Duke of Edinburgh

What is  the Duke of Edinburgh Award?

The Duke of Edingburgh Award (DofE)  is the world’s leading youth achievement award, giving millions of 14 to 24-year-olds the opportunity to be the very best they can be.

Completing your DofE Award is a great achievement, giving you a self-satisfying “I did it!” feeling. Although the award requires a lot of effort, time and dedication, it’s well worth it. That feeling when you finally take off your walking boots and realise you have completed your challenge is immense.

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 University and job applications.

What does it involve?

You have to complete 4 sections to achieve your award

Volunteering – 3, 6 or 9 months- depending on award

Skills – 3, 6 or 9 months

Physical – 3, 6 or 9 months

Expedition – Practice and Qualifying

Details of these can be found on the links below.

Cost of Award

As a school we have invested heavily in D of E and do all we can to keep the costs low to our pupils. We do not charge for any tuition and we can lend pupils the majority of the expedition kit.


levelEnrolment feeTuition/trainingPractice expeditionQualifying expeditionTotal costs
Bronze£25No Charge£15£15£55
Silver£25No Charge£25£25£75

For comparison, the average price of a Bronze Qualification in the UK is £250

Who can join D of E?

We offer a bronze Award programme for year 9s and 10s and Silver for year 10s

We also offer silver D of E as a Timetabled P16 option for year 12

It is difficult to complete a gold qualifications in school as it is hard to keep the costs low. The average cost for Gold is between £500-£1000 as candidates have to attend  a 5 day residential.  However if you are keen to complete this award we can work with the D of E and find suitable provision for you.


Planners and DofE information can be downloaded from the following links:

Bitsesize Gold Planner

Click Here to Download

Bitsesize Silver Planner

Click Here to Download

Bitesize Bronze Planner

Click Here to Download

10 Step eDofE User Guide for Participants including mobile eDofE

Click Here to Download

eDofE Code of Conduct

Click Here to Download

We recently worked with DofE to help create some new promo films, check of the below film for silver DofE.

Year 7 student induction

Attendance matters

Year 7 Progress Evening 11th July

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Year 7 student induction

Attendance matters

Year 7 Progress Evening
11th July

School News