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Update 26 June 2020

Have a lovely summer break and we look forward to welcoming you back in August.

Thank you to all staff, students, parents and carers for your hard work and support over the last year.

Please see our Update for 26 June 2020, our 3rd out of 3 updates focusing on returning to school: Update letter 26 June 2020

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School Uniform Support Bank

Dunbar Community Council, Local COVID-19 resilience teams and Community Learning and Development have offered to help establish and manage a Recycle & Reuse School Clothing facility at The Bleachingfield Centre in Dunbar.

The uniform bank is encouraging donations of the following:

  • Shirts
  • Trousers
  • DGS polo shirts
  • DGS black jumpers

All items of clothing will be washed, ironed and returned to the centre and arranged in age group.

If there is any school uniform your son or daughter has grown out of, please arrange an appointment to drop it off at Bleachingfield next week. All social distancing regulations will be observed.

Appointments should be made with Helen Harper Community Development Officer via text or email her on: 07970 189321 or

Careers/Further & Higher Education Information

Update 19 June 2020

Update From Lesley Brown, Chief Operating Officer (Education) – Education & Children’s Services 23 June 2020

You may be aware that the Depute First Minister has,  this afternoon, made a statement in the Scottish Parliament about all children and young people returning to school in August. He has indicated that the Scottish Government’s planning assumption is now to have all pupils returning to schools in August if it safe to do so. He has also indicated that this will be conditional and based on the scientific and health advice. He has confirmed that the plans we were putting in place for blended learning will be a contingency and will be essential preparation in case they are needed.

We are now urgently considering the implications of this announcement on our plans for August. It is clear that final decisions on this full return will not be confirmed until during the summer holidays. We are awaiting further specific guidance and will be in touch with you again as soon as we can.   We continue to work on the assumption that staff will return to school on the 10th August and pupils will return on the 12th August.

We appreciate that this is a fast changing situation and you will be keen to know what this means for your child / children.  We are committed to sharing information with you as soon as we can, including during the summer holidays.

Kind regards.

Please see our Update for 19 June 2020, our second out of 3 updates focusing on returning to school: Friday 19th June Continue reading Update 19 June 2020