Welcome to Dunnottar School

The school roll for session 2022-23 is 163 pupils and we have eight primary classes this year. We have a Nursery based on the Carronhill campus which can take up to 16 children.

The first Dunnottar School was in existence at the end of the 17th Century and the second school from 1853-1889.The decision to build a new school was taken by the Dunnottar School Board in 1886, and the site chosen was the garden of the “Dominie”: the name then given to the master in charge. This put the present school across the other side of the High Street, almost directly opposite the second school, which, until its demolition in 1984, had been used by the pupils for physical education, and as a Drill Hall by the Army and latterly by the District Council as a store.

The school is situated in the old part of Stonehaven. It serves the children from the old town of Stonehaven and the rural areas around Stonehaven. The Glenury and Braehead estates are included in our zoned area.

Community links are a valued part of school life. Dunnottar School has a very supportive Parent Voice group and an extremely active and enthusiastic Parent Teacher Association (PTA). These groups support improvement activities and raise additional funds to provide many extras for the pupils in the nursery and school.

We offer many opportunities for our learners to enjoy first-hand experiences outdoors. Such experiences motivate our children to become successful learners and to develop as healthy, confident, enterprising and responsible citizens. We regularly visit Dunnottar Woods, Mineralwell Park, the school’s allotment next to Baird Park, the beach and Stonehaven harbour.

We are a “Rights Respecting School” and are very proud to have been awarded Gold Level in June 2019.



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Opening Times

P1 – 7

Start Time – 8.55am
Lunch Time – 12.15pm – 1.15pm
Finishing Time – 3.15pm


Morning Session
8.40am – 11.50am
Afternoon Session
12.30pm – 3.40pm

Head Teacher

Karen Johnstone

Dunnottar School
High Street
AB39 2JN

01569 690505


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