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Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a nationally recognised award that perfectly illustrates the school’s commitment to offering high-quality extra-curricular provision to complement excellent academic attainment.

The components of the award also reflect the school’s desire to equip students with relevant life skills that will also serve them well as they make their way toward Higher Education and employment.

The school offers Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze and Silver Awards. Students from Years 9-11 volunteer to take on the challenges posed by the different aspects of this award. The award is achieved by completing a personal programme of activities broken down into sections (see below). More details about the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme can be found at: or email

Students achieve an Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections:

  • Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community.
  • Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance, or fitness activities.
  • Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests.
  • Expedition: planning, training for, and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad.
Values of Duke of Edinburgh Scheme 

Value of DofE

Assessors Writing Assessor Reports
Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions

Preparing for Expeditions

Remember to put the dates in your diary for the relevant practice and qualifying expeditions – see details below.

To make sure your son/daughter has the right equipment download the appropriate kit list or visit the DofE website here.

Expedition Kit List - A guide for participants and parents

Expedition Kit Checklist

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