The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award


The Bronze DofE team:
David Jenkins –

The Gold DofE team:
Jim Darcy –

All Training and Expeditions are compulsory. Please see the School Calendar for dates of compulsory Expeditions.

For both programmes all training is delivered during the Electives lesson Period 5 on a Wednesday.

What is the DofE

A life-changing experience. A fun time with friends. An opportunity to discover new interests and talents. A tool to develop essential skills for life and work. A recognised mark of achievement; respected by employers.

The DofE is many things to many people, supporting generations to successfully navigate adult life.  14-24 year-olds can do a DofE programme at one of three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, leads to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.  Any young person can do their DofE – regardless of ability, gender, background or location. It’s all about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries.

There are four sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold. They involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition and, for Gold only, working with a team on a residential activity.

Through a DofE programme young people have fun, make friends, improve their self-esteem and build confidence. They gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication and drive, enhancing CVs and uni and job applications. Top employers recognise the work-ready skills Award holders bring to their business.

For more information please visit the DofE website

And once enrolled please use the DofE app

Say hello to the DofE app

If you’re a young person doing your DofE, download the app to start, manage and complete your programme.

Available for free from the App Store and Google Play.

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Application to Sixth Form 2023

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The Sixth Form Open Evening will be held on 17th November 2022.

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