 6 March at the latest with a in-school appointment times over 8 – 14 March.  If the appointment does not suit please email admin@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk with your availability.

We have been reviewing our Course Choice options for S4/5 and as a results have made a few changes.  This mainly impacts Advanced Higher courses, where we have removed some from columns to offer a greater degree of flexibility.  Please see the revised Column Option Sheet for S4 and S5 Course Choices

Thank you to all S2 parents/carers who were able to attend the online S2 Curriculum Evening on Monday 27 February.  If you were unable to attend please see the attached presentation 2023 S2 Curriculum Evening

Please use  https://www.edubuzz.org/dunbargrammar/course-choice-information/    to view the most up to date Course Choice information.

Course Choice Information

School College Partnership, East Lothian Works, and Foundation Apprenticeship courses for next year.

If your young person is interested in one of these then they should see Mr Maxton ASAP,  particularly S4 and S5 as your course choice interviews are not until March. Edinburgh College also runs Foundation Apprenticeships. See Mr Maxton if you would like to do one of these courses. The applications for these courses are completed on the Edinburgh College website.

An East Lothian Works course is a course run by the employability arm of East Lothian Council on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Please see a list of them above. Please note that you should look at the Senior Phase courses. If you are interested in these please see Mr Maxton for more information or ask at your course choice interview.

East Lothian works also run 4 Foundation Apprenticeships. There is a Powerpoint attached above which explains them. Again please see Mr Maxton if you would like to apply for one or discuss at your Course Choice meeting.

If you have any questions regarding any of this please see Mr Maxton ASAP.

SCP Course Offer School Doc (004)

 2022-2023 FA Presentation (002).pptx

 ELW 23 24 Course Booklet_.pdf

Study Club/Extra Curricular Booklet Lunch & Extra Curricular Study Clubs

Your DGSA Need You!
The DGSA is the fundraising group of the Parent Council and needs your help more now than ever!  Our current Chair, Treasurer and other members are leaving after many years as their children will be moving on from school – so we desperately need new members to take the group forward!
As school budgets are stretched to the limit, we help by raising much needed funds to purchase equipment and create opportunities which support and enhance the educational experience of all our students at DGS.
Over the years we have raised thousands of pounds to support the school, funding school trips and equipment for art, science, sports, maths, music, tech, home economics, learning support, drama, Duke of Edinburgh and much more.
We couldn’t do this without our lovely group of parent and carer volunteers! We are all juggling busy lives with work and family but every little helps so even if you can only spare a couple of hours once a year it will make a huge difference and all our children will benefit!
If you can join us please email  admin@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk and we will get in touch with you.



The DGSC is a group comprising parents, the Headteacher, Deputy Head teacher and Teacher representatives, Pupil representatives, Local Councillors and Clerk. Meetings are open invitation and take place either in the school or online. See school emails for further information and consider attending to become involved with your school community. This is not a fundraising group. For further details e-mail: allison1314@gmail.com
Dunbar Grammar School Council 8th Feb 2023 meeting overview

The meeting scheduled for the 14th March is now cancelled

The next meeting is Thursday 20th April and will be in person

Assembly – House Assemblies 

Monday 13th – Lauderdale
Tuesday 14th – Victoria
Wednesday 15th – Winterfield
Thursday 16th – Castle
Friday 17th – Cromwell

S6 Leavers Ceremony
The confirmed date is 21 April 2023 in the morning. Further information to follow nearer the time.

S6 Prom
The deadline for paying for the S6 Prom is Friday 31st March 2023 and this costs £60 and is payable through SchoolPay.  A suggested payment of £20 per month has been set up or the balance can be paid in full.

Lost Property
28 – 31 March please come to the office and ask for Mrs Smith if you would like to look through lost property. After this date it will be bagged and sent away.
All named items will be returned to students.

Easter Camp Neurodiversity

Team United, in partnership with NHS would like to invite Neurodivergent young people aged 10 to 16 years to their Football Easter camp – Dunbar morning and Haddington afternoon session.  The event is FREE.

Registrations are essential and please email Connor@teamunited.org.uk for further information

Cancer Research Concert Please see a forthcoming concert organised by one of our students.  Any students interested in performing should email Lauren below

Youth Photography Competition Youth Vision Photo Competition Poster v3

Venturing Out Easter 2023 Activities for 8 – 14 year olds
Venturing Out – Easter 2023 PDF

Student Information Slides – 23-03-07 Plasma Info Sheet


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