Dunottar School for Girls
|Motto||Do ut Des
(I give that thou may'st give)
|Type||Independent day school|
|Chair of Governors||Mr N Pinks|
|Location||High Trees Road
|DfE URN||125356 Tables|
|Gender||Girls (co-ed from Sept 2014)|
The school was established in 1926 by Jessie Elliot-Pyle in Brownlow Road with three pupils, and was named after Dunnottar Castle. She gave it the motto Do ut Des, which is translated as I give that thou may'st give. She chose for the school’s crest a pelican mother nurturing her young. In 1933, the school moved to the High Trees Estate in a mansion called "High Trees" which had been built by Walter Blanford Waterlow, fourth mayor of Reigate, in 1867. In 1874, Waterlow remarried his younger brother's widow, Maria Waterlow (née Corss), mother of Sir Ernest Albert Waterlow. Additions had been made to the mansion in about 1908. In 1961, it changed from private ownership to being owned by a charitable trust. In 1975, it joined the Association of Governing Bodies of Girls’ Public Schools, which is now called the Girls' Schools Association.
In March 2014, the school was saved from closure by becoming part of United Learning, and announced that it would become co-educational from September 2014. United Learning has committed to run the school for a minimum of 10 years.
Notable former pupils
- Gillian Avery, children's novelist and literary historian
- Kate Maberly, actress and musician
- Polly Maberly, actress
- Vivien Noakes, biographer, editor and critic
- Professor Helen Picton, professor of reproduction and early development
- Katie Trethewey, soprano
- Emma Tring, BBC soprano
- Joanna Trollope, author
- "High Trees Road". Old Reigate - A Pictorial History. Paul Walters. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
- Moore, Alan; Sean Hawkins and Trevor Hobden (17 September 2010). "4th Mayor - Walter Blanford Waterlow JP, 1870 - 1872". Mayors of the Borough of Reigate (1863-1974) and its successor, the Borough of Reigate and Banstead (1974 to the present day). Alan Moore. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
- "HER 10193 - Dunottar School (known as High Trees), High Trees Road, Reigate". Historic Environment Record. Exploring Surrey's Past. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
- "Dunottar School Foundation Ltd". Company Profile. Mata Media. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
- Delight as takeover saves Reigate's Dunottar School from closure. http://www.unitedlearningcareers.org.uk/dunottar-school-saved-secure-and-now-welcoming-boys/
- Surrey Mirror, March 1, 2014 http://www.surreymirror.co.uk/Delight-deal-struck-save-Reigate-s-Dunottar/story-20735252-detail/story.html
- Mark, Brunt (17 March 2010). "Get up with the larks to hear early morning birdsong". Around the Borough - Environment Leisure. Merstham Councillors. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
- School Website
- Profile at the Good Schools Guide
- Profile on ISBI
- ISI Inspection Reports
- United Learning