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Update 3 April 2020

We would be grateful if you could complete this survey on our approach to digital learning

SQA Update

On 2 April SQA has published a FAQ that aims to provide learners, parents, and carers with answers to some common questions about how they will deliver a fair, safe and secure set of results over the coming month.  Teachers will receive detailed guidance after the Easter holidays about how the SQA want us to gather evidence for grade estimates, so at this moment in time I am not able to give any further information in regard to this. Please be assured that all our young people’s work will be rightly and fairly recognised and rewarded.

Postponed International Excursions

Dunbar Grammar is working with East Lothian Council, Foreign Commonwealth Office Advice and our Travel Companies in regard to the excursions we had planned to the Battlefields, California and Germany. Trip Leaders will liaise with parents/carers as soon as we have any update on this. Thank you for your support and bearing with us on this.

Free School Meals/Clothing Grants

We are aware that some parents/carers circumstances may have changed as a result of Covid-19 and this may mean you are now eligible for Free School Meals and/or a Clothing Grant.  If you think this may apply to you, please visit the Free School Meals and Clothing Grants area of the East Lothian Council website for further information and the relevant forms. If you need help completing these forms there is support available on the website or alternatively please contact your young person’s Guidance teacher who should also be able to help you via a telephone call/email.

Other Information

Update 27 March 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

Free School Meal Update

From Wednesday 1st April 2020, all children registered for and requesting Free School Meals provision for the current period of COVID-19 School Closures will be provided with a Weekly Lunch Pack. These lunch packs will be delivered to the home address of registered pupils. Parents who had previously arranged to collect Free School Meal entitlement from Children’s Hubs will have their Weekly Lunch Packs delivered to their registered home address instead. Free School Meals registered children who access emergency childcare at one of our Children’s Hubs will continue to be provided for there.

Easter Holiday Period – Free School Meals

Weekly Lunch Packs will continue to be delivered to registered pupil’s home addresses until further notice, including the planned Easter Holiday for schools.

Those children who are registered for Free School Meals and have been accessing a Children’s Hub Childcare place in response their additional support needs, will have a Weekly Lunch Pack delivered to their home address for the Easter holiday period. Provision will then revert back to the Children’s Hub from Tuesday 21st April 2020.

Kind regards,

Nick Trussler, Quality Improvement Officer, East Lothian Council

Virtual Mental Health Week
Please find attached a message from our Head girl and Head boy , Georgie Cross and Thomas Leitch about Virtual Mental Health week this week:
Please see the attached letter containing the latest SQA update, and answers to some commonly asked questions:

Start the week by viewing this week’s assembly on the right of the screen

Dear DGS Community

This week the Friday email is taking a different format.  We are keen to show the array of work which has been taking place across our Digital community, so we have collated this in one PDF document – enjoy!

Please remember to keep in touch and contact us at

Have a lovely weekend and take care

Claire Slowther, Head Teacher