Update 31 March 2023

Important Information Out this Week: 

S4/5/6 Reports

Senior Phase reports have been sent home today.  The Working Grade (WG) detailed in these will be the estimate grade which is sent to the SQA SP Letter Final

Mr McBride held a special assembly today to ask all students to carefully check the presentation levels on their reports and alert him if there are any issues.  We would ask that all parents and carers double check this information and email us at SQA MAILBOX.  Please note that this mailbox will not be monitored over the holidays, but we will respond when we return in April.

Supporting Senior Study

Exam Booster Student Letter has been sent to all S4/5/6 students and their parents and carers.  It details national online resources to support study over the Easter break and our Grade Booster sessions which are planned for April and May.

S6 Leavers Ceremony

Please see the attached invitation to all S6 parents and carers inviting them to the S6 Leavers Ceremony on the morning of Friday 21st April.  This is an open invite for family members to attend and is not a ticketed event.

Leavers Ceremony Invite (002)

S3 Battlefields Experience 2023

We are very excited to be progressing with plans for the Battlefields experience 2023 and payments are almost all in.

Most students will by now know which day they will be leaving on.

Please note a key date in the diary is our MTI Parents information evening  – Monday 17th April 6pm @ Belhaven church.

Kat Brogan, Director of  Mercat International will present that evening and there will be a huge amount of information about the experience for you to take away with you.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Ed Offer

S6 Residential PGL Dalguise Trip – August 2023
Please see the attached letter emailed to our current S5 parent/carers with details of the forthcoming PGL Dalguise trip from 18 – 20 August 2023.  The google form has been extended to midnight tonight (31st March)

DGS PGL 23 – 220323

What to do if you are worried about a young person

If you have any safeguarding or child protection concerns about any young person please contact one of the Designated Members of Staff (DMS) for Child Protection.
DGS Child Protection Poster

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

Please find attached a  Revised Session Dates 2022-2023 Coronation 8 May 2023which has been updated to reflect the additional public holiday on 8 May 2023 for King Charles III Coronation


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

Stars of the Week
Martin Corrigan (Pupil Support)

Nomination said
‘Mr C was an amazing support when we attended the disability sports event last Friday. He made sure the student he was supporting, was able to participate in all of the sports available to him and took the time to chat with coaches to look at ways to improve the student’s experience in PE in school.  He even went so far as to borrow swim shorts and got in the pool to take part in water polo. The student was particularly impressed with Mr C’s underwater handstands!’
Martin– you are a DGS Star, thank you for all you do!

Suzanne Hamilton (PT Social Subjects)
An email from a parent this week said…….
‘Mrs Hamilton’s help has been amazing, she has gone out of her way to support my young person and has such a lovely positive manner. Her enthusiasm for her subject clearly rubs off on the students. Mrs Hamilton is an absolute star and if I could, I would nominate her for star of the week.’
Suzanne– you are a DGS Star, thank you for all you do!


Ava Cooney  S2 (Effort)
Ava has been striving for success in her S2 Philosophy class. She is always focused, pays attention to detail and puts in her full effort. She is also really supportive to her classmates and is a constant motivator to other pupils, encouraging those around her to engage with the challenges ahead. Well done Ava for RISING to the challenge!!

Rachel Barker S5 (Effort)
Rachel has worked incredibly hard all year in class but since the prelim she has been going above and beyond. She is always focused and keen to know how she can improve, often coming in her own time to seek further help with her history essays and sources. Additionally, she is a really positive person to have out on the astro at hockey and we all especially look forward to sessions when she is there. Well done Rachel, keep up the fantastic work!

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.

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


Student Information Slides  – 23-03-28 Plasma Info Sheet


Other Information

How to apply or renew free school meals and school clothing grants


If you have any queries or having difficulty completing the form please email freeschoolmeals@eastlothian.gov.uk

If you would like information in your own language or format (e.g. Braille), please phone 01620 827199 or email publicinfo@eastlothian.gov.uk.

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) applications are now open.  Information and Guidance Notes are available on the website www.eastlothian.gov.uk/ema

Senior Student Study Resources

Please email with a return date, or email each day: attendance@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk

Contacting teachers/Queries
Please email
admin@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk or

Getting in touch
We are really keen to chat to our parents and carers.  If you would like to discuss anything with a member of the Senior Leadership Team, we are happy to chat over the phone, via Google Meet or in person.  Please just email admin@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk and we will be in touch to arrange a meeting

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