Dunbar Grammar School

East Lothian, United Kingdom

Location: East Lothian, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Dunbar Grammar School

 Dunbar Grammar School (DGS) is a co-educational, non-denominational six year comprehensive in East Lothian, Scotland. In 2016 the school began a £10 million extension project to accommodate 1200 pupils, a significant expansion from the current 735 on the school roll. Completion of the project sees the creation of 15 new classrooms, a new social area with library resources and staff accommodation, as well as a new drama room and all-weather sports pitch. DGS students with an interest in Engineering have been encouraged to give contribution and feedback to the construction of the school. 

The current school building was constructed in 1961, and is located in the centre of Dunbar. The coastal town of Dunbar has a population of 8,500, and is 29 miles from Edinburgh. There are five houses at the school, each named for notable places and events around Dunstable; Winterfield (the name of a local golf course and park), Cromwell (after Oliver, who won a famous battle here), Victoria (after a harbour), Castle (after the remains of one of the strongest fortresses in Scotland), and Lauderdale (after a 18th century mansion at the bottom of Dunbar High Street). 


Paul Raffaelli

Inspection Report

“Young people learn and achieve very well within an inclusive learning environment. They engage very well in lessons and enjoy learning at school. Young people benefit from teachers’ clear explanations and effective questioning. They work well together in pairs and groups, supporting each other and learning together. The school regularly seeks the views of young people to improve learning and teaching.”

View Dunbar Grammar School’s latest Inspection Report


Address: Summerfield Road, Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42 1NJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1368 863339